Current Biography Illustrated contains more than 15,000 full text biographies and more than 9,400 obituaries from all of the volumes of Current Biography Yearbook, from 1940 to the present. The biographies are searchable by name, profession, title, place of origin, gender, race/ethnicity, titles of works, date of birth, date of death, and keywords. Full-text searching of biographies is supported. Coverage focuses on "living leaders in all fields of human accomplishment," including politics, science, the arts and entertainment, sports, and business. Most biographies run the equivalent of about three print pages and include a brief section on suggested reading. The Rutgers subscription does not include photographs.
User tools and features
- Saved searches. Free My EBSCOHost account required.
- A visual search tab allows the user to search efficiently across broad subjects, and then returns a visual map of results, organized by topic.
- iPhone and Android applications.
1940 to the present.
Current Biography [monthly] and Current Biography Yearbook.
Type of coverage
Print counterpart or
Current Biography [monthly] and Current Biography Yearbook. All print subscriptions at Rutgers libraries canceled as of 2009. See the for specific holdings.