Updated monthly. Contains more than 95,000 biographies and obituaries and more than 26,000 photographs of the subjects. Cites biographical material appearing in more than 3,000 periodicals, some 2,500 current books (annually) of individual and collective biography, and incidental biographical material in otherwise non-biographical books. Biographical subjects indexed range from antiquity to the present and represent all fields and nationalities. The biographies are searchable by name, profession, title, place of origin, gender, race/ethnicity, date of birth, date of death, and keyword.