Sunday, September 18, 2005

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
55,000 people — 63 million words — 10,000 contributors — 10,000 images — 60 volumes and online

Published 23 September 2004 — latest online update 26 May 2005 — next online update 6 October 2005
Free online access 23–25 September

* The Oxford DNB is celebrating its first birthday with three days free online access from 23 to 25 September 2005. Read more about free access and found out how to win your own Oxford DNB.> Find out more

What is the Oxford DNB?

* 'The greatest reference work on earth.' (Daily Telegraph)
* An illustrated collection of more than 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women from around the world who shaped all aspects of Britain's past.

Who gets a biography in the Oxford DNB?

* Remarkable people in any walk of life who were connected with the British Isles.

Free access weekend

How can I take advantage of the free access period?

  • All you need to do is visit between 23 and 25 September. On those days you will be able to register for free access. Once you have registered, you will be able to sign in as many times as you like throughout the free access period for access to the Oxford DNB.
freebie competition details,
please visit The Times online at during the free access period.


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