OCL Special: Who’s Who

Ocean County residents are used to retailers having specials throughout the month of December, but not from their library.

This December, Ocean County Library is offering free access for an unlimited number of users to the Marquis “Who’s Who” database, from their Website www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

The database has access to over 1.4 million biographies, with more added each week. The service searches several volumes, including “Who’s Who in America,” “Who’s Who in the World,” “Who’s Who of American Women,” “Who’s Who in American Art,” and many more.

“Who’s Who” profiles men and women of distinction in every significant field of endeavor, including business and finance, government, journalism, art, law, science, medicine, the arts, education and more—with personal and career details not available from any other source.

Published for over 110 years, “Who’s Who” is the premier biographical resource for academic, public and corporate libraries. The biographies give a more detailed look at the backgrounds of the subject, as well as putting them into the context of their achievements.

Library users can access the database from computers at the library or from home. They only need a valid Ocean County Library card to gain access. A link is provided from the “Reference” pull-down menu on the library Website’s main page.

After December, the library will still provide online access to “Who’s Who” but it will be limited to a maximum of five users at a time.

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