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DIB Print and Online

The Dictionary of Irish Biography, edited by James McGuire and James Quinn, was published on 18 November 2009 by Cambridge University Press in nine volumes and online.

Covering 9,700 lives in 9,014 articles, the 2009 edition is an indispensable work of reference for scholars, journalists, broadcasters, diplomats, and the general reader interested in Ireland’s past or in biography. It is an educational resource of huge potential.

ORDERING THE PRINT EDITION

The Dictionary of Irish Biography (9 volumes, Cambridge University Press, 2009) can be ordered worldwide. The following are the addresses or online links for you to choose, depending on where you live:

Ireland: contact Brookside Publishing Services (email sales@brookside.ie or phone +353 1 278 4225)

Britain: www.cambridge.org/uk or phone +44 1223 326050
Europe: www.cambridge.org/emea
America, Canada and South America: www.cambridge.org/americas
Asia: www.cambridge.org/asia
Australia and New Zealand: www.cambridge.org/aus

ONLINE: DICTIONARY OF IRISH BIOGRAPHY 2015 AND ONWARDS

Twice a year, in June and December, we update the Dictionary of Irish Biography Online (dib.cambridge.org) by adding to the 2009 edition a raft of new entries covering those who have died since 2002, as well as subjects from across the centuries who did not feature in the 2009 edition. For a full list of the lives added to the Dictionary since 2009 please visit dib.cambridge.org/newbiographies.do

ORDERING THE ONLINE EDITION

Individuals: Please contact the publisher at onlinepublications@cambridge.org

Institutions: Institutions seeking free trials, price quotes, consortia and multi-site licence pricing, or further information, should email one of the following addresses:

Ireland, United Kingdom and rest of the world: academicsales@cambridge.org

The Americas: online@cambridge.org

"This is an essential reference work for the study of Ireland. The database is affordable for all types of libraries and offers just the right complement of bells and whistles. Although the well-known biographies are available from any number of biographical resources, for serious studies of Ireland the breadth of content here is invaluable and will attract scholars, journalists, teachers, and general readers alike." Library Journal, 15 April 2012 (link)

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