Users can search biographies in Current Biography Illustrated by occupation, activity, gender, place of origin, birthday, lifespan, or any combination of these search criteria. Users can also browse indexes to retrieve targeted results. Indexes include biography name, document type, ethnicity, geographic terms, journal name, nationality, occupation and place of birth.
Current Biography Illustrated offers monthly biographies on current news-makers and includes content from the Current Biography International Yearbook and biographies not found in print from Current Biography Electronic.
Obituaries for individuals from previous editions of Current Biography, originally compiled in print for Current Biography Yearbook and Current Biography International Yearbook, are also available, and articles are targeted for updated on a monthly basis to provide users with up-to-date information on featured subjects.