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The World Biographical Information System Online allows you browse an occupation classification to aid you in your biographical search. Each individual occupation term within a biographical entry is allocated to the corresponding occupation classification term and code. This ensures that the linguistically and historically wide range of occupations can be searched by standardized occupation terms.
The occupation classification is independent of the language of each Biographical Archive and allows a cross-search through all Archives for specific standardized occupation terms. Please note that in contrast to the occupation classification the information in the field "occupation" is dependent on the language used in the Biographical Archive and originates from the source work used for a biographical entry (example: German Biographical Archive "Maler", British Biographical Archive "painter", French Biographical Archive "peinteur"). Therefore, to perform a search for all painters of a certain time period, we recommend you to use the occupation classification search. Browse the index for "Painters, Draughtsmen, Graphic Artists (631)", select the term/classification code and add your search for the time period. The results list will then come up with all painters of the specified period independent of the language of the original sources used to compile the biographical entries.
To select occupation classification terms using the Index link, follow these steps:
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