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Need information about someone famous? Learn about historical figures as well as current stars.
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Biography in Context

Biographical information on people throughout history and around the world. Search by name, occupation, ethnicity, nationality.

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LITERARY BIOGRAPHY

 Provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. 

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CULTUREGRAMS

Information about 182 countries and territories, including information on famous people of the country

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Europe Asia Oceania North America None Africa Africa None South America

ETHNIC BIOGRAPHIES

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SCIENTIFIC BIOGRAPHY

The Science in Context database includes biographies, pictures and illustrations. The latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites. This database covers curriculum-related science topics. 

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BIOGRAPHIC INFO ON THE WEB

SPECIALIZED BIOGRAPHY WEBSITES

OTHER HELPFUL DATABASES

  • DISCOVERING COLLECTIONS
    Find biographies, literary criticisms, timeline events, images, audio and video files and 500 primary source documents. A great homework helper for history, English, science and social studies classes.
  • HERITAGE QUEST
    Search for your family history in one of the largest resources available online. Includes census material back to 1790, 7267 family histories, 8737 local histories and 167 primary sources.
  • WORLD BOOK REFERENCE CENTER
    Everything you'd expect to find in the encyclopedia, plus pictures and videos, timelines and interactive pages. Great resource and fun to use!
  • WORLD HISTORY IN CONTEXT
    Draws on themes and trends from the history curriculum for the 20th Century, and integrates reference sources, full-text articles, maps and images. Also includes full-text and facsimile images for over 1,400 primary source documents
  • Biographies & Famous People for Kids
    Websites for a variety of famous people.

WRITING A BIOGRAPHY OR AUTOBIOGRAPHY

  • BIOGRAPHY MAKER
    How to research and write an exciting biography in four steps: Questioning, Learning, Synthesis and Story-Telling.
 

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