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This guide helps you locate basic biographical information about people from almost any type of career. Many of these sources will also include photos.
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Below are a few of our "best bets" for this topic. 

If you don't find what you want here, click on the DATABASES tab for more databases!

Biography Reference Bank  - BEST BET!

One of the best sources of information about people - includes information about their early life, career highlights and awards, recent events, and pictures!  

eLibrary Curriculum

One of the best sources for pictures but also includes quite a few biographical articles.  Includes NPR interviews also. (Tutorial)

Student Research Center

Our largest database, searching over 20 other databases.  This database as a TAB titled "Biographies".  It also is a good source for pictures.  Includes TV and radio interviews.  

BOOKS & eBOOKS: will help you find and offer tips on using print, reference and online books.

Gale Virtual Library searches your topic from over 50 different online reference books.  Subjects include:  science, religion, business, and more.

Encyclopaedia Britannica     Tutorial   
Quick and easy answers by searching any/all of Encyclopædia Britannica, Britannica Student Encyclopedia, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia and Britannica Concise Encyclopedia.

WEB SITES: gives you tips on how to evaluate information on the web - check out some of the examples.  Are these credible sources or not?  How can you determine this?

ASSIGNMENTS and TUTORIALS: offers tutorials on how to locate books, search the databases, using PowerPoint and more!  The ASSIGNMENTS area gives you step-by-step directions on how to complete your assigments, along with sample  and grading rubrics.  Handouts that will help you can be found in the HANDOUTS section.


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