Best Bets for Research!
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The DATABASES tab will give you the BEST databases for finding information on almost ANY topic!
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!
One of the best sources of information about people - includes information about their early life, career highlights and awards, recent events, and pictures!
One of the best sources for pictures but also includes quite a few biographical articles. Includes NPR interviews also. (Tutorial)
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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