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Some Great Biography Research Resources

In addition to the books in Valley Cottage Libraryís biography section, the following sources are available to students working on a biography assignment.

You can access all of the libraryís databases by CLICKING HERE.

Please note, if you are using this guide from home or from your school, you might have to enter your library barcode number to access the databases listed below.

Biography in Context
The Biography in Context database provides encyclopedia, newspaper, and, magazine articles for more than 525,000 people. Type a name into the search box at the top of the page and click Search Name to find information.

Britannica Kids
Find information by searching either the Comptonís Encyclopedia for middle school students, or the Elementary Encyclopedia for elementary students. Simply type in a word or phrase in the search box, select your encyclopedia, and click Go. You can also browse thousands of articles on world leaders, artists, scientists, authors, and more.

Grolier Online
Grolier Online features eight encyclopedia databases including Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, and Lands and Peoples. Located at the top center of the Grolier Online home page is the Find It Fast! search box, which lets you search encyclopedia articles, magazines, websites, and media all at the same time by simply entering a search term or terms and clicking GO.


Americaís Story from Americaís Library:

This website is brought to you from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the largest library in the world and the nation's library. The website includes information on some of the inventors, politicians, performers, activists and other everyday people who helped shape the United States.

Biography.com: http://www.biography.com/
Read biographies, watch interviews, video clips, and full episodes of Biography Channel shows.

History.com: http://www.history.com/
The official website of the History Channel, this site includes articles, videos, and full episodes of some of the channelís shows about historical people and topics.

PBS.org : http://www.pbs.org/
The Public Broadcasting Service website highlights information on many different subjects, including historical people, places, and events.

TIME FOR KIDS: http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/
TIME FOR KIDS is a weekly news magazine that covers a wide range of contemporary and historical topics.

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