Trying to locate online resources for a report on people? Here are some links that have good information about various individuals both past and present.




Databases that Contain Biographies and Information About People:

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EBSCO's MAS Ultra

EBSCO's MASTERFILE Premier

EBSCO's Middle Search Plus

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Gale's Student Resource Center Gold

Gale's Student Resource Center Junior


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NewsBank's Research and Homework Material



Other Resources and Websites for Biographies
ALA's Best Biographies ---
IPL Biographies --- The Internet Public Library offers several sites with information about people. Be sure to check the website that you want to use to determine if it contains correct information. Use your skills in evaluating online resources to make sure that you have valid information for your research!
InfoPlease Biographies --- This site contains some information to get you started. Be sure to check the content of the website that you choose and use your evaluation skills to determine the validity and accuracy of the information you find there.
Biographies for Kids: Famous Leaders for Young Readers--- This site contains some basic information about several famous people including early U.S. Presidents, sports figures, historians, musicians, and others who might be of interest.
Biographies.com ---If you're looking for the rich and famous in the entertainment world, here is a good place to start.
Women in Science: --This ThinkQuest site contains some basic information about women who changed the world of science.
MacTutor History of Math: Biographies ---So who is responsible for calculus? Here's the place to find out everything about those math genuises!
Freeality --If you need to locate information about First Ladies, Popes, or other people for your report, here is a good place to start your research.
Biographies of Classical Composers --From Bach and Beethoven to Chopin and Handel here is a site to start your musical research.
From Revolution to Reconstruction...and everything afterwards --If you're looking for anything dealing with American History, here are some sites to consider for your research.
Wallbuilders --Presenting America's forgotten history and heroes with an emphasis on our moral, religious, and constitutional heritage.
Shambles --This website provides a list of sites that contain biographies of famous people.
King Country Library --Provides several lists of biographies by groups such as artists, entertainers, musicians, presidents, etc.
Britannica's 300 Women Who Have Changed the World --Encyclopedia Britannica offers a list of 300 women from various times in history and around the world who have made a difference.

Biographical Dictionary --- This dictionary contains over 33,000 notable men and women who shaped our world from ancient times to the present day.
First Lady's Gallery -- Listed in chronological order, this website also provides links to the Presidents and biographies written by students.

From Revolution to Reconstruction -- This website provides information about US History from the American Revolution to the Reconstruction and what happened afterwards. This website also provides information about US Presidents.

Hall of Presidents -- This website provided by the Smithsonian Institute provides a National Portrait Gallery Hall of Presidents with information about each of the US Presidents. Virtual Learning Resources: Biographies ---Recommended lists of websites compiled by teachers, librarians, and researchers that contains several subjects, including biographies.





----Afro-American Almanac - http://www.toptags.com/aama /bio/bio.htm --- this site explores African-American history from the beginning of the slave trade, through the Civil Rights movement, to the present. This offers a number of resources for any user interested in an introduction to some of the cultural, political, and social facets of African-American history and identity. These include traditional folk tales, commentary and speeches, historical documents, brief biographies, and synopses of key historical events. Additional features include trivia games and a collection of related links.

Alexander Graham Bell: The Inventor - http://www.digitaloutrider.com /html/bell/inventor.html --- Although the telephone is Bell's most famous invention, it is not, by a long shot, his only invention. "Alexander Graham Bell's first invention, a device for cleaning wheat, was developed when he was just eleven years old. At the age of 75, a year before his death, he received a patent on the fastest water craft in the world: the HD-4. Between these two inventions, Bell's fertile brain formulated hundreds of new concepts." Air conditioning, CD-ROMS, and solar heating panels are a few of the many modern conveniences that can be traced to Bell.

All-Music Guide - http://www.allmusic.com/ ---- use the artist search to look for specific musicians.

All Movie Guide - http://allmovie.com/ --- use the person search to look for specific people involved in the movie industry.

alt.talk.royalty FAQ - http://www.heraldica.org/faqs /atrfaq.htm ---- provides information on royalty and royals everywhere.

The American Experience: Presidents - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex /presidents/nf/intro/intro.html --- "There is much to learn about the presidency by studying the men who occupied the office. All have been immensely different from one another. Woodrow Wilson, the peacemaker; Kennedy, the Cold Warrior; Jimmy Carter, the engineer; 'Silent Cal' Coolidge and the bellicose Theodore Roosevelt. We've had Richard Nixon, the anti-communist and Ronald Reagan, the actor turned politician. All of the characters are complex and all of their stories surprising. Their lives and careers provide us a panoramic view of America." The Presidents Web site draws on the research done for eight PBS television specials portraying the seven aforementioned presidents and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Contains lots of documents related to each of the featured presidents.

American Presidents: Life Portraits: from George Washington to Bill Clinton - http://www.americanpresidents .org/ --- basic biographical information, including his public life, little know facts and links to further information.

Artcyclopedia: the guide to museum-quality art on the Internet - http://artcyclopedia.com/ --- “a comprehensive index of every artist represented at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and other online resources. Indexes 700 leading arts sites, and offer more than 24,000 links directly to an estimated 80,000 works by 7,000 different artists.

Biography - http://www.infoplease.com /people.html - the over 30,000 biographies here are divided into sports, presidents, entertainment, business leaders, world rulers, and people in the news. A search option is available.

Biography-Center - http://www.biography-center .com/ - this British site contains over 11,000 biographies, most of which are in English. Biographies are also available in Spanish, French, and German.

CGFA - http://cgfa.sunsite.dk/ - Biographical information, as well as examples of artists works are available here. An alphabetical search can be done, or one by time period and nationality.

Conversations with History - http://globetrotter.berkeley .edu/conversations/ - “lively and unedited interviews, distinguished men and women from all over the world talk about their lives and their work. They reminisce about their participation in great events, and they share their perspectives on the past and reflect on what the future may hold. Guests include diplomats, statesmen, and soldiers; economists and political analysts; scientists and historians; writers and foreign correspondents; activists and artists. The interviews span the globe and include discussion of political, economic, military, legal, cultural, and social issues shaping our world. At the heart of each interview is a focus on individuals and ideas that make a difference.”

A Deeper Shade of History: Events & folks in Black History - http://www.seditionists.org /black/bhist.html - “search” for the person you are looking for. Provides chronologies and links to other information.

Distinguished Women of Past and Present - http://www.DistinguishedWomen .com/ - provides links to hundreds of famous women.

Famous Engineers - http://www.engineeringk12.org /students/fun_section/famous _engineers.htm - list with links to biographical information on many of them.

Gallery of Achievers - http://www.achievement.org /galleryachieve.html - “focuses on individuals who have shaped the twentieth century by their accomplishments.” Search by subject or by their type of success.

Great Thinkers and Visionaries on the Net - http://www.lucifer.com/~sasha /thinkers.html - an interesting collection of people the webmaster thinks are “Thinkers and Visionaries”. Biographical information can be found by clicking on the persons image.

Hall of Black Achievement - http://www.bridgew.edu/HOBA /Gallery.cfm - "The mission of the Hall of Black Achievement is to discover, detail, and disclose the significant achievements and contributions of people of color."

Historical Text Archive - http://historicaltextarchive .com/ - contains links to information on many different time periods and people.

History of Mathematics - http://www-history.mcs.st-and .ac.uk/~history/ - contains biographical information on some of the most famous mathematicians.

History of Mathematics: Chronology of Mathematicians --- http://aleph0.clarku.edu/ ~djoyce/mathhist/chronology .html - a chronologically arranged list of famous mathematicians.

IMSS Biography Index - http://www.imss.fi.it/espo /index.html --- The institute and Museum of History of Science in Florence presents this site. Search through the list of exhibits.

The Invention Dimension! - http://web.mit.edu/invent/ --- check in the “inventor of the Week Archives” for a list of all inventors.

IPL Ready Reference Collection: Biographies - http://www.ipl.org/div/subject /browse/ref15.00.00/ - a collection of links to sites for biographical information, many already listed here. Use the "Search" tool.

Masters of Photography - http://masters-of-photography .com/ --- This archive of great photography includes biographies, articles, and scanned images. Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and Edward Weston are among the visionaries and innovators currently represented.

National Inventors Hall of Fame - http://www.invent.org/hall_of _fame/searchindalpha.asp --- contains brief biographies of inventors.

The National Women's Hall of Fame - http://www.greatwomen.org /women.php --- Read about the many famous and notable women who have made a lasting contribution to the United States. These women are all enshrined in this Hall of Fame located in Seneca Falls, New York.

NBA.com Player Directory - http://www.nba.com/players/ ?nav=LeagueNavBar --- contains biographies of all the players in the National Basketball Association.

NFL.COM: Player Index - http://www.nfl.com/players/ --- contains links to information on players by position and by team roster.

Nobel Prize Internet Archive - http://nobelprizes.com/nobel .html --- brief biographical information, along with links for the hundreds of people and groups who have won the award over the years.

The Official Site of Major League Baseball - http://www.majorleaguebaseball .com/ --- current players can be located under the heading of PLAYERS. Additional information can be found under FEATURES or MORE.

Past Notable Women of Computing - http://www.cs.yale.edu/homes /tap/past-women-cs.html --- links to important people in the computing field.

Past Notable Women of Mathematics - http://www.cs.yale.edu/homes /tap/past-women-math.html --- links to important people in the mathematics field.

PBS - History - http://www.pbs.org/neighborhood s/history/#bio --- offers access to the biographies of many of the individuals that PBS has profiled over the years including national leaders, businessmen, musicians, sports figures and actors.

Portraits of the Presidents from the National Portrait Gallery --- http://www.npg.si.edu/exh /travpres/index6.htm - This new online exhibit from the National Portrait Gallery features 61 paintings, sculptures, photographs, medals, and other likenesses of the Presidents, most of which have appeared in the Hall of Presidents. The images are arranged chronologically by President, with a brief summary of major events during the administration and some information on the painting or photograph. The portraits are offered as thumbnails which link to larger images. Images of several presidential medals are also available.

Presidential Libraries - http://metalab.unc.edu/lia /president/ --- aims “to facilitate bringing presidential libraries materials onto the Internet for improved public access, to link America's past to her future and to underscore and organize popular support for America's history stored in its national archives.” Contains information on presidents and their first ladies.

The Presidents of the United States - http://www.presidentsusa.net --- Find out all the information about the past presidents of the United States, and gain some insight into the man who might be the next President. Discover typical biographic information, or go beyond the ordinary, by studying the text of famous presidential speeches, the educational background of each president, how they used military power, and who was appointed to the US Supreme Court during their term of office.

The Presidents of the United States - http://www.whitehouse.gov /history/presidents/index.html --- contains information about each of the presidents.

Rulers - http://www.rulers.org/ --- "This site contains lists of heads of state and heads of government (and, in certain cases, de facto leaders not occupying either of those formal positions) of all countries and territories, going back to about 1700 in most cases." Some biographical information is also included.

The TIME 100 - http://www.time.com/time /time100/ - "One century, 100 remarkable people. TIME has profiled those individuals who — for better or worse — most influenced the last 100 years. They are considered in five fields of endeavor, Leaders & Revolutionaries, Artists & Entertainers, Builders & Titans, Scientists & Thinkers, Heroes & Icons, culminating with Person of the Century.

Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color - http://voices.cla.umn.edu/ --- Focuses "on the lives and works of women writers of color in North America." Biographical and critical information about the writer as well as images and quotes pertinent to her life and works are available.

Webmuseum - http://metalab.unc.edu/wm /paint/auth/ - This alphabetical list of artists leads one to biographical information about them as well as examples of their work.

Who2 - http://www.who2.com/ - "For each famous figure, Who2 gives you the hard facts you're most likely looking for: birth and death dates, famous works, notorious trivia. Then -- in case that's not enough -- sift the Web and pick out the four best sites for additional detail."

Who's Who in American History - http://us.history.wisc.edu /hist102/bios/bios.html - indexed by name, era, and occupation.

Women in History - http://www.lkwdpl.org/wihohio /figures.htm - includes basic biographical information and links to websites on a variety of historical women.

Women's Studies Database - http://www.inform.umd.edu /EdRes/Topic/WomensStudies /ReadingRoom /History/Biographies/ - information on approximately 50 famous women.