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Research Links (Pathfinders)

The following subscription databases require a username and password: CultureGrams, EBSCO, Encyclopedia Britannica, Gale Group, Grolier, SIRS, and World Book.. Usernames and passwords can be found in Blackboard by clicking on the For Students tab across the top of the page & Library Online.
Look up the name of the individual person

Collective Biography Index Our library has a special reference work called Collective Biography Index.It is a 2 volume notebook that lists the books that have chapters ofinformation on people. The notebooks are located above the 920 sectionin nonfiction. They are arranged by the famous person's last name.
Reference Books
in collection
R/920/J63 - Dictionary of American Biography (21 vols.)
R/920/Not - Notable American Women (3 vols.)
R/920/Par - Sports Stars  ( 8 vols.)
R/920.03/Cur - Current Biography (1951-2006)
R/920.03/Enc - Encyclopedia of World Biography (12 vols.)

Call Numbers
in non-fiction
920s - collective biographies
B - Biography section

provided by Arlington County
look up the name of individuals

Encyclopedia Britannica
World Book Online

Newspaper and Magazine articles & Reference Books

Gale Group - 52 databases
Biography in Context- Gale Group (info. from Reference Books & a GREAT SITE!)
U. S. History in Context
SIRS Discoverer - newspapers, magazines, Reference books
SIRS Knowledge Source - newspapers, magazines, Reference books (higher level)
Good Websites
African Americans - also see Black History Pathfinder

Encyclopedia Britannica - Black History (need username & password)
Harlem Renaissance - Kennedy Center
History Makers
History of Black Achievement Gallery

Good Websites
General Information
Academy of Achievement
Biographies - Multnomah Public Library
Biographies - PBS
Find a Grave
Historic Figures - BBC
Good Websites Latin classes
Good Websites Presidents & First Ladies

American Presidency - National Museum of American History
American President - University of Virginia
American Presidents - History Channel
POTUS - Internet Public Library
Presidential Podcasts - PBS
White House
Abraham Lincoln  - bicentennial  on Feb. 12, 2009
Gettysburg Address - Library of Congress
Lincoln Bicentennial 1809-2009: Live the Legacy - Library of Congress
Lincoln/Net - Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project: Northern Illinois Univ.
Good Websites Scientists and Inventors
Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences
Innovative Lives -
Lemelson-MIT (Smithsonian)
Invention at Play - Lemelson-MIT (Smithsonian)
Inventor of the Week - Lemelson-MIT (Smithsonian) (has archived Inventions of the Week)
Inventors Hall of Fame
Nobel Prizes - check Physics, Chemistry and Medicine links across the top
Science and Exploration -
Academy of Achievement
World of Scientific Biography - links on left
Good Websites Sports

Biographies - Multnomah Public Library
Good Websites Women
Famous Firsts in American Women's History - History Channel
National Women's Hall of Fame
Women's History Biographies - Gale Group - Biog. Resource Center (need username & password)
Last Modified on March 29, 2012