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Biographical Information

Use this guide to help you find biographical information over politicians, athletes, authors, etc.

Welcome

Welcome to the Biographical Information Guide!  Use the databases, books, and websites on this guide to help you research your projects.  The information here can be used if you are researching a president, famous athlete, author, or scientist.  

 

We have included links to library databases, reputable websites, and books in the library catalog.  Please ask us if you would like more help!

Research Process

Watch this PowerPoint created by EasyBib to get tips on how to do a research project. Information includes how to create a topic, using keywords, narrowing your search, finding information, taking notes, creating an outline, plagiarism, and citations.

Getting Started

Start by getting familiar with basic information about your topic.

  • Review background and general information
  • Identify important people, places, events, time frame

How to find this type of information?

  • Use the following general encyclopedias
  • Use the Gale Reference Library to find subject specific encyclopedias and other reference books.
  • Use the catalog to find subject specific encyclopedias

Please note, information found in general encyclopedias such as Encyclopedia Britannica or Funk & Wagnall's New Encyclopedia cannot be cited or used as a source for your research project.