Biographical Sites

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Biography in Context
Essays, articles and web sites provide extensive information on 220,000 noteworthy people from many countries and throughout history, including the present. In addition to searching by name, you can also search by occupation, nationality, ethnicity or time period. 

Alameda County Library

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To get to Biography in Context from the main Alameda County Library Site above:
   Under Research tab, select A-Z Resources
   Select Biography in Context from the list    


eLibrary, a user-friendly general reference tool, is the perfect resource for delivering reference essentials. Researchers find the answers they need from more than 1,500 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts, plus thousands of maps, pictures, weblinks, and audio/video files.  

Britannica® School is the go-to site for research — the core of any inquiry learning model — offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate encyclopedias (Elementary, Middle School, and High School).
Library of Congress site for student research
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Last Modified on September 21, 2016