Frequently used Sites

NOTE:  Because valid and reliable sources for biographies are difficult to find, we have put together this list of potential web and library resources. NO one location has a large number of biographies.  You may have to look at several sites before you find the person you are looking for.

ONLINE Resources:

General biographies

Biography.com.   http://www.biography.com/

Resources for Biographies.   http://www.sldirectory.com/studf/bio.html

National Inventors Hall of Fame

http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/1_1_search.asp

Lives, the Biography Resource.  The largest guide to biography sites on the Web

http://amillionlives.net/

Musicians and Rock Groups.  (Yahoo's index.)  Some information is on fan sites.

The reliability may NOT be good!      http://dir.yahoo.com/Entertainment/music/artists/

Check the MHS Electronic Card Catalog for the name of an individual person.  We might have his/her biography!

ALSO in the MHS library:

305.4 LIG Lightman, Marjorie Biographical dictionary of ancient Greek and Roman women : notable women from Sappho to Helena.  New York: Facts On File, Inc., c2000.  Contains alphabetically arranged entries that examine the lives of over four hundred women of Ancient Greece and Rome; and includes a registry that traces each woman's relationships with others.
917.3 TOP Toppin, Edgar Allan, 1928-. A biographical history of Blacks in America since 1528,.  New York,: McKay, [1971].
REF 520.92 BIO  . The Biographical dictionary of scientists Discusses the lives, work, and achievements of the people who have made outstanding contributions to astronomy.
REF 780.92 BAK Baker, Theodore, Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians
REF 796.092 BIO Biography Today: profiles of people of  interest to young readers. Contains alphabetically arranged essays that provide biographical information about eleven sports figures of interest to readers aged nine and above, each with at least one picture, as well as information on birth, youth, education, marriage and family, career highlights, hobbies, and awards.

USE THE INDEX in the back of the book to find what year your person was profiled.

REF 920 BIO Biographical encyclopedia of mathematicians. Encyclopedia of Mathematicians.
REF 920.009 Kranz, Rachel.  The biographical dictionary of Black Americans. Comprises short sketches of the lives of African-Americans who made significant contributions in the arts, politics, sports, and religion, among other fields.
REF 920.02 BIO Encyclopedia of World Biography. Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide biographical information on two hundred individuals from throughout history who have made significant contributions to human culture and society.
REF 920.06 BRO Brockman, Norbert C., 1934-.  An African biographical dictionary. Presents sketch of African leaders, both widely known individuals as well as those rarely profiled. Entries mainly feature political leaders, but also include cultural figures, scientists, and religious personalities.
REF 920.5 BIO Biography today : Profiles of people of interest to Young readers. Biographies of actors, astronauts, athletes, authors, cartoonists, directors, musicians, scientists, television personalities, world leaders, and more.
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