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Inspire.in.gov is your best bet for getting information about authors - especially as our school's network tends to block blogs, which many author's websites are.
All of these resources are found from inside Inspire. If you are here at school, you won't need a password. If you use it at home, though, you have to prove that you are an Indiana resident in order to use it. Here are my top picks (most found on inspire.in.gov > Databases by Subject > Biographies).
Teachingbooks.net provides videos and other resources directly from the authors. Something simple and neat is hearing the authors pronounce their own name (example: How do you pronounce Guys Read's author, Jon Scieszka?).
They also provide meet-the-author movies, book readings, book guides, book trailers, and more. Unfortunately, it can take a little bit to get logged in. Get the needed info here.
Contemporary Authors Online. Quoted from the site: "Find biographical information on more than 149,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. Sketches typically include personal information, contact information, career history, writings, biographical and critical sources, authors' comments, and informative essays about their lives and work." If working at home, you'll need a password. See Mrs. Sheridan. Hint: this is the singular version of the BrainPop password.
Books and Authors. See Mrs. Sheridan or your teachers for the password. Hint: the singular version of the BrainPop password. This is more focused on helping you find the right book, but it does have a section on author information. I think it might be the same info that you would find in Contemporary Authors Online, though.
Biography in Context is a great tool for finding information about just about anyone. Notice along the top that you can sign in with Google - meaning that you can easily save or email any of the articles you find right to your Google Drive or school email.
Destiny also has a web search - kind of like an educator's Google. I'd suggest using this before going to Google, as a majority of these sites will not be blocked at school, plus, they are all approved by educators. Go to Destiny, and log in, in the upper right corner (this will allow you to save and cite the sites if you want, plus gives you access to password protected sites). The username and password is the same that you use to log in to the computers. Once logged in, on the left side of the page, choose Destiny Discover. Once you are in there, type in your author's name. It will bring up the books that we have by or about that author, but it will also bring up web resources as well. If you choose WebPath Express, that is the "educator's Google" that I mentioned earlier. Otherwise, it also searches other sites and databases, as well, all in one place.
Regular websites that might be helpful, depending on the publisher:
- KidsReads.com: Has many authors' bios here.
- Penguin Group: Includes authors who write for the publisher for Penguin Group, along with the smaller Penguin companies, like RazorBill)
- RandomHouse Teens: Includes authors who write for the publisher RandomHouse
- Scholastic Authors Bios: Includes authors who write for the publisher Scholastic
- Simon and Schuster: Includes authors who write for the publisher Simon and Schuster, which includes its smaller companies, like Atheneum Books for Young Readers
- Candlewick Press: Includes authors who write for Candlewick Press
- Hachette Book Group: Includes authors who write for Hachette Book Group, including its smaller company, Little, Brown.
World Book Online - Early Peoples, Social Studies Power, and Student
The CIA World Factbook: Once on this site, simply choose your country from the Select a Country or Location pull down menu.
World Book Online. This is an online encyclopedia that we subscribe to. See Mrs. Sheridan or the poster on the wall in the lab for the username and password.
CultureGrams Online. This is the online version of the binder that we have in the library, and includes every country in the world! Find interesting facts about your country that you might not have found otherwise.
- Colonial America: Primary Sources: http://www.smithsoniansource.org/display/primarysource/results.aspx?hId=1004
- History.com: Thirteen Colonies. Tells a brief history of how the colonies came to be. http://www.history.com/topics/thirteen-colonies
- Religion in the thirteen original colonies: http://undergod.procon.org/viewresource.asp?resourceID=69
- History of Connecticut: http://www.ct.gov/ctportal/cwp/view.asp?a=843&q=246434
- History.com: Connecticut: http://www.history.com/topics/connecticut
- Connecticut State Library: Colonial History: http://www.cslib.org/history.htm#P27_5053
- Connecticut History for Kids: http://www.kids.ct.gov/kids/cwp/view.asp?a=2573&q=320680
- FactMonster.com: Connecticut History: Dutch and English Exploration and Settlement: http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/us/A0857534.html
- Early Settlers of Connecticut: 1614 - 1665: http://www.cslib.org/earlysettlers.htm
- HowStuffWorks.com: History of Connecticut: http://history.howstuffworks.com/american-history/history-of-connecticut.htm/printable
- History of Newspaper Publishing in Connecticut: http://www.cslib.org/newspaper/newshistory.htm
- Youth First.org: Connecticut (click on history): http://www.youthfirst.org/share/states/states.cfm?state=ct
- Colonial Delaware: http://www.hsd.org/DHE/DHE_when_colony.htm
- Delaware Brief History: http://portal.delaware.gov/facts/history/delhist.shtml
- Youth First.org: Delaware (Click on history): http://www.youthfirst.org/share/states/states.cfm?state=de
- FactMonster.com: Delaware History: http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/us/A0857720.html
- History.com: Georgia http://www.history.com/topics/georgia
- FactMonster.com: Georgia: http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/us/A0858375.html
- Georgia Encyclopedia: Georgia History: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?path=/HistoryArchaeology/LateNineteenthCentury&id=h-3729
- HowStuffWorks.com: Biography of the founder and governor of Georgia colony: James Edward Oglethorpe: http://history.howstuffworks.com/american-history/james-edward-oglethorpe.htm/printable
- Georgia Encyclopedia: Biography of the founder and governor of Georgia colony: James Edward Oglethorpe: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-1058
- Slavery in Colonial Georgia: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-685
- Youth First.org: Georgia (click on history): http://www.youthfirst.org/share/states/states.cfm?state=ga
- Exploring Maryland's Roots: http://mdroots.thinkport.org/
- HowStuffWorks.com: History of Maryland: http://history.howstuffworks.com/american-history/history-of-maryland.htm/printable
- History.com: Maryland History: http://www.history.com/states.do?action=detail&state=MD&contentType=State_Generic&contentId=54115
- Maryland for Kids: Timeline of history: http://www.mdkidspage.org/Timeline.htm
- Youth First.org: Maryland (click on history): http://www.youthfirst.org/share/states/states.cfm?state=md
- Colonial History of Maryland: http://www.publicbookshelf.com/public_html/The_Great_Republic_By_the_Master_Historians_Vol_I/marylandc_cd.html
- Salem Witch Trials in Colonial Massachusetts: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/brief-salem.html
- Youth First.org: Massachusetts (click on history): http://www.youthfirst.org/share/states/states.cfm?state=ma
- FactMonster.com: Massachusetts History: http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/us/A0859530.html
- HowStuffWorks.com: History of New Hampshire: http://history.howstuffworks.com/american-history/history-of-new-hampshire.htm/printable
- History of New Hampshire: http://www.nh.gov/nhinfo/history.html
- Youth First.org: New Hampshire (click on history): http://www.youthfirst.org/share/states/states.cfm?state=nh
- FactMonster.com: New Hampshire History: http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/us/A0859949.html
- A Short History of New Jersey: http://www.state.nj.us/nj/about/history/short_history.html
- History.com: New Jersey: http://www.history.com/topics/new-jersey
- Youth First.org: New Jersey (click on history): http://www.youthfirst.org/share/states/states.cfm?state=nj
- FactMonster.com: New Jersey History: http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/us/A0859954.html
- Youth First.org: New York: (Click on history): http://www.youthfirst.org/share/states/states.cfm?state=ny
- FactMonter.com: New York History: http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/us/A0859983.html
- Life and Death of Blackbeard the Pirate in North Carolina: http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/nchist-colonial/1669
- North Carolina History for Kids: http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/kidspg/history.htm
- History.com: North Carolina http://www.history.com/topics/north-carolina
- Stamp Act crisis in North Carolina colony: http://www.lib.unc.edu/ncc/ref/nchistory/nov2006/index.html
- Youth First.org: North Carolina (click on history): http://www.youthfirst.org/share/states/states.cfm?state=nc
- Pennsylvania: 1630 -1700: http://www.ushistory.org/pennsylvania/pennsylvania.html
- Youth First.org: Pennsylvania (Click on history): http://www.youthfirst.org/share/states/states.cfm?state=pa
- FactMonster.com: Pennsylvania History: http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/us/A0860294.html
- HowStuffWorks.com: History of Rhode Island: http://history.howstuffworks.com/american-history/history-of-rhode-island.htm/printable
- History of Rhode Island for Kids: http://sos.ri.gov/kidszone/history/
- Rhode Island History (from World Atlas): http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/usstates/ri.htm
- History.com: Rhode Island: http://www.history.com/topics/rhode-island
- Rhode Island History Timeline: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ri/state/richron.html
- Rhode Island History (click on Colonial Era): http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/studteaguide/RhodeislandHistory/rodehist.html
- Youth First.org: Rhode Island (click on history): http://www.youthfirst.org/share/states/states.cfm?state=ri
- South Carolina: Natural Riches: http://www.scseagrant.org/Content/?cid=374
- FactMonster.com: South Carolina Almanac: http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0108268.html
- FactMonster.com: South Carolina History: http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/us/A0861203.html
- InfoPlease.com: History of South Carolina: http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/us/A0861203.html
- Brief history of South Carolina (from World Atlas): http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/namerica/usstates/sc.htm
- Firsts in South Carolina: http://www.sciway.net/facts/firsts.html
- Youth First.org: South Carolina (click on history): http://www.youthfirst.org/share/states/states.cfm?state=sc
- Indentured Servants in Virgina Colony: http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives_old/investigations/212_indenturedfeature.html
- Religion in Early Virginia: http://www.history.org/Almanack/life/religion/religionva.cfm
- Youth First.org: Virginia (click on history): http://www.youthfirst.org/share/states/states.cfm?state=va
- FactMonster.com: Virginia History: http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/us/A0861809.html