Iunghuhn - Historical FiguresGeneral Biographies:
Biography in Context is great for finding almost anyone. Simply type in the name in the search field. Note the birthdate and occupation if more than one person with your name is listed.
About.com: American History biographies. Find your name by choosing from the appropriate last name alphabet category listed.
Gutenberg.org: Online eBooks. I’d suggest typing in your person’s name in this site. It takes a couple clicks, but once you find an eBook on your topic, I’d suggest clicking on the HTML version of the eBook so that you can read it, with pictures included, right there.
BBC History: Historical Figures. Find your person by clicking on appropriate letter of his/her last name.
- Biographies of Famous African Americans. Find your famous African American by scrolling through the alphabetical list.
- Biographies. Find your person by typing in his/her name or by browsing by his/her last name.
CivilWar.org: Biographies. Besides having biographies, this site also contains primary resources and recommended sources for all things civil war.
BlackHistoryNow.com: Black History Biographies. Find your famous African American by typing in his/her name in the search field.
Yale Law School: African-Americans - Biography, Autobiography and History: Provides primary source information about your famous African American.
World Book Online is an always current encyclopedia in a convenient online format. See Computer Lab A or Mrs. Sheridan for the log in and password.
Use Fact Monster by typing in your person's name in the search field.
What is a primary resource? According to ALA.org, “Primary sources are original records created at the time historical events occurred or well after events in the form of memoirs and oral histories. Primary sources may include letters, manuscripts, diaries, journals, newspapers, speeches, interviews, memoirs, documents produced by government agencies such as Congress or the Office of the President, photographs, audio recordings, moving pictures or video recordings, research data, and objects or artifacts such as works of art or ancient roads, buildings, tools, and weapons.” This website has links to other sites for primary resources.
Inspire is Indiana's free database for Indiana residents. Mrs. Sheridan suggests clicking on the Student Research Center. When doing a search for primary resources, simply only have that checked off under the search field.