Drawing of the American Founding Fathers entitled "Biography Resource Guide"

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Biography in Context
A comprehensive biographical database with information on historical and contemporary people around the world and across all disciplines. Contains biographies from respected reference sources and full-text articles from magazines and newspapers, as well as tens of thousands of images and links to vetted websites. Search by name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword.

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A&E’s Biography Channel website.

Nobel Prize Internet Archives:
Maintains information on all winners in all categories.

POTUS: Presidents of the United States:
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Literature Resources from Gale: Search for biographies of literary figures

Student Resource Center: Search for biographies of famous people studied in the school curriculum.