Use these great databases to find facts about your person!
In the search box for World Book and the other databases, search for your person.
Elie Wiesel: author, Nobel recipient,
Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul
Muhammad Ali: Athlete, Boxer, Philanthropist
Prince: Musician, Songwriter, Producer
People of the Past
People of the Past Research Guide
The following tips will help you in your research project:
1) Card Catalog: check the library card catalog for your person. Note the call number and check to see if it is available. (The card catalog is found on the middle school library page: database link.)
Search tips: Use keywords
George Washington would be 921 Was; Abraham Lincoln would be 921 Lin, etc. Sometimes books are shelved in a different area: sports figures might be shelved in the 790 section, historical figures might be in the 973 section. It is best to check the card catalog.
920 section: collections of biographies are found in the 920 section. These books may contain short biographies of your person. Some of these titles may not show up in the card catalog by the person; you will need to look in the index or table of contents to find your person.
Citing a Book: Use the title page (not the cover) to find the title, author, publisher, place, and copyright or use Noodle Tools
Reference Books: We have some reference books such as biographical dictionaries that may contain information about your person. Again, use the table of contents or index to help you.
Magazines: Look through issues of Cobblestone, Kids Discoverer
2) Databases: you will need a bookmark with the passwords to use at home. The databases are found on the library website.
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