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This library has a strong Biography collection.  You can either walk thorugh the section in the library for inspiration or search for a particular person in Destiny.  If you use Destiny, make note of the call number and whether the book is available (checked in) before heading to find it on the shelves.  Don't hesitate to let Mrs. Milloway know if you need help,

 

Citing Sources

Databases make citation easy!  The databases listed on this page prorovide either the MLA citattion for you, generally at the bottom of the article.

Information on how to cite print resources is outlined in the Citing Specific Print Resources document attached here.  Or you can acess the  Purdue's Online Writing Lab for more help.

Some ebooks are just like the print copy; the information necessary to build a citation is available but it isn't in MLA format.  In this case, treat the ebook like a print book until you come to medium of publication, which will be "web" intead of "print."

Links to Databases

Databases are excellent resources for this project. They access reference books and other materials chock full of biographical information.

As an added bonus, citation is easy.  Look for the MLA citation at the bottom of each article.

  • Steudent Resources in Context
    This database is a great place to start your research. You can either use the search box (if you have an idea of who you would like to research) or you can use the "Biography" category on the left side of the screen. Just click "view all" for a long list of ideas of important people you might like to know more about.

    If you need a password with this database, use "elvis."
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