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African American Experience

Over 400 references, scholarly works, primary documents and papers, photographs, audio clips, maps and over 4,000 slave narratives explore their history and contemporary culture in the United States. Includes a timeline and lesson plans.

Biography In Context

Covers the world's most influential people, merging reference content with periodicals and multimedia, allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, gender, keyword and full text.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgo

La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos está organizada de modo que los estudiantes puedan encontrar información rápida y fácilmente.

Farewell to Manzanar

The Farewell to Manzanar portal accesses the Final Accountability Rosters of Japanese-American Relocation Centers, 1944-1946, Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers, Perspectives on Day-to Day Life: Personal Justice Denied, and Public Hearings of the Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment, 1981. Additionally, the portal links to Japanese-American information from a variety of reference sources and details the author, Jeanne Houston, biography.

Gale in Context: Middle School

Periodical database designed for students in junior high and middle school, with magazines, newspapers, and reference books on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, government, sports and more.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Reference eBooks)

A collection of reference eBooks on a wide variety of topics. Portions of the books can be downloaded onto eReader devices.

Latino American Experience

Over 200 volumes of content, from encyclopedias to biographies and primary documents dating from pre-colonial civilizations that explore their history and contemporary culture in the United States. Includes a timeline, images, maps, and lesson plans.

Literature Resource Center

Broad range of subject content containing criticisms, biographies, primary sources, reviews, and multimedia on writers and works around the world.

Marquis Biographies Online

Up-to-the-minute biographies of leaders and achievers from around the world in the areas of business, law, science, medicine, the arts, government, entertainment and more. Access to all biographies that have appeared in 24 Marquis Who's Who print titles since 1985, and Who Was Who in America volumes from 1607-1985.

Something About the Author

Complete series on the lives and careers of popular and significant authors and illustrators of books for children and teens.

World Book Encyclopedia

Offers information on a range of topics.


African American Scientists and Inventors

Famous African American scientists and inventors before and after the Civil War.

American Presidency

Short history of the US Presidency, along with biographical sketches and portraits of all the presidents to date. From the official White House site.

Any Day in History

Enter month and day to see who was born or died on that day. Can also select events by year and month.

Biographical Dictionary

Very brief 1-3 line bios of notable people from ancient to modern times. Has links to other bio sites. It is searchable.


Searchable site with over 20K of short bios on various people from antiquity to the present.

Inventor's Hall of Fame

Has bios of mostly 19th & 20th-century inventors in America who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. It is searchable by name and invention.

Learning About Leonardo Da Vinci

Information about this Italian painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, and engineer.

Literature Resource Center

Contains biographical and bibliographic information about authors, their works, literary movements, and themes. It is searchable. Note: GaleNet may need a password.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University

Collection of his papers, sermons, and speeches. Also has articles about and by him, as well as biographical information.

U.S. Supreme Court Justices

A general site about the Supreme Court, its history, and decisions both past and present. It has links to bios of past and present Justices as well as other information about their decisions and the Court in general.

Women Mathematicians

List of selected women mathematicians searchable by name or date.