Biography/Famous Person Pathfinder

Useful Terms

biography

autobiography

memoir

life narrative

Tip!

Most biographical research will cover information that includes: childhood, family life, education, accomplishments, problems or obstacles, end of life (if that has occurred), impact the person has had and/or an overview of what makes the person significant.

Biography books are located in the Media Center in the "B" section under the persons last name or 920. for a collection/group of people. We also have a vertical file collection (more information!) of Georgians if you happen to be researching a famous person from Georgia.

Online sources

World Book Online - digital version of the World Book Encyclopedia

GALILEO - Georgia's virtual library (books, videos, articles, etc.) - Check these databases: Explora, Literary Reference Center and Middle School Plus

Britannica Middle School

Encyclopedia Britannica

Civil Rights Digital Library

ESPN.com athletes

Fact Monster

Harcourt School Biographies

Presidents (White House)

New Georgia Encyclopedia

Biography Channel - https://www.biography.com/

Author Name Pronounciation Guide

Name Engine - how to pronounce a name