Biographies & History

Biographies

Biography in Context
Learn about people who make headlines and made history. Get the who, what, when, where and how about world leaders, singers, athletes, writers, and many more famous people. Go beyond the basics with newspaper and magazine articles, websites, and videos. AZ State Library Access
Biography Reference Center
Check here for information about famous people from trustworthy sources like encyclopedias, with articles you can print out or read online.AZ State Library Access
Ebsco MasterFile Premier
Want to know every fact there is about someone famous? Check here for articles and pictures on over a thousand people from magazines, newspapers, scholarly journals, and books.AZ State Library Access
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Doing research? Got homework? Need information? Dig in to this printable library of thousands of eBooks and encyclopedia articles on almost every subject. You can email or download, too! Find biographies on celebrities like Kobe Bryant, Lady Gaga, and the Beatles here.

History

U.S. History in Context
Find information about hundreds of the most significant people, ideas and events in U.S. History. View video and listen to audio of famous events to get a glimpse into the past and enhance your experience of learning about people who have shaped the United States. AZ State Library Access
World History in Context
The history of the world is yours to explore. The people, cultures, religions, and conflicts that built the world we know today are here in newspapers, videos and images, primary sources, and journal articles. AZ State Library Access
Student Resources
Ideal for middle school and high school students to research on topics ranging from history, geography, social issues, sciences, health, literature, and much more. Learn how our government works, study a country, and read about famous people and their impact on society. In addition to full-text articles, you'll also find videos, images, and essays to round out your research. AZ State Library Access
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Dig in to this printable library of thousands of eBooks and encyclopedia articles on almost every subject. Look here for history books like American Decades, the Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, the World War II Reference Library, and even the Piratepedia! You can email or download, too!

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