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R 781.66 CLI CLIFFORD, MIKE. The Harmony Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock.
NEW YORK : HARMONY, 1986.
R 791.200 People Almanac 2004. New York: Cader Books, 2003. Celebrity information.
920 N The Norton Book of Women's Lives, Norton, [c1993]. Culled from
the autobiographies, journals, and memoirs of some of this
century's most prominent women, this celebration of women's
lives includes the work of Isak Dinesen, Maya Angelou, Joan
Didion, Virginia Woolf, and Annie Dillard.
920 PEO People who Shaped the Century. Alexandria, Va : Time-Life Books,
1999. Offers brief profiles of hundreds of influential men
and women, including political leaders, scientists,
musicians, artists, writers, athletes, and business people.
R 920 The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Biography: an
International Reference Work. New York: McGraw-Hill,
R 920 AND Andersen, Christopher P. The new book of people: photographs,
capsule biographies, and vital statistics of over 500
celebrities. New York, N.Y.: Putnam, c1986.
R 920 CUR Current Biography Yearbook. H W Wilson, 2001.
R 920 WOR World Leaders of the Twentieth Century. Salem Pr (HACKENSACK,
NEW JERSEY), 1999. COVERS 20TH CENTURY WORLD LEADERS:
VOLUME 1 KONRAD ADENAUER THROUGH NIKITA KHRUSCHEV, VOLUME 2
WILLIAM LYON MACKENZIE KING THROUGH BORIS YELTSIN.
REF 920 BAK Baker's biographical dictionary of musicians. Centennial ed.
New York: Schirmer Books, c2001. Contains entries that
provide biographical and career information about classical,
jazz, and popular musicians from throughout history.
REF 920 MOS Moss, Joyce. Profiles in World History: Significant Events and
the People Who Shaped Them. Detroit, MI: U-X-L, Imprint of
Gale Research, c 1996. Volumes present life stories of 175+
individuals who have played key roles in world history.
Biographies are clustered around 50 broad events, ranging
from the Rise of Eastern Religions and Philosophies to the
Expansion of World Powers, from Industrial Revolution to
Winning African Independence.
REF 920 WIG Wigoder, Geoffrey. They Made History: a Biographical
Dictionary. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993. This text
offers biographical entries of the men and women who shaped
world history. The spectrum of human endeavor includes:
politicians, poets, artists, scientists and more.
REF 920 WIN Makers of modern culture. New York: Facts on File, 1981.
Includes 500 biographies of men and women who have shaped
our cultural views and perceptions and analyzes their
contributions to the 20th century.
Individual biographies may be found by looking up the last name of the biographee in the catalog (click on subject or keyword).
Magazines and Newspapers:
Use Wilson Biographies to find good current biographical information on a database. Also try the ProQuest and/or EBSCO databases to find periodical articles. Newspaper articles may be found by using the Gale newspaper databases. All of these may be found on the Livonia High Research Databases page at:
Click on the “Subject Links” button on the LCS High School Library website. Click on the “biography” box on the green grid. This will give you a list of links to websites with great biographical information.
If you choose to do a Google (or other search engine) search on your topic, remember that you don’t know if anyone has checked the information that you find. It could be anything from total fabrication to 100% accurate! So be sure to evaluate your websites! (for tips, click on the Website Evaluation link after clicking the “Search Engines” button on the LCS High School Library website.
Some reliable websites are:
The Library Spot/Biographies
Internet Public Library/Biographies