Resources for Students
- Lives, the Biography
Resource - The largest collection of biographical information
on the web. This is a good place to start your search for
- Another good starting point for biographical information with
over 10,000 biographies.
- Biography.com - Short
biographies from the Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia.
- Biographical Dictionary
- Search by name, date, or by subject (keyword). Very brief
- Who2 - Brief biographies of
famous people. Here is where you will find movie, television, and
music stars. Each biography has a link to 4 other web sites for
Government and History
American Presidency - Do you have to do a report on a
president? This is the place to go. Information from three
different Grolier Encyclopedias, sound bites from presidential
speeches, and results from all presidential elections.
- POTUS : Presidents of
the United States - Lots of information here including members
of the cabinet, presidential highlights and links to other
Presidents of the United States - Biographies, and inagural
addresses. This is a good site to visit if you need information on
the presidents' wives. From the White House.
- The Hall of
Presidents - A picture of each president, and a short
biography. If you click on the small picture of the president, you
can see a much larger version of the picture.
Hall - Biographies of the founding fathers such as the signers
of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Delegates to the Constitutional Convention - Short biographies
of the 55 delegates.
- Biographical Directory
of the United States Congress - From 1774 to the present. This
site has biographies of senators, representatives, presidents and
- Biographies of a large number of explorers.
- The Film 100
- Biographies of the 100 most important and influential people in
the development of movies. This is a Java-enhanced site.
- The List
of Popes - Biographies of all the Popes.
Musicians and Composers
Science and Technology
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