Biography of a Famous Person
You can use the links below to find
information about famous people. This kind of information is called biographical.
Some of the sites have lots of information; others have very little.
We can use these links to find a famous person.
Then we can use search engines and libraries to find more details.
|Biography Reference Center: offers a comprehensive collection of more than 460,000 full-text biographies, including the complete full-text run of Biography Today and Biography, as well as thousands of narrative biographies including actors, authors, composers, explorers, figures relevant to U.S. & world history, inventors, musicians, Presidents of the United States, current world leaders and many others.|
|Biography.com||Search over 25,000 of the greatest lives, past and present. You can search by name or by category (eg. athletes, actors and actresses, politicians and more)|
|InfoPlease: People||Seach 30,000+ biographies.|
|Academy of Achievement||This database contains biographies and interviews with achievers from all walks of life.|
|www.google.com||Google is one of the most-used search engines on the Internet. Simply type in a name or word or phrase, or several words. Be careful here that you are using a site that is credible and not a 'fan' site.|
You can also find information in books.
Use the Santa Clara County Library to find books in Gilroy or Morgan Hill.
Use the San Benito County Library if you live in Hollister.
|Gavilan College Library||
Type your search term into the Search For box.
Select Subject Keyword from the Search in list.
From the list that appears next, you can click on the title for details about each item.
Clara County Library
Use this library if you live in Gilroy,
Morgan Hill, or anywhere in
Santa Clara County
Select Subject for the first box, by clicking on the small
From the list that appears next, you can click on the title for details about each item, plus which libraries have a copy of the item. You can order the item at your closest branch, and it will be sent to you.
Benito County Library
Use this library if you live in Hollister or
San Juan Bautista
Select Subject for the first box, and type in your search words in the second box and click Go to search. From the list that appears next, you can click on the title for details about each item
If you have any questions
please visit the reference librarians at the Gavilan College Library.
They will be very happy to help you.
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Last updated on October 1, 2012 .
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