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Select a Minimum of 5 of the BEST Reources For Your Research

Find the best sources for your research using library databases. Export the citations to your NoodleTools project to start your Works Cited page. 

REFERENCE SOURCES - for background and context

  • Start with a Biographies and find a Reference article from Gale's Biography in Context

BOOKS - for depth

PRIMARY SOURCES - for evidence

Original, first-hand, authoritative accounts of an event, topic or historical time period. They are usually produced at the time of an event by a person who experienced but they can be created in the form of oral histories or memoirs.

Primary sources include:  personal thoughts (letters, diaries, journals), original photographs, first-hand newspaper reports, speeches, autobiographies, memoirs, creative works like plays, paintings, songs, research data & surveys.

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CREDO - Reference Database

Find Background Information or an

Overview of a Topic you Need to Know More About.

General Encyclopedias

Find a general overview of your topic.

Search Tip: Search by topic keyword. Use general, broad terms. 


Biography in Context - Gale Database

Search Tip: Use Advanced Search > Person Search to search for people by name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender identities.

Biography Databases - Oxford



Chelsea House Online Biographies - Facts On File Database

Gale Virtual Reference Library - eBooks

Search Tip: In Gale's Library's Biography section, search the individual books listed below for concise biographies. Search the entire collection for multiple sources.

JSTOR - Find Scholarly Articles