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

Find the best sources for your research & document them with NoodleTools for your Works Cited page. 

REFERENCE SOURCES - for background and context

  • Start with a Biography 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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General Encyclopedias

Find a general overview of your topic.

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


CREDO - Reference Database

Find Background Information or an

Overview of a Topic you Need to Know More About.

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.

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