MEETING OF THE MINDS

Online Databases

Student Resource Center - Gold 

Encyclopedia Britannica

World History in Context

Internet Searching

Teaching American History: The Constitutional Convention - day by day summary as well as a listing of major themes.

Colonial Hall - biographies of the Founding Fathers.

Biography.com - search 25,000 biographies of notable personalities.

Who2? - each entry includes birth and death dates, birthplace, what the person is best known for, a couple of paragraphs with assorted other biographical information, and four links to good sites.

Biographical Dictionary - a searchable database with brief facts of 25,000 individuals.

The History Channel - links and information on historical figures.

From Revolution to Reconstruction - biographies of historical persons in American History.

Homework Center - sponsored by the Multnomah County Library, this features links to many biography sites.

Keep in mind the 3 Ways to Tell if a Website is Trustworthy

 

Books

Use the OPAC to search for books in the IHS Library

Monroe County Public Library System - search for books at the public library

Print Resources (can be found in the IHS Library)

920s: Collective biographies
921s: Individual biographies

**This is just a sample of the books available.  Use the OPAC to search for more books.**

Shapers of the great debate at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 : a biographical dictionary - 920 MOR

The Unforgettable Americans - 920 NEV

Americans: a book of lives - 920 HAG

Presidents on Parade - 920 MIL

Great Lives - 920 LOM

American Heroes - 920 JOH

The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Biography - REF 920 McG

From These Beginnings...a Biographical Approach to American History - 920 NAS

The 100: a ranking of the most influential persons in history - REF 920.02 HAR

Updated 9/11