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A&E Biography Search

A&E's Biography Channel resources have been placed in digital format -- look at this database of more than 25,000 persons.  learn more

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Achievement

Achievement is intended as an inspirational site – a few good people – with vignettes about and attributes of heroes.  learn more

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Alexis de Tocqueville

Alexis de Tocqueville's remarkable insights about the U.S. which have endured for more than a century have been recorded with a contemporary tour of the places he and his friend Beaumont visited. This innovative twist may inspire your students to prepare other contrasting travelers' accounts.  learn more

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Biographies.net

Biographies.net is a huge collection of biographies about famous and not-so-famous individuals, including facts, birthday information, life story, profession, family and more - collaboratively assembled by contributing editors. Browse the biographies by profession, alphabetically, or search by name or keywords.  learn more

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How to Write a Personal Bio

Writing a personal biography (autobiography?) shows what it takes to compile such a document and how every biography is an edited version of the person's life. An autobiography or a biography of a close friend or relative can make an interesting class assignment.  learn more

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Nobel Prize Archive

Welcome to the Nobel Prize Internet Archive! Since 1901, the Nobel Prize has been awarded annually as per Alfred Nobel's last will and testament. This site maintains information on all winners in all categories. Click on any Nobel category at left (literature, physics, chemistry, peace, economics, or physiology & medicine) to see an annotated, hyperlinked list of all Nobel laureates in that…  learn more

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SACNAS Biography Project

This resource from the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science is an online archive of first-person stories (autobiographies) by and about Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists with advanced degrees in science. Highly recommended. There is a future where STEM reflects the demographics of our country, so the field is better equipped…  learn more