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Searchasaurus
If you're at home, grab your library card and discover a fun way to find out about famous people. (You will be asked to enter your barcode no. - then pick the icon for Searchasaurus.) If you are inside the library, click here. For earlier elementary grades
  Biographical Dictionary
Brief profiles of notable men and women from ancient times to the present day.
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Biography A & E Page
Has a searchable online database containing 15,000 international names, past and present. This is a commercial site for the Biography television show.
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Gallery of Achievers
In the Gallery of Achievers, the focus is on individuals who have shaped the 20th century by their accomplishments.
   
   
Explorers    
  Age of Exploration
Learn about the history of seafaring peoples of the world.
  Voyage of Exploration
Search the database or timeline for information on famous explorers and their voyages.
   
Specialized    
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4,000 Years of Women in Science
This site lists more than 125 names from our scientific and technical past. They are all women!
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Distinguished Women of Past and Present
These are women who were writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers, and others. Search for biographies of distinguished women by name or by field.
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Anne Frank Online
More than 1,000,000 children under the age of 16 died in the Holocaust. Anne Frank was one of them.
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Abraham Lincoln Online
This site includes an enormous amount of information about Lincoln, including listings of outstanding historic sites and a very large number of books.
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Abraham Lincoln Research Site
This is a student-oriented educational web site about Lincoln's life and family. The web master, a retired American history teacher, answers questions by e-mail.
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Exploring Leonardo
"Leonardo da Vinci had a keen eye and quick mind that led him to make important scientific discoveries, yet he never published his ideas. He was a gentle vegetarian who loved animals and despised war, yet he worked as a millitary engineer to invest advanced and deadly weapons."
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First Ladies of the United States of America
Information about the First Ladies of the United States.
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Martin Luther King Jr.
Seattle Times' online information about Martin Luther King, Jr.
  Mathematicians - Index of Biographies
An extensive list of Mathematicians throughout the ages
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Betsy Ross Homepage
Why Ross was selected to make the flag, how she cut a five-point star, and directions for cutting your own five-point star. Works great in classroom discussions.
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Presidents of the United States
In this resource you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, presidency highlights, and some odd facts on each of the Presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included to enrich this site.
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The Presidents of the United States of America
List of internal links to each President of the United States. Includes photographs and links to other web resources.
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Women of NASA
The Women of NASA resource was developed to encourage more young women to pursue careers in math, science, and techology. Selected profiles are available in Spanish.
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The World of Benjamin Franklin
He became famous for being a scientist, an inventor, a statesman, a printer, a philosopher, a musician, and an economist. Today, we honor Ben Franklin as one of our Founding Fathers and as one of America's greatest citizens.
  World of Scientific Biography
An encyclopedia of scientists' biographies
     
   
17-Nov-2008