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Online Resources - Biography

Biographies of both past and contemporary figures in history, science, entertainment, politics, and more are found in these databases.

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Patty Crane

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417-624-5465

Reference Databases

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Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Biography Reference Bank
A biography database of in-depth, original profiles of over 500,000 people with 36,000 images including the content from Junior Authors & Illustrators. It includes full-text articles, page images and abstracts from today's leading magazines and journals.
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Biography Reference Center
A comprehensive collection of more than 461,000 biographies of notable people. Sources for the biographies include American National Biography, Biography Today, Biography, Encyclopedia Britannica, the Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, and many more.
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eBooks are digital editions of 6000+ books including many general interest, reference, technical, and how-to titles that can be viewed on any device connected to the Internet. Titles in the Sharpe Global History & Culture collection are now accessed here. These titles include Booms and Busts, Global History, World Terrorism, Civilizations and Societies, World Monarchies and Dynasties, Global Social Issues, World Food, World Trade, World Clothing & Fashion, Conflicts Since World War II, and Native Peoples of the World. To use eBooks from a device outside the library you must have a Joplin Public Library card.
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Salem History
Online access to Milestone Documents, Defining Documents, Great Events, Great Lives from History, American Industry & Careers, and Great Athletes containing primary source documents, accounts of events that shaped history, and biographies from ancient times through the 20th century. Each entry includes the full-text of the document with expert analysis and commentary.