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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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||American National Biography
Offers portraits of more than 18,000 deceased men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the nation. This database can only be accessed on computers in the Joplin Public Library.
||Biography In Context
Biographies of over 1.4 million persons in the area of literature, science, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, current events, multicultural studies, and the arts. Coverage includes over 120 Gale reference sources and 280 full-text magazines.
Online versions of Milestone Documents, Great Events, Great Lives from History, and Great Athletes containing primary source documents, accounts of events that have shaped history, and biographies from ancient times through the twentieth century. Each entry includes the full-text of the document, expert analysis and commentary.