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Biographical and historical references for Influential People Research Paper
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Biography Databases

Biography in Context

American History Databases

History Databases for Influential Americans

American History Online


American Women's History Online


American Indian History Online Database


African American History Online


OR, you can search all of these databases at the same time, plus a few others using:


AllhistoryHistory Research Center


    Other History Databases


    History Reference Center

    History Reference Center


     World at War

    World at War

    Organizes history by conflict, including the American Revolution, War of 1812, American-Indian Wars, Civil War, and more!


    Modern World History Online

    Modern World History

    Covers a variety of World events, people, and topics from 1450 to the present.


    Salem History

     E-book version of Reference Books we have in the library.





    If the individual died within the past five years, search using InfoTrac database.


    EbscohostMasterFILE Premier


    HHS Online Catalog



    Webpath Express

    Instead of using Google, use Webpath Express to find credible websites!

    WebPath Express


    Author Databases

    If your Influential American is an author, try these databases:

    Bloom's Literature


    Bloom's Literature


    Literary Reference Center




    Use your regular username and password to log in.


    Example of Changes to MLA Format

    MLA 7 (old):

    Sundquist, Eric J. "The Japanese--American Internment."

       American Scholar 57.4 (1988): 529. MasterFILE

       Premier. Web. 28 Oct. 2016.

    MLA 8 (new):

    Sundquist, Eric J. “The Japanese--American Internment.”

       American Scholar, vol. 57, no. 4, 1 Sept. 1988,

       pp.529-547. MasterFILE Premier.



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