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Citing Your Sources
Create a Works Cited page that is properly formatted based on MLA 7th edition (Modern Language Association) guidelines:
Any illustrations from a reference source MUST be included on your Works Cited page.
NOTE: This type of source is not to be one of the four required for the speech.
Speech 2: Influential Person
These are a few databases selected for appropriateness for biographical research. There's even more available in the Virtual Library.
Academic Search Premier
A multidisciplinary database containing articles from popular and scholarly sources. Most research projects start with at least one search in Academic Search Premier.
African-American History Online
Facts on File History Online presents hundreds of biographies on prominent African-American figures
Biography in Context
Start here when researching people or categories of people; offers material from books as well as magazines, journals, and websites.
A searchable online encyclopedia spanning a vast array of subjects
Business Source Complete
A widely used research database focusing on business related matters, such as marketing, accounting, management, and finance.
Credo Reference: Biographies
Choose from fifty different biography reference sources.
Be sure to select Evansville as your location to see items available locally.
Full text articles and books including biographies, primary source documents and images.
These websites are published by a variety of individuals and organizations to the world wide web. Remember that anybody can publish information to the Internet. When viewing websites, keep a critical eye out for any message or bias the author of the work may be expressing.
Search for information on over 25,000 of the greatest lives, past and present.