A database contains information from magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias and reference books. If your teacher asks you not to use the internet, you can still use these databases.  Want to know more about databases?

Biography Resource Center
An excellent source of biographical information.

Academy of Achievement
Biographies and interviews of modern world leaders and innovators.

African American Registry
Encyclopedia of African American biography, history, and poetry.  Search by your subject's name.
Biographies of 25,000 well-known people, past and present.

InfoPlease Biography
More than 30,000 biographies from the Information Please Almanac.

Inventor's Hall of Fame
Biographies of primarily American inventors from the 19th and 20th century who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.

PBS Biography
Interactive information on people featured in PBS' programming.

Presidents of the United States
Vital statisctics and information about their presidencies.