Finding Biographical Information about African-American Heroes

 

Use the Computer to Find Books:

Start --- Programs -
Cherokee Library

In the Subject space, type the person’s last name, first name.

Look for Call Numbers 920 and 921.

Examples: 921 KING
 
              921 PARKS

              921 ROBINSON

   

    

             

        

 

 

 

Some Reference Books:

REF      The Grolier
920        Library of
GROL    North
North
    American
South     Biographies

 

REF        World Book
031         Encyclopedia
WORLD
South  

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Browse the Shelves
for Books

Browse the  General
920 and 921 sections
for collective
and individual
biographies.

Browse the
Reference 920
section for more
reference books
about people.

 

Use the Computer to
Access Media Center
Web Page

Cherokee Virtual Library
http://cmcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/

Click on: Research
              Databases

Select:  

1.    American National
        Biography

Check “Black History”
box  then  “Search”
to get a long list
of notable list of
African Americans

2.  Discovery Collection
        Click on:
       Person Search

3.  Facts On File
          Click on:
         • History
   History Database
           Center
  African-American  
    History  & Culture
  Biographies

4.  History Resource
     Center
      Click on:
   Person Search
--------------------------------   *Get bookmark from
media center with passwords to databases.

 

 

Use the Computer:

Web site:

Biography on A&E

http://www.biography.com/ae/

Click on:  Biography Search

Type: last name, first name
           in Search box.

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Use the Computer:

Search Engine:

www.google.com

Search Example:

"Jackie Robinson"
and biography

Type your person’s
name in "quotation marks" and  biography

 

 

Created for: Mrs. N. Norman 
Created by: Mrs. L. Dennis
                    Feb. 2005