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La Pine Elementary: Mrs. Hjeresen – African American Biographies
Deschutes Public Library Online Resources
In the “Online Resources” section of the Deschutes Public Library website (www.deschuteslibrary.org/onlineresources), check out the databases in the Homework category! Use your library card (including Library Linx cards) to log in, or use them at a public library. Do a keyword search or browse the categories in these databases for magazine and journal articles covering your topic.
Biography in Context
This database has over 180,000 biographies.
Junior Reference Collection
This reference collection is aimed at middle school students, but might have some more in-depth information for Ms. Hjeresen’s 4th grade class.
A database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5.
Student Resources in Context
Offers easy access to award-winning content based on national curriculum standards; includes hours of video and audio clips and podcasts.
Browse the biographies at the La Pine Public Library or search the online catalog for your subject.
Here are some useful titles for your research:
Mae C. Jemison, NASA Astronaut
NASA’s biography of Mae Jemison.
Meet a Super Scientist
Information about Mae Jemison from Scholastic.
The actor’s biography from the Internet Movie Database.
This site from PBS includes Louis Armstrong, and Miles Davis.
The MY HERO project
Includes biographies of great heroes.
African American Biographies
The Multnomah Public Library has gathered a variety of sites that focus on African American biographies. There are megasites (those with multiply biographies) and sites for individuals, including Harriet Tubman, Maya Angelou, and MLK, Jr.