Biography Resources

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General Resources for Biography:
American Academy of Achievement - facilitates direct contact with living leaders

Arizona State Biography Archives - several good resources for biography research

Fact Monster People Biographies - general biographical information for famous people

BBC Famous People - British and World leaders

Biographical Dictionary - wiki system

Library of Science - Lists multiple collections of biographies and resources

Video Biography - variety of video clips

SweetSearch Biographies - searchable famous and infamous people

Cup of Jane - fund facts about women

For K-12 Students doing Biography:
Association for Library Service to Children - resource collection

Famous People Lessons - ESL lesson plans about famous people

Garden of Praise - famous leaders' biographies

Harcourt Biographies - collection of biographies by topic

For Digital Ethnography:
American Anthropological Association - ethnography and anthropology resources

Digital Ethnography Research Center - videos of others doing this research

Bucknell University Digital and Video Ethnography Resources - collection of materials for digital and ethnography research

Student Guide to General Anthropology Resources - lists of lists!

Top 50 Blogs and Websites for Ethnography - all kinds of sites and resources

National Geographic Anthropology for Kids - good resource to begin K12 students work

Tools for Writing:
Symbaloo - collect websites on a website

Mendeley - collect online articles and categorize

T-Pen - a tool for working with digital images of manuscripts

Amara - caption, subtitle, and translate video

Google Fusion Tables - filter and summarize across hundreds of rows

Voyant Tools - "see through your text" text analysis tool

Zotero - collect, organize, cite, and share research - captures a web page as it appears today and stores it online

Wayback Machine - let's you go back to a previous version of a webpage