Unsung Heroes: Biographical Resources
for searching books and databases
Look for associated biographies of more famous individuals associated with your subject and then search the index for your subject to discover details about your person.
Search the index of books about related events
Search the index of books outlining the history of theplace your subject was born/lived/died.
for choosing a search engine
Search GOOGLE or another standard (surface) search tool to locate about 25% of what's available on the web. Search GOOGLE SCHOLAR to mine for more indepth information on obscure or hard to find topics!
Access Newspaper Archives
Provided by Badgerlink, this resource gives you access to newspapers from across the county dating back as fare as 1790. Search for obituaries and local news stories related to your subject.
American Memory Project
This extensive set of collections from the Library of Congress provides access to lots of primary source information.
The Internet Archives
Search for copyright free materials uploaded to the web for archival purposes. Use the search box on the rightside, NOT the WayBackMachine.
for searching the open web
Enclose your subjects name in quotes like this: "Adele Astaire." This is called relative searching and forces the search engine to see the name as a single search term.
Add search terms to narrow or direct your results.
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