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Biographical Research

Alameda County Library Database - Requires Library Card Number

Biography in Context 

Best Site for Biographies!  Essays, articles and web sites provide extensive information on 220,000 noteworthy people from many countries and throughout history, including the present. In addition to searching by name, you can also search by occupation, nationality, ethnicity or time period. 


To get to Biography in Context, click this Biography in Context  or 


From the main Alameda County Library Site:

    Alameda County Library


    Under Research tab, select A-Z Resources

    Select Biography in Context from the list  


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username: fusd             password: #Fremont2021

elib     eLibrary 
Offers more than 2,000 full-text sources, with improved functionality, and a fun and easy-to-use search interface. Includes magazines, newspapers, books, television/radio transcripts, maps, pictures, and audio/video clips.

SIRS Knowledge Source Issues Researcher 
A comprehensive portal offering centralized access to all SIRS products which target the needs of students with best-of content selected to support research, study, and homework in key curricula subject.


EBSCOHost Academic Search:

A multidisciplinary database providing thousands of full-text sources. This is one of the best databases for academic journals for benchmarks and other scholarly research projects. IMPORTANT: CLICK "SELECT ALL" AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN BEFORE CLICKING "CONTINUE." MLA Citations in all EBSCO databases are in the updated MLA8 format.

sciScience Reference Center:

 An EBSCO database featuring reliable information on life sciences, physical sciences, math, and technology, including over 200 science periodicals, 275,000 images, 2,900 biographies, and 500 science videos. Great place to research for the Change Project and for Science classes at all levels.

historyHistory Reference Center:

 An EBSCO database for both American history (both U.S. and Gov. classes) and world history. Includes 640,000 articles from peer-reviewed academic journals, 74,000 primary source documents, 81,000 biographies, 2,000 full-text reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, and 44,000 images and over 80 hours of video.

exploraExplora for High Schools

An EBSCO database designed for high school students and educators, this is a user-friendly way to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework. Does NOT include EBSCO's academic journal database. Not ideal for QUEST.

Explora Advanced:

Like Explora, user-friendly interface, but with academic journals.

Britannica® School is the go-to site for research — the core of any inquiry learning model — offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate encyclopedias (Elementary, Middle School, and High School).
Username:  fusd       Password:   #Fremont2021 
Library of Congress site for student research
IPL:  Internet Public Library:   (Note: This site is no longer being maintained, but most of the links still work!)
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