Biographies in GALILEO

Need biographical information for your students? GALILEO includes many resources that provide just that.

Encyclopædia Britannica includes articles about important figures, including presidents from Washington to Obama; artists, such as Michelangelo and Jackson Pollock; entertainers including Bob Hope and Justin Beiber; athletes from Hank Aaron to Shaun White; scientists from Sir Isaac Newton to Stephen Hawking; and more. From Aristotle to Tupac Shakur, you’ll find famous people from all time periods and all walks of life.

Book Collection: Nonfiction offers book chapters covering famous figures, including Alexander the Great, Nelson Mandela, Mary Wollstonecraft, Bill Gates, and so many more. Just search for the person by name or search for biography to see all the different people you can find in this database.

For author biographies, check out Literary Reference Center, which includes over 200,000 author biographies. Choose the Browse Authors option from the main page or just search for the author by name. NoveList and NoveList K-8 include very brief information about authors with links to their works and appeal terms to describe their tone and writing style. Just search for the author by name or choose the Authors option from the navigation bar at the top of the screen. If you are looking for Georgia authors, sources mentioned in our post about Finding Georgia Authors in GALILEO, such as the New Georgia Encyclopedia and Digital Library of Georgia, provide biographical information and historical images.

Oxford Art Online includes a Biographies link at the top of the page to information about artists from a wide range of styles and periods.

You can find these resources and more in the Browse by Type > Biographies section in GALILEO High School and or the By Type > People section in GALILEO Teen.

As always, if you have questions or comments, please Contact Us.

Courtney McGough
GALILEO Support Services
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

Article and search links may not work off site. Click the database name first for access.

Express Links for Databases Mentioned in this Post:

Encyclopædia Britannica School Edition

Encyclopædia Britannica High School

Compton’s by Britannica (for middle school)

Britannica Elementary

Book Collection: Nonfiction

Literary Reference Center


NoveList K-8

New Georgia Encyclopedia

Digital Library of Georgia

Oxford Art Online

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