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Biographical Resrouces
Biographical Dictionary - Established in 1997, the dictionary covers more than 33,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day; searchable by birth and death dates, positions held, professions, literary and artistic works, achievements & other keywords.
Biographical Directory of the US Congress, 1774-Present - Searchable by any of the following criteria: name, position, state, party, year(s).
Biographies from Gale Cengage Learning - Hispanic Heritage, Black History, Poets, Women's History from Gale Free Resources.
Biography in Context - Both current and historic people from all eras and fields of endeavor; search by name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender. Includes extensive biographical essays, as well as current periodical articles and selected website links. 
Biography.com - Sponsored by A&E television network.
Christian Biography - Many links and biographical resources--sponsored by Precepts Ministries International.
Christian Biography Resources - Includes 40+ prominent Christians from past and present times, plus links to more biographical resources including The Cyber Hymnal: Biographies, Christian Hall of Fame, Echoes from Glory, Sword of the Lord Preacher
Christian Biography Resources: Hymn Writers, Composers and Their Hymns
Christian Biography Resources: Missionary Biographies
Distinguished Women - Biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways-- writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers, and others.
Invention Dimension - Inventors and Inventions
Wealth of inventor and invention resources, including inventor profiles, games, activities and patent guidelines.
NASA Astronaut Biographies - Information on current and past NASA astronauts.
Women Mathematicians - Biographies and pictures of women who have influenced mathematics. 
 
English, Literature, and Poetry
American Library Association/Intellectual Freedom/Banned Books -
Bartleby Library - Publishes the classics of literature, nonfiction, and reference free of charge for the home and classroom; includes Bartlett's Familiar Quotations.
Books A to Z: Publishing Resources - BooksAtoZ provides all the tools and services necessary to publish a book, from one copy to millions.
Books Online - free books on the web; edited by John Mark Ockerbloom, a digital library planner and researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. He is solely responsible for the content of the site.
Gale Virtual Reference Library: Selected e-Books - full texts of sets of reference material
Life in Elizabethan England - Includes Life in Elizabethan England: A Compendium of Common Knowledge 1558-1603: More than 88 pages of insight into everyday life in Tudor England - food, occupations, games, pastimes, religion, fashion, manners, attitudes, and education in the time of Queen Elizabeth I and Shakespeare. 
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (GALE)Great source for speeches and debates; one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues...features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, plus links to selected websites.
Poetry: Academy of American PoetsThe Academy is a nonprofit organization with a mission to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry. Poets.org is one of several programs presented by the Academy of American Poets; search for poems and/or poets.
Poetry: American Verse ProjectAmerican Poetry prior to 1920.
Poetry: Modern American PoetryAn online journal and multimedia companion to Anthology of Modern American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2000).
Poetry: PoemHunterPoets and poems searchable by author, title or subject; lyrics, quotations and music; ability to submit original poems.
Poetry: Poetry FoundationContains a searchable archive of poems, authors etc. utilizing Poetry Tool. Sponsored by the publisher of Poetry magazine.
Poetry: Representative Poetry Online - University of Toronto - Representative Poetry Online, version 3.0, includes 3,162 English poems by 500 poets from Caedmon, in the Old English period, to the work of living poets today. It is based on the book Representative Poetry.
Project Gutenbergfree books online; browse by Author, Title, Language or Recently Posted.
Read Write Think ReadWriteThink is a partnership between the International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and the Verizon Foundation. NCTE and IRA are working together to provide educators and students with access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction through free, Internet-based content.
Shakespeare: Absolute ShakespeareThe essential resource for William Shakespeare's plays, sonnets, poems, quotes, biography and the legendary Globe Theatre.
Sherlockian.netEverything to know about Sherlock Holmes-- site is maintained by Chris Redmond, author of A Sherlock Holmes Handbook and other Sherlockian books.
YA Literature: Reading Rants!Out of the ordinary teen booklists.
YA Literature: Teen InkBook reviews written by teens.
YA Literature: Teen Reads - YA AuthorsTeens info and features about favorite YA authors, books, series and characters; contains in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, literary games and contests, and the Ultimate Teen Read List with 250+ of the most popular "teen reads"...This is THE place online for teens to talk about their favorite books...and find the hottest new titles!
YA Literature: YA Literature Series Compilation of popular, young adult series fiction by author and series title from Bettendorf, IA Public Library Teens' Page.
YA Literature: YABooksCentral Information on young adult books; includes book reviews, author interviews & bios, press releases, industry news, and much more on both children's and YA books.  intellectual freedom/Banned Books Week (September) information.
 
Public/Academic Libraries
Cleveland Public Library: CLEVNET ConsortiumThe CLEVNET consortium began in 1982 when the Cleveland Hts-University Hts Library asked to share in the benefits of Cleveland Public Library's automation system. Since that time CLEVNET has grown to include 30 library systems in 9 counties throughout Northern Ohio. CLEVNET also provides the professionally-chosen online resources of CLEVNET Premium to member library patrons.
Cuyahoga County Public LibraryThe largest library network in Northeast Ohio, the Cuyahoga County Public Library has 28 branches.
OPLIN (Ohio Public Library Information Network) - Ohio Public Library Information Network's mission is to ensure that all Ohio residents have fast, free public Internet access throughout the state, as well as the use of high-quality research databases not freely available on the World Wide Web--includes WILSON'S BIOGRAPHIES PLUS ILLUSTRATED, NOVELIST and many more. To access the databases user must enter zip code and/or library card ID number. 
Rocky River Public Library - Lutheran West maintains a working relationship with the Rocky River Public Library 
 
Research Paper Resources 
Documentation: APA Style Guidelines - Excerpted from the APA Style Guide to Electronic References
Documentation: MLA Style Guidelines - Official Modern Language Association (MLA) website.
Easy Bib - Log in or register a new account; check your paper for bibliographical correctness, plagarism, citations.
 
Speech Resources
Christian Spotlight on Entertainment - A ministry of ChristianAnswers.net.
ChristianityToday.com: Movies - An award-winning website devoted to film reviews, interviews and commentary, all written from a Biblical perspective. 
Film History: The Greatest Films - An award-winning, unique resource since 1996 for classic film buffs and all who are interested in films. Includes interpretive and detailed plot synopses, review commentary, an unparalleled wealth of film reference material, and historical background and descriptions for hundreds of classic Hollywood/American and other English-language films in the last century.
Headline Spot - Top news by media, region, subject, opinion polls.
Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society (NCEMC) -  Contains events, court cases, articles/essays & primary documents on current issues relating to society, including gender/ethnicity; criminal justice; government/law/politics; environment; science/technology.
Points of View Reference Center (EBSCO) - Articles supporting pro and con sides of current issues. Helps you develop arguments to support your position, develop arguments. Choose Points of View Reference Center on Home Page
Speeches: American Rhetoric - Database of and index to 5000+ full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two--included are the full text, audio, and video database of the 100 most significant American political speeches of the 20th century; 200+ short audio and video clips illustrating stylistic figures of speech ranging from alliteration to synecdoche. Clips are taken from speeches, movies, sermons, and sensational media events and delivered by politicians, actors, preachers, athletes, and other notable personalities.
Speeches: Gifts of Speech - Women's speeches from around the world.
Speeches: History and Politics - Searchable multimedia database documenting and delivering authoritative audio relevant to American history and politics.
Speeches: History Channel (Video Gallery)Background & audio of the 20th century's most famous speeches from all walks of life. An award-winning website devoted to film reviews, interviews and commentary, all written from a biblical perspective. 
Noodletools.com - Research Tools 
Research and Writing Process: Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL) - Writing and teaching writing, research , grammar and mechanics, style guides; sponsored by Purdue University.
Research and Writing Process: Research Paper Topics - Links to sites that contain a variety of research paper topics; compiled by the University Library at CA State University, Long Beach.
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