Expertise Pathfinder

Try these websites to get up quality information for your topic.

 

1. Biographies:  For best results, type in LAST NAME, FIRST NAME

  •  The library subscribes to Wilson Web Biographies.

∑         click on WilsonWeb

∑         type in the password

∑         choose biography databases.

∑         Type in your person's name, last name first. Itís a great source of information.

 

 

BiographyWorld     http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/

   Fewer people, more depth. http://www.awesomestories.com/

    Great Links http://www.who2.com/

logo    Short Entries  http://www.s9.com/

POTUS: Presidents of the United States      http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/

 

 

2. Career Websites:

Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/

A U.S. Department of Labor publication, the handbook provides information on all types of careers including working conditions, training, earnings, and outlook. This is the first site to check for career information!

MyFuture.com : www.myfuture.com/

Offers details on many careers as well as a work interest quiz and a personality test

CareerShip : An online career exploration adventure

http://www.mappingyourfuture.org/planyourcareer/careership/index.cfm

 

3. College Websites:

These sites give you basic information on your school and will give you a link to the school's website for more information.

College Navigator      http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

 

    CollegeNet.com College Search

 

     http://www.collegeboard.com/student/csearch/index.html

 

4. Countries:

The library has an eBook Worldmark Encyclopedia of Nations. Use the school library password.

   http://recipes.wuzzle.org/

  CIA World Factbook or (Best)  US Department of State: Country Background Notes

 

BBC      BBC News: Country Profiles

 

Country Studies - Federal Research Division, Library of Congress     Very Detailed  Library of Congress Country Studies

Portals to the World: Links to Electronic Resources from Around the World selected by Library of Congress Subject Experts   Just Links   http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/portals.html

Atlapedia Globewww.atlapedia.com

 

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