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On the Shelf

  • At RJ, Biographies are mixed in with other subjects. For example, the biography of a president is located in the American history area.
  • Biographies have the name of the subject capitalized on the call number. For example, the biography Barack Obama, has the call number 973.931 OBAMA Dev
  • You can search for a President by simply entering his last name as a key word search. The biography may be a section or chapter within a collection of biographies.



Database Passwords for HOME use HERE or on sticker available from library.


  • Go to the President's Library. Search for Presidential Library preceded by the President's full name, for example: William Clinton Presidential Library. Remember that the material at these websites is not bias free; they are portraying the president in a positive light.
  • The White House: The Presidents The official government site for the sitting president is This site also has biographical information about each past president.
Good general source.

Evaluation Tools, Citation Tools & Database Passwords

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Basic evaluation form Citing: When and Why For Home Use
Advanced evaluation form . . . . . . . . . . . . Citation examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to use Easybib