United States Heroes - Biographies - Images - Quotes

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Biographies

RJHS database, available here or from the Database page.
Includes biographies, primary documents, quotes
Searches all relevant databases for your topic.
Use a keyword search. As you begin typing it will suggest topics which may be helpful.
First result often is a Research Starter which will provide a good overview of the topic.
Use limiters, found on the left side of the results page, to narrow your search. An especially helpful limiter is Subject. Be sure to use the Show More link to access all the subject limiters.
Use Advanced Search. Search your big topic and a subtopic and consider using ‘’’title’’’ or subject terms in the drop down menu to the right of the search box. This will limit your hits to the most relevant articles immediately.
Official White House biographies
Includes cabinet, election results, appointees, biographies, etc.
Simply search by name: Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, etc.
Internet Library Special Collection of Web resources
Excerpts from books, professional documents.
Sometimes links directly to JSTOR - a Regis Jesuit database of scholarly resources.
  • Presidents on the Web
Search for "President's Name Library" This will often return the official presidential library for that president. Caution. It may not be the first item returned. Scan the results carefully.
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Images

Original photos, maps, documents and letters.
Choose ADVANCED SEARCH: Select Usage Rights Return images that are LABELED FOR REUSE

Writing and Speeches

Original documents, letters and speeches
Includes biographies, primary documents, quotes
Select from several Quotation dictionaries
Excerpts from books, professional documents.
May be a source for quotations.
Sometimes links directly to JSTOR - a Regis Jesuit database of scholarly resources.

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