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Resources for Black History Month

If you are researching biographical information for Black History Month, check out the database and Internet links below. All of these resources can be accessed from the Fort Bend County Libraries website. You will need a Fort Bend County library card or E-card.

Please look for the icons next to the database names and click on a proper icon:

in library
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DATABASES

Biography in Context (Gale) In LibraryRemote
To search biographies of African-Americans, click on “Browse People” and then select African-American from the “Choose a category” pull-down list. Not in Library: Enter your library barcode number to begin.

Lincoln Library Biography and History Collection In LibraryRemote
From “Biography for Beginners” to “Shapers of Society” and “World Biography,” the Lincoln Library provides information on multiple reading levels. Search by name, or browse topics such as “Civil Rights Leaders” and biographies categorized by occupations and eras. Not in Library: Enter your library barcode number to begin.

Salem HistoryIn LibraryRemote
Browse eBooks from Salem Press Publishers including Milestones Documents of American History, Milestone Documents of American Leaders, Great Athletes, Great Events from History and Great Lives from History. Not in Library: Enter your library barcode number to begin.

Student Research Center (EBSCO)In LibraryRemote
Use the clickable selections on the Student Research Center homepage to find results such as biographies, primary source documents, news, photos, film, and more. Use the Advanced Search feature to limit your search by topic and timeline. Not in Library: Enter your library barcode number to begin.

World Book Online Infofinder In LibraryRemote
Search World Book online, including a collection of more than10,000 biographical articles. To search for biographies of African-Americans in the Biography Center, select “US – African-American” under “Nationality and Ethnicity.” Not in Library: Enter your library barcode number to begin.

MORE DATABASES TO EXPLORE
You can find biographies of famous African-Americans who excelled in their chosen field in other databases on the Fort Bend County Library website. For example, to search for African-American authors, use:

  • Something about the Author In LibraryRemote
    Not in Library: Enter your library barcode number to begin.
  • Literature Research Center In LibraryRemote
    Not in Library: Enter your library barcode number to begin.
  • NoveList Plus’s Advanced Search In LibraryRemote
    Not in Library: Enter your library barcode number to begin.

Or, to search for African-American scientists, use:

  • Science in Context In LibraryRemote
    Not in Library: Enter your library barcode number to begin.
  • Science Online In LibraryRemote
    Not in Library: Enter your library barcode number to begin.
  • New Book of Popular Science In LibraryRemote
    Not in Library: Enter your library barcode number to begin.

LINKS FOR YOUTH & TEENS

Internet Public Library Youth Pages 
Kids can safely search the Internet. From there, you can link to great free websites, including “African American World,”

WNET New York’s Guide to African-American history and culture



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