World History II – Leadership Research Project

Here are some materials that will help you with your project.

Profile 2020

Research Databases

Research hint: develop a list of search terms and use the Advanced Search feature in databases to search for your person by subject combined with one of your search terms.

If you are off campus, click here and sign in to access database passwords.

Biography In Context - A constantly updated resource of biographies of notable people from around the world.

Encycolopedia Britannica A general online encyclopedia.

Ebsco - Database for all research with an emphasis on academic journals.

World History in Context - History database covering all time periods.

SIRS (Social Issues) - Book, periodical and primary sources.

Great Lives from History Online Database - Historical and current biographies.

Times Topics - Each topic page collects all the news, reference and archival information, photos, graphics, audio and video files published on topics ranging from A M Castle & Company to Zyuganov, Gennadi A. This archive of New York Times articles is available without charge on articles going back to 1981. 


Destiny Book Catalog

Use the catalog to find books.  Look in the index or table of contents to find information about your subject that may relate to your topic.

When searching for an author or subject: Last Name, First Name

Reference Books

Speeches in World History by Suzanne McIntire (available in the library and online through Google Books)

Lend me your Ears: Great speeches (R 808.85 LEN)

Subject Encyclopedias  -  Look up the country, event, or the subject

Internet Sources

Wilsey Library Internet Resources - this page has internet resources that may be helpful. Look under News and Information Sources at the bottom of the page and click on the link to NPR. Try searching for your person on this site.

World Leaders- CIA

Historic Figures from the BBC 

History Channel audio and video clips of speeches etc.


Citing Sources

Purdue Owl - Purdue University Citation Resource


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