St. Ignatius

Inspiring Lives


Use the Destiny Catalog to find books for individuals or topics for your assignment.


Reference Books

We have multiple biographical sets that will provide a 2-4 page overview of the subject's life highlights


Current Biography   R 920 C9762  (must use cumulated index, because set is arranged by years)

Great Lives From History   R 920 GRE TWE - This set is arranged by specific areas, these are particularly useful for your project:

  • American Women Series
  • Twentieth Century Series
  • American Series

Encyclopedia of World Biography  R 920.003 WOR

American National Biography  R 920.073 AME  (Americans who have died prior to 1996)


Research Databases

Salem History (Great Lives from History) worldwide coverage of important people & events

Encyclopedia Britannica general encyclopedia, websites, magazines, primary sources, video clips

  • search for Doctors without Borders

  • For any Encyclopedia Britannica search check out the links at the bottom of the article.


Hints for Web Searching

Type the name of your person in the google search box, and then type in site: edu

Example:  Eleanor of Aquitane site: edu

You will get only relevant and useful educational websites without wikipedia as a top result.  Try it!


Citing Sources

Wilsey Library citing sources website