St. Ignatius

Modern World History: Leadership Research Project

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

Grad at Grad: 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.

Click HERE to login for passwords if you are working off campus.

Biography in Context: History database covering biographies across time periods.

World History in Context: Database with a focus on world history. 

Britannica Biographies: Simple biographies on a wide variety of people.


How to . . .

Create parenthetical citations.

Use Padlet to organize your information.

Create a Works Cited page in Google Docs on an iPad.



Our library's book catalog.

If we don't have a book that works for you, please check out the San Francisco Public Library's catalog.

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 sometimes it is helpful (especially in an index, bibliography, or works cited, to search by Last Name, First Name.


Internet Sources

Library of Congress

Historic Figures from the BBC Everyone has free access from school to Use your SFPL account to access it from home.



Citing Sources

Citation Builder's free, easy-to-use citation machine.