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.

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



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 

History Channel audio and video clips of speeches etc. All content is freely available while on campus. There is no way to log on to our subscription while off campus.


Citing Sources

Purdue Owl Purdue University MLA Citation Resource Page