Monday, October 31, 2011
Alabama Virtual Library: Biography Reference Bank
One of the most useful AVL resources for students is the Biography Reference Bank. They can search for the names of historically significant or famous individuals related to a learning activity (each grade's social studies course of study is chock full of "famous people"), and can also perform as advanced or as basic a search as their needs and abilities require. Older students can define search parameters such as a person's year of birth, place of origin, date of death, and even the person's profession or activity of merit. These advanced search options provide students with experience in utilizing unique reference sources.
There are "Featured Biographies" each day that students can peruse to discover more unique, significant, and interesting people as well.