HANDOUT FOR ESL 150 -- Instructor: Nicki Harlow
Library's Web Page: http://www.ccsf.edu/Library
Library's Online Catalog: http://diego.ccsf.edu
Library's Databases: http://www.ccsf.edu/Library/period.htm
Books: CityCat (http://diego.ccsf.edu) is the online catalog of the City College of San Francisco libraries. Biographies of individuals can be found by performing a subject search on the individual's name. When doing a subject search on a person, remember to enter the last name first: kohl, herbert
To search for biographical material by profession try a keyword search combining the profession and the word biography: psychologists biography; teachers biography; nurses biography; computer scientists biography; presidents biography. Tip: use the plural form for the profession (psychologists).
Current biography yearbook. REF CT100.C8 This book has an index to professions.
American national biography. REF CT213.A68 1999. Has an index by occupation.
Notable twentieth-century scientists. REF Q141 .N73 1995.
Contemporary Authors. REF PN771.C6
Biographical Dictionary of Psychology. REF BF109.A1 B56 1997
Encyclopedia of Psychology. REF BF31.E52 2000
The social science encyclopedia. REF H41.S63 1996
Contemporary Architects. REF NA680.C625
Contemporary Artists. REF N6490.C657
Encyclopedia of American Education. REF LB17.U54
West's Encylopedia of American Law. REF KF154.W47
American Library Association: Biography Resources
Internet Public Library Biographies
CCSF Databases (you will need the bar code number on your student ID):
Discovering Collection http://www.ccsf.edu/Library/period.htm
Contemporary Authors http://www.ccsf.edu/Library/period.htm
Student Resource Center http://www.ccsf.edu/Library/period.htm
GOOGLE TIPS: to limit your search to .edu web sites add site:edu
Example: "jean piaget" biography site:edu
Note: it sometimes helps to put quotation marks around the name.