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Reference Nonfiction Books Databases
Gather information from specialized sources
Helpful Hint: remember to look up your person by their last name
Here are some books that might be helpful in finding more information on your topic.
Encyclopedia of World Biography REF 920 ENC
Current Biography REF 920 CUR
Contemporary Black Biography REF 920 CON
Dictionary of American Biography REF 920 DIC
REF 800s Writers
Great World Writers REF 809.04 GRE
Great American Writers REF 810.9 GRE
Cyclopedia of Young Adult Authors REF 810.9 CYC
REF 700’s Artists, Musicians, Entertainers, Sports Figures
Biographical Encyclopedia of Artists REF 709.2 BIO
Performing Artists REF 792.028
Notable Sports Figures REF 796.0
REF 500’s Scientists
Dictionary of Scientific Biography REF 509.22 DIC
REF 300’s Social Scientists, Criminals
Notorious Lives REF 364.1092 GRE
Locating a BOOK
Look up your topic in the Online Catalog
a. Click on the Webcat catalog (grey box with red cat)
b. Change library from All to Hazelwood Central High School
c. Enter your topic in the search bar
d. Click on Search Everything
Helpful Hint: spelling counts. If you didn’t have success, check your spelling!
Write down the entire call number for the books that you think you will need.
For Example: 92 LINCOLN
Follow the Dewey decimal numbers on the shelves (they are in counting order) to find your books.
Helpful Hint: Once you find the book, scan the other books on the shelf to see if there is something else
that might be helpful.
Using the Electronic Databases
1. Sign up at the desk
Magic Question: May I please use the Internet?
2. Go to the assigned computer
You are responsible for that computer until you sign off of the computer at the desk!!
3. Click on Biography Resource Center
Hint: Once you have done a search, tabs along the top of the results page allow you to choose among
several types of sources. Click on these to see results from one specific type of source.
PRINTING-CLICK ON THE PRINT ICON ON THE UPPER LEFT HAND CORNER BEFORE PRINTING THEN CLICK ON FILE AND CHOSE PRINT. DO NOT CHANGE PRINTERS!! The computer will automatically print to the correct printer.
Hint: Red light blinking?? Grab some more paper on the front counter.