This site contains over 30,000 biographies of historical and contemporary figures. Search by name or one of the categories (business leaders, sports, presidents, world leaders, people in the news). Information varies from minimal to detailed.
Ongoing project at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta to illustrate the numerous achievements of women in the field of mathematics.
This free web site is a good source of basic facts concerning a particular individual. It offers information on more than 28,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day.
This is the site of A & E's biography television series; includes the searchable text of 25,000 entries from The Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia.
An ongoing project to put the biographies of the founding fathers on the Web. These are divided into three categories: Signers of the Declaration, Articles of Confederation and the U.S. Constitution.
Profiles of African men and women who have contributed to the advancement of science and engineering. Indexed by people and profession.
This helpful site provides bibliographic information for each author.
World LiteratureOpen Directory Project - World Literature
This site provides links to the literature of the world by country.
An annotated guide to scholarly Shakespeare resources on the Internet. Scroll down to section #2 for Shakespeare timeline hyperlink to learn the key events of Shakespeare's life and world along with related documentary evidence.
Explores 19th Century paintings, criticism, and productions of Shakespeare's plays and their influences on one another.
Simply choose any topic that you would like extra practice in and double-click on that topic. Topics include word parts, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, easily confused words and vocabulary in real life.
Practice testing yourself on your knowledge of English Grammar here.
Improve your spelling and vocabulary by working crossword puzzles.
Great site for cyber-journalism. Updated weekly. Selections include technology, business, law, ethics, educaiton, the future of the news, world reports, site reviews and an archive.
Magazine site which serves as "watchdog of the press in all its forms, from newspapers and magazines to radio, television, and cable to the wire services and the Web." Offers "a mix of reporting, analysis, criticism and commentary." Includes selected current and archival articles; a guide to what the major media companies own, the Media Finder, listing newspapers, magazines and TV stations; the Language Corner collection of grammatical blunders; and Resource Guides.
News covering Africa, Middle East, the Americas, Asia, the Pacific and Europe.