Common reference questions:• Where were they born?• How old are they?• How many times were they married?• How many children do they have?• and so many more...Answering questions aboutwell-known people
Explore the biographical resources on the backtables. Label the type(s) on your handout.Biographical ResourcesHUNT!
Discussiontitle type of biographical resourceBarack Obama: The StoryBefore They Were Famous: How SevenArtists Got Their StartBlack Pioneers of Science and InventionMarilyn Monroe: The Final YearsMore than Petticoats: Remarkable IllinoisWomenThe New Biographical Dictionary of FilmRemember Me When I’m GoneTales of Famous AmericansWomen Building Chicago: 1790-1990
Disclaimer*note: all resources used in this assignment arecirculating (via Oak Park Public Library).Many high-quality biographical resources arestored in the Reference section, some ofwhich might be the most appropriateresources to use when helping a patron witha query about a well-known person.
DeweyBiographical Resources can be found in these DDCdesignations:• 920-928 Biography (shelved alphabetically by subjectslast name)
Evaluating biographicalresources• scope• accuracy• length of entry• criteria for inclusion• audience• authority• frequency of updates• photo• references for further reading
Top 10 BiographicalResources &Recommended FreeWebsiteshandout with links available on our 704dom.edu/mydu coursepage.