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Online Resources - Biography

Biographies of both past and contemporary figures in history, science, entertainment, politics, and more are found in these databases.

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Reference Librarian

Patty Crane

Reference Desk Telephone

417-624-5465

Reference Databases

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Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Biography in Context
Learn about the challenges, motivations, successes, and failures of more than 500,000 of history's most notable people. Biographies are from authoritative sources and some include multimedia.
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Connect via computers inside Joplin Public Library Ebsco eBook Collection
Change the description to: eBooks are digital editions of 50,000+ printed books for all ages including many fiction, general interest, reference, technical, and how-to titles. They can be viewed on any device connected to the Internet or dowloaded to a computer or device. Titles in the Sharpe Global History & Culture collection are now accessed here. To use eBooks from a device outside the library you must have a Joplin Public Library card. See Reference Staff.​
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Gale Virtual Reference Library
Full digital access to over 700 nonfiction ebooks covering a variety of subjects including biographies, health, science, business plans, authors, and much more.
Connect from computers outside Joplin Public Library. Connect from computers inside Joplin Public Library. Salem Press Online
Digital access to the full content of the Health, History, Science, and Literature Salem Press titles owned by the library. Titles include Magill's Encyclopedia of ​Medicine, Great Events, Great Lives, and Defining Documents of History, the Solar System, Masterplots and many more.