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History and Geography in the Library
You can find books on history and geography in the non-fiction books, under Dewey numbers 900-999.
Biographies can be found in 921, in alphabetical order by the name of the person
whom they are about.
The Library has the following magazines that feature true stories about people and places:
- Biography Today
- Current Biography
- Skipping Stones
- Time Machine
History and Geography on the Web
Here are a few sites to start with:
- Castles on the Web
- Great graphics, photos, history, tours, and a special children’s section will take you to castles all over the world.
- Great Lakes Shipwrecks
- Primarily intended for divers, this is a great introduction to shipwrecks of the Great Lakes. It includes clickable
maps and historical background.
- KIDPROJ Multi-Cultural Calendar
- Holidays around the world, often described by children who celebrate them.
- Lower East Side Tenement Museum
- Learn about the inhabitants of 97 Orchard Street, from 1870-1915.
National Parks is produced by the National Park Service and provides most of the
introductory information any report writer or would-be visitor might desire.
- White House
- See inside the White House without leaving your house!
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Women's History Resource Center 1999
- The Gale Group, publishers of many reference works, presents an educational and
entertaining resource for Women's History Month. Biographies of famous women, a timeline,
and a daily women's history quiz are the highlights.
- 10 Downing Street
- The home of the British Prime Minister, with biographies of the current and former Prime Ministers and of the members of the current government, and links
to cabinet web sites.