To get started, think about people you admire who are:
To choose a person:
The library has a wide variety of resources that include biographical information.
If the individual's profession or area of knowledge is known, use the Library of Congress system or the catalog to find the call number for that area of the Reference Collection. Reference sources often include biographical information.
To find reference books in the catalog:
To find a whole book about a person search the name with the word "biography":
To find books with a section or chapter on Jefferson, try:
General databases such as Academic Search Premier may include biographical information.
After reading biographical information in a reference source, use keywords from those articles in database searches. It may be necessary to also use "biography" in the search.
Specialized databases relating to the individual's profession may include information about his/her life, career, and significance.