People Who Make History
American National Biography American National Biography offers portraits of more than 17,400 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the nation. (Available in the library and for home use to City of La Crosse residents.)
Resources @ La Crosse Public Library
Funded by the city of La Crosse and available for home use to its residents
American National Biography American National Biography offers portraits of more than 17,400 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the nation.
New York Times Historical Includes all the articles from the New York Times beginning in 1851 and continuing through 2001, in PDF files that reproduce the article exactly as it appeared in the original newspaper. Requires Adobe Acrobat for viewing.
Funded by the State of Wisconsin and available to all Wisconsin residents
Britannica Online School Edition Thousand of biographical articles from brief to detailed. Each article is accompanied by links to select magazine articles, websites and primary sources.
History Reference Center Full-text from reference and nonfiction books, encyclopedias and history periodicals. Brief biographical articles, photos, maps and video.
Military & Government Collection Photos and primary source documents like speeches, letters and obituaries for prominent military, political and government figures.
Science Reference Center Use Advanced Search to look for biographical content on prominent figures in science, technology and mathematics.
Student Research Center Search for primary sources, photos, biographical articles and more. Best for more recent historical figures.