Have a student doing a biography report? Or are you just looking to learn about notable people, past and present? Find biographical information through the library’s website by using Biography in Context. All the articles are reprinted from reference books, magazines and newspapers, and other print sources - a wider range of resources than you can find in a Google search!
To access Biography in Context, start at chandlerlibrary.org and hover your mouse over the purple Research & Learning tab. Then click A-Z List of Resources and scroll down to choose Biography in Context. You’ll need your library card and PIN if you’re signing in from home. Browse through the people on the main page, or enter a name in the search box at the top. You can also use the Advanced Person Search to find people by time period, occupation, ethnicity and more. Articles will indicate what print publication they originally appeared in. Look for “Citation Tools” in the right sidebar to find out how to list articles on a bibliography or works cited page.
Can’t make it in to the library to get a card? We now offer eCards that allow access to our online resources, including Biography in Context! If you’re a Maricopa County resident, you can fill out the online form to register for your eCard. See more at our Get a Library Card page. eCard users can come in to the library at any time to upgrade to a full-access card that allows checkout of books and other physical materials.