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Fingerprint Presidents Poster by Jason Pruett


Text Research- Reserves

Please check the reserve shelf for both reference books and for individual biographies on specific presidents; the individual books are alphabetically arranged on the shelf. Several series are available.

These books may be checked out after 2 PM on each school day and must be returned by 8 AM the next morning.

Reference Books

REF 973.09 PRE     The Presidents, a Reference History
                                            1 vol: Arranged chronologically by term . Gives overview, with
                                        highlights of presidential career in opening paragraph; look
                                        for a final section: Keywords = “Evaluated” , “Assesment”, 
                                        “Legacy” , etc.
REF 973.09 US       U.S. Presidents and Foreign Policy, from 1789 to
                                    the Present
                                    1 vol: Arranged chronologically by term . Gives overview,
                                          with highlights of presidential career in opening paragraph;
                                          see  final paragraph, “Legacy"




Search by name: gives overview of presidency. The resource Encyclopedia of World Biography is a good starting point


This database provides Reference material, Magazines, Newspapers, Primary Source, and Multimedia images


As above, Reference material, Magazines, etcNB: Articles from the resource Presidential Administration Profiles for Students includes administration analysis

Citation Tools

Quick Reference Websites

Click on the links below for additional credible information

Miller Center
2016, Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia
The University of Virginia’s Miller Center is a nonpartisan institute that seeks to expand understanding of the presidency, policy, and political history,  Look at: "Domestic Affairs", Foreign Affairs", "Impact and Legacy" sections.

POTUS: Presidents of the United States
2014, Robert S. Summers
Brief, largely statistical overview of U.S. presidents, with a list of notable events, primary source documents and links to other web-based biographies.

Selected Presidential Libraries, from Hoover through Obama.

The American Presidency Project, non-profit and non-partisan, is the leading source of presidential documents on the internet.  Our rapidly-growing collection is hosted at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Library of Congress Presidents of the United States Resource Guide, the presidential resource guides compile digital materials that are available throughout the Library’s Web site.  In addition, each resource guide provides links to external Web sites and a bibliography containing selected works for both a general audience and younger readers.

The White House 
The White House
A brief overview of U.S. presidents, with a focus on administrative accomplishments.

Timeline of US Presidentsfrom Scholastic

List of Presidential firstsfrom Wikipedia (be sure to reference the reference list for citation creation)


Do not use Google for research!