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SweetSearch Biographies launches

SweetSearch just launched a biography product and it looks especially sweet in these tight database times. 

SweetSearch Biographies currently lists more than 1,000 people and allows searchers to filter by nationality, gender, and profession. Very nice for teachers looking for lists of individuals to explore for projects or for students exploring their own specific interests. 

Names link to SweetSearch profiles on findingDulcinea or the SweetSearch results for that individual.  New profiles will be added each week.

Mark Moran, founder and CEO of Dulcinea Media shares:

The most useful aspect for students is our category filters, which help the user filter names through up to three categories.  Click on African Americans to see a list of all people in this category; then sub-filter by Activists, then by Women, and you get our list of profiles that fit all three categories.

The profiles are very student-friendly and link students to the writers’ sources, which include: New York Times obituaries; Los Angeles Times, and a variety of online news magazines; university and library archives; YouTube videos, and much more.

Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza


  1. Joyce, Thank you for more great information! I have a teacher who is never quite happy with the selection of biographies in the library. SweetSearch Biographies will be just the thing for her! I really liked Today’s Features and On This Day. I’m also excited to explore findingEducation. Again, thank you.

  2. Joyce, I’d also like to thank you for showing us this tool that will diversify the people our students write about. Jackie and Rosa are noble figures, but they should not be the subject of 95% of the biographies students write for Black History Month – there are so many more inspiring figures, and this tool lists and provides great info on nearly 100 of them.

  3. Thanks, Joyce. I love your great suggestions. Our 9th grade students always do research on a famous person for English class. This will be a big help with that!

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