Famous Person

With netTrekker’s Famous Person Search, you can quickly and easily locate information about well-known people, including political leaders, athletes, scientists, artists, writers, and more. The Famous Person Search is one of the options accessible using the Search function. These options (Web, Image, Famous Person, and, for teachers and admins, Standards) are available both from the home page and from any Search Result page throughout netTrekker.

Locations of Famous Person Search

Enter the name of a famous person in the Search box with Famous Person selected. You may enter a complete name, like Abraham Lincoln, and receive a result with only that name represented. Or, you may enter any part of a person’s name, like Lincoln, and receive a result of all famous people with that as part of their names. Click on the name of your choice and receive a search result of web resources about that person. If the person’s name has a Timeline icon next to it, you can click the icon to access a timeline of events that occurred around the world during that person’s lifespan.

When you receive the list of famous people who match your search, you have an opportunity to access the Famous Person Finder by clicking of famous people who match a set of criteria you choose. You can:

Search by Name

This works the same way as Search > Famous People does. If you are looking for a specific famous person, you can enter the name in the Search box at the top of the page. The name you enter can be a full name, just a last name, or even just a first name. This will produce a list of Famous People who have that name.

Create a Famous Person List

Generate a list of famous people based on your own criteria. You can use any or all of the criteria types to filter your list. This type of Famous Person Search is useful if you want a list, for example, of 15th century mathematicians or 19th century American authors.

A. Use the blue Time Period sliders to choose a time span or specific date.

B. Place a check in each box that fits your requirements in the categories of Gender, Occupation/Profession, and/or Ethnic/Cultural Heritage. You may check more than one box in each category. You may also leave all boxes unchecked in a category.

Example of Creating a Famous Person List

C. Click to produce your list.

Example of Famous Person List Result

D. Once you have generated your list, you can click on a name to find resources about that person, click on the timeline icon () to access a timeline of an event which happened in the world when your person was alive or click to save your list of famous people to your portfolio.

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