You will be doing research on a person. There are a number of resources available specifically for biographical research.
1. World Book online is a great place to start first for background information. (Username: gvsdwb Password: gvsdwb).
2. PebbleGo is also a great place to start first for background information.
3. Non-fiction books: Always check to see if there is a biography book on the library's shelves. The call number is 921 and then the last name of the famous person. Sometimes a information on a famous person can also be found in a collective biography book ( the call number is 920)
4. Three online resources for biographies that you might want to try:
www.biography.com(use biography search section)