Resources
Encyclopedia Britannica  is a great place to begin any new project. Be sure to click on the periodical and web links related to your search. 
History Reference Center has a lot of great biographical information for important historical people.
Middle Search Plus  is a wonderful database ... try it!
Gale eBooks  there are many biographies here as well.
 
 
 
Tools
EasyBib will help you generate your citations (for a Works Cited or Bibliography page) perfectly, in MLA format. Give it a try!