Monday, August 4, 2008

Olympians in the Spotlight

Beginning August 8, the opening night of the Beijing Games, the "Spotlight" on the homepage of Biography Resource Center will focus on Dara Torres, who is returning to the Games for a record-setting fifth time. In addition, there is a new category browse list of Summer Olympic Athletes from the past and present. This list is one click away in the "Top 5 Topic" box at the upper left of the Biography Resource Center homepage, and includes more than 90 athletes spanning sports and countries. More than a third of the listees are international. Athlete biographies will be updated as medals are recorded.

To access Biography Resource Center, click on Find Information > Search for Articles & More. Biography Resource Center is listed under Encylopedias & Reference. You'll need your Fauquier County Public Library card to log into the database, which is part of Find It Virginia.