Written by Jon Ritterbush, Electronic Resources Librarian
January 15 marks the official birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist minister and civil rights leader dedicated to nonviolence, and the recipient of the 1964 Nobel Prize for Peace.
Library databases offer several online biographies covering the life and works of Dr. King:
- Biography Reference Bank – provides online biographies and lists of additional works by or about Dr. King.
- American National Biography Online
- Credo Reference
A number of books, e-books, government documents, and curriculum materials about Dr. King are also listed in the Enhanced Catalog by searching “Martin Luther King, Jr”. For example:
Adler, D. A., & Adler, D. A. (1989). A picture book of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1st ed.). New York: Holiday House. In Curriculum Collection (Lower Level), Call #: + E185.97.K5 A63 1989
African American leaders of the 20th century [videorecording]. (2002). Huntsville, TX: Seth Conway Productions. In Curriculum Collection (Lower Level), Call #: DVD 462
Corporation for National and Community Service (U.S.). (2006). Now is the time: Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service : make it a day on, not a day off. Washington, D.C: Corporation for National and Community Service. Online and in Government Documents (2nd Level), Call #: Gov Doc Y 3.N 21/29:2 N 86
Howard-Pitney, D. (2004). Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and the civil rights struggle of the 1950s and 1960s: A brief history with documents. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s. In Book Collection, Call #: E185.61 .H85 2004
Jackson, T., & NetLibrary, Inc. (2008). Becoming King Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Making of a National Leader. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky. An e-book accessible via NetLibrary.
Rieder, J., & NetLibrary, Inc. (2008). The Word of the Lord Is Upon Me the Righteous Performance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. An e-book accessible via NetLibrary.