Librarians do a lot of research. In the olden days, librarians had to search through reference books (yes, we still use them occasionally) to find answers to questions like:
- What is Woody Allen's real name?
- What are the symptoms of lupus?
- What is the exact longitude for Petaluma, California?
- Where can I find an old map of Little Rock, Arkansas?
The Librarian Secret for today is: Who2?
This Web site contains over 3,000 biographies of famous people, including real and fictional characters as well as some famous animals. The site is easy to use and provides a search box and alphabetical index. You can also search by birth year, categories (actor, chess player, political figure, etc.), birth place and various other features. Do a search for Woody Allen, and you will find out his real name is Allen Stewart Konigsberg!
I hope you will try this site the next time you need some quick facts about a famous person.