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CPI.Q
For Canadian subjects.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography
For Canadian subjects who died before 1930.

Search for an author and see the biography section on the Author Page (includes journalists and essayists).

Select content type: Biographies.

For British subjects.

Includes the Who's Who books.

The following websites contain biographical information:

Print

For print material, search the library catalogue

Below are some suggested SUBJECT searches.  You may change the terms that are not bolded.

  • BIOGRAPHY--CANADA
  • BIOGRAPHY AS A LITERARY FORM
  • EINSTEIN, ALBERT--BIOGRAPHY
  • ECONOMISTS--BIOGRAPHY
  • ARTISTS--BIOGRAPHY
  • AUTHORS, AMERICAN--2OTH CENTURY--BIOGRAPHY
  • CANADA—BIOGRAPHY—DICTIONARIES
  • WOMEN--UNITED STATES--BIOGRAPHY

For autobiographies, use the person's name as a subject.  For example:

  • LAURENCE, MARGARET--BIOGRAPHY

Reference Materials

General and International Biography

Authors (Fiction and Non-Fiction)

Historical Biography

Women

Arts and Humanities

Social Sciences

Science and Engineering

Obituaries

Note: When a famous person dies, newspapers treat the event as a news story and you can find these by searching in our full-text newspaper databases.  Regular obituaries or death notice are considered paid advertisements and are therefore not included.

Autobiography / Nicknames / Eponyms / Pseudonyms