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Finding Biographies at your Library

Books about individuals are placed in the Dewey numbers with other material on that subject. If you are looking for material on a specific person, search in the catalogue by subject, using the individual's name.

Some examples of individual biography are:

  • 610-619:  Biographies of people in the medical sciences
  • eg. 616.462 Ban:   Dr. Frederick Banting)
  • 780-789:  Biographies of musicians and composers
  • eg. 780.92 Bee:  Beethoven
    eg. 781. 66 Rol:   The Rolling Stones


Websites

Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
Includes biographies of persons who died between 1000 and 1930. This includes Canadians and other people who played a role in Canadian affairs e.g. British officials serving in Canada.

heroines.ca : a Guide to Women in Canadian History
Includes individual and some group biographies of Canadian women in all fields of endeavour, as well as covering topics such as stamps, statues, historic sites, 'This month in Herstory' (significant dates), films and videos, etc.