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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
616.462 Ban Dr. Frederick Banting
780-789 - Biographies of musicians and composers
780.92 Bee Beethoven
781. 66 Rol The Rolling Stones
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.