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Background Reference Sources: Biographical Sources

Use biographical sources to find information about a specific person or about a particular group of people - for example, Canadian writers or female scientists.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography  

Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Biographies of notable Canadians, with suggestions for further reading.

 Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Biographies of significant British individuals, with suggestions for further reading.

 American National Biography

American National Biography

Biographies of important Americans, with suggestions for further reading.

Encyclopedia of World Biography

Biographies of important individuals from around the world, with suggestions for further reading.

 Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

Biographies of important figures from the twentieth century.

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online

Profiles of more than 143,000 authors, with biographical information and critical interpretation of their work.

This is just a small sample of the hundreds of print and online biographical sources available at SFU Libraries. To find more, enter your topic in the search box or try a keyword search for biograph* + your topic in the Library Catalogue.