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
Biographies of notable Canadians, with suggestions for further reading.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Biographies of significant British individuals, with suggestions for further reading.
American National Biography
Biographies of important Americans, with suggestions for further reading.
General or multidisciplinary biographies
Encyclopedia of World Biography
Biographies of important individuals from around the world, with suggestions for further reading.
Who's Who in the Twentieth Century
Biographies of important figures from the twentieth century.
Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online
Profiles of more than 143,000 authors, with biographical information and critical interpretation of their work.