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Resources for researchers in history.

Specialized BIOGRAPHICAL resources ONLINE

 

  • Dictionary of Canadian biography
    Accounts in English and French of people who played an important role in the formation of what is now Canada and who died between the years 1000 and 1930 or whose last known date of activity falls within these years. English only also available in print
  • Oxford dictionary of national biography
    People who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2004. RSS feed (Lives of the week, day by day) available). Also available in print--See next box.

 

Specialized BIOGRAPHICAL resources onsite in PRINT

IN LIBRARY USE ONLY.

 

  • American national biography
    Call Number: Ref E 176 D563 1999
    25 volumes including people whose lives or careers influenced the course of United States history, from the earliest times to 1996.
  • Dictionary of American biography
    Call Number: Ref E 176 D563
    19 volumes, issued from 1928-1958, including only people who have been United States residents.
  • Dictionary of Canadian biography
    Call Number: Ref F 1005 D49
    15 volumes of accounts in English of people who played an important role in the formation of what is now Canada and who died between the years 1000 and 1930 or whose last known date of activity falls within these years. English and French also available online--See box above.
  • Dictionary of national biography
    Call Number: Ref DA 28 D48
    32 volumes including people who shaped the history of the British Isles and Colonies from the earliest times to the year 1990.
  • Oxford dictionary of national biography
    Call Number: Ref DA 28 O95 2004
    60 volumes including people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2004. Also available online--See box above.
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