Provides "descriptions, with addresses, about the life, honours, profession, leisure interests of approximately 11,000 notable living Canadians each year, selected for inclusion on the basis of merit and position".
Online access to 14 print volumes, all searchable by keyword and some by profession and geographic region. Print volumes published so far cover the time period from 1000 to 1920. Each entry has bibliographical references. An individual's biography appears in the volume which includes his/her death date. Early volumes include an historical overview.
"With more than 1600 biographical sketches, the Dictionary covers over 300 years of Manitobans and Manitoba history". Personalities included are from the fields of politics, the arts, sports, commerce, agriculture and social life.
Dictionary of Newfoundland and Labrador Biography REF FC2155.D52 1990
Lists biographical information about 1,500 individuals who have influenced Newfoundland and Labrador history since 1497.
Macmillan Dictionary of Canadian Biography REF CT283.D52 1978
Provides sketches on prominent Canadians deceased before 1976.
The Dictionary of Canadian Biography documents persons who died between the years 1000 and 1930 (covering volumes 1-XV of the ongoing print version) or whose last known date of activity falls within these years.
From 1930 to 2000, there is limited biographical coverage.