Consult biographical dictionaries to get brief information about people, dates and events. For more sources, see Biographical Resources.
American Political Scientists: a Dictionary REF JA61.A525 1993
Blackwell Biographical Dictionary of British Political Life in the Twentieth Century REF DA566.9.A1B57 1990
Provides "succinct summaries of the careers of leading figures in twentieth-century British political life, together with concise estimates of their stature and significance".
Canadian Parliamentary Guide CA1 X9 C16; Located in Stauffer Library's [Government] Documents: 1873-1879,1881,1883,1885,1887,1889,1891,1897-1899, 1901,1903,1905,1908-1909,1912,1914-2002,(2003,2004 not published),2005,(2006,2007 not published),2008- .
Presents short biographies of all sitting Members of the House of Commons, the Senate and the Provincial and Territorial Legislatures. It also contains information about members of the Governor General's Household, judiciary, diplomatic corps, commissions, boards, and public service officials from 1867 onward.
Provides 165 signed articles on political thinkers which are defined broadly to include not only traditional political philosophers, but also some political activists, economists, psychologists, sociologists, and writers. Each article is followed by cross-references and selected bibliographies of primary and secondary works