Researching a famous person or just curious about the lives of others? Give these resources a try.

On the Shelf

Physicists -- Biography

Lives of scientific geniuses.

Rock Musicians -- Biography

Stories behind the music.

On the Web

The Biography Channel's website is a great source of biographies of artists, celebrities, politicians, royalty, scientists and other famous people.

Dead or Alive?

This (rather morbid) website tracks whether famous people are still alive, or whether they have passed away.

Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online

In-depth biographies of historical figures who played an important role in the formation of Canada. Covers persons who died between the years 1000 and 1930 or whose last known date of activity falls within these years.