There are many resources where we can find information about famous people. Why are they famous? How have they changed the world?


Print Resources, Books and Magazines

Look on L4U, our school's online catalogue or Regina Public Library's online catalogue with these keywords and phrases:

Subject Headings:


Keywords & Phrases:

Series Keyword: Canadian Biographies

Dewey Decimal Numbers:

In the non-fiction section of your library, look for books with this number to find information on famous Canadians:



Type keywords and phrases into the search bar of these online resources.

Database Resources

Kids Infobits - Famous People - biographical information on all types of famous people



Famous Canadians

Canada Sports Hall of Fame - written biographies of famous Canadian atheletes, available in English and French. Some articles also have video clips
Canadian Music Hall of Fame - written biographies on notable Canadian musicians
Canadian Science and Technology Museum Kids' Zone - fun games that will teach you about some famous Canadian inventors
CBC's The Greatest Canadian - find out the results from CBC's televised survey to determine the greatest Canadian
Kids' Stop - Aboriginal People - Indian and Northern Affairs Canada has put together some profiles of famous Aboriginal people
On This Day - find out what famous Canadians were doing on this day in history
Rick Hansen's Story - the official website of Canada's Man in Motion
Saskatchewan's Own - Virtual Saskatchewan has put together these lists of famous people from our province
Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame - learn about famous athletes from Saskatchewan

Other Famous People

Biographies for Kids - biographies of historical famous people, mostly from the United States. Definitions are given for unfamiliar words
Famous Actor Biographies - brief histories on some famous actors and actresses
Famous Why? - short biographies of famous actors, artists, models, business people, sports figures, and more
Sweet Search Biographies - an index of biographical articles organized by categories


Image & Sound Resources

Bio4Kids - an American site that contains written biographies and fun video facts of famous people
famous canadians - a 3 min video presentation showing a listing of famous Canadians
People - CBC - television footage and radio broadcasts of interviews and documentaries from the CBC archives involving famous Canadians


Community Resources


For further searching refer to the following pages:
Reference Sources - atlases, encyclopedias, dictionairies, almanacs, etc.
Search Tools - search engines, directories, portals
Copyright Friendly Resources