Introduction

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

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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:

Biography
Canada-Biography

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:
971.009

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Encyclopedias

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


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

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Websites

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


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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

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Community Resources

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