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Biographies | Quotations


Has a searchable database of brief biographical information

Substantial articles on individuals who played a role in the formation of Canada and who died between 1000 and 1920.

Searchable by day and month

"Alive or dead, search, or browse alphabetically"

Find out where famous people are buried

Need a personal account of the Depression? Try this - an index to letters, diaries, oral histories and personal narratives.

Links for all kinds of biographies including sports personalities, famous adoptees, African-Americans, Canadian Olympians, Popes, noms de guerre /pseudonyms, women in history, Nobel Peace Prize winners and sub-headings for Artists & Architects, Authors, Entertainers, Musicians & Composers, Politicians & Rulers, Scientists & Inventors


This long-lived and widely distributed collection of quotations can be searched by author or subject.

Online version of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable that contains definitions, origins and explanations of many famous phrases, allusions and figures, both historical and mythical.

Witticisms from the famous American writer.

Over 26,000 quotes from more than 3,100 authors. Search by subject or author. Also features quotes of the day, motivational quotes and random quotes

Quotations on almost any topic. You can also identify the author of your favourite quotes.

An online collection "of sourced quotations from notable people and creative works in every language". Categories include literary works, people, films, TV shows and themes.

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