Dictionary of Canadian Biography

The Dictionary of Canadian Biography ( DCB, French: Dictionnaire biographique du Canada ) is an encyclopedia with biographies of people in the history of Canada. It arises since 1959 as a joint venture of the University of Toronto and the University of Laval in English and French, in collaboration with Library and Archives Canada.

So far, 15 volumes have been published with more than 8400 biographies. Included are persons who have died 1000-1930. In the online version beyond a small number of biographies of those who lived there until 2000. The product in both languages ​​exactly the same content and are accurate translations. Each new volume is edited at the same time in both languages.

The first volume appeared in 1966 and consisted of 594 biographies of people who lived in the years 1000-1700. The length of the article ranges from 200 to a maximum of 10,000 words. 2000 first appeared a version on CD- ROM, since 2003, there is a online version. Is in preparation tape 16 people who died 1931-1940; when it appeared in the DCB will contain over 10,000 biographies.