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Biographical Information on Scientists & Engineers


Below are sources of biographical information on scientists and engineers.


General: Books

  • American Black Scientists and Inventors
    LML Book Q141 .A46 1975
  • American Men and Women of Science SEL Ref Q141 .C4 20th v.1 - v.8 1998-99
  • American Women in Science: A Biographical Dictionary SEL Ref Q141 .B25 1994
  • Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology SEL Ref Q141 .A74 1964
  • Biographical Dictionary of Scientists SEL Ref Q141 .C64 1994
    LML Ref Q141 .B528 1982
    HSL Ref Q141 .B579 1994
  • Biographical Index to American Science
  • HSL Ref Q141 .E46b 1990
  • Blacks in Science and Medicine SEL Ref Q141 .S25 1990
  • Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists SEL Ref Q141 .C128 1996
  • Concise Dictionary of Scientific Biography
    SEL Ref Q141 .C55 1981
  • Creative Couples in the Sciences UGL Book Q141 .C68 1996
  • Dictionary of Scientific Biography SEL Ref Q141 .D5 1981
  • Distinguished African American Scientists of the 20th Century SEL Ref Q141 .D535 1996
  • The Great Scientists UGL Book Q141 .M38 1989
  • Larousse Dictionary of Scientists SEL Ref Q141 .L28 1994
  • McGraw-Hill Modern Scientists and Engineers SEL Book Q141 .M15 v.1 - v.3 1980
  • Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries UGL Book Q141 .B42 1993
  • Notable Women in the Life Sciences UGL Ref QH26 .N68 1996
  • To Fathom More: African American Scientists and Inventors LML Book Q141 .J46 1996
  • Who's Who in Frontier Science and Technology SEL Ref Q141 .W48 1984-85
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering SEL Ref Q141 .W34 1998/99
  • Who's Who in Science in Europe SEL Book Q145 .W5 1993
  • Who's Who of Nobel Prize Winners, 1901-1995 SEL Ref AS911 .N9 W53 1996
  • Women in Science: Antiquity through the 19th Century LML Book Q141 .O34 1986
  • World Who's Who in Science: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Scientists From Antiquity to the Present SEL Book Q141 .W7 1968

General: Websites


Aerospace


Astronomy

  • Biographical Dictionary of Scientists: Astronomers
    SEL Ref QB35 .B56 1984b

Biology

  • Biographical Dictionary of Scientists: Biologists SEL Ref QH26 .B54 1983
  • Notable Women in the Life Sciences : A Biographical Dictionary UGL Ref QH26 .N68 1996
  • Women in the Biological Sciences SEL Ref QH26.W66 1997

Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

  • American Chemists and Chemical Engineers SEL Book QD21 .A43 1976
  • Biographical Dictionary of Scientists: Chemists SEL Ref QD21 .B48 1983
  • German-Jewish Pioneers in Science, 1900-1933: Highlights in Atomic Physics, Chemistry, and Biochemistry LML Book QD21 .N33 1979
  • Great Chemists SEL Book QD21 .F35 1961
  • Noble Prize Winners in Chemistry. 1901-1961 SEL Book QD21 .F37 1963
  • Women in Chemistry and Physics: A Biobibliographic Sourcebook SEL Ref QD21 .W62 1993

Computer Science

  • International Biographical Dictionary of Computer Pioneers SEL Ref QA76.2 .A2L44 1995b
  • Wizards and Their Wonders SEL Ref QA76.2 .A2 M67 1997

Engineering

  • Biographical Dictionary of American Civil Engineers SEL Book TA139 .A53 1972 V.2
  • Biographical Dictionary of Scientists: Engineers and Inventors UGL Ref TA139 .B56 1986
  • Engineers of Distinction In Storage TA139 .E63 1970
  • Great Engineers LML Book TA139 .R6 1962
  • Who's Who in Engineering SEL Book TA139 .W39 1995
  • Who's Who in Technology SEL Ref T39 .W6 1989
  • National Inventors Hall of Fame

Environmental Science

  • The Environmentalists: A Biographical Dictionary from the 17th Century to the Present UGL Ref S926 .A2 A94 1993
  • Pioneer Conservationists of Western America POETRY/RARE BOOKS W54.2P 1979 P56 1.1
  • Who's Who in Environmental Engineering SEL Ref TD12 .A47a 1994

Indexes to Sources of Scientific Biographies

  • Prominent Scientists, An Index to collective Biographies SEL Ref Q141 .P398 1994

Math


Physics

  • Biographical Dictionary of Scientists: Physicists
    SEL Ref QC15 .B56 1984b
  • German-Jewish Pioneers in Science, 1900-1933: Highlights in Atomic Physics, Chemistry, and Biochemistry LML Book QD21 .N33 1979
  • Pioneers of Science: Nobel Prize Winners in Physics SEL Book QC15 .W4 1988
  • Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics