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Biographical Resources for the Sciences: Additional Library Resources on Famous Scientists

This guide identifies major resources and suggestions for biographical research in the sciences.

Additional Library Resources on Famous Scientists

Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists. 3rd ed. c2009. 2000 entries, birth and death dates, living and deceased persons. location c1994 location c1981 location1 location 2

World Who's Who in Science: from antiquity to the present. c1968. approximately 30,000 entries. Includes profession, birth date and place, parents' names, spouse name(s), wedding date, children's names, positions, home and office address. location 1 location 2 

Biography and Genealogy Master Index. Indexes biographical entries from > 2700 volumes. contemporary and historical persons. volume 1 1996/2000 - volume 4 2000/2005 cumulation location 1 location 2 

Index to Scientists of the World from Ancient to Modern Times: biographies and portraits by NO Ireland, c1962. Provides names, dates, and cites to entries with or without portraits from > 400 collective biographical works. location 

Prominent Scientists: an index to collective biographies. Indexes 323 collective biography books. Index by field. 3rd ed., c1994. location 2nd ed., 1985 location 1 location 2 

Encyclopedia of World Scientists. revised ed. c2007. Some portraits, living and deceased persons, international in scope, 600 B.C. to early 2000s. location c2001 location 

Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. volume 1 (1955) - volume 62 (2016) location