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Scientist Spotlight Biography Resources

This guide includes resources that can be used in writing biographies for the Council on Science and Technology's Scientist Spotlights

Biographical Sources - Current

Living scientists may not have much formally published biographies so you will have to create their biographical sketches based on other information sources. In addition to their guidelines on Reliable Sources, Wikipedia also has guidelines for Biographies of living persons, with three core content policies. Content on living persons should always be

  • written from a neutral point of view
  • verifiable
  • not original research.

To reduce random Googling, the following types of sources are generally considered reliable and verifiable

  • Institutional Faculty Websites - can often be found by Googling faculty's name and institution
  • Wikipedia - check the sources they are using
  • ORCID - Persistent research identifier. If faculty are using will have biographical details like degrees and instituttions
  • Google Scholar Profile
  • Videos of colloquium, presentations, lectures, etc.
  • Scientist's own social media - LinkedIn

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