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General Science: Biographies

Key resources for general science information and specific scientific literature databases

Standard biographical dictionaries

American men & women of science : a biographical directory of today’s leaders in physical, biological, and related sciences. 23rd ed., 2007

Complete dictionary of scientific biography 2008

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) Biographical memoirs. National Academy Press, 1877. Firestone stacks 8014.663.

 "Life histories and and selected bibliographies of deceased members of the Academy."--Preface.  Also available electronically from volume 45, 1974 through Ebrary.

Biographical memoirs of fellows of the Royal Society. Firestone stacks 0901.R8979.

Preceded by Obituary notices of fellows of the Royal Society 1932-1954.  RECAP 8204.791. Both titles available electronically through JSTOR.

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