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Science and Medicine Biography

Guide to resources for finding biographical information for scientists and physicians, both living and dead.

Biographical Websites for Women Scientists and Physicians

Print Biographies of Women Scientists and Physicians

The following are just a few of the reference books about women scientists and physicians available.  The Library also collects biographies of individuals, as well as more specialized collections of biographies of women (e.g., British women scientists).  Consult the library catalog or contact me for help in finding additional titles.

A to Z of women in science and math / Lisa Yount. New York : Facts On File, c2008.
Crerar Library Bookstacks Q141 .Y675 2008

Ladies in the laboratory II : West European women in science, 1800-1900 : a survey of their contributions to research / Mary R.S. Creese, with contributions by Thomas M. Creese. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2004.
Crerar 1st floor Reference Q141 .C693 2004

International encyclopedia of women scientists / Elizabeth H. Oakes. New York : Facts on File, c2002.
Crerar 1st floor Reference Q141 .O27 2002

International women in science : a biographical dictionary to 1950 / Catharine M.C. Haines ; with Helen M. Stevens. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2001
Crerar Library Bookstacks Q141 .H2167 2001

The biographical dictionary of women in science : pioneering lives from ancient times to the mid-20th century / Marilyn Ogilvie and Joy Harvey, editors. New York : Routledge, 2000.
Crerar 1st floor Reference Q141.B6158 2000



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