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Mathematics & Statistics: Library Resources


Dictionary of Scientific Biography. [SCIENCE REF Q 141 D5]
This multi-volume resource includes over 1,000 essays on mathematicians from all periods of history. Published under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies, each essay is signed by the contributor, emphasizes the biographee's accomplishments, and includes a bibliography. 14 volumes plus indexes and supplements.
A Dictionary of Scientists.
From Oxford Reference Online, this resource has 1,300 biographies, spans 2,500 years, and covers all areas of science.
Notable Mathematicians: From Ancient Times to the Present. [SCIENCE REF QA 28 N66 1998]
Contains biographical information on over 300 mathematicians throughout recorded history. Each entry includes birth and death dates, nationality and ethnicity where applicable, and primary field(s) of specialization. This is followed by a biographical essay, a list of selected writings by the subject, and a bibliography of further readings.
Biographies of Women Mathematicians

This site is an on-going project by students in mathematics classes at Agnes Scott College to illustrate the numerous achievements of women in the field of mathematics.

Celebratio Mathematica

Published by Mathematical Sciences Publishers, Celebratio Mathematica is a scholary open access collection that celebrates mathematics and mathematicians.  The growing collection contains information about important scientists and includes biographies, bibliographies, and images. 

Eugene B. Dynkin Collection of Mathematics Interviews

From Cornell University Library, this collection contains digitized audio and video interviews conducted with mathematicians by mathematician Eugene Dynkin.  There are also photos and biographical information of the interviewees.  Most of the interviews are in English, but a few are in Russian.  Some of the Russian interviews have English transcripts.

Mathematicians of the African Diaspora

This Website outlines the contributions of Africans from the ancient inhabitants of central Africa to contemporary scholars.

Mathematics Genealogy Project

The goal of this project is to list all mathematicians who have received a doctorate. For each mathematician the following is displayed: the university which awarded the degree, the year the degree was awarded, the dissertation title, and the name(s) of the advisor(s). The lineage of a mathematician can be traced using the database.  Project director Michael Keller explains the significance of the Mathematics Genealogy Project in this video.


A collection of short biographical sketches of famous mathematicians & people who have contributed to the study of mathematics.

Combined Membership List

CML includes the names & addresses of all people who were members of the American Mathematical Society, Mathematical Association of America, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, or American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges.