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Physics: A Brief Guide to Library Resources: Biographies


The Biographical Dictionary of Scientists: Physicists. [SCIENCE REF QC 15 B56 1984B]
A resource containing brief biographies of physicists, both living and deceased. Includes a glossary and an index to topics studied by the subjects.
Dictionary of Scientific Biography. [SCIENCE REF Q 141 D5]
This multi-volume resource has numerous essays on physicists 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 Twentieth-Century Scientists. [SCIENCE REF Q 141 N73 1995]
This four-volume set is a comprehensive source of biographical information on over 1,300 scientists active in the 20th century. Each biographical entry includes a 2 or 3 page essay, a list of selected writings, and a bibliography. There are field of specialization, gender, nationality/ethnicity, and subject indexes.

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