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Chemistry: A Brief Guide to Library Resources: Biographies


The Biographical Dictonary of Scientists: Chemists. [SCIENCE REF QD 21 B48 1983B]
Contains biographies of chemists and a short historical introduction.
Dictionary of Scientific Biography. [SCIENCE REF Q 141 D5]
This multi-volume resource includes essays on chemists. Published under the auspices of the A merican 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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