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  • Dictionary of Scientific Biography**** -- perhaps the most authoritative general source, with entries composed by expert historians. Owned by many library reference sections (14 volumes).
  • Sci-Philately -- scientists portrayed on stamps.



  • Classic Papers -- although primarily devoted to posting original works, links to biographical information are frequent
  • ChemTeam's Photo Gallery

Biology (incl. Medicine)

Earth Sciences (Geology, Astronomy, Meteorology, Oceanography)

Other Sciences (incl. Psychology)


  • 4,000 Years of Women in Science (which here means mostly before 1900!?) biographies, photos and references. Quality and depth are inconsistent, but the site has promise for future growth (**)
  • photos [only] of Cambridge University graduates (scientists not labeled as a group): Carol Vorderman, Penelope Leach, Alice Stewart, Wendy Savage, Julia Shelton, Sarah Springman, Olga Kennard, Jane Goodall, Anne Campbell, Alison Brown, Margaret Bray and Jocelyn Bell Burnell
  • see also African-American Women of Science



  • NACNAS Biography Project -- mostly interviews of current scientists. (The general theme is role models and recruitment.) [The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americansin Science]

last updated: 10/15/00
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