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Biographies of Women Mathematicians
   Here you can find biographical essays or comments on the women mathematicians profiled on this site, as well as additional resources about women in mathematics.

Biographies PolySearch Engine
   Search for biographical information, sketches, and full biographies of famous and infamous historical figures, politicians, scientists, authors, artists & athletes from a variety of freely available websites.

Catalog of the Scientific Community in the 16th and 17th Centuries
   More than 600 biographies of members of the scientific community during the 16th and 17th centuries with 20 searchable fields including education, means of support, nationality, patronage, religion, and scientific disciplines.

Chemical Achievers
   Chemical Achievers: The Human Face of the Chemical Sciences. From the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

Distinguished Women of Past and Present
   Links to biographies of women in all fields of endeavor. Alphabetical name index or click on Search by Fields of Activity to see biographies grouped by topics such as Agriculture and Horticulture, Biology, Engineering, etc. Also includes recommended books with links to online bookseller.

Eric Weisstein's World of Scientific Biography
    A database of very brief biographies for over 1,000 figures in science. Search by keyword or by categories: branch of science, gender/minority status, historica periods, and prize winners.

The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences
   Photographs, short biographies, and bibliographical sources. Alphabetical name index, index by profession, index of people, a list of women scientists, and a table of first Ph.D.s awarded to African Americans by subject.

Indexes of Biographies of Mathematicians
   Short biographies, some with photographs, and references. Several indexes, including an alphabetical index, chronological index, famous curves index, and a list of female mathematicians.

Lives, the Biography Resource
   Claims to be the largest guide to biography sites on the Web. Special sections on African Americans, Canadians and Women. Several collections of biographies. Click on Professions, then scroll down to Professions: Science, Mathematics, Exploration, Invention to see the links to biographies of scientists.

Mathematicians of the African Diaspora
   Names, profiles, and photographs of more than 200 mathematicians of African descent. Includes indexes of research mathematicians and women in the mathematical sciences.

NASA Astronaut Biographies
   Includes photographs, personal data, education, honors, NASA experience, and space flight experience. Links to biographies on astronaut candidates, cosmonauts, and payload specialists.

The National Inventors Hall of Fame
   Biographies of members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Alphabetical name index, date of induction index, and inventions index.

Nobel Prize Internet Archive
   Biographies of Nobel Prize winners, with links to other sites containing information. Quick search available or can be browsed by Nobel Prize category.

The SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) Biography Project
   Photographs, biographies, and some video of Chicano/Latino and Native American Scientists. Name index, subject index, grade level index (middle or high school level), and a list of women scientists.

SUMMA Archival Record
   SUMMA houses a current archival record of pictures and biographies of Ph.D.s in mathematics and mathematics education who are members of minority groups and who were American citizens at the time they received their degrees.

Updated November 2009

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