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History of Science Secondary Sources by Type

DSB: Dictionary of Scientific Biography

Need info about a particular scientist? A good place to start is online with the Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography (Search it HERE)

This online edition includes materials from the original multivolume Dictionary of Scientific Biography (1970-1980), as well as the revised edition, the New Dictionary of Scientific Biography (2008).

Entries about people include:

  • basic biographical info
  • overview of work and scientific contributions
  • bibliography of original works and secondary literature

Biographical Databases accessible through OU Libraries

See Finding Biographical Info (US) for more info about accessing biographical sources through OU Libraries, including how to use the Biography & Geneaology Master Index, by History Librarian Laurie Scrivener