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History of Science Secondary Sources by Topic

Biography & History of Science - Objects

More Biography Sources

For more examples of Biographical Encyclopedias and Dictionaries & tips on searching for biographical materials, browse here: Reference Works: Biographical (also see info boxes below).

DSB: Dictionary of Scientific Biography

Need info about a particular scientist? A good place to start is with the DSB. See Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography (Online access)

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