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Mathematics Research Guide

There are countless sources for biographical information. In addition to the sources cited below, also check the sources listed under "Definitions and Summaries."

These pages are part of an on-going project by students in mathematics classes at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, to illustrate the numerous achievements of women in the field of mathematics. There are biographical essays or comments on most of the women mathematicians and some photos.

Contains biographical information on over one million individuals from all time periods, geographical locations, and fields of endeavor. The "Biographical Facts Search" allows searching for people based on one or more personal facts, such as occupation.

General Collection QA 27 .U5 C46

A series of articles on the different aspects of American mathematical history over the past century.

General Collectio QA28.C74 2000

A collection of biographical essays for anyone who wishes to learn more about the history of mathematics and science in Ireland.

General Collection QA28.F37 2011

A collection of informal interviews and memoirs of sixteen prominent members of the mathematical community of the twentieth century, many still active.

General Collection QA 22 .H4

An excellent reference for looking up Greek mathematicians. Even the most obscure mathematicians are covered in good detail along with what they proved, as well as how they proved it.

General Collection QA 27.U5 S6 1980

Organized historically, covering the uses of mathematics, the development of mathematics instruction and research, and discussion of the important names in mathematics in America from the earliest settlement to the year 1900. The book is divided into four chapters, each chapter dealing with a particular time period in chronological order.

General Collection QA 276.156 .L43 1997

Spanning almost four centuries, chronicles the lives and achievements of more than 110 of the most prominent names in theoretical and applied statistics, and in probability.

An integrated collection of over 1,000 biographies and historical articles of a mathematical nature, alongside interactive birthplace maps and the famous curve applet.

This volume brings to the forefront some of the proponents of the mathematics of the twentieth century, who have put at our disposal new and powerful instruments for investigating the reality around us.

Reference QA 28 .N66 1998

A comprehensive source of biographical information on mathematicians throughout recorded history.

Reference QA 28 .N68 1998

Substantive biographical essays on women from around the world, from antiquity to the present, who have made significant contributions to mathematics. Although the collection includes historical women, the emphasis is on contemporary mathematicians. Each profile describes major life events, obstacles faced and overcome, educational and career milestones (including a discussion of mathematical research in non- technical terms), and outside interests.

General Collection QA 28 .J36 2002

Profiles 60 important mathematicians whose combined stories represent an outline of the way in which mathematics developed from 1700 to 1910. The biographies are arranged chronologically and emphasize the life stories of the characters rather than the details of their achievements.

General Collection QA 28 .R87

Presents the main achievements of Russian mathematicians in the 20th century. The book presents differences in mathematical styles and focuses on Soviet mathematicians who often discussed "what to do" rather than "how to do it”.

General Collection QA 276 .156 .S73 2001

A collection of biographies of statisticians that have contributed to the field, from the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries.

Reference QA 28 .W66 1987

Contains a biography, a summary of achievements, and a bibliography of works by and about the mathematician.

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