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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Science: Scientists' biographies

By Ellen Sexton. How to get authoritative information on science topics. How to find articles, books and more written by scientists.

Biographies on the web

Biographical Memoirs on the National Academy of Sciences site. "Personal and scholarly views of America's most distinguished researchers". 

Women Scientists in Action.  Profiles of biomedical scientists at the National Institutes of Health.

Nobel Prize official website has biographies of Nobel prize winners.  Look for scientists among the Nobel winners for physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine.

Biographies of physicists listed by Stanford University.


Science careers - life stories from the Journal of Young Investigators. 

Find more books using CUNY+

Search the catalog CUNY+ to identify books in the library about scientists and their work.  

Seach using the terms:

scientists and biography

biologists and biography

forensic scientists and biography

chemists and biography

physicists and biography

Limit your search to the subject field, for better results.

Biographies & autobiographies

Nobel Prize official website has biographies of Nobel prize winners.

Directories of scientists