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Bibliographies

Brown, Mitchell, comp. Women in Science: A Guide to Reference Sources [online]. 1996 [cited 8 February 1997]. Available from: http://www.lib.lsu.edu/sci/chem/guides/srs117.html.
An annotated guide to key reference sources at Louisiana State University Libraries.

Elliott, Clark A. History of Science in the United States: A Chronology and Research Guide. New York: Garland, 1996. 543p.

Ogilvie, Marilyn. Women and Science: An Annotated Bibliography. New York and London: Garland, 1996.

Rossiter, Margaret W. "Bibliographical Essay." In Women Scientists in America: Before Affirmative Action, 1940-1972. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.

Rudiger, Hollis, comp. Women and Science Bibliography [online]. [Cambridge, Mass.]: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College, May 1997 [cited 28 September 1998]. Available from: http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/libcolls/bksper/bibs/scibib2.htm.

Weisbard, Phyllis Holman. The History of Women and Science, Health, and Technology: A Bibliographic Guide to the Professions and the Disciplines [Online]. Available from: http://www.library.wisc.edu/libraries/WomensStudies/bibliogs/hws/hws.htm.




Biographical Sources

Austin, Gail T. "African-American Women in the Sciences and Related Disciplines" [online]. August, 1993 [cited 4 November 1996]. Available from http://www.inform.umd.edu:8080/EdRes/Topic/Diversity/Specific/Race/
Specific/African_American_Resources/Bibliographies/sciences.html
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Bailey, Martha J. American Women in Science: A Biographical Dictionary. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-Clio, 1994. 463p.

Brown, Mitchell C. Index of Women Scientists Profiled in "The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences" [online]. Last updated 31 August 1998 [cited 28 September 1998]. Available from: http://www.princeton.edu/~mcbrown/display/women.html. Each entry includes a brief biography, a photograph, and a bibliography.

Byers, Nina, et al. Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics [online]. [cited 28 September 1998]. Available from: http://www.physics.ucla.edu/~cwp/]

Freeman, Elisabeth, and Susanne Hupfer. Past Notable Women of Computing and Mathematics [online]. 1996 [cited 16 December 1996]. Available from: http://www.cs.yale.edu/HTML/YALE/CS/HyPlans/tap/past-women.html.

Grinstein, Louise S., Carol A. Biermann, and Rose K. Rose, eds. Women in the Biological Sciences: A Biobibliographical Sourcebook. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1997.

Grinstein, Louise S., and Paul J. Campbell, eds. Women of Mathematics: A Biobibliographical Sourcebook. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1987.

Grinstein, Louise S., Rose K. Rose, and Miriam H. Rafailovich, eds. Women in Chemistry and Physics: A Bio-bibliographic Sourcebook. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1993. 721p.

Larsen, Kristine. "Women in Science: Bringing Their Contributions to Light." Choice 34 (July/August 1997): 1767-73.
This bibliographic essay provides an overview of the biographical works about women scientists that have been published over the past decade.

Ogilvie, Marilyn, and Joy Harvey, eds. The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science. 2 vols. New York and London: Routledge, 2000. 1499p.

Riddle, Larry. Biographies of Women Mathematicians [online]. 1996 [cited 16 December 1996]. Available from: http://www.agnesscott.edu/lriddle/women/women.htm.

Shearer, Benjamin F., and Barbara S. Shearer, eds. Notable Women in the Life Sciences: A Biographical Dictionary. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1996. 440p.

------. Notable Women in the Physical Sciences: A Biographical Dictionary. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1997. 479p.

Siegel, Patricia J., and Kay T. Finley. Women in the Scientific Search: An American Bio-Bibliography, 1724-1979. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow, 1985. 399p.

Sirridge, Marjorie S., with Brenda R. Pfannenstiel. Women Physicians' Autobiographies [online]. Last updated March 1997 [cited 28 September 1998]. Available from: http://research.med.umkc.edu/teams/cml/WomenDrs.html.


Historical Overviews

Rossiter, Margaret W. Women Scientists in America: Before Affirmative Action, 1940-1972. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.

------. Women Scientists in America: Struggles and Strategies to 1940. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982.


Journals in the Field

Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences [http://www.ucpress.edu/journals/hsps/]

Isis [http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/Isis/home.html]


Networking Tools: Associations

Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering & Mathematics [http://www.awsem.org/]

Association for Women in Science [http://www.awis.org/]

History of Science Society [http://depts.washington.edu/hssexec/]


Primary Sources: Archival Collection Guides

See the general Archival Sources section for additional information sources.

Duke University

Daley, Virginia, comp. Science and Medicine [online]. 1988. Revised, 1995 [cited 10 March 1998]. In A Sampler of Women's Studies Resources: Primary Source Materials in the Special Collections Library at Duke University. Available from: http://odyssey.lib.duke.edu/women/sampsci.html.

Iowa State University

Archives of Women in Science and Engineering [http://www.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/wise/wise.html]

University of Oregon

Scientists [online]. In Manuscript Collections Documenting Women. [Eugene]: Special Collections, University of Oregon Libraries, 21 May 1997 [cited 10 June 1999]. Available from: http://libweb.uoregon.edu/speccoll/mss/guides/women/science.html.


Primary Sources: Digital Collections

The Barbara McClintock Papers [online]. Profiles in Science. Bethesda, Md.: U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2001 [cited 7 November 2001]. Available from: http://www.profiles.nlm.nih.gov/LL/.
McClintock (1902-1992) won the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. This site includes correspondence, lecture notes, and numerous photographs.

Images of Early Vassar [online]. Archives & Special Collections, Vassar College Libraries, n.d. [cited 24 January 2004]. Available from: http://libraryosxsvr.vassar.edu/earlyimages/.
Includes images of astronomer Maria Mitchell (1818-1889) and her Vassar students.

Women of Valor: Gertrude Elion [online]. Brookline, Mass.: Jewish Women's Archive, n.d. [cited 16 March 2002]. Available from: http://www.jwa.org/exhibits/elion/.
Elion (1918-1999) helped develop treatments for childhood leukemia, the herpes virus, immunity disorders, arthritis, and other diseases. She won the Nobel Prize in 1988.


Talking About Women's History

Women in Mathematics [online]. Hosted by Kojo Nnamdi. Public Interest, 2 November 2000. Available from: http://www.wamu.org/pi/shows/piarc_001030.html.




American Women's History: A Research Guide

Ken Middleton kmiddlet@frank.mtsu.edu
Middle Tennessee State University Library