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Biography and History

  • Biography.com
    Search through 15,000 paragraph-length biographies of notable personalities from antiquity to the present. From the Cambridge Biographical Encyclopedia, entries include dates, pronunciation guides, the gender, alternate spellings of the name, and other relevant biography links, if any.

  • Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics
    Eighty-six twentieth century women who have made original and important contributions to physics are profiled. Citations describe and document their major contributions and provide biographical information pertaining to the scientific lives of these women.

  • ECHO (Exploring and Collecting History Online)
    ECHO's Research Center catalogues, annotates, and reviews sites on the history of science, technology, and industry. You can browse their database of over 5,000 sites by category, historic period or content.

  • HyperHistory Online
    HyperHistory, is a scientific project presenting 3,000 years of world history with an interactive combination of synchronoptic lifelines, timelines, and maps. Beginning 1,000 years ago this site has more than 2,000 files covering 3,000 years of history.

  • Institute and Museum of the History of Science, Florence, Italy
    Don't miss the online exhibitions and models. (A few parts of the site are in Italian only, most are also in English.)

  • Internet History of Science Sourcebook
    Links to original source material and to other history of science resources.

  • Museum of the History of Science
    Don't miss the virtual versions of exhibitions and other resources in their On-line Exhibits.

  • National Women's History Project
    This is a comprehensive resource for multicultural women's history.

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Revised: 28 September 2009

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