Searching for Mathematicians on the Web
Searching for Advisor and Students
Math Genealogy Project
Searching for Web Pages
The following examples illustrated some of the common difficulties:
"Sarah J Greenwald"
+Sarah +Greenwald +math
Use + in front of words you wish to appear.
Use "" around phrases.
Some web sites with bios:
The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive
Agnes Scott College Biography of Women Mathematicians
Great site, but bios are mainly written by undergrads and are not as
reliable as one might hope
Mathematicians of the African Diaspora
Library Books on Reserve Which You Can Check out for 2 hours
reserve book list, as
the general texts
may also contain information.
Women of mathematics : a biobibliographic sourcebook
edited by Louise S. Grinstein (Agnesi, Germain, Kovalevsky, Noether)
This should be your first reference if you are researching a
Agnesi to Zeno : over 100 vignettes from the history of math
Black women scientists in the United States / Wini Warren
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1999
Calculus gems : brief lives and memorable mathematics / George F. Simmons : with portraits
by Maceo Mitchell
New York : McGraw-Hill, c1992
Modern mathematicians / Harry Henderson
New York : Facts on File, c1996
More mathematical people : contemporary conversations / edited by Donald J. Albers,
Gerald L. Alexanderson, Constance Reid
Boston : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1990
She does math! : real-life problems from women on the job / Marla Parker, editor
[Washington, DC] : Mathematical Association of America, c1995
Women and mathematics : balancing the equation / edited by Susan F. Chipman, Lorelei R.
Brush, Donna M. Wilson
Hillsdale, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, 1985
Women in mathematics : the addition of difference / Claudia Henrion
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1997
Women in mathematics : scaling the heights / Deborah Nolan, editor
[Washington, DC] : Mathematical Association of America, c1997
Famous problems and their mathematicians / Art Johnson
Multicultural science and math connections : middle school
Geometry activities from many cultures / Beatrice Lumpkin
Some other library reference books
African American contributions to
science and engineering ASU GOVT US NAS 1.2:AF 4
The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science:
Pioneering Lives from Ancient Times to the Mid-20th Century,
Vol 1 A-K and Vol 2 L-Z, New York : Routledge, 2000.
Biographical encyclopedia of mathematicians / editor, Donald R. Franceschetti
PublisherNew York : Marshall Cavendish, 1999
ASU REFERENCE JQA28 .B544 1999Jv.1JJ LIB USE ONLY
ASU REFERENCE JQA28 .B544 1999Jv.2J LIB USE ONLY
Distinguished African American Scientists of the 20th
century / Kessler..., Phoenix, Ariz,
Oryx Press, 1996, ASU Reference Q141.D535 1996
Notable mathematicians : from ancient times to the present / Robyn V. Young
ASU REFERENCE QA28 .N66 1998
Notable women in mathematics : a biographical dictionary / edited by Charlene Morrow and Teri Perl
ASU REFERENCE QA28 .N68 1998
Scientists, mathematicians, and inventors : lives and legacies : an
encyclopedia of people who changed the world / edited by Doris Simonis
ASU IMC REFERENCE 509.22 S4159
I have some of the library books
(and some others not in the library such as Math Equals, which
also has classroom worksheets, and Women Becoming Mathematicians
by Murray, which is on order for ASU)
in my office, so feel free to stop
bye and look at them!
Searching for Additional Library References
Conduct a keyword search by entering your mathematician's name.
Look for relevant references and write them down.
Be sure to note anything that you want to order through interlibrary
loan, and order these references soon!
Not every mathematician will have books written about them.
Note that more general references which contain info about many
mathematicians will not be revealed in this search - you must
flip through these on your own (via the reserve books).
Searching for Articles
MathSciNet(from school only)
Notices of the American Mathematical Society search
Search Association for Women in