ERIC Number: ED306074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Biographical Sources in the Sciences. LC Science Tracer Bullet.
Terner, Janet, Comp.; And Others
This guide offers a systematic approach to the wide variety of published biographical information on men and women of science. Historical and contemporary scientists are covered, with emphasis on American scientists. Sources were selected on the basis of general availability through major public and institutional library systems. This publication is organized under the following headings: (1) general works which are divided into comprehensive and limited entries; (2) bibliographies and indexes; (3) selected national resources from the United States and other countries; (4) subject sources which are arranged alphabetically by broad discipline from aeronautics and astronautics to technology; and (5) pertinent abstracting and indexing services that index relevant journal articles and other literature. The booklet provides introductory material sources pertaining to scientific and technical information, a bibliography of the history of technology, and an introduction to the literature of science and technology. Additionally, subject headings used by the Library of Congress, under which biographical materials can be located in most card, book, and online catalogs, are cited. (RT)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Referral Center for Science and Technology.