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Biographical works specific to mathematicians can be found in *R-QA28 section as well as in the general biographical works on scientists *R-Q130 and *R-Q141. Often these works include historical accounts and developments of mathematical discoveries.
Biographical encyclopedia of mathematicians. editor, Donald R. Franceschetti. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 1999. *R-SIBL QA28 .B544. A two-volume work profiling nearly 200 figures, from ancient Greece to the present, who contributed to pure and applied mathematics. Bibliographies for each entry, a country index, time line, and glossary are included.
Notable mathematicians: from ancient times to the present. Robyn V. Young, editor ; Zoran Minderovic, associate editor. Detroit: Gale, c1998. *R-SIBL QA28 .N66
Notable women in mathematics : a biographical dictionary / edited by Charlene Morrow and Teri Perl. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998. *R-SIBL QA28 .N68. Essays of historical and contemporary women worldwide, of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, who have made significant contributions, add new ideas, invent or discover new theories, won prizes, or held important positions.
Scientists, mathematicians, and inventors: lives and legacies: an encyclopedia of people who changed the world. edited by Doris Simonis ; writers, Caroline Hertzenberg ... [et al.]. Phoenix, Ariz.: Oryx Press, 1999. *R-SIBL Q141 .S35