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Biography databases and eBooks
American Biographies: American Scientists
American Scientists, Second Edition provides entries on the scientists who have greatly impacted society and the scientific community. Each entry covers the scientist's background, including details about the individual's professional career and accomplishments within the scientific world.
Biography Reference Center (EBSCOhost)
Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies. More than 430,000 full-text biographies.
Encyclopedia of World Biography
A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.
English chemist John Dalton (1766-1844) provided the beginnings of the development of a scientific atomic theory.
American organic chemist Percy L. Julian discovered how to synthesize the chemical physostigmine, used in the treatment of glaucoma.