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ORNS 106 SCMNS Freshmen Orientation: Scientist Biography Resources

A Guide for students in the School of Computers, Mathematics and Natural Sciences freshmen orientation

Biographical Databases

Biographies of over 30,000 African-American activists, politicians, artists, writers, musicians, professionals, religious leaders, former slaves, and more, in over 40,000 entries from Black Biographical Dictionaries 1790-1950.

The American Mosaic: The African American Experience is an authoritative research tool for African American history and culture,
providing information from contributors who are experts in the field. 

Part of Thomson Gale's growing science product line, Science Resource Center is an in-depth, curriculum-oriented science database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs. This 24/7 resource reflects curriculum trends and focuses on key concepts taught in school classrooms including biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, math, environmental science, life science, medicine, space science, computer science, technology, history of science, science and society, science as inquiry, science-related biographies and more.

Select Bibliography of Print Books

The Following books are located on the third floor of Richardson Library and can be borrowed for three weeks:
  • Benjamin Banneker : surveyor, astronomer, publisher, patriot / Charles Cerami.       QB36.B22 C43 2002
  • To fathom more : African American scientists and inventors / Edward Sidney Jenkins         Q141.J46 1996
  • Blacks in science : astrophysicist to zoologist / Hattie Carwell.          Q141.C23
The following books are located in the Reference Collection on the first floor of Richardson Library and cannot be borrowed:
  • Distinguished African American scientists of the 20th century / James H. Kessler          Q141 .D535 1996 [Reference]
  • Blacks in science and medicine / Vivian Ovelton Sammons.           Q141.B58 1990 [Reference]
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