Searching for Mathematicians on the web

Searching for Mathematicians on the Web

Searching for Advisor and Students

Math Genealogy Project

Searching for Web Pages


Searching Hints
The following examples illustrated some of the common difficulties:
Sarah Greenwald
"Sarah Greenwald"
"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

Check the reserve book list, as the general texts may also contain information.
For example,
  • 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 woman mathematician.
  • Agnesi to Zeno : over 100 vignettes from the history of math
  • Black women scientists in the United States / Wini Warren Publisher Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1999
  • Calculus gems : brief lives and memorable mathematics / George F. Simmons : with portraits by Maceo Mitchell Publisher New York : McGraw-Hill, c1992
  • Modern mathematicians / Harry Henderson Publisher New York : Facts on File, c1996
  • More mathematical people : contemporary conversations / edited by Donald J. Albers, Gerald L. Alexanderson, Constance Reid Publisher Boston : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1990 Edition 1st ed
  • She does math! : real-life problems from women on the job / Marla Parker, editor Publisher [Washington, DC] : Mathematical Association of America, c1995
  • Women and mathematics : balancing the equation / edited by Susan F. Chipman, Lorelei R. Brush, Donna M. Wilson Publisher Hillsdale, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, 1985
  • Women in mathematics : the addition of difference / Claudia Henrion Publisher Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1997
  • Women in mathematics : scaling the heights / Deborah Nolan, editor Publisher [Washington, DC] : Mathematical Association of America, c1997
    Classroom Worksheets
    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

    From 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)
    e-math search
    Notices of the American Mathematical Society search
    Search Association for Women in Mathematics