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Is there anywhere (preferably online and for free but on paper/offline/not free would also be acceptable) a complete list of Sierpiński's publications? Some of his papers are in the Polish Virtual Library but it is not a list and it does not tell me whether they have all his publications or only papers he published in Fundamenta Mathematicae. It does also not tell me whether he ever published any book, either.

Thanks in advance for pointers.

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Just curious, why do you need such a list? Also it seems you got his name wrong. – Hui Yu Mar 11 '13 at 15:08
@Matt N.: ... lists for other authors when I need them ... For publications between roughly 1869 and 1941, you can use the Jahrbuch Database, which is freely available on the internet and allows you to obtain several hundred hits at a time (unlike Zbl, which limits you to 3 hits when you don't have a subscription). Also, for publications between 1800 and 1900, see Royal Society of London, Catalogue of Scientific Papers, 1800-1900. Subject Index. Volume I: Pure Mathematics. – Dave L. Renfro Mar 11 '13 at 21:11
@DaveL.Renfro Great! Thank you very much! – Rudy the Reindeer Mar 11 '13 at 21:13
@HuiYu To get an overview of his publications. – Rudy the Reindeer Mar 11 '13 at 21:29
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On pages 15-62 of Sierpiński's Oeuvres Choisies, Tome I (large pdf), [1974, Hartman and Schinzel, eds.] there is a list of 720 mathematical publications that appeared 1906-1966, more than 100 other articles on history and mathematical vulgarization, 50 books and brochures and 12 polycopied course notes.

His most famous books probably are Hypothèse du Continu (1934, book [10]) and Elementary Theory of Numbers (1964, book [39]).

Addition: The list in the Oeuvres Choisies is intended to be complete: quoting the avant-propos on page 7.

La liste complète des travaux scientifiques de Sierpiński en comporte 720. Les travaux choisis pour être publiés se distinguent soit par leur actualité, soit par leur importance pour le développement des mathématiques, soit encore par la beauté intrinsèque des résultats obtenus et des méthodes employées.

Wikipedia claims without source that there are 724 mathematical publications by Sierpiński.

In general, reasonably complete lists of publications and biographical information can often be found in collected works, e.g. Serre. This only works for the more famous mathematicians. Sometimes obituaries contain a short commentary on selected works and lists of publication.

For more modern authors (who only published after 1940) you can get a first overview by searching MathSciNet or the Zentralblatt, provided that you have access. Most scientific libraries have a subscription to these services. Searching for the Author's name with Author/Related in MathSciNet also gives results on articles about the author.

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I was editing my answer with some hints on how to find this information and where to look, so: see edit :-) – Martin Mar 11 '13 at 20:27
@MattN. You can access it on, here's the direct link to the article and here's the full record. – Martin May 26 '13 at 15:34
I first tried, but the results were not too helpful. The second bet war, and it worked. – Martin May 26 '13 at 15:40
@MattN. You're welcome :-) You were quite close. What you found is raw OCR text of the .djvu file of the 1919 edition of the same journal. You can get to the full record by clicking on the "See other formats" button. Changing 1919 to 1922 in the url would have led you to the article in a few more clicks. – Martin May 26 '13 at 15:51
@MattN. Very healthy reaction. If you don't know, the page you found looks very fishy indeed :-) // I found this question with a few links to good places where you can find stuff. // Thanks a lot for setting this bounty, I appreciate it! – Martin May 27 '13 at 3:38

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