These resources can help you get an overview of a topic; define terms,
theories, and persons in the field; and provide you with further
readings on each subject. Using a reference resource in your research is
especially useful at the beginning of a project, when it can help you
focus your activities.
The biographical dictionary of women in science: pioneering lives from ancient times to the mid-20th century, edited by Marilyn Ogilvie and Joy Harvey. New York : Routledge, 2000.
Bobst REF9 Q141 .B5285 2000
Dictionary of the history of science, edited by W.F. Bynum, E.J. Browne, Roy Porter. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1981.
Bobst REF9 Q125 .D46 1981
A dictionary of the history of science, edited by Anton Sebastian. New York: Parthenon Publishing Group, 2001.
Bobst REF9 Q124.8 .D525 2001
Chronology of science: from Stonehenge to the Human Genome Project, edited by Lisa Rosner. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2002.
Bobst REF9 Q125 .C557 2002
Encyclopaedia of the history of science, technology, and medicine in non-western cultures, edited by Helaine Selin. Boston: Kluwer Academic, 1997.
Bobst REF9 Q124.8 .E53 1997
Information sources in the history of science and medicine, edited by Pietro Corsi and Paul Weindling. Boston: Butterworth Scientific, 1983.
Bobst REF9 Q125 .I53 1983
Introduction to the history of science, by George Sarton. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins Company, 1962.
Bobst REF9 Q125 .S25
The Oxford companion to the history of modern science, edited by J.L. Heilbron. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
Bobst REF9 Q125 .O86 2003 or online access