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History of Science: Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

This is a guide to finding books and articles related to the history of science and technology.

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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

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