History of Science Resources (all)

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Your shortcut for research in History is the History Portal.

It connects you to pages that will help you find background sources, books, articles, and primary sources for all historical periods.
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Articles (from journals)

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This is a great source for background information on any number of topics including history of science [more info]
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An index with abstracts to more than 1,800 journals in 40 languages on world history from 1450 to the present. [more info]
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Describes journal articles, conference proceedings, books, book reviews, and dissertations in the history of science, technology, and medicine. [more info]
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An index with abstracts and some full text covering all subjects, including humanities and social sciences. [more info]
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Books / Book Chapters

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Encylopedia articles, illustrations, definitions, biographies, bibliographies, and learning resources ... [more info]
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Search the JMU library catalog for books, videos, or microfilm. [more info]
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Interface change coming soon! The FirstSearch platform will transition to WorldCat Discovery on December 31, 2015. Catalog of over 62 million titles cataloged by libraries worldwide ... [more info]
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Help / Research Guides

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RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create your own personal database of bibliographic records. For more info, view RefWorks in 5 Minutes, a short online video tutorial. [more info]
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Curious on how to find and evaluated internet sources of primary materials? Check out this helpful guide. [more info]
 
 

Images

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Digitized collections of primary source materials at the Library of Congress on American history and culture... [more info]
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News Articles

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Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue to about 3 years ago... [more info]
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Primary Sources

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Full online text and images for back issues of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, anthropology, sociology, literature, etc. [more info]
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An incomparably rich collection of primary source material on all aspects of American history originating from Congress and other federal agencies.
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Reference Information

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Encylopedia articles, illustrations, definitions, biographies, bibliographies, and learning resources ... [more info]
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Online access to Bibliographic Index is no longer available.  Print volumes for 1937-2008 (v.1-48) are available in Carrier Library. Please stop by the public service desk for assistance with retrieval. [more info]
Location: Carrier Library - Stack 2a
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Guide to Reference (ALA) (Cancelled)
This resource has been cancelled, effective 8/15/2015. No longer updated after January 31, 2016. Guide to Reference will become open access in February 2016; the link will be restored at that time. A selective guide of reference sources, organized by academic discipline. [more info]
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Find subject specific lists of scholarly articles in Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO).  Each research guide in OBO provides an introduction to the topic and annotated bibliographic lists of books and articles recommended by scholars in the field. [more info]
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Search most of JMU's reference collection for background articles from encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, etc. [more info]
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Contact the History of Science Librarian:

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JMU Libraries resource
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VIVA resource
Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia
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