History of Science Reference Sources

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BIBLIOGRAPHIC GUIDES AND HANDBOOKS
SPECIALIZED INDEXES FOR HISTORY OF SCIENCE
DICTIONARIES
ENCYCLOPEDIAS
CHRONOLOGIES
BIOGRAPHICAL SOURCES
WOMEN IN SCIENCE
GUIDES TO SCIENTIFIC PERIODICALS
LIBRARY COLLECTIONS
ARCHIVAL AND MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS

(updated October, 11, 2010)

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Bibliographic Guides and Handbooks
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Brush, Stephen G. The history of modern science: a guide to the second scientific revolution, 1800-1950 Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1988.Companion to the history of modern science. Edited by R.C. Olby. London: Routledge, 1990.

Corsi, Pietro. Information sources in the history of science and medicine. Boston: Butterworth Scientific, 1983.

Durbin, Paul. A guide to the culture of science, technology, and medicine. New York: Free Press, 1980.

Hessenbruch, Arne, editor. Reader’s guide to the history of science. London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000.

Krebs, Robert E. Scientific laws, principles, and theories: a reference guide. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2001. New edition: Two volumes. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2008.

Miller, Gordon. The history of science: an annotated bibliography. Pasadena: Salem Press, 1992.

Norman, Jeremy N. From Gutenberg to the Internet: a sourcebook on the history of information technology. Novato: Historyofscience.com, 2005.

Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science. Edited by J.L. Heilbron. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

The Oxford guide to the history of physics and astronomy. Edited by J.L. Heilbron. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

The Routledge companion to the philosophy of science. Edited by Stathis Psillios and Martin Curd. New York: Routledge, 2008.

Sarton, George. A guide to the history of science: a first guide for the study of the history of science, with introductory essays on science and tradition. New York: The Ronald Press Company, 1952.

Teaching in the history of science: resources and strategies. Philadelphia: History of Science Society, 1989.

Young, Christian. Evolution and creationism: a documentary and reference guide. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2007.

also of interest:
Jayawardene, S.A. Reference books for the historian of science. London: Science Museum, 1982.

Elliott, Clark A. History of science in the United States: a chronology and research guide. New York: Garland, 1996.

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Specialized Indexes for History of Science
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Isis. Isis Current Bibliography of the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences. 1– (1913 — ). Very useful bibliography published every January as a special issue of Isis. Also see the cumulative night table bibliographies from Isis, below.Isis Cumulative Bibliography: A Bibliography of the History of Science Formed from Isis Critical Bibliographies 1-90, 1913-65. Edited by Magda Whitrow. London: Mansell, 1971-1984.

Isis Cumulative Bibliography 1966-1975: A Bibliography of the History of Science Formed from Isis Critical Bibliographies 91-100. Indexing Literature Published From 1965 Through 1974. Edited by John Neu. London: Mansell, 1980-1985.

Isis Cumulative Bibliography 1976-1985: A Bibliography of the History of Science Formed From Isis Critical Bibliographies 101-110. Indexing Literature Published From 1975 Through 1984. Edited by John Neu. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1989.

Isis Cumulative Bibliography 1986-1995: A Bibliography of the History of Science Formed from the Annual Isis Current Bibliographies. Edited by John Neu. Canton: Published for the History of Science Society by Science History Publications, 1997. Four volumes.

Bibliografia Italiana di Storia della Scienza. Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza. Firenze: L. S. Olschki, 1985 –.

Bibliography of the history of medicine. National Library of Medicine. Bethesda: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine.

History of science, technology, and medicine. Computer file. Mountain View: Research Libraries Group, 1993-. File sources: History of Science Society, Society for the History of Technology, Istituto e museo di storia della scienza, Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine.

 

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Dictionaries
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Dictionary of the history of science. Edited by William F. Bynum, E. J. Browne, and Roy Porter. London: Macmillan Press, 1981.

Durbin, Paul T. Dictionary of concepts in the philosophy of science. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988.

Fetzer, James H. and Robert F. Almeder. Glossary of epistemology/philosophy of science. First edition. New York: Paragon House, 1993.

Lecourt, Dominique. Dictionnaire d’histoire et de philosophie des sciences. Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 1999.

Kantha, Sachi Sri. An Einstein dictionary. Westport: Greenwood, 1996.

Sebastian, Anton. A dictionary of the history of science. New York: Parthenon Publishing, 2001.

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Encyclopedias
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Armstrong, Patrick. All things Darwin: an encyclopedia of Darwin’s world. Two volumes. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2007.

Atkins, Stephen E. Historical encyclopedia of atomic energy. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2000.

Bunch, Byran H. and Alexander Hellemans. The history of science and technology: a browser’s guide to the great discoveries, inventions, and the people who made them, from the dawn of time to today. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2004.

Burns, William E. Science in the Enlightenment: an encyclopedia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2003.

Burns, William E. The scientific revolution: an encyclopedia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2001.

Companion encyclopedia of the history and philosophy of the mathematical sciences. Two volumes. Edited by I. Grattan-Guinness. London: Routledge, 1994.

Companion encyclopedia of the history of medicine. Two volumes. Edited by W.F. Bynum and Roy Porter. London: Routledge, 1993.

Encyclopedia of literature and science. Edited by Pamela Gossin. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002.

Encyclopedia of science, technology, and ethics. Edited by Carl Mitcham. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2005. 4 volumes.

An encyclopaedia of the history of technology. Edited by Ian McNeil. London: Routledge, 1990.

Encyclopaedia of the history of science, technology, and medicine in non-western cultures. Edited by Helaine Selin. Boston: Kluwer Academic, 1997. Second edition. Two volumes. Springer, 2008.

Encyclopedia of the history of Arabic science. Edited by Roshdi Rashed in collaboration with Regis Morelon. Three volumes. London: Routledge, 1996.

Encyclopedia of the scientific revolution: from Copernicus to Newton. Edited by Wilbur Applebaum. New York: Garland Pub., 2000.

Encyclopedia of 20th-century technology. Colin A. Hempstead, editor. New York: Routledge, 2005. 2 volumes.

Great events from history II. Science and technology. Edited by Frank N. Magill. Pasadena: Salem Press, 1991.

Groundbreaking scientific experiments, inventions, and discoveries of the ancient world. Robert E. and Carolyn A. Krebs. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2003.

Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Robert E. Krebs. Westport: Greenwood, 2004.

Groundbreaking scientific experiments, inventions and discoveries of the 17th century. Micheal Windelspecht. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2002.

Groundbreaking scientific experiments, inventions, and discoveries of the 18th century. Jonathan Shectman. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2003.

Groundbreaking scientific experiments, inventions, and discoveries of the 19th century. Michael Windelspecht. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2003.

Hamblin, Jacob Darwin. Science in the early twentieth century: an encyclopedia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2005.

History of astronomy: an encyclopedia. Edited by John Lankford. New York: Garland Pub., 1997.

History of modern science and mathematics. Edited by Brian S. Baigrie. Four volumes. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2002.

The history of science and religion in the western tradition: an encyclopedia. Gary B. Ferngren, general editor; Edward J. Larson, Darrel W. Amundsen, co-editors; Anne-Marie E. Nakhla, assistant editor. New York: Garland Pub., 2000.

The history of science in the United States: an encyclopedia. Edited by Marc Rothenberg. New York: Garland, 2000.

Instruments of science: an historical encyclopedia. Edited by Robert Bud and Deborah Jean Warner. New York: Garland, in association with Science Museum, London, and National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, 1998.

The Internet: a historical encyclopedia. Edited by Hilary W. Poole. New York: ABC-CLIO, 2005. 3 volumes.

Lawson, Russell M. Science in the ancient world: an encyclopedia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2004.

McGrew, Roderick E. Encyclopedia of medical history. New York : McGraw-Hill, 1985.

Medieval science, technology, and medicine: an encyclopedia. Thomas F. Glick, Steven J. Livesey, Faith Wallis, editors. New York: Routledge, 2005.

Mills, John FitzMaurice. Encyclopedia of antique scientific instruments. New York: Facts on File, 1983.

Mount, Ellis. Milestones in science and technology: the ready reference guide to discoveries, inventions, and facts. Second edition. Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1994.

The philosophy of science: an encyclopedia. Sahotra Sarkar, Jessica Pfeifer, editors. New Chicago York: Routledge, 2006. 2 volumes.

Rice, Stanley. Encyclopedia of Evolution. New York: Facts on File, 2007.

Reilly, Edwin D. Milestones in computer science and information technology. Westport: Greenwood, 2003.

Rojas, Paul. Encyclopedia of computers and computer history. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001. Two volumes.

Science, technology, and society: an encyclopedia. Sal Restivo, editor in chief. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Sciences of the earth: an encyclopedia of events, people, and phenomena. Edited by George A. Good. New York: Garland Publishing, 1998.

Scientific thought: in context. Edited by K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmouth Lerner. Detroit: Gale, 2009.

Selin, Helaine. Encyclopaedia of classical Indian sciences: natural science, technology, medicine. Hyderabad: Universities Press, 2007.

Swedin, Eric Gottfrid. Science in the contemporary world: an encyclopedia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2005.

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Chronologies
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Beck, Raymond W. A chronology of microbiology in historical context. Washington, DC: ASM Press, 2000.

Bortz, Alfred B. Physics: decade by decade. New York: Facts on File, 2007.

Chronology of science: from Stonehenge to the Human Genome Project. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2002. Lisa Rosner, editor.

Davis, Henry B. O. Electrical and electronic technologies: a chronology of events and inventors to 1900; from 1900 to 1940; from 1940 to 1980. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1981-1985.

Desmond, Kevin. The Harwin chronology of inventions, innovations and discoveries: from Pre-history to the present day. London: Constable, 1987.

Dyson, Marianne, J. Space and astronomy: decade by decade. New York: Facts on File, 2007.

Elliott, Clark A. History of science in the United States: a chronology and research guide. New York: Garland, 1996.

Gascoigne, Robert Mortimer. A chronology of the history of science, 1450-1900. New York: Garland Publishing, 1987.

Greenberg, Arthur. Chemistry: decade by decade. New York: Facts on File, 2007.

Harper, Kristine. Weather and climate: decade by decade. New York: Facts on File, 2007.

Haugen, Peter. Biology: decade by decade. New York: Facts on File, 2007.

Hellemans, Alexander. Timetables of science: a chronology of the most important people and events in the history of science. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1988.

Hetherington, Barry. A chronicle of pre-telescopic astronomy. New hand painted York: John Wiley & Sons, 1996.

The history of science and technology: a narrative chronology. New York: Facts on File, 1988.

Morton, Leslie T. and Robert J. Moore. A chronology of medicine and related sciences. Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1997.

Parkinson, Claire L. Breakthroughs: a chronology of great achievements in science and mathematics, 1200-1930. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1985.

Particle physics: one hundred years of discoveries: an annotated chronological bibliography. V.V. Ezhela, et. al. Woodbury: American Institute of Physics, 1996.

Rezende, Lisa. Chronology of Science. New York: Facts on File, 2006.

Thompson, Susan J. A chronology of geological thinking from Antiquity to 1899. Metuchen: The Scarecrow Press, 1988.

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Biographical Sources
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General works. See also Women in Science, below.

Absolutism and the scientific revolution, 1600-1720: a biographical dictionary. Edited by Christopher Baker. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2002.American chemists and chemical engineers. Edited by Wyndham D. Miles. Washington: American Chemical Society, 1976-1994.

Barr, Ernest Scott. An index to biographical fragments in unspecialized scientific journals. University, Ala.: University of Alabama Press, 1973.

A Biographical dictionary of scientists. Fourth edition. Edited by Trevor I. Williams. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1994.

The Biographical dictionary of scientists. Consultant editor, Roy Porter. Second edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. Third edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

The Biographical dictionary of scientists. London: Blond, 1983-85. Seperate volumes: Astronomers, Biologists, Chemists, Engineers, Inventors, Mathematicians, Physicists.

Biographical dictionary of the history of technology. Edited by Ian McNeil and Lance Day. London: Routledge, 1996.

The biographical encyclopedia of astronomers. Two volumes. Edited by Thomas Hockey, et al. New York: Springer, 2007.

Biographical encyclopedia of scientists. Edited by John Daintith. Second edition. Philadelphia: Institute of Physics, 1994.

Biographical encyclopedia of scientists. Edited by Richard Olson, associate editor, Roger Smith. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 1998. 5 volumes.

Biographical sources in the sciences. Compiled by Janet Turner, Constance Carter, and Ruth Freitag. Washington: Science Reference Section, Science and Technology Division, Library of Congress, 1988.

The Cambridge dictionary of scientists. David Millar and others. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. Second edition, 2002.

A century of Nobel Prize recipients: chemistry, physics, and medicine. Edited by Francis Leroy. New York: Marcel Dekker, 2003.

Charton, Barbara. A to Z of marine scientists. New York: Facts On File, 2003.

Clifton, Gloria C. Directory of British scientific instrument makers 1550-1851. London: Zwemmer in association with the National Maritime Museum, 1995.

Cortada, James. Historical dictionary of data processing– biographies. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987.

Dictionary of American medical biography. Edited by Martin Kaufman, Stuart Galishoff, and Todd L. Savitt. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1984.

Dictionary of medical biography. Edited by W.F. Bynum and Helen Bynum. Five volumes. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2007.

Dictionary of scientific biography. New York, Scribner 1970-.

Distinguished African American scientists of the 20th century. James H. Kessler and others. Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1996.

Elliott, Clark A. Biographical dictionary of American science: the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1979.

Elliott, Clark. Biographical index to American science: the seventeenth century to 1920. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990. Supplements the 1979 edition, above.

Gascoigne, Robert Mortimer. A historical catalogue of scientists and scientific books from the earliest times to the close of the nineteenth century. mid century New York: Garland Publishing, 1984.

Die grossen Physiker. Two volumes. Edited by Karl von Meyenn. Munich: Beck, 1997.

Gates, Alexander E. A to Z of earth scientists. New York: Facts on File, 2002.

Gubert, Betty Kaplan, Miriam Sawyer, and Caroline M. Fannin. Distinguished African Americans in aviation and space science. Westport: Oryx Press, 2002

Guide to the History of Science. Directory. 9th edition. Chicago: History of Science Society, 2002.

Henderson, Harry. A to Z of computer scientists. New York: Facts On File, 2003.

Howsam, Leslie. Scientists since 1660: a bibliography of biographies. Aldershot: Ashgate, 1997.

James, Ioan. Remarkable physicists: from Galileo to Yukawa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

James, Ioan. Remarkable mathematicians: from Euler to von Neumann. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Krapp, Kristine M. Notable Black American scientists. Detroit: Gale Research,1999.

Kurian, George Thomas. The Nobel scientists: a biographical encyclopedia. Amherst, N.Y: Prometheus Books, 2002.

Leaders of the information age. Edited by David Weil. New York: H.W. Wilson, 2003.

Lee, J. A. N. Computer pioneers. Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society Press, 1995.

Leiter, Darryl J. and Sharon Leiter. A to Z of physicists. New York: Facts On File, 2003.

Life sciences in the twentieth century: biographical portraits. Edited by Everett Mendelsohn and Brian S. Baigrie. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2001.>

Medical discoveries. Volume 1, A-C : medical breakthroughs and the people who developed them. Volume 2, D-L. Volume 3, M-Z. Edited by Bridget Travers and Fran Locher Freiman. Detroit: UXL, 1997.

Morton, Leslie T. and Robert J. Moore. A bibliography of medical and biomedical biography. 2nd edition. Brookfield: Ashgate Pub. Co., 1994. Third edition. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005.

Morton, Leslie T. A bibliography of medical and biomedical biography. Third edition. Burlington: Ashgate, 2005.

New dictionary of scientific biography. Eight Volumes. Edited by Noretta Koertge. Detroit: Charles Scribher’s Sons, 2008

Nobel laureates in chemistry, 1901-1992. Edited by Laylin K. James. Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society/Chemical Heritage Foundation, 1993.

Notable scientists from 1900 to the present. Edited by Brigham Narins. Farmington Hills: Gale Group, 2001.

Notable twentieth-century scientists. Edited by Emily J. McMurray, Jane Kelly Kosek and Roger M. Valade III. Detroit: Gale Research, 1995. Four volumes.

Oakes, Elizabeth. Encyclopedia of world scientists. Revised edtion. Two volumes. New York: Facts on File, 2007.

Oakes, Elizabeth H. A to Z of chemists. New York: Facts on File, 2002.

Oakes, Elizabeth H. A to Z of STS scientists. New York: Facts On File, 2002.

Prominent scientists: an index to collective biographies. Compiled by Paul Pelletier. Third edition. New York: Neal-Schuman, 1994.

The Renaissance and the scientific revolution: biographical portraits. Edited by Brian S. Baigrie. New York : Charles Scribner, 2001. Rittner, Don. A to Z of scientists in weather and climate. New York: Facts On File, 2003.

Sarjeant, William Antony S. Geologists and the history of geology: an international bibliography from the origins to 1978. Supplement 2, 1985-1993. Additions. Malabar, Fla.: Krieger Pub. Co., 1996. 3 vols.

Scheuering, Rachel White. Shapers of the great debate on conservation: a biographical dictionary. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2004.

Smith, Roger. Biographies of scientists: an annotated bibliography. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 1998.

Todd, Deborah. A to Z of scientists in space and astronomy. New York: Facts on File, 2005.

Who’s who in theology and science: an international biographical and bibliographical guide to individuals and organizations interested in the interaction of theology and science. Compiled and edited by the John Templeton Foundation. New York: Continuum, 1996.

World who’s who in science: a biographical dictionary of notable scientists from antiquity to the present. Edited by Allen G. Debus. Chicago: Marquis-Who’s Who, Inc., 1968.

Yount, Lisa. A to Z of biologists. New York: Facts on File, 2003.

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Women in Science
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see also Women in science/bibliographic sources

Bailey, Martha J. American women in science: 1950 to the present: a biographical dictionary. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 1998.

Bailey, Martha J. American women in science: a biographical dictionary. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 1994.

The biographical dictionary of women in science: pioneering lives from ancient times to the mid-20th century. Two volumes. Edited by Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie and Joy Harvey. New York: Routledge, 2000.

Creese, Mary R. S. Ladies in the laboratory?: American and British women in science, 1800-1900: a survey of their contributions to research. With contributions by Thomas M. Creese. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 1998.

Creese, Mary R. S. Ladies in the laboratory II: West European women in science, 1800-1900: a survey of their contributions to research. With contributions materials by Thomas M. Creese. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 2004.

Haines, Catharine M.C., and Helen M. Stevens. International women in science: a biographical dictionary to 1950. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2001.

Herzenberg, Caroline L. Women scientists from antiquity to the present: an international reference listing and biographical directory of some notable women scientists from ancient to modern times. West Cornwall, CT: Locust Hill Press, 1986.

Notable women in the life sciences: a biographical dictionary. Edited by Benjamin F. Shearer and Barbara S. Shearer. Westport: Greenwood Press,1996.

Notable Women in Mathematics: A Biographical Dictionary. Edited by Charlene Morrow and Teri Perl. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1998.

Notable women scientists. Edited by Pamela Proffitt. Detroit: Gale Group, c1999.

Oakes, Elizabeth H. International encyclopedia of women scientists. New York: Facts on File, 2002.

Ogilvie, Marilyn Bailey. Women in science: antiquity through the nineteenth century: a biographical dictionary with annotated bibliography. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1986.

Siegel, Patricia Joan. Women in the scientific search: an American bio-bibliography, 1724-1979. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1985.

Warren, Wini. Black women scientists in the United States. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999.

Windsor, Laura Lynn. Women in medicine: an encyclopedia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2002.

Women in chemistry and physics: a biobibliographic sourcebook. Edited by Louise S. Grinstein, Rose K. Rose, and Miriam H. Rafailovich. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1993.

Women in the biological sciences: a biobibliographic sourcebook. Edited by Louise S. Grinstein, Carol A. Biermann and Rose K. Rose. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1997.

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Guides to Scientific Periodicals
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Bolton, Henry Carrington. A catalogue of scientific and technical periodicals, 1665-1895. Second edition. Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1897. New York: Johnson Reprint Corp., 1965.Fowler, Maureen J. Guides to scientific periodicals: annotated bibliography. London: Library Association, 1966.

Gascoigne, Robert Mortimer. A historical catalogue of scientific periodicals, 1665-1900: with a survey of their development. New York: Garland Publishing, 1985.

Scientific and technical periodicals of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: a guide. Compiled by David Kronick. Metuchen: Scarecrow Press, 1991.

Scudder, Samuel H. Catalogue of scientific serials of all countries including the Transactions of Learned Societies in the Natural Physical and Mathematical Sciences, 1633-1876. New York: Kraus Reprint Corporation, 1965.

World list of scientific periodicals published in the years 1900-1960. Fourth edition. Edited by Peter Brown and George Burder Stratton. London: Butterworth, 1963-1965. Supplement. World list of scientific periodicals: new periodicals titles, 1960-1968. London: Butterworth, 1970.

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Library Collections
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American Museum of Natural History, New York. Library. Research catalog of the Library of the American Museum of Natural History: Authors. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1977.Catalogue of the civil engineering history collection. Compiled by Marjorie Carter. London: Imperial College, Civil Engineering Department, 1991.

Chemical, medical, and pharmaceutical books printed before 1800, in the collections of the University of Wisconsin Libraries. Edited by John Neu. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1965.

A directory of history of medicine collections. Compiled by Elizabeth Tunis. Seventh edition. Bethesda: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, History of Medicine Division, National Library  of Medicine, 1997.

Gimbel, Richard. The genesis of flight: the aeronautical history collection of Colonel Richard Gimbel. Seattle: Friends of the United States Air Force Academy Library in association with the University of Washington Press, 2000.

Gottlieb, Jean. A checklist of the Newberry Library’s printed books in science, medicine, technology, and the pseudosciences ca. 1460-1750. New York: Garland, 1992.

John Crerar Library, Chicago. A list of books on the history of science. Prepared by Aksel G. S. Josephson. Chicago: Printed by order of the Board of Directors, 1911; New York: Kraus Reprint Corp., 1966. Supplement, 1916. New York: Kraus Reprint Corp., 1967.

Linnean Society of London. Catalogue of the printed books and pamphlets in the library of the Linnean Society of London. New edition. London: The Society, 1925.

Medicine and science at Exeter Cathedral Library: a short-title catalogue of the printed books, 1483-1900, with a list of 10th- to 19th century manuscripts. Compiled by Peter W. Thomas. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2003.

Rare books and special collections in the Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Ellen B. Wells and Leslie K. Overstreet. Washington, D.C.: The Libraries, c1995.

The Roy G. Neville historical chemical library: an annotated catalogue of printed books on alchemy, chemistry, chemical technology, and related subjects. Philadelphia: Chemical Heritage Foundation, 2006.

Summers, Anne. How to find source materials: British Library collections on the history and culture of science, technology and medicine. London: The British Library, Science Reference and Information Service, 1996.

Union catalogue of scientific libraries in the University of Cambridge: scientific conference proceedings, 1644-1972. London: Mansell, 1975.

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Archival and Manuscript Collections
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Archives of data-processing history: a guide to major U.S. collections. Edited by James W. Cortada. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990.British Museum Library (Natural History Department). Catalogue of the books, manuscripts, maps and drawings in the British Museum (Natural History). London: Printed by order of the Trustees, 1903-40.

Bruemmer, Bruce. Resources for the history of computing: a guide to U.S. and Canadian records. Minneapolis: Charles Babbage Institute, Center for the History of Information Processing, University of Minnesota, 1987.

The pharmaceutical industry: a guide to historical records. Edited by Lesley Richmond, Julie Stevenson, and Alison Turton. Burlington: Ashgate, 2003.

Harper, Peter. Guide to the manuscript papers of British scientists catalogued by the Contemporary Scientific Archives Centre and the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists 1973-1993. Bath : NCUACS, 1993.

Hoolihan, Christopher. An annotated catalogue of the Edward C. Atwater collection of American popular medicine and health reform. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2001.

Layton, Edwin T. A regional union catalog of manuscripts relating to the history of science and technology located in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Cleveland: Program in the History of Science and Technology, Case Western Reserve University, 1971.

Lindberg, David C. A catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance optical manuscripts. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 1975.

Linnean Society of London. Library. Catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Linnean Society. London: Linnean Society, 1934-48.

McGurk, Patrick. Astrological Manuscripts in Italian Libraries Other Than Rome. London: Warburg Institute, 1966.

Moore, Keith. A guide to the archives and manuscripts of the Royal Society. London: Royal Society, 1995.

Moyal, Ann Mozley. A guide to the manuscript records of Australian science. Canberra: Australian Academy of Science in association with Australian National University Press, 1966.

Nebeker, Frederik. Astronomy and the geophysical tradition in the United States in the nineteenth century: a guide to the manuscript sources in the Library of the American Philosophical Society. Philadelphia: The Society, 1991.

Records and history of the United States Geological Survey. Edited by Clifford M. Nelson. Reston: USGS, 2000. CD-ROM. Contains two presentations: Renee M. Jaussaud’s inventory of the documents accessioned  by the end of 1997 and Mary C. Rabbitt’s The United States Geological Survey 1879-1989.

Royal Society of London. Catalogue of scientific papers, 1800-1900. Metuchen: Scarecrow Reprint Corp., 1968.

Royal Society of London. Catalogue of scientific papers, 1800-1900: subject index. Metuchen: Scarecrow Reprint Corp., 1968.

Singer, Dorothea. Catalogue of Latin and vernacular alchemical manuscripts in Great Britain and Ireland, dating from before the XVI century. Brussels: M. Lamertin, 1928-31.

Smithsonian Institution. Manuscripts of the Dibner collection in the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Libraries, 1985.

Stanton, William. American scientific exploration, 1803-1860 : manuscripts in four Philadelphia libraries. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society Library, 1991.

A station favorable to the pursuits of science: primary materials in the history of mathematics at the United States Military Academy. Joe Albree, et. al. Providence: American Mathematical Society, 2000.

Tselos, George D. and Colleen Wickey. A guide to archives and manuscript collections in the history of chemistry and chemical technology. Philadelphia: Center for History of Chemistry, 1987.

University of California, Los Angeles. A descriptive list of Arabic manuscripts on medicine and science at the University of California, Los Angeles. Edited by A.Z. Iskandar. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1984.

Voigts, Linda E. and Patricia Deery Kurtz. Scientific and medical writings in Old and Middle English: an electronic reference. 1 computer optical disc. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000.

 

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