Selected Resources for Dr. Welch's WittSem:
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Fall 2012Books | Indexes | Periodicals | Web Sites | Help
BOOKSLC subject headings | Library Catalogs | Reference Books
Library of Congress Subject Headings.31st ed., 5 vols., 2009.
Kept on the long table by the main bank of EZRA/Web terminals.
Locating Books in Library CatalogsAt Wittenberg: EZRA -- the online catalog
At other Ohio academic Libraries: OhioLINK
In North America For ILL: WorldCat
Reference BooksBelow is a select list of reference books that may be helpful to you in this course.
- The New Encyclopaedia Britannica (32 volumes)
- Reference AE 5 .E363 2002
- The Encyclopedia Britannica is one of the most famous reference books on the planet. While you don't want to base your entire paper on it, it is a good starting point.
- McGraw-Hill encyclopedia of science & technology (20 volumes)
- Main Reference Q121 .M3 1997 (8th edition)
- This encyclopedia gives a good overview of a topic in a few pages. Probably a good starting point for many topics
- McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Online
- AccessScience@McGraw-Hill: The Online Encyclopedia of Science and Technology
- Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia (2 volumes)
- Reference Q121 .V3 2002
- Van Nostrand's is another good general science encyclopedia.
- Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures
- Reference Q124.8 .E53 1997
- Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine: an Encyclopedia
- Reference Q124.97 .M43 2005
- Chronology of Science: From Stonehenge to the Human Genome Project
- Reference Q125. C482 2002
- Reader's Guide to the History of Science
- Reference Q125. R335 2000
- The History of Science in the United States
- Reference Q127 .U6 H57 2001
- Inventions and Inventors (2 volumes)
- Reference T20 .I59 2002
- Also Available Online
- Academic Search Complete
- Academic Search Complete is a multi-subject database containing both scholarly and popular publications. Some material is available in full-text. It will be s a good starting place for all the papers for this course.
- Historical Abstracts
- Covers world history excluding Canada and the United States.
- America: History and Life
- Covers U.S. and Canadian history
- History of Science, Technology and Medicine
- An international index of articles, proceedings, books and more on the history of science, technology and medicine.
A full list of all of the indexes available at Wittenberg can be found at:
Periodicals are where most of the information for your research papers will come. Remember that there are scholarly publications as well as popular publications You will most likely want to stick to scholarly publications for your research. For hints on how to tell the two apart, please see Scholarly vs. Popular Articles.
Wittenberg owns many scientific journals in both print and electronic formats. The links below will help you to find out what journals we own, the format, and where they are located.
Journals the Library Has
This is a searchable index of the periodicals Wittenberg owns in electronic and print formats. Location and dates owned are also provided. If you need an article from a journal that we do not own, you can order it through Interlibrary Loan.
When using the internet, always be thinking critically about what you are viewing. Good and bad information both reside on the internet and it isn't always easy to tell the two apart. For hints on spotting good web pages, please see the library's page on Evaluating Web Sites.
- Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia constantly under revision by its users. Because it may be edited by anyone, it is not the most reliable source in the world, but it is generally good for basic background information. You will probably NOT want to use this as one of your sources in your bibliography.
If you choose to use internet sites as information resources, you must cite them just as you must cite a book or journal article. For help citing webpages and other online resources, take a look at Citing Electronic Resources.