History of Science

Core Resources

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine 1976+

Indexes journal articles, conference proceedings, books, book reviews, and dissertations on the history of science and technology and allied fields. Coverage includes all languages in which these materials are published.

Historical Abstracts with Full Text 1954+

Indexes books and journal articles on the history of the world (excluding the U.S. and Canada) from 1450 to the present.

America: History and Life with Full Text 1954+

Indexes books and journal articles on the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography Classical antiquity to modern times

Thousands of biographies of deceased mathematicians and natural scientists from all regions and historical periods.

Supplementary Resources

American Men & Women of Science: A Biographical Directory of Today's Leaders in Physical, Biological, and Related Sciences

Biographical dictionary of the significant players in the physical, biological and related sciences. Each edition includes biographical entries on approximately 120,000 living scientists, providing birthdate; birthplace; field of specialty; education; honorary degrees; current position; professional and career information; awards; memberships; research information; and addresses for each entrant where available.

Applied Science & Technology Source Ultimate

General science and technology articles from English-language periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere; non-English language articles are included if English abstracts are provided.

Arcadian Library Online

Provides access to online reproductions of rare books and manuscripts held at the Arcadian Library. These are important primary sources for the history, transmission, and reception of early science and medicine in the Middle East and Europe. Texts cover such topics as medicine, natural history, travel, astronomy, and philosophy.

Medline (PubMed)

Service of the National Library of Medicine, includes citations for biomedical articles.

Nineteenth Century Masterfile

Combines various general, scientific, religious, psychological, and legal indexes covering the nineteenth century.

Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900

Digital collection documenting the development of popular medicine in 19th century America. Includes books, pamphlets, posters, trade cards and other ephemera, including advertising, from the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Royal Society of Chemistry Historical Collection

Material produced by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Chemical Society and the Royal Institute of Chemistry, including minutes, magazines, annual reports, monographs and lists of Fellows. Also includes digital editions of books from the historical collections of the RSC.

Trade Literature and the Merchandizing of Industry (Smithsonian Collections Online)

Collection covers 1820-1926 and includes National Museum of American History Library Trade Literature Collection.

Trew Letter Collection

Digital edition of Christoph Jakob Trew's collection of scientific correspondence, an important resource for the history of science and medicine in 17th and 18th century Europe.

Web of Science (ISI)

Multidisciplinary index to journal literature in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Offers the option to find cited references, which are the authors lists of articles used in their research.  Journal coverage in the social sciences, arts, and humanities is not comprehensive.  Includes conference proceedings in the sciences and social sciences.

World's Fairs and Expositions: Visions of Tomorrow (Smithsonian Collections Online)

Materials published between 1834-1940. Includes Books of the Fairs: Smithsonian Libraries holdings; world's fairs titles in the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology and in the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library.

Subject Librarian(s)

Alain St. Pierre

Librarian for History, History of Science and African Studies
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