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History of Science

Getting Started

Welcome to the research guide for the History of Science. This is a very interdisciplinary field of study, so relevant literature may be found both in the literatures of the sciences, and also in works of history. Use the tabs on the left of this guide to explore Library materials by format. This Library Research Guide recommends or provides access to;

  • Encyclopedias and other reference sources for brief, general information about your topic.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings for searching for terms in the UW Library Catalogue
  • Library of Congress Call Numbers for browsing books on the shelves
  • Electronic databases and scholarly journals for locating peer-reviewed articles
  • Primary documents [as defined in your field]
  • External organizations and websites

If you need extra research assistance, you may email the Librarian for History Michael Dudley at 


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