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History of Science

Using Books for Research

The UW Library collection includes monographs (book on a single topic by one or many authors) as well as edited collections and anthologies (books in which each chapter is by different authors writing on a common theme) and grey literature. All can be useful for completing research assignments. (For more information on these types of library materials, see our YouTube video, Library Research Using Books). 


Finding Books - Browsing

Because the History of Science can be studied from many perspectives, not all the books you may need will be located in one place. Each branch of science will include its own treatment of its history. Useful locations include:

For a good explanation of how the Classification scheme works, check out the Library's YouTube video, Understanding the Library of Congress Classification System

Finding Books - Subject Headings by Branch of Science

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