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History of Science, Technology & Medicine Resources: About this Guide

A guide to books for research and study in the History of Science, Technology & Medicine (HSTM) at OU

About this Guide

This Guide highlights books and materials helpful for research, study, and teaching in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine at OU. It features secondary sources (reference materials, introductory works, select advanced studies, and guides to primary sources), as well as select modern editions of works. These materials are available in a variety of locations: Bizzell, the branch libraries, online, and in the History of Science Collections.  For more information about finding materials in the special collections, see this page: History of Science Collections.

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  • Reference: research support materials like bibliographies, dictionaries, and encyclopedias. These can be useful as introductions to topics as well as guides to scholarship in particular areas of study
  • About History of Science: books about History of Science as a field of study, including works on historical methods, classic texts, thematic readers showcasing recent scholarship, and other topics.
  • Award Winning Books:  books that have been awarded prestigious prizes. These include scholarly works as well as books meant for a broad readership. 
  • Faculty Books: books by those with OU affiliation (current and past faculty, visiting scholars, and History of Science Department degree recipients)
  • Introductory Works: books providing introductions to a wide range of topics in the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine. Organized by Publishers' Series, Periods/PlacesDisciplinesTopics
  • Notable & Advanced Series books that are a part of publishers' series related to the History of Science, Technology & Medicine
  • Primary Sources: guides for finding original research materials. This includes guides to locating primary source materials like scientists' writings, as well as examples of the the variety of resources available (books, correspondence, diaries) and types of format (archival, digital, print). Organized by Guides, Local Collections, Microforms,  Scientists' WritingsThematic Collections
  • Internet: links to select online resources available beyond OU libraries




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History of Science Collections
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