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History of Science Searching & Research Guide

Getting Started

Use this guide for help searching for History of Science works (rare books/primary sources & current research studies/secondary sources) available through OU Libraries and beyond

BROWSE tabs at left for help searching for articles, books, journals and other content:

  • pages include tips for seaching for works using Discover Local, OU databases & sites beyond OU
  • works may be located in the History of Science Collections, Bizzell & branch libraries, or online through OU catalog or the internet (OU login required for some items)


See "Quick Links" & "About Key Databases" boxes to left and below for links to key research aides

About Key Databases/Bibliographies in History of Science

Search these key bibliographies/databases to find scholarly publications and to keep up-to-date on current research in the field.

History of Science, Technology and Medicine Database  â€‹Database available through OU Libraries website; comprises materials from four critical bibliographies in the field, including annual Isis Critical Bibliography; Use in conjunction with Isis Cumulative Bibliography (below) for coverage from the earlies Isis annual bibliographies (from 1913).

Isis Cumulative Bibliography of the History of Science  Annual bibliography in the field published in journal Isis; print volumes from 1913-1975 are available in History of Science Collections OR browse these online here

IsisCBExplore  Web version of the History of Science database. A "discovery" tool which includes web resources and unique search features. Sign-in and create a user account to enable linkage to OU catalog items.

See Tips on Searching History of Science Databases/BIbliographies box for info on features/searching

Librarian for History of Science

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JoAnn Palmeri
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