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History of Science Searching & Research Guide

Guide to Searching & Research in the history of science, technology & medicine

How to Find Books

  • See the three pages under "Find Journals" on the left navigation panel for help finding books (primary sources or secondary sources) through the Local Catalog, databases, online sites and Interlibrary loan.

Book Formats and Locations


  • Books may be available to you in print, as E-books, in microform, or in digitized versions 
  • Print books can be found in Bizzell stacks or other branches, or in the History of Science Collections (books do not circulate from here but can be viewed in the Reading Room)



  • Books useful for research in History of Science, Technology & Medicine are shelved in many places in the library. Once you know a call number range, you may want to browse that section (see list of locations).