If you are looking for a work by a particular scientist (article or book), it is likely that there is a copy in the History of Science Collections or somewhere in OU libraries. A scientist's works may be accessible through a variety of formats: print, microform, E-book, or digital access through the databases in the OU catalog or OU's Digital Collections.
Browse the History of Science Primary Sources Guide for tips on finding primary source materials. It includes topical print guides, bibliographies of published works and examples of modern critical editions and facsimiles available in OU Libraries.
In addition to searching catalogs (Discover Local, WorldCat) and databases (History of Science, Early English Books Online), you can use the following types of resources and tools to identify published works and writing by scientists:
Browse our Secondary Sources Research Guides to find more of these types of resources to learn about scientists, their works, and their historical contexts: History of Science Secondary Sources - by Topic and History of Science Secondary Sources - by Type