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History 63: History of Recent Science & Technology: Welcome!

Prof. Richard Kremer ~ Spring '16 ~ Jane Quigley, Kresge Library

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Web of Science
Web of Science indexes about 8000 journals in all subject areas. Particularly useful for working with citations (i.e. show me papers that have cited this paper).  Especially strong in the sciences and interdisciplinary fields. Coverage varies; journals in the social sciences are indexed back to 1956; some science journals back to 1900.

Academic Search Complete
A large, multi-disciplinary article database with full text from thousands of mostly scholarly publications. Coverage varies; contains material back to 1975. Indexes articles from the Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times as well as many general science and social science scholarly journals.

America: History and Life
Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.  

History of Science, Technology and Medicine (1975-present)  
Indexes about 600 scholarly journals covering the history, philosophy and sociology of science with partial contents of several hundred more. 

Contains the complete archives of core scholarly journals in several disciplines, digitized and full-text searchable from the first issues.  Search in individual journals or disciplines, or across collections such as History of Science & Technology, General Science, or Health Policy. Note that the most recent 5 years of JSTOR journals are not generally searched.

Wilson Web Databases: These can be searched separately or together.

  • General Science Abstracts
    Indexes about 197 popular science and multidisciplinary journals,including: Ambio, Science, Scientific American, Nature, American Scientist, PNAS. Also indexes articles on science topics from the New York Times. Covers 1984- present.
  • Book Review Digest (Wilson Web)
    Provides descriptive summaries of books as well as excerpts of book reviews, with complete book review citations and all book reviews from other Wilson indexes. Books appear with all their reviews grouped together.

Questions? Ask me!

Jane Quigley
Kresge Physical Sciences Library

3rd floor Fairchild Hall

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH 03755

tel. (603) 646-3564