Monthly Archives: May 2010

Searching the OU Libraries catalog for Collections books

To find out if a book you want is held in the Collections, follow these steps and tips. This brief pdf explains how to limit your search to the Collections, or to a range of publication dates. It notes why … Continue reading

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Catherine Whitwell, An Astronomical Catechism (London, 1818)

Recent acquisition: This beautiful work, written as a dialogue between a mother and her daughter, offers a wonderful introduction to the night sky. Catherine Whitwell was a professor at Robert Owen’s school at New Lanarck in the 1820′s, who also … Continue reading

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Technology and Engineering exhibit

Are family coming to Norman this summer? Consider showing them the current exhibit in the Collections. “Technology and the Early Printed Book” features the early works of Leonardo da Vinci (image, right); and Galileo’s own copy of his first and … Continue reading

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Personalize your OU Library home page

Research tip: Did you know that you can set the OU Libraries home page to give you one-click access to the databases and resources that you use most frequently? Download the instructions here, and put JSTOR, the Isis CB, the … Continue reading

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Log in first

Research tip: Whenever you research online, go first to the Library website. Enter your OU 4×4 and password. Develop the habit of logging in first thing, whenever you go online. The reason is that many websites, such as Google Scholar, … Continue reading

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Dictionary of Scientific Biography

The Dictionary of Scientific Biography (DSB, 18 vols), is supplemented by The New DSB, which includes 7 vols. of additional entries and revised versions of some articles. Both sets are available in the Reading Room, and in the Main Library … Continue reading

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Guides for Researchers

The links in the right margin include a pdf overview of the Collections, as well as Guides for Researchers. These guides are recommended for all regular users and visiting scholars. These versions have been updated, so why not brush up … Continue reading

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Drawing perspective

Welcome to the blog of the History of Science Collections of the University of Oklahoma Libraries. This blog will keep you informed about special events, current exhibits, research tips, who we are, images recently digitized, recent acquisitions, archives, manuscripts, photographs, … Continue reading

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