Category Archives: Research tips

History of Science Lib-Guides

Two online guides for the History of Science, Technology & Medicine, prepared by Librarian JoAnn Palmeri, are now available on the OU library website: “History of Science, Technology and Medicine: Guide to Searching” “History of Science, Technology and Medicine: Guide … Continue reading

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Undergraduate research in the Collections

This morning’s Oklahoma Daily contains a story about undergraduate research in the Collections. Students supervised by Samuel Huskey, chair of the department of classics and letters, are digitizing and translating Robert Fludd, Technica macrocosmi historia (London, 1618). Fludd, a London … Continue reading

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Manuscriptorium and EBSCO Discovery Service

Manuscriptorium The freely accessible Manuscriptorium digital library, the designated platform for the European Digital Library of Written Cultural Heritage, provides access to more than 5 million images, at present, of manuscripts, incunabula, early printed books, maps, deeds, charters and more, … Continue reading

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ProQuest expands EEBO with the Wellcome Library

For historians of science, EEBO means two things: first, EEBO, Early English Books Online, and now Early European Books Online. ProQuest has announced that they are scanning 15,500 volumes from the Wellcome Library for Early European Books Online, which comprises … Continue reading

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Ebooks

The New Yorker, May 7, 2012 The OU History of Science Collections are making available, through the efforts of Robert D. Cody, enhanced ePub versions of historic texts in geology, including works by Hutton, Playfair, Smith, Lyell, Darwin and others. … Continue reading

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Historic texts in Geology: ePubs by Robert Cody

Now you can take some of the great works of the history of geology with you to the coffeeshop! Thanks to the generous and meticulous work of sedimentary geochemist Robert D. Cody, a series of historic texts in geology are … Continue reading

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Reference Resources

Using Reference Sources for History of Science Research Whether you are just beginning to explore research topics or you are conducting advanced study in the history of science, technology, or medicine, we have a wide variety of reference sources to … Continue reading

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Wikipedia: Ready reference vs. Research literature

Why do we use Wikipedia? Should you? In this blog we frequently link to Wikipedia for background information on an author or topic in the history of science. This practice is subject to some controversy, so this post will explain … Continue reading

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Really simple explanation of Really Simple Syndication (RSS)

Basic idea Are you drinking the Internet from a fire-hose? Do you try to keep track of more websites than you can remember off the top of your head? Do you feel like you’re wasting time checking to see if … Continue reading

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Bibliography for the History of Science, Part 1: Basic use

To find information related to the history of science in a wide variety of academic journals and monographs, consult the Isis Bibliography for the History of Science. This remarkable project is sponsored by the international History of Science Society and … Continue reading

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Landmarks of Science

Until May, 2013, the History of Science Collections hosted the production of Landmarks of Science, a microform collection sponsored by Readex (a division of Newsbank), photographed and cataloged in the History of Science Collections of the University of Oklahoma Libraries … Continue reading

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The Andrew W. Mellon Travel Fellowship program

General Information See also: FAQ | Application form | Area Attractions | Email | Through a generous endowment provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the History of Science Department and the History of Science Collections, the University of … Continue reading

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Mellon Travel Fellowships: FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the Andrew W. Mellon Travel Fellowship Program See also: General information | Application form | Area Attractions | Email | Who may apply?Short-Term Travel Fellowships are available to scholars at both the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral levels. … Continue reading

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Microform collections

Microforms are a researcher’s best-kept secret. Although often overlooked, they contain as many books as the Collections’ physical rare book holdings, as well as unpublished papers from major archives around the world. For example, who would have guessed that one … Continue reading

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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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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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