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HIST 3053 - History of Modern Science: Find Books

Finding Books

Searching Tips

Boolean Logic
Organize your search. Use AND, OR, or NOT to group search terms for the online catalog and databases.

Types of Searches (Keyword, title, subject, etc.)

Keyword is like Google—it finds your search term anywhere. Exact Search finds words in order. Subject, Title, Author, etc. searches are more powerful because they search only in those parts of the database.

Subject Headings Use Subject Searches (either Exact or Browse) to find database-specific terms that demonstrate what the work is ABOUT.

Truncation Use the asterisk (*) to search using root words. For “teen*” you get “teens”; “teen”; “teenager”, etc.

WorldCat Search Box

Google Books

Google Book Search

Reference Resources

Catalog Search

Search the Boreham Library catalog

Books @ Boreham Library

This is a comprehensive list of biographies of scientists available from the Boreham Library.

You might also try looking in the Candid Science or Biographical Memoirs series of books.