Encyclopedias, almanacs, and handbooks provide quick, reliable information about a topic. They are excellent starting points for research when you need to find background information, important concepts, names and dates. These sources often include lists of books and articles for further reading. Examples of titles that may be relevant to this course include:
The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia REF QB14. A873 1992
CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics REF QA5 W45 1999
Dictionary of Scientific Biography REF Q141 .D5
Encyclopedia of the History of Astronomy and Astrophysics REF QB15.L388 2013
Encyclopedia of Space and Astronomy REF QB136 .A55 2006
Dictionary of the History of Science REF Q125 D45
Encyclopedia of the History of Science,
Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures REF Q124.8 E53 2008
Encyclopedia of Mathematics & Society REF QA10.7 E53 2012
Encyclopedia of Science & Technology REF Q121 M3 2007
The Firefly Encyclopedia of Astronomy REF QB14.F575 2004
New Dictionary of Scientific Biography REF Q141 N45 2008
Notable Mathematicians REF QA28 N66 1998
Princeton Companion to Mathematics REF QA11.2 P745 2008
Science and its Times:
Understanding the Social Significance of Scientific Discovery REF Q175.46 S35 2000
The Universal Book of Mathematics REF QA5 D27 2004
EDS searches across the library's catalog and many of its databases in a single search. This is the default search box (Search Everything) on the library home page. Because the results are so broad, learn to refine your results by using the toggle boxes on the left of the results screen.
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