Franklin &  Marshall College Library

STS 271 Darwin's New World

Biographical Information

Dictionary of Scientific Biography, 16 vols
Sci Ref Q 141.D5
Useful for background information. Consult separate supplement and index volumes. Includes valuable bibliographies.

Biographical Dictionary of American Science: The Seventeenth through Nineteenth Centuries
Sci Ref Q 141 .E37
Covers American scientists who were active before the publication of the first edition of American Men of Science.


Dictionary of the History of Science
Sci Ref Q 125 .B98
A biographical index links Darwin with all the appropriate subject terms used in this dictionary.

Dictionary of the History of Ideas, 5 vols.
REF CB 5 .D52
Essays are lengthy and analytical. Includes many Darwin entries.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 10 vols.
Ref B 51 .R68
This major scholarly encyclopedia contains articles on Darwinism and emergent evolution.

Encyclopedia of Bioethics, 5 vols.
Sci Ref QH 332 .E52
Article on evolution contains a brief overview of Darwin's theories and their relation to ethical issues.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 18 vols.
Ref H 40 .A2I5
Contains articles on Darwinism, Social Darwinism, social and cultural evolution.

General Histories

New Cambridge Modern History, 13 vols.
Ref D 208 .N4
This set covers the history of western civilization from 1493 to 1945. Volumes 10 and 11 deal cover 1830-1898 and each has a section devoted to science and social thought.

Biology in the Nineteenth Century: Problems of Form, Function and Transformation, by William Coleman
QH305 .C54

Life Science in the Twentieth Century, by Garland Allen
QH305 .A44
Chapter one is "The Influence of Darwinian Thought on Late Nineteenth-Century Biology."

A History of the Life Sciences, by Lois N. Magner
QH305 .M22 1994
Includes a lengthy chapter on evolution and includes suggested readings.


Bibliographies are book length guides to periodical and monographic literature on specific topics. Most of the time they are broad-based and comprehensive, so this library may not have much of the material referred to in the listings.
ISIS Bibliography, 1913-
Sci Ref Z 7405 H6 I2
Comprehensive bibliography for any history of science topic. Monographs and articles are listed, some with annotations or references to reviews. The cumulative volumes are arranged according to individuals, institutions, and subjects. The annual volumes are arranged chronologically, with subdivisions for the main fields of science.

The Darwin Industry: A Guide in Victorian Studies: A Journal of the Humanities, Arts and Sciences, vol. 39, no.2 (Winter 1996) p. 217-35.
Main Library Periodicals - Microfilm
Review article with a lengthy bibliography.

History of the Life Sciences: an Annotated Bibliography
Ref AE 5 .M27
Most of the references to Darwin are found in the section "History of Human Biology." Also consult the index of personal names.

History of Biology: a Selected Annotated Bibliography
Sci Ref Z5320 .O9 1989
These are critical and selective bibliographies, usually annotated and well-indexed.

Eminent Contributors to Psychology, 2 vols.
Ref Z 7201 .W37
Includes primary and secondary references.

Indexes and Abstracts

Library Catalog
Excellent starting point to find book and periodical resources found in the libraries.

America History and Life
Comprehensive bibliography of articles on the history and culture of the United States and Canada. Covers 1964 to the present.

Historical Abstracts
Comprehensive international historical coverage (excluding the U.S. and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Covers abstracts from 1954 to the present.

Biological and Agricultural Index
Indexes nearly 250 domestic and international English-language periodicals in life sciences and agricultural subjects. Includes book reviews. Covers July 1983 to the present.

Essay and General Literature Index
Ref AI 3 .E75
This is an index by authors, titles and subjects to essays and articles published in books (usually collections or anthologies) rather than periodicals.

Modern Languages Association: Bibliography
The Modern Language Association's index of literature, languages, and folklore. Covers 1963 to the present.

Humanities Full Text
Indexes over 300 English-language periodicals covering classical studies, history, literature, performing arts, philosophy, and related fields. Covers 1984 to the present.

Religion Index (ATLA)
Comprehensive database in religious and theological scholarship. Includes index citations, journal articles, essays in multi-author works, and book reviews from ATLA's print indexes: Religion Index One (RIO), Religion Index Two (RIT), and Index to Book Reviews in Religion (IBRR). Covers from 1949 to the present.

Poole's Plus
A reference service covering the Nineteenth Century, providing indexes to major indexing and information sources of that period.

General Science Full Text
Journals and magazines from the U.S. and Great Britain, covering all major scientific fields. Indexing from 1984 to present, abstracting from 1993 to present.

Social Sciences Full Text
Indexes over 300 English-language periodicals covering anthropology, economics, psychology, social work, sociology, and related fields. Covers 1983 to the present.

Selected History of Science Journals

British Journal for the History of Science

History of Science


Journal of the History of Biology

Selected Writings By Charles Darwin

Autobiography, with original omissions restored
QH31 .D2A16

Charles Darwin's Diary of the Voyage of H.M.S "Beagle"
QH11 .D18

Charles Darwin's Notebooks, 1836-1844
QH365 .Z9B37

The Collected Papers of Charles Darwin
QH365 .A1

The Correspondence of Charles Darwin
QH31 .D2A33

The Red Notebook of Charles Darwin
QH31 .D2A37

The Works of Charles Darwin, 29 vol.
QH366 .D24

Selected Works About Charles Darwin

Darwin and His Critics: the reception of Darwin's theory of evolution, by David L. Hul
QH365 .O8H84

The Darwinian Paradigm, by Michael Ruse
QH371 .R75 1993

The Darwinian Heritage, edited by David Kohn
QH31 .D385

The Darwinian Revolution, by Michael Ruse
QH361 .R87 1999

The Voyage of Charles Darwin [7 videorecordings]
Sci Tech Center 192
Follows Darwin from his early university years through his famous expedition aboard the H.M.S. Beagle and the development of his theory of evolution by natural selection.

The Darwin CD-ROM [computer file]
Sci Tech Center CD-ROM QH365 .A1
Includes complete texts and illustrations from several of Charles Darwin's works. Search software allows keyword searching of any word in the texts included. Includes a bibliography of over 1000 primary and secondary references.

Internet Resources

Charles Darwin and Darwiniana

Victorian Web

Darwin Page

Charles Darwin's Ship HMS Beagle Links

Last updated: 1/30/01 ag, contact Dale Riordan for assistance, 291-3843