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Astronomy 386: Changing Concepts of the Universe

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Library Catalog
Excellent starting point to find books, videos, and maps in the libraries. Search the subjects: Astronomy Ancient, Science - Philosophy, Science-History,.

Reference Sources

Ancient Astronomy: An Encyclopedia of Cosmologies and Myths
Sci Ref QB 16 .R84 2005
Interesting essays and articles on themes and ideas of ancient astronomy, as well as a number of case studies that emphasize cultures that are often neglected in similar works. Includes references and glossary.

Encyclopedia of Religion
Now in its second edition (2006), the most comprehensive reference source treating the full spectrum of religious studies. Articles are cross referenced. Contains a thirty-one page synoptic outline and a voluminous detailed index.

Encyclopedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures
Sci Ref Q 124.8 .E53 1997
A collection of articles on specific topics as well as broader ideas in contemporary societies and sciences in non-Western cultures, from a Western viewpoint. Includes references.

History of Astronomy: An Encyclopedia
Sci Ref QB 15 .H625 1997
Articles cover a wide variety of terms pertaining to astronomy, with ³a concern for the historiography of science² (general introduction), with bibliographies and index.

Introduction to the History of Science
Sci Ref Q125 .S32
This 3-volume set contains brief entries on important people, concepts, themes, and ideas in the history of science in chronological order. Each chapter includes a summary of scientific ideas and progress during a particular time period, and each entry includes numerous references of both texts and criticism.


Breakthroughs : A Chronology of Great Achievements in Science and Mathematics, 1200-1930
Sci Ref Q125 .P327 1985
Contains brief descriptions of significant developments, year-by-year, itemized by specific fields of science.

History of Science and Technology : a Narrative Chronology
Sci Ref Q125 .S43713 1988
Covers pre-history to 1970. Arranged by century and discipline.

Science and its Times: Understanding the Social Significance of Scientific Discovery
Sci Ref Q 175.46 .S35 2000
This 7 volume set is a chronolocially arranged encyclopedia with significant coverage of the history of medicine. Articles provide overview and background information plus a discussion of the impact of notable events, issues and trends. Includes references.


ISIS Bibliography
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, covering 1913 to 1995, are arranged according to individuals, institutions, and subjects. The annual volumes are arranged chronologically, with subdivisions for the main fields of science.

Indexes and Abstracts

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.

Contains close to 10 million bibliographic records taken from more than 3850 scientific and technical journals, including comprehensive access to literature in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computers, computing, information technology, manufacturing, production and mechanical engineering. Covers 1969 to the present.

ITER Bibliography
Iter, meaning 'a journey' or 'a path' in Latin, is a growing database of books and journals dealing with the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700).

A collection of abstracts and articles from over 100 scholarly journals, many dating from the nineteenth-century to the last 4 or 5 years.

Web of Science (ISI)
The Institute of Scientific Information's premier citation databases in the physical, life, and social sciences. Search for articles that cite a known author or work or by standard search queries. Covers 1965 to the present.

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