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STS 340: Finding Order in Nature: Getting Started

Biographical Dictionaries

Entries in biographical dictionaries can be immensely helpful, providing you with:

  • overview of the subject's life
  • historiography
  • bibliography of both primary and secondary sources.

Building Context

Essays in subject encyclopedias will help you understand the social, political, cultural, economic, and intellectual contexts of your subject's life and work.

Online Subject Encyclopedia Collections

The following links will take you to large digital collections of subject encyclopedias.  The Gale Virtual Reference Library is an especially good place to start for STS courses.

Interim Associate Director

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Peggy Burge
Collins Library 119

Peer Research Advisor Hours

Fall 2019 Hours

Ilana Dutton '20 and Kate Roscher '20 are available for research consultations as follows:
Sundays   7:00 to 9:00 pm
Mondays   7:00 to 9:00 pm
Tuesdays   7:00 to 9:00 pm
Wednesdays   7:00 to 9:00 pm
Collins Library, Library 118 (just off of the Learning Commons)
The Research Marathon will be on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20, 7:00 to 11:00 pm.