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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.

Humanities Librarian, Coordinator of Teaching, Learning, & Digital Humanities

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Peggy Burge
Collins Library 131

Peer Research Advisor Hours

Spring 2019 Hours

Collins Library, Library 118 (just off of the Learning Commons)
You can just drop in or you can request an appointment.
Marcelle Rutherfurd '19 and Lindsey Hunt '19 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