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These e-journal collections provide access to many journals in the field of History of Science, but they have limitations in coverage. (JSTOR, for example, does not contain the most current scholarship.) In most cases, it's better to search subject databases to identify articles, and then use Primo Journal Search to link to the materials in these e-journal collections.
An interdisciplinary journal archive. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work.
Interdisciplinary database includes books and articles from scholarly publishers with focus on humanities and social science.
Recommended Subject Database
There are hundreds of specialized databases from which to choose when you are seeking scholarly work. For this course, you most likely will want to start your search with the History of Science, Technology and Medicine database.
Depending on which scientific controversy you've chosen, you may also want to search the recommended databases for Bioethics, History, or Environmental Sciences.
History of Science, Technology and Medicine (HSTM)
An international bibliography for the history of science, technology, and medicine and their influence on culture, from pre-history to the present. Includes records of journal articles, conference proceedings, books, dissertations, serials, maps and other materials.
Database Search Tips
Always use the advanced search interface and some combination of the following techniques to increase the effectiveness of your searches:
||What It Does
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|Truncation (usually an *)
||Searches for all forms of a word
|Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT)
||Lets you broaden or narrow your search
|Database thesaurus or index
||Allows you to pinpoint the exact indexing terms the database uses