There are many resources at the Kelvin Smith Library that address the history and philosophy of scientific change. Through in-class instruction and carefully designed exercises, the KSL staff can help students take full advantage of the library and develop vital research and critical thinking skills. Students will learn to develop highly effective strategies for locating information. Such skills enhance the undergraduate educational experience and increase the overall quality of student projects.
In this session students will learn how to:
What resources would a student in this course use to familiarize themselves with a particular event, person, or concept in the history and philosophy of science? They might first consult the KSL Reference Collection on the 2nd floor and the online Oxford Reference Collection available through the library home page. These resources contain a wide array of topical encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographical dictionaries, bibliographies, directories, and chronologies. Once key concepts and bibliographic references have been identified with these resources, students can then consult the EuclidPlus and OhioLink online catalogs to search for books and monographs available on campus and from around the state.
Relevant print reference resources may include:
Searches can be enhanced through the use of specialized online indexes and abstract databases available from the KSL homepage. These include:
Having collected bibliographic references and citations, students can then find and access both print and online journal and magazine articles using the online catalogs, the KSL Electronic Journals and Magazines Collection, and the OhioLink Electronic Journal Center.