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History of Science

This guide lists some starting points for doing research in the history of science, including article databases, reference works like encyclopedias and dictionaries, and web resources for biographical information on scientists

Images and Photos in the History of Science

General Images

Print Resources for Images

  • Images of science: a history of scientific illustration / Brian J. Ford. Crerar, Bookstacks Q222.F670 1993
  • Picturing knowledge : historical and philosophical problems concerning the use of art in science / edited by Brian S. Baigrie. Crerar, Bookstacks Q222 .P53 1996
  • Portraits of doctors & scientists in the Wellcome Institute of the History of Medicine: a catalogue, by Renate Burgess. Crerar, Bookstacks  R153.5.W45
  • Index to scientists of the world : from ancient to modern times: biographies and portraits. Crerar, 1st Floor Reference Collection
  • Apples to atoms : portraits of scientists from Newton to Rutherford / by W.D. Hackmann ; introduction by Roy Porter. Crerar, Bookstacks Q141.H33 1986
  • Defining features : scientific and medical portraits, 1660-2000 / Ludmilla Jordanova. Crerar, Bookstacks N72.S3J673 2000

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