Maintained by the American Association for the Advancement of Science,
this is a regularly updated source for information about research advances
in science, medicine, health, and technology. The site includes links to
other science sites, access to databases, and a searchable archive of news
releases. An advisory committee of journalists and public information specialists
assists in screening the content.
Men and Women of Science. New York: Bowker, 1989-.
A biographical directory of living scientists. Updated regularly, it
began publication in 1906 as American Men of Science.
A Chronology of Great Achievements in Science and Mathematics, 1200-1930.
By Claire L. Parkinson. Boston: G. K. Hall, 1985.
A handy chronological guide to when discoveries were made in science
and mathematics and what other events were happening at the same time.
of Scientific Biography. 14 vols. New York: Scribner's, 1970-80.
With supplements. Profiles scientists from early to modern times, considering
both their lives and the technical aspects of their work. Each biography
is followed by a bibliography of primary and secondary sources.
Science Index. New York: Wilson, 1978-.
Designed for the nonspecialist, this index covers about 150 major research
publications and popular science magazines. Available in electronic format.
Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. 8th ed. 20 vols. New
York: McGraw-Hill, 1997.
Offers concise, up-to-date definitions of technical terms beyond those found in a standard dictionary.
Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. 8th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill,
A specialized encyclopedia covering scientific topics in detail. Technical
discussions are fully illustrated with charts, diagrams, and photographs.
Citation Index. Philadelphia: ISI, 1961-.
An interdisciplinary index with author and subject indexes (called
"source" and "permuterm," respectively) and a citation index that allows
you to find out who has cited a particular work — an efficient way to trace
the importance of a piece of research. Available in electronic format.
and Technical Information Sources. By Ching-Chih Chen. 2nd ed. Cambridge:
MIT Press, 1987.
A detailed guide to scientific sources, giving descriptions of abstracts,
encyclopedias, handbooks, and other materials; arranged by type of source.