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Encyclopedias and Handbooks

General Science
  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia. (Ref 503 V338a) 2 vols. New York: John Wiley, 2002.
  • Timetables of science : a chronology of the most important people and events in the history of science . (Ref 509 H367). New York : Simon and Schuster, c1988
History of Science
Religion & Science
  • The history of science and religion in the western tradition : an encyclopedia. (Ref  215 F395) New York : Garland Pub., 2000
  • The Oxford handbook of religion and science. (Ref 215 C579).  Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • Encyclopedia of science and religion. (Ref 215 V317) New York ; London : Macmillan Reference, c2003

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Global Science Gateway - From DOE and the British Library, an international science portal. - ..."a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results." Over 1,000 annotated sites.


Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th ed.  (APA) (Ref 150.149 Am35b) Washington DC: APA, 2010. For tips, consult the APA Style Blog.  The Library's summary is: APA Style Guide

Scientific style and format: the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers. (Ref 808.0665 C832) Reston, VA: Council of Science Editors in cooperation with the Rockefeller University Press, 2006. Details the several methods of citation used for biological and other sciences.

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