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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
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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.

Citing & Writing

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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