Reference Sources on the Web
CSUF Library Research
Guide (Especially for LBST students at CSUF).
Look it Up
Webster's Dictionary Online: A good
general use dictionary).
OED: The Oxford English Dictionary,
the definitive dictionary for the English language. Requires a
subscription (CSUF students can use this on campus or through a CSUF proxy).
Search the Web
There is a great deal of variety in search engines both in terms of their
power and their reliability. I recommend the following over all of their competitors:
Other search engines have smaller databases or make money by steering you
toward certain web pages. Regardless of the search engine you choose, read
the tips for using the search engine--strategies and tricks for excluding
unwanted references are usually available.
Be sure to consult my guide to Evaluating Web Sources
for tips on assessing the reliability of the information you find on the web.
If your search of the CSUF
library catalog fails, you should be automatically directed to LINK+, a consortium of
several libraries that have agreed to transfer their books to each other as
If you can't find the book you need through CSUF or LINK+, you should
consult the staff at CSUF
Alternately, you can try one of the area's
larger research libraries:
Help downloading .pdf files
Science and Technology Resources on the Internet
is an excellent guide to Web sources in the History of Science, prepared by Marianne Stowell Bracke and Paul J. Bracke.
Each of my courses has a web site with specific
LBST 302A (Science, Art, & Social Thought from Antiquity to the Renaissance)
LBST 302B (Science, Art, & Social Thought from the Renaissance to the Modern Period)
LBST 304 (Contemporary Science Studies)
LBST 491 (Literature and Science)
LBST students seeking Advising should contact the LBST
Last update: 9-27-2002.
Current Update Frequency: Rare.