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- The Joy of Books
- New Spice — Study like a scholar, scholar
- Has the Large Hadron Collider destroyed the earth yet?
FREE Citation Management Software
- The Citation Machine — easiest to use method for creating accurate citations
- RefWorks site (Login) can help you manage your footnotes & bibliography on the web. Easy to use, interfaces directly with MS Word to create footnotes & bibliographies
- Zotero and Mendeley are other options
- Library Footnotes, Bibliographies, RefWorks page
- Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy — fantastic resource !
- Encyclopedia Britannica — best general resource
- Oxford Reference Online — lots of online dictionaries in science & other fields
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The CRAP test for website evaluation: Currency, Reliability, Authority, and Purpose/Point of view
My topic: computer science enrollments & women
Logging in from Home
- Need to use Acadlabs login to authenticate as a York user
- Information here on logging in
- Remember: need to type in name of eresource using “by title” link after logging in.
Finding Resources at the Library
Finding Books & Journals
- Do a search in The York Catalogue:
- by title: Concurrent programming in Java : design principles and patterns
- by author: Lightman Bernard
- by journal title: journal of the acm
- women and computer science
- gender and enrollment
- gender discrimination
- Google Book Search
- great for searching inside all the books and then checking to see if we have the one you want
- don’t forget, you can borrow books we don’t have via Racer
- Some ebook choices
- Worldcat — holdings of a vast number of North American and other libraries, see what exists and where it is.
These online databases can also be found in the eResources Quick Links or Search boxes on the library home page.
Article Citation Databases
- History of Science, Technology and Medicine
- Historical Abstracts — Indexes major journals in history
- America History & Life
- Web of Science — Very good coverage of general social science & humanities fields, very interdisciplinary, deep backfiles from 1898
- Scopus — another good general database with citation information, mostly science, but vastly improved coverage of the humanities & social sciences
Full Text Databases: articles, newspapers, books
- JSTOR — full text of various history & history of science journals
- For JSTOR it is important to use Advanced Search and select “Article” and “History of Science”
- Scholars Portal Journals — full text of millions of articles in all fields, a terrific interdisciplinary database
- arXiv — article repository for lots of article on physics & other sciences
- Digital Dissertations and at York
- IEEE Xplore — All IEEE journals & proceedings, good historical material on the history of computing
- The Oxford companion to the history of modern science
- Lexis Nexis Academic
- Canadian Newsstand
- Toronto Star, 1894-2004
- Globe and Mail, 1884-2002
- New York Times deep archives 1851 – 2003.
- London Times Digital archives 1785-1985.
- Factiva: has deep archive for Globe and Mail from late 1970s, may be easier to search
- York Libraries Newspapers page
Some Resources on Academia
Some Computer Science databases!
- The CRAP test for website evaluation: Currency, Reliability, Authority, and Purpose/Point of view
- Association for Women in Science
Wikipedia article on Women in Science
- Nature specials
- Adventures in Ethics & Science and Doing Good Science blogs by Janet Stemwedel (lots of blogs cover gender issues in science but these are good places to start)
- Particle Fever, the movie
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