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HIST 259: Cabinets of Curiosity and Early Museums (HC)

History 259: Cabinets of Curiosity and Displaying Nature (Hayton) Fall 2018

Finding Background Information

The following sources provide overviews of topics in the early history of science.  They are a quick way to find out the basic facts and current points of debate.

When using an article in an encyclopedia or handbook, always check the bibliography for further reading at the end of the entry. It will provide a selective list of the books, articles, and, frequently, Web resources considered to be the most up-to-date and reliable.

History of Science Encyclopedias and Handbooks

Encyclopedias for History

Resources on Collecting

Background Information for Philadelphia Area History