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HIST 286: Gender and the Construction of Science in America, 1700-1900 (HC)

History 286: Gender and the Construction of Science in America, 1700-1900 (Linker) Fall 2019

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                         Women computers working at the Harvard College Observatory, circa 1890 (Wikimedia Commons)

Using Background Information

Subject encyclopedias, handbooks and companions provide overviews of ideas, people, and events  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 article. It will provide a selective list of the books, articles, and, sometimes, primary sources.

Handbooks in the History of Science

Encyclopedias and Handbooks in Women's History

Biographies

U.S. History

Encyclopedias in Related Subject Areas