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History of Science, Medicine, and Technology

Where to Start: Reference Works

Reference sources give more general information on a topic. These are a great place to start if you are looking for background information, or an alternative to wikipedia. Reference can be dictionaries (describing terms of a field), chronologies (giving timelines and descriptions of important events), bibliographies (listing sources for the field), or general reference (which are usually encyclopedias). UCLA houses many other reference sources that can be found in the library catalog.

If there is a history of science, medicine, and/or technology reference source that you use regularly and do not see here, please let me know!

Reference Books and Bibliographies

Below is a short list of encyclopedias, bibliographies, and handbooks for the history of science, technology, and/or medicine. You can find additional resources by searching the UCLA Library Catalog.