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The history of science collection is located primarily in the Marston
Science Library. Historically important primary publications are in
Special Collections. However, other related material can be found in
the other Libraries. These resources cover the history and philosophy
of science, technology, engineering, agriculture and medicine. Library
locations and the selectors involved with this collection are listed
History of Science, Agriculture, Engineering & Technology These
materials are located at the Marston Science Library. The selector is
Vernon Kisling. In addition, each science
librarian selects historical material in their subject area.
Philosophy of Science & Technology These
materials are in the Marston Science Library if they pertain to a
specific discipline. More generalized H&SS materials, usually
housed in Library West, are currently in storage and must be requested
using the online form in the Libraries Catalog. The selector is Blake
History & Philosophy of Medicine These
materials are no longer located in the Health Sciences Center Library,
although some of these books have been moved into their general
collection. Much of the older material was moved to the Libraries Rare
Primary Materials (Historically important older publications - see below) These
materials are located in Library East / Smathers Library as part of the
Special Collections, especially the Rare Books Collection.
UF Library Resources - Primary Materials
Primary materials are original editions of scientific publications.
Older primary materials are essential to the understanding of how
scientific concepts developed - they are the history of science. Books and other publications about
the history of science are secondary sources. Some older publications
may be found in the other libraries, but most are located in the
Special Collections, Library East / Smathers Library.
Special Collections has a good selection of rare books for science (general), mathematics, astronomy, physics and chemistry. An index to these publications is available and searchable by author and date. They are located in Library East / Smathers Library.
Landmarks of Science is a microfilm collection of
important science books and journals (1600s-1900s) currently in storage
- use the Libraries Catalog request form. A paper index to these
publications is available at Library West.
Early English Books Online is an electronic collection available via the Libraries Database Locator.
From the first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the
age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the tumult of the English Civil War,
Early English Books Online (EEBO) contains over 125,000 titles listed
in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's
Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), and the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661).