Isis Bibliography Seeks Participation in Online Survey over Historical Research Methods and Social Media
The editor of the History of Science Society’s Isis Current Bibliography, Stephen Weldon, requests participation in a 10-minute online questionnaire on how students and professionals in history of science and related fields use reference tools and social media in their research.
The link to the survey is here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7H3XD63
The purpose of this questionnaire is to help Weldon’s research team design a new set of discovery and networking tools for research in the history of science. He is working with a group of scholars, librarians, and technical experts on this project, exploring new possibilities for research tools in the current digital environment.
Participation in this survey by anyone whose research may include the history of science, technology, and medicine, whether or not they use the Isis Bibliography, will help provide data on current research practices that will assist in the creation of a new research tool.
The survey will be accessible until Friday, March 15. Your participation is greatly appreciated.
Search the Isis CB through WorldCat.org:
The search will yield results from the bibliographies of 1974 up to 2012. Each year HSS will update the site to include new data, so that it will always be one year behind. In order to have access to the most recent year's bibliography, one must be a member of the History of Science Society or have access to the HSTM database through a subscribing library.
Downloadable PDFs Are Available at No ChargeThe History of Science Society has made PDFs of the Annual Isis Bibliographies from 2004 to 2011 available to anyone who wishes to download them. See: http://www.hssonline.org/publications/current_bibliography.html
The Isis Bibliography: An OverviewThe Isis Current Bibliography surveys recent publications in the history of science. It covers all disciplines and time periods.
The bibliography was begun in 1913 by the historian of science George Sarton as part of his new journal Isis, and it has been published continuously since then. In 2000 the bibliography office moved to the University of Oklahoma. The Isis Current Bibliography of the History of Science is currently edited by Stephen P. Weldon.
The print version of the bibliography comes out annually, and is mailed with the December issue of the journal Isis. Access to the bibliographic data is also available online through OCLC’s HistSciTechMed database, which can be accessed through many libraries in North America and some institutions outside of North America. All members of the History of Science Society have access to this database as part of their membership.
If you are interested in finding out more about the classification and indexing system used by the bibliography, please click here.
If you would like to notify the editor of entries to be included in the bibliography, please click here.