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Writing 'Science': Fact, Fiction, and Everything Between

PWR 2SB - Winter 2014 - Instructor: Brawn, S.
Last Updated: 16-Jan-2014

A guide to resources for PWR 2SB: Writing 'Science': Fact, Fiction, and Everything Between.

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Background information/reference

Following are some reference sources that you can use to find background information on your topic as well as other references.

Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, c2010.
Green Library » InfoCenter (non-circulating) » PS374 .S35 H43 2010
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2007.
Green Library » InfoCenter (non-circulating) » PN3433.4 .B73 2007
New York : Facts on File, c2001.
Green Library » InfoCenter (non-circulating) » PN1995.9 .S26 H38 2001
London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Green Library » Stacks » PN3433.4 .F54 2010
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2005.
Green Library » HASRC (Lane Room) (non-circulating) » PN3435 .S82 2005
2nd ed. Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2002.
Green Library » InfoCenter (non-circulating) » Z5917 .S36 B87 2002
London ; Bristol, PA : Taylor & Francis, c1995-
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving) » Currently available by paging only » Q125 .S39 1995 V.1
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving) » Currently available by paging only » Q125 .T574 2007
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Green Library » InfoCenter (non-circulating) » HM846 .S43 2005
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2005.
Green Library » HASRC (Lane Room) (non-circulating) » PN56 .S8 S86 2005 V.1
This encyclopedia additionally provides entries on numerous special topics, including: alien abduction; curses; dreams and nightmares; fantasy tales; feminism; the supernatural in different religious traditions; Munsey Magazine; occultism; Southern Gothic; urban legends; voodoo; and werewolves. This is the most exhaustive work of its kind which provides information about major and minor authors and critics of supernatural literature and discusses important works. It covers key topics, including folklore, myths, and literary themes and draws on current scholarship. 

Searchworks subject search: "Science fiction Authorship"

This search of the subject term "Science fiction Authorship" returns more than 75 results. Click on the link to see all the results. 

  1. Frank Herbert ; edited and with introductions by Tim O'Reilly. 1987

    Green Library » Stacks » PS3558 .E63 A6 1987

  2. Barry B. Longyear. 1983

    Green Library » Stacks » PN3377.5 .S3 L6 1980

  3. Ben Bova. 1981

    Green Library » Stacks » PN3377.5 .S3 B6 1981

  4. by Reginald Bretnor ... [et al.] ; edited by Reginald Bretnor. 1976

    Green Library » Stacks » PN3377.5 .S3 C7

  5. Margaret Wander Bonanno. 1996

    SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » PS3552 .O5925 P74 1996

Suggested databases

In addition to the Selected Databases try these for more information on the medical narrative. Remember to use the find it at SFX Stanford links to find full text of articles.

[Washington, DC : National Library of Education?, 199?-
[Palo Alto, Calif. : Research Libraries Information Network, 1995-
[New York] : JSTOR [New York] : ITHAKA, 1995-

Science and technology databases

[New York?] : Thomson Reuters.
Indexes life sciences and biomedical research from journals, meetings, patents, and books. Covers 5,000+ journals.
New York [etc.]
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » Z5851 .E62 1906
References over 5,000 international engineering sources including journal, conference, and trade publications. Covers all areas of engineering including environmental, electrical, and industrial.
[United States] : Institution of Electrical Engineers, INSPEC service, [19--]-
Indexes published literature in physics, electrical/electronics engineering, computing, control engineering, information technology, production, manufacturing and mechanical engineering as well as materials science, oceanography, nuclear engineering, geophysics, biomedical engineering and biophysics.
[S.l.] : National Library of Medicine
Indexes medical information and the database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). Contains over 16 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine, nursing, dentistry, human health.
Oak Ridge, TN : U.S. Dept. of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information, 2002-
Searches over 36 databases and 1,850 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results.
Philadelphia, PA : Institute for Scientific Information, c1998-
Indexes authors who have been cited in current literature across 100 scientific disciplines. Key feature is the ability to search by who is citing various papers by other authors