Landmarks of Science
Landmarks of Science
is a collection of microform books
and journals, much of it in the original language, representing the
history of science from the invention of printing until the end of the
nineteenth century. Predominant languages are English, French, German, and
Italian. Included are works of Euclid, Friedrich Accum, Copernicus, Henri
Poincare, Christian Wolff, Galileo, Johann Kepler, Rene Descartes and more than
2700 other scientists.
Medicine, chemistry, physics, mathematics, botany, zoology, astronomy, and
geology are all represented, making this an ideal collection for tracing the
development of scientific principles. This collection also facilitates
multidisciplinary studies among fields such as history, languages, philosophy,
astronomy, music, and science.
Books in the collection are now represented in
Truman's Library Catalog.
They are divided into:
Landmarks of Science (Series I)
Format: Microprint card
Location: Red boxes on east side of Microforms room
Items are in alphabetical order by author. All titles of Landmarks of Science
are cataloged in
Truman's Library Catalog
and can be located by keyword, title, author, and subject. For a complete
list do a title search for Landmarks of Science.
Microcards can now be read and scanned with the ST ViewScan microfilm
reader/scanner located in the Microforms Reading Room. A bound volume called the
Short Title List sits in MicroRef at Q 125 which lists everything in the
set by author.
Landmarks of Science (Series II: Monographs)
Titles in Segments 12-29 are also all cataloged in
Truman's Library Catalog and can be located by keyword, title, author and
subject. For a complete list, do a title search for Landmarks
Cabinet 20 Drawer 1-6 in Microforms room
We currently have segments 12-29 filed in alphabetical order by author.
Landmarks of Science (Series II: Journals)
Inter-shelved with the bound periodicals by call number
These are listed in the Library's catalog by title and subject.
A title search of Landmarks II journals in
Truman's Library Catalog will bring up a list in alphabetical order.
There is a volume in reference:
Catalogue of Scientific Serials by Samuel Scudder.
This is a listing of periodicals from all countries from 1633 to 1876,
and used as a basis for identifying titles to be included in Landmarks of
Science. (Ref Q 158.5 S43
Citing a Monograph in Landmarks of Science:
An Essay on Electricity. London: J. Dillon, 1799. Located in
Landmarks of Science Series II [Microform].
New Canaan, CT:
Microprint, 1984-1985, 13 fiche.
Citing a Journal Article in Landmarks of
"A History of the British Lycopodia,"
The Phytologist, v.1 #1, June,
pp. 1-16. (Located in Landmarks of Science Series II [Microform]), New
Canaan, Ct: Readex Microprint, 1984-1985,
For more information about this subject in our
Library Catalog, check out these
Science -- History
Time Period: 17th Century, 18th Century,
Subject keywords: Science
Alphabetical List of Microform Collections