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BIOL 108H - Freshman Biology Seminar: Home

  Finding Primary Sources Featuring Scientists  

If you already have a scientist in mind...Icon of human head with beaker and gear in their brain

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Finding Magazine & Newspaper Interviews

To find interviews with scientists, try the following sources. 

Current Sources
Historical Newspapers

Finding Scientists' Letters, Diaries, or Journals


For a specific scientist, try googling their name AND any or all of the following terms: papers or digital collections or correspondence or archives or oral history.


Science Librarian

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Melissa Gold

Phone: 717-871-7124

Office: McNairy Library 205

If you need to find a scientist... Magnifying glass with a person in it.

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Exploring Oral Histories & Digital Collections

To browse oral histories & digital collections of many scientists, try the following sources.

Scientists in Many Disciplines
Scientists by Discipline

Exploring Diverse Scientists (not just old/dead white men)

Browse the following sites that provide diverse profiles or lists of scientists. To find more information about a selected scientist search in the Library Databases (using the tips on the left) or in Google.

Lists of Scientists

There are many more to be found by googling- lists of women scientists, lists of black scientists, etc.

APA Citation Style and Grammar Guidelines

Library Services


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