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Finding Primary Sources Featuring Scientists
If you already have a scientist in mind...
Finding Magazine & Newspaper Interviews
To find interviews with scientists, try the following sources.
Library Search This link opens in a new window
To find articles about your scientist: Search for your scientist's name in quotes. Search for the word: interview or bio or profile. Try limiting to Magazines.
US Newsstream This link opens in a new window
To find articles about your scientist: Try searching their name in quotes OR go to the Advanced Search option and search in the Person field.
New York Times Index ( 1851 - 1980 ) This link opens in a new window
To identify a pre-1980 New York Times article and obtain it for FREE, please follow these steps:
- Use the link above to go to the New York Times Index
- Search for articles using the search box and filters
- After identifying an article you want, complete the ARTICLE " Request It " form
Please include the following:
- Article title
- The title of the publication (New York Times)
- Date of the article
- Page(s) of the article (if provided)
Finding Scientists' Letters, Diaries, or Journals
EBSCOHost ebooks This link opens in a new window
For a specific scientist, try searching their name and (letters or correspondence or diaries) as a Subject Term. To browse, search for (letters or correspondence or diaries) as a Subject Term and narrow by Category.
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.
If you need to find a scientist...
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.
I AM A SCIENTIST
Profiles and stories of real world researchers to break the stereotype of the "typical" scientist.
Search a collection of profiles on women scientists. Ambassador Profiles and Videos will be most useful.
NASA's Women in STEM
Links to various resources about the women in NASA, including videos, interviews, learning materials, or short bios.
500 Queer Scientists
A visibility campaign for LGBTQ+ people and their allies working in STEM and STEM-supporting jobs with self-supplied short bios.
Scientist Spotlight Initiative
Over 400 scientist "spotllghts" that include short bios and links to scientists' research. The site hopes to make the sciences more inclusive and more representative of our own wonderful diverse communities. You do have to sign up for a free account.
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
APA Style and Grammar Guidelines This link opens in a new window
APA Style provides a foundation for effective scholarly communication because it helps writers present their ideas in a clear, concise, and inclusive manner.
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Request It (E-ZBorrow) This link opens in a new window
Using EZB is the fastest way to get a book that Millersville does not have. Items usually arrive within four business days at the library circulation desk in McNairy Library.
Request It This link opens in a new window
Request full-text articles, chapters/sections of books, books, and conference proceedings. Look for the green squirrel when you're in a library database to request items. Articles usually arrive within 2 business days; books and other physical items typically arrive in 5 business days.
Course Reserves This link opens in a new window
Access items for your course added by your instructor. Books and DVDs can be checked out at the library circulation desk in McNairy Library. Get login help
for course reserves.
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