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Sources for Background Information
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
Searching the Library Catalogue
Use the basic word(s) anywhere or advanced keyword search in the library catalogue. You can search using words like - Canada, Canad?, histor?, etc.
||e.g. histor? will retrieve catalogue records containing the words history, histories, historical, etc.
||e.g. "United Nations" will retrieve catalogue records containing the phrase United Nations
||(), AND, OR, NOT
|e.g. history AND (Canada OR "United States") will retrieve catalogue records containing the word history AND either Canada OR the phrase United States
Core and additional databases.
Periodical indexes for History and Philosophy of Science and related subjects:
Click on "Info?" for a detailed description of the database contents and coverage.
For specific historical periods:
Very large, multi-subject periodical indexes. There is a lot of content dealing with history and philosophy of science in these databases and very many full-text files. Years of coverage vary greatly.
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