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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.

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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. 
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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. 

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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.

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Science and technology databases

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Indexes life sciences and biomedical research from journals, meetings, patents, and books. Covers 5,000+ journals.
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References over 5,000 international engineering sources including journal, conference, and trade publications. Covers all areas of engineering including environmental, electrical, and industrial.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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