A. Click on thumbnail above to go to our Destiny Online Catalog. Look up your person. You may want to look him/her (last name, first name) up as a Subject first. Then try looking him/her up as Keyword.
B. If nothing comes up when you search by name, try 'jumping out' to the broader category Math* (as a Subject.)
NOTE: The asterisk after the word Math tells Destiny to look up words with that root, and any ending (e.g. Mathematicians, Mathematics, Mathematical, etc).
II. BROWSE TECHNIQUE
A. Look in the Math sections of Reference and Non-Fiction and use the Contents and Indexes of the books there to see if your person and his/her contributions are included, as follows: REF 510-REF 519 and Non-Fiction 510-519.
B. Look in the biography section within Reference. Check the multi-volume sets using the cumulative indexes: REF 920s
C. Look in the Career Section (near the very end of Non-Fiction).
III. RECOMMENDED TITLES
Here are some suggested titles that would be helpful for your assigment. These recommendations DO NOT replace your search results from above. Remember to use set indexes where applicable.
|REF 004 COM||Computer Sciences|
|REF 509.2 ALL||Encyclopedia of Philosophy|
|REF 121.4 NEW||New Dictionary of the History of Ideas|
|REF 500.2 ALB||Album of Science|
|REF 502 CHR||Chronology of Science|
|REF 503 GAL||The Gale Encyclopedia of Science|
|REF 503 NEW||The New Book of Popular Science|
|REF 509 FAC||The History of Science & Technology|
|REF 509 HIS||
History of Modern Science and
|REF 509 SCI||Chronology of Science|
|REF 509.2 ALL||Makers of Science|
|REF 509.02 OCH||
The Wilson Chronology of Science
The maroon highlighted titles are chronologies. They do not give in-depth detail, but they chart a chronological unfolding of events and allow you to see the person / events within the context of the times.
IV. Also consult the GREAT BOOKS series in Special Reference as follows:
- Euclid - Vol 10
- Archimedes - Vol 10
- Descartes - Vol 28
- Pascal - Vol 30
- Newton - Vol 32
Newton - Vol 32