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IsisCB Explore
is the new open-access search interface for the History of Science Society's ISIS Current Bibliography.  It includes nearly 200,000 interlinked bibliographic citations to books, chapters, articles, dissertations, and reviews from 1974 to present.  This site is supported by the History of Science Department, the History of Science Collections, and the History of Science Society.  Prof. Stephen P. Weldon, the editor of the Isis Bibliography, received a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to create this new service.  This is the first time the data has been made available to scholars worldwide in an open access format, which requires no login to use.

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HSCI Undergrads Featured on Wiki Ed

HSCI 3463 Cold War Science  presents the history of offensive and defensive strategic weapons systems from 1945 to the present, examining the political and technological context in which they developed, and their connections to nuclear power and space exploration.  This spring, Professor Peter Barker assigned the students in his class to write about science during the Cold War. Those students added more than 85,000 words to Wikipedia articles, and their work was featured in the Wiki Edu blog.  Helaine Blumentha, Classroom Program Manager for the Wiki Education Foundation, stated, "Your students are really making a difference on Wikipedia, and we want to make sure that the rest of the world sees their great work too!"

Read more at The Roundup: Cold War Science and at Wikipedia in History of Science Courses.

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