Scientific Revolution; Information, Bibliography, Resources, Readings, Biography, Sources, Links
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R E S E A C H    &   T E A C H I N G   -   P R I M A R  S O U R C E S
Professor Robert A. Hatch  -  University of Florida

The following topical units serve as 'Research Pods' to assist scholars, teachers, and students in exploring primary sources from the Scientific Revolution.  Existing technology now makes it possible for virtually anyone -- graduates, undergraduates, and indeed secondary students -- to develop research, reading, and writing skills based on primary printed sources. A number of extraordinary sites exist which provide thousands of primary texts from the Scientific Revolution and the Early Modern period. The following topical units are suggestive not exhaustive. The following list is intended to identify a handful of the possibilities for exploiting existing electronic sources, most in PDF format, and for use in everyday teaching. Scholars and teachers have traditionally agreed that the use of primary sources in teaching is laudably old-fashioned but impractical. It is now new-fangled, practical, and straightforward. Thousands of primary sources from the 16th & 17th centuries await. The following topical units will take the reader beyond the traditional classroom and library. And it is just the beginning. New sources are becoming available each day. RAH  

Copernicus in England - Reception & Resistance
Tycho Brahe - Compromise or Alternative?
Galileo's Telescope and the Imagination
Descartes & the English Cartesians
Science, Literature, Language
Kepler in England - Astronomy & Cosmology
Women of Learning & Science
Alchemical Thought & the New Science
Astrology, Cosmology & the New Science
The Royal Society of London
The Philosophical Transactions & Scientific Journalism
Anatomy & Physiology
Science & Medical Practice
Mind, Soul, Spirit, Brain
Science, Navigation, Exploration
Women & Midwifery
Science, Nature, and Classical Studies
Science, Chronology, and the Bible
Science, Religion, Politics
Isaac Newton & Newtonianism

EEBO - Early English Books Online - EEBO

EEBO - Early English Books Online - Contains page images, in Adobe PDF format, of 125,000 books (22.5 million pages) covering the years 1473-1700, as listed in the Pollard and Redgrave, Wing, and Thomason Tracts catalogs. With its substantial coverage of printed material found in England between 1473 and 1700, EEBO provides rich research possibilities for students interested in a wide variety of topics in early modern studies. For information About the Collection see the EBBO WebSite for the following: About Early English Books Online and About Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue and About Wing's Short-Title Catalogue and About the Thomason Tracts and About Early English Books Tract Supplement. For further information, see EBBO Featured Content. . The selection and scholarly possibilities are simply staggering in scope and implication. The vast majority of texts are in English.

GALLICA - Bibliothèque Nationale Paris - GALLICA

GALLICA - The official site of the Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris) contains page images, in Adobe PDF format, for hundreds of thousands of books covering all periods and virtually all nations. Thanks to the generosity of the French nation, the world has for several years now enjoyed free access to some 15 million pages of classics texts, volumes representing the span of history that cut across national boundaries as well as disciplines and themes. The Gallica WebSite is associated with one of the premier research libraries in the world, the Bibliothèque Nationale - Paris. The GALLICA search, retrieval, and download system is simple and free of cost. Users will experience a banquet of possibilities, but only a brief taste of what will unfold in the near future. As with other sites, most texts are in PDF format. To search, go to the GALLICA site and click on Recherche. Type in author, title, or search by subject.

JSTOR - The Scholarly Journal Archive - JSTOR

JSTOR - The Scholarly Journal Archive, JSTOR, contains contains page images, in Adobe PDF format, for hundreds of thousands of journal articles for most scholarly disciplines. For information about JSTOR, obtaining access, and listing of the journal available electronically, see the 'About' section at the JSTOR site. Most of the hundreds of journals are published in English, and the site contains excellent services for searching, browsing, retrieval, and downloading. Background articles for the primary topical themes can be found easily at JSTOR. As with other sites, texts are in PDF format. To search, go to the JSTOR site and click on Search or Browse. Complete instructions are available at the JSTOR site for searching by author, title, subject, etc.


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