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Science and Religion from Antiquity to the Present: Online Catalog

Online Catalog

Online Catalog

Search by personal author, corporate author, title of book, title of periodical, keyword(s) that might be found in a title, subject heading, or call number. 

Authors may be individuals, organizations or corporate entities.  Examples:  Richard Dawkins. Royal Society.  Templeton Foundation.

Titles may be titles of particular books or particular journals/periodicals.  Do not begin a title search with the words “A,” “An,” or “The” but do include these words as they appear in the title phrase after the first word.  Examples: Blind Watchmaker.  Origins of Modern ScienceIsis. 

Call numbers can be searched if you have a general or specific call number.  In this way one can browse the shelves of the Main Library from the comfort of home.  Example:  QH 366 is where books about evolution will be found.

Keywords are words that one hopes to find in titles.  In keyword searching the computer matches the word or words requested; it has no brain and cannot think.  It has no capacity to understand the meaning of the word as you intend it in your search.  Recently coined terms and topics may be best searched by keyword because it takes some time for new subject headings to be established by catalogers.  Examples:  Age. Reason. Revelation. Scientific revolution. Care package. Text box. Flash drive.

Subject headings are standardized words and phrases assigned by catalogers when cataloging library materials.  They are published in the Library of Congress' List of Subject Headings, a large set of red books, located in the Reference collection, call number Z 695....  Remember, persons (last name first), organizations, companies, places, and events may all be L.C. subjects even though their names are not in the L.C. List...  Subject heading searching usually results in better quality subject retrieval than keyword searching.  Examples:  Galilei, Galileo (for books about him).  Evolution.  Atheism. God. Physics. Deism. Science—history. Cosmology, ancient.

Possibly useful subject headings below.  More useful headings may be found here.

Alchemists
Alchemy
Astronomy
Bible and evolution
Biblical cosmology
Big Bang Theory
Catholic Church
Chain of being (philosophy)
Cosmology
Cosmology, ancient
Cosmology, medieval
Creation
Creationism
Deism
Demonology
Devil
Earth—origin
Evil eye
Evolution
Evolution—Biblical teaching
Evolution—religious aspects
Evolution (biology)
Evolutionary genetics
Four elements (philosophy)
God
God--attributes
God—proof, cosmological
Harmony of the spheres
Heretics, Christian
Heresies, Christian
Heresy
Hermetism
Historians of science
Inquisition
                                                                    Intelligent design (teleology)
Jesuits
Life—origin
Magic
Magic—religious aspects
Magnetism
Magnets
Medicine, magic, mystic and spagiric
Metaphysics
Microscopes
Miracles
Moon—origin
Natural selection
Natural theology
Nature
Nature—religious aspects
Nature in the Bible
Nature in the Koran
Nature worship
Occultism
Planets—origin
Plants—evolution
Quantum theory
Quantum theory—religious aspects
Teleology
Science—history
Science—historiography
Sun
Supernatural
Supernatural (theology)—history of doctrines
Superstition
Telescopes
Trinity
Vatican Palace (Vatican City)
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