About IsisCB Explore

IsisCB Explore is a research tool for the history of science, whose core dataset comes from bibliographical citations in the Isis Bibliography of the History of Science. The IsisCB contains a half century of curated bibliographical data.

The dataset is composed of three main types of records:

IsisCB Explore is wholly open access. We do not charge for the site and we encourage users to share what they find with others. To this end, we allow comments by users, we encourage feedback using the links available on each page, and we include ways to share material using Facebook and Twitter.

Our data are available via a REST API (accessible through the icons on this site), and all of our source code is at GitHub. Our data is open for use following the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

For those using the system, you can find our privacy policy here.

Current features

One can use the IsisCB to do a standard bibliographical search. This is the mode that we expect most users will find valuable on a day-to-day basis.

Acknowledgement of those who helped with the initial development of this project between 2013 and 2015

The following individuals have been especially helpful in making this project possible: Sylwester Ratowt, Colin Allen, Margaret Gaida, Amy Rodgers, Gavan McCarthy, Marco La Rosa, Ailie Smith, John Stewart, Erick Peirson, Julia Damerow, Tara Carlisle, Nathan Kapoor, Younes Mahdavi, Carolyn Scearce, Kirsty Gaither, Sam Fellows. In addition, we want to thank the many individuals associated with the sponsoring institutions listed on this page. The project could not have been completed without their help. Faculty and administrative staff in many different departments across the University of Oklahoma have been extraordinarily supportive throughout this endeavor.

Questions and information regarding this project can be directed to:

Stephen P. Weldon
Editor, Isis Bibliography of the History of Science
Associate Professor of History of Science
601 Elm Street, Physical Sciences 618
University of Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma 73019
spweldon [at] ou [dot] edu

This website was developed by A Place Called Up Consulting. A Place Called Up Consulting works with academic units, teams, and individual scholars to advance excellence in digital humanities research, training, and outreach. From planning to maturity, A Place Called Up Consulting provides guidance, software and infrastructure development services, training, and support for projects of all sizes.