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 over 40 years of curated bibliographical data.
The dataset is composed of three main types of records:
IsisCB Explore blends a professionally curated database with social media tools. Curated bibliographical material available to anyone through this open access website. Users can add comments and suggest entries, import citations to a citation management application, and share individual citations via Facebook and Twitter.
User participation is encouraged. Please sign-in and provide comments to entries where you see errors and add further information where relevant. Suggest hyperlinks and other material that will be useful for fellow scholars.
We are fully committed to open access. 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.
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.
The project is still in beta form, so development is ongoing. Among the features we will be adding in the months ahead:
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
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