Using History and Biographies in Science

by Jessica E. Zimmer

Further Exploration

Internet History of Science Sourcebook

Links to pages that explain major scientific discoveries in history, from findings accomplished in ancient times in the Near East to worldwide research in genetics and space exploration.

History of Science Society Database

The website contains a free database listing over 600 institutions, associations, and serial publications involved in understanding the history of science, technology and medicine. The database also contains the names and contact information for 5,000 historians and philosophers of science.

The History of Science: A Guide for Undergraduates

This essay explains the how research in the history of science has changed over time and the field’s relevance to undergraduate work.


Thomas Kuhn

Thomas Kuhn

Biography of Thomas Kuhn, an American historian of science who introduced academia to the concept of a “paradigm.”

News & Events

Today in Science History


Science News

Weekly newsmagazine with science articles.

Current Science News

News from around the world of science.


Google Scholar

Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States

National Academies Press: A Framework for K-12 Science Education