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Science and English Literature: 1600-1820

How to Use This Guide

Welcome to the Tisch Library guide to researching the connections between science and English literature from 1600-1820, encompassing the Restoration, Eighteenth Century, and Romantic periods. Use the table of contents to find secondary sources, like articles and books, as well as key primary scientific, literary, and philosophical texts from this period.

If you don't find what you are looking for or need help navigating this guide or any of the resources it contains, don't hesitate to contact the author of this guide or Ask a Librarian.

Getting to Know Your Topic

Specialized reference sources--like dictionaries and subject encyclopedias, provide overviews of topics and descriptions of concepts and ideas. They can also provide definitions, statistics, and other details. You can use this type of source to help narrow your research topic, find data to support your thesis, and identify keywords and main ideas to use as search terms.

This page includes some of the most relevant resources for this topic. But be sure to explore the online reference resources listed here or browse the shelves in the Reference Collection to find more!

Science & Literature: Background & Context

Online Resources:

Print Resources in Tufts Libraries Collections:

Search Across Multiple Online Encyclopedias

Didn't find what you need in the specialized resources above?  Then try simultaneously searching across multiple online reference works in the resources listed here.