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 over 40 years of curated bibliographical data.

The dataset is composed of three main types of records:

  • Citations, bibliographic entries that have been classified and indexed
  • Authorities, identity records for the subject and category tags as well as all authors and contributors, publishers, journals, and thesis granting institutions
  • Relationships, records that link citations and authorities to each other creating a semantic web that powers the search and facet features

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.