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PHY103: Science in Context: Ascent of Science

Topic ideas

You can look up the topics suggested below or type the book titles into the search box at the bottom of this page.  


Pseudoscience debunking

Good Science, Bad Science, Pseudoscience, and Just Plain Bunk : How to Tell the Difference     Nonsense on Stilts : How to Tell Science from Bunk Cover Image

Science and politics

Science and Politics : An A-to-Z Guide to Issues and Controversies     


Science and society

Science, Religion, and Society : An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Controversy     History of Science

Scientific method

A Beginner's Guide to Scientific Method     String Theory and the Scientific Method


Critical issue analysis: what problem intrigues you?  You can come up with your own keywords to use to search the catalog and OneSearch.  Or try searching current hot topics:

  • global warming
  • space force
  • advertising in space
  • pollution control
  • population aging
  • genetic cloning
  • alternative energy production


Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints is a resource the library offers that gives students background information, histories of the topic, different viewpoints on the topic, and further resource options to explore.  

This resource is perfect if you aren't sure what topic you'd like to focus on, or if you simply want to learn more about a particular topic.

To find Opposing Viewpoints, click on the "database & journal finder" tab below and enter "opposing viewpoints" into the top search box.  

Look up books and videos

Use the search boxes below to find books and videos.  You can enter topic ideas, author names, titles in quotation marks, names of directors and actors, or any other keyword you'd like to try. 

To find books on pseudoscience debunking, for example, you can actually enter that exact phrase into the search box. 

  • Onesearch: delivers results from our local books and ebooks and journal articles.
  • Classic Catalog: the results come directly from our shelves, plus ebooks.
  • Streaming Videos & DVDs: This is where you search for films, documentaries, television series, etc.

If you feel like you aren't getting helpful results, ask a librarian for help.

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