Resource: IsisCB Explore – Open Access version of the Isis Current Bibliography

Accessible to anyone on the web, IsisCB Explore is a completely open access service made possible by the History of Science Society with support from the University of Oklahoma.

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 currently contains 40 years of citation data from 1974 to 2014  and includes citations (items from the bibliography that have been classified and indexed) and Authorities (records that include both subject terms that classify citations).

IsisCB is built to work well with social media tools, so that the user community can actively participate in building the resource. After signing in to an account, users can provide comments, add further information, and suggest weblinks and other materials other scholars might find useful.

The resource currently includes:

  • Nearly 200,000 interlinked bibliographic citations to books, chapters, articles, dissertations, and reviews from the Isis Bibliography of the History of Science 1974 to present. It will be annually updated. 
  • An authority index of over 150,000 curated entries. Includes historical concepts, persons, and institutions. Also indexes scholars, publishers, journals, and degree granting institutions. 
  • User accounts with the ability to save searches. 
  • Zotero integration. Allows users to save individual citations as well as collected results. 
Additional features will be added soon. 

There are some instructional videos on the IsisCB Explore YouTube Channel.