HSTM Database

As a benefit to members, the History of Science Society provides free access to the History of Science, Technology and Medicine Database, administered by EBSCO. With over 295,000 professionally collected entries from around the world, the HSTM database is the definitive international bibliography on the development and influence of science, from prehistory to the present. It integrates four premier tools for historians: Isis Current Bibliography of the History of Science , Current Bibliography in the History of Technology , Bibliografia Italiana di Storia della Scienza , and citations from the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine (incorporating the former Wellcome Bibliography for the History of Medicine). It is created under the auspices of the International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science, and hosted by EBSCO.

Connecting to the HSTM Database

Access to the HSTM database is managed through the Isis homepage at the University of Chicago Press. Click here or on the button below to go to the Isis page. 

hstmThe link to the HSTM Database now appears in the right sidebar of the Isis page under “Important Links.” (see image to the right) Click on the link to the HSTM database, and you will be asked for your login credentials. These are your University of Chicago Press credentials (the user name will start with ucp) that you received when you joined or renewed your membership in the HSS. If you have forgotten either your username or password, go back to the Isis page and click on “Forgotten your password?” at the top right corner to have them resent to you.

Please note that free access is not available to Institutional subscribers to Isis. Institutions that are interested in obtaining access to the database should contact EBSCO directly.

You can access the list of journal titles indexed in the HSTM database by clicking here.

For more information about the benefits of membership in the History of Science Society, including free access to the HSTM Database, please visit our membership page here.

HSTM Database