You can search the library catalog for keywords and subject headings. What's the difference?
A keyword is a word used anywhere in the catalog record- title, author, summary, wherever. Subject headings are words that are specifically applied to express what the book is mostly about. Using both will help you find the most relevant results.
Consider starting with a keyword search to get the broadest range of results. Then, when you find a book that is especially good, look for its subject headings. In the catalog, subject headings are a link you can click to find other books about that same subject. You can also make a note of those headings to use them as search terms in other databases:
You can use this search box just like the box on the main page to search Primo (the library catalog) for books, articles, videos, and more.
Because it's such an interdisciplinary field, books on science, technology, and society are scattered throughout the library's collection. Whenever you find a book of interest, be sure to browse around in the area you found it for more possible sources.
You will find many books on science, technology, and society on the fourth floor with call numbers that begin with the letter 'Q'. Another strategy is to brows the first section of the call numbers that stand for the scientific discipline you're interested in (QC for physics, QD for chemistry, etc).
Locations of books
Avoid general newspaper reviews and personal book reviews, like those on blogs or on amazon.com. These can't help you analyze your book like a scholar. Two tips for finding book review:
To find more scholarly book reviews from the last twenty years or so, first try searching your book title in Primo, which often returns book reviews along with information about the book itself.
Then try one of the databases below. You may find some book reviews by searching the book's title in Summit, as well, but be aware that this isn't comprehensive!