Invisible College
Tools for Finding these Sources

Lab data sheets, memoranda, diaries, unpublished papers, phone calls, conversations, e-mail

Generally not available to the public. Diaries may be published well after an event or research project.


Scholarly and professional e-conferences

Internet bulletin boards and e-conferences may provide access to a conversation that is unfolding in almost "real time" among members of a profession or discipline.

Published collected or selected letters, personal journals, conference proceedings

  • WorldCat via FirstSearch , a much larger database which includes EMU Libraries, but also has the holdings of other libraries around the world, including the Library of Congress.