In accordance with the strong need for coverage in this area, the Research Library is highlighting access to key resources in the realm of DEI.
At this time, many of our subscription journal partners are making more DEI-related content available as demand for coverage in these subject areas rises. For example, one item worth noting is the following timely article from Physics Today titled: “Suffragette and scientist, Eunice Newton Foote’s nearly forgotten discovery.”
The article discusses how a nearly forgotten scientist, inventor, and women’s rights activist demonstrated the heat-absorbing properties of carbon dioxide and their potential effect on climate three years before John Tyndall. This comes as many researchers and institutions report that the combined topics of climate and social justice have never been more pivotal as the world faces multiple intersecting global crises.
The full-text article is available in the Research Library’s Journals A-Z collection; just browse to the journal title and proceed to the ‘People and History’ section.
From Physics Today:
"Perhaps more poignant, Foote’s fall into obscurity is part of a larger narrative of women’s disenfranchisement in the scientific establishment. It might not be a coincidence that Foote was fighting for women’s voices to be heard by the government while hers was being overlooked by the scientific community. Says Liz Foote: “From what I know about Eunice’s life, she benefited from a great deal of privilege. . . . But as a woman in the 1800s her professional options were nevertheless limited. To accomplish what she did, despite the realities of her time, is very impressive and should inspire anyone."
– Maura Shapiro
Interested in finding more like this? Many other journals available from the Research Library such as the Journal of Chemical Physics, Journal of Environmental Psychology, Nature Physics, PNAS, and Science, just to name a few, are also introducing more content on these crucial topics. Search for similar resources using the Research Library Catalog.
Also, visit the Research Library’s growing collection of DEI LibGuides.