DATABASE: Science in the Public Eye

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Science  03 Oct 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5642, pp. 27
DOI: 10.1126/science.302.5642.27c

Has heavy media coverage of controversial, non-peer-reviewed findings undermined the public's confidence in science? Are today's snazzy, interactive museum exhibits informative or just distracting? If you've been mulling these or other questions about science's relationship with society, stop by this bibliography from the Wellcome Trust Library in the United Kingdom. The hundreds of references fall into categories such as public attitudes toward science, how news stories shape perceptions of research findings, and how scientists can best communicate risk. The collection provides annotated citations for scholarly journals, newspapers, popular magazines, and reports; some original sources are available as full text.

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