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History of Technology: Science and Technology

This guide will provide a variety of sources of information related to the history of technology.

Searching the catalog

You may want to get started by searching for books in the our catalog. Leave the Quick Search on "keywords" and type “history and your topic” (for example “history and bathrooms”). You may need to be creative to come up with appropriate terminology to represent your topic, or look at the Library of Congress Subject Headings on the shelves behind the URI Info & Research Help Desk.

Articles and Online Sources

Technological innovations may be discussed in news articles from the time, or retrospectively in historical research articles. These databases will help you find both.

Reference Sources

The following works provide brief histories and technical explanations of inventions, and/or biographies of  inventors.

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