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Contemporary writings about technology (writings about technology during a particular time period) are listed in newspaper and magazine databases.
Articles and Newspapers
New York Times Article Archive
Search the complete backfile of The New York Times by keyword, author, or headline. Includes articles, advertisements, and listings through 1995; articles only after 1995. Full content in PDF format (1851-1995) or text-only format (1996-) may be purchased online. (Note that articles are also available on microfilm in many libraries and online in library databases.) 1851-. Updated daily.
Readers’ Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 (EBSCOhost)
Access almost 100 years of cultural history with citations to over 3 million articles that appeared in 373 leading U.S. magazines as far back as 1890.
Compendex (Engineering Village)
Indexing and abstracts of professional magazines, scholarly journals, and conference proceedings in engineering. 1970-. Updated weekly. Links to articles open in a pop-up window, so you will need to deactivate the pop-up blocker on your browser to connect to full text.
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