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History of Technology

Periodicals

Browse the table of contents for a topic idea.

Databases

  • America: History & Life - Covers journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations about the history and culture of Canada and the United States. These articles are not full-text, but may be obtained through interlibrary loan.
  • Historical Abstracts - Covers academic historical journals since 1955. Focus is on the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present. These articles are not full-text, but may be obtained through interlibrary loan.
  • EBSCO - This is the place to start for general research. This group of databases includes: Academic Search Complete, Business Source Complete, Computers & Applied Sciences Complete, CINAHL, PsycARTCLES, ERIC, and more. Articles may be full-text, abstracts, or citations.
  • JSTOR - Full-text academic journals covering the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Books

Circulating Books

Try both the keyword and subject search for your particular topic. If you don't find any books try a broader topic. For example, for books on the plow, look in a book about the history of agriculture.

  • The Culture of Time and Space 1880-1918 CB478 .K46
  • Technological Change and the Transformation of America HM221 .T3977
  • The Agricultural Revolution of the 20th Century S494.5 .I5 P22
  • The Norton History of Technology T15 .C37
  • A History of Western Technology  T15 .K553
  • Technology in Western Civilization T15 .T43 
  • The Age of Invention: A Chronicle of Mechanical Conquest T19 .T5
  • Nuts and Bolts of the Past: A History of American Technology, 1776-1860 T21 .H39  
  • Technology in America: A Brief History T21 .M372  
  • History of American Technology T21 .O45    
  • 20th Century Revolutions in Technology T173.8 .S568   

Reference Books

Use the index volume to find a particular article related to your topic.

  • Dictionary of American History  E174.D5
  • Encyclopedia of American History  E174 .E53

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