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History of Technology

History of Technology

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Searching the Library Catalog

Books, both printed and online, are found by searching the library's online catalog, Primo Pathfinder.  For a general overview of the library's collection on a specific topic, use the Any Field or Subject Search options.  If you know the author or title of the book, use those fields.  If your search gives you too few results, please contact the Library's Research Help Desk for assistance refining your search strategy.

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Suggested Search Terms

Subject Search Terms (not all inclusive)

Within the Library Catalog section of Primo Pathfinder, you can search either in Any Field or in the Subject field for these terms to find books on your subject.

NOTE: This is not an all-inclusive field.

  •  Airplanes
  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Computers
  • Construction
  • Electric utilities
  • Engineering
  • Hydraulic engineering
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Industry
  • Industry and Trade
  • Life Sciences
  • Military Art and Science
  • Military Weapons
  • Medieval technology
  • Nature
  • Naval Art and Science
  • Optics
  • Radio
  • Surveying
  • Technological innovations
  • War
  • Water



This is a list of some of the series found in the library.  To locate books in these series, use the Browse menu at the top of Primo Pathfinder to browse by series.

  1.    Bibliographies of the history of science and technology
  2.    Contributions from the Museum of History and Technology
  3.    Dibner Institute studies in the history of science and technology
  4.    History, humanities, and new technology
  5.    History of American Science and Technology
  6.    History of technology
  7.    History of technology monographs
  8.    Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology
  9.     MIT Press paperbacks in the history of science & technology
  10.    Museum of history and technology
  11.    Routledge studies in the history of science, technology, and medicine
  12.    Smithsonian Studies in History and Technology
  13.    Society for the history of technology
  14.    Technology and change in history
  15.    Transformations: studies in the history of science and technology
  16.    War, technology, and history