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This guide will help direct you to resources for the History and Development of Technology project. 


Available in PRINT in the Reference Collection or General Collection of the Clarkson main library. Find them on the shelf according to their call number listed under the title.

Try exploring technology history in one of these texts.

Explore the library catalog for more print titles on your topic. 

Explore e-book collections for even more!

Reference Collection (these titles are in-library use only and may not be checked out)

  • Milestones in Science and Technology: The Ready Reference Guide to Discoveries, Inventions, and Fact
    REF 509 M928m
  • Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology
    REF 503.21 E56
  • McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology
    REF 503 M147e7
  • World of Scientific Discovery: Scientific Milestones and the People Who Made Them Possible
    REF 500 W927
  • Reader's Guide to The History of Science
    REF 509 R286 2000
  • When Technology Fails: Significant Technological Disasters, Accidents, and Failures of the Twentieth Century
    REF 363.1 W567

    For Historic Context
  • The Timetables of History
    REF 902.02 G888t3
  • The Timetables of American History
    REF 973.312 T583

General Collection (these titles may be checked out from the library)

  • A History of Technology & Invention: Progress Through the Ages
    609 D241h 
  • A History of Mechanical Inventions
    608.7 U85h
  • A Short History of Technology
    609 D438s
  • Discovery and Invention of the 20th Century
    609 C922d4
  • Thinkers and Doers
    609 D225t
  • Engineering and Society: Challenges of Professional Practice
    303.48 J69e

Select e-book titles

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Find more by exploring our e-book collections

Technology, Humans, and Society

An Encyclopaedia of the History of Technology

Encyclopedia Britannica

Inside the Politics of Technology



Use the following databases to search for articles & data.

Hover over any database name for a description. 

This database list offers a few "best bets" for finding articles on your topic.

There are many more databases to explore.

How to Cite Sources

Citing a source means acknowledging where you got a specific quote, fact, graphic, data, or idea from. A citation is all the information needed to describe a source, such as (but not limited to) the author, title, publisher, page numbers, and publication date. Information in citations follows a specific format or style. There are many different citation styles. 

MLA (Modern Language Association) and APA (American Psychological Association) are two very common citation styles. 

Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) has great guides for how to craft citiations in these styles 

The Library also has each of these guides in print: 

  • MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
    REF 808.02 G437m7
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed.
    REF 808.02 P976 2010


Using Zotero