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Science and Technology

 

General

Australian Science Archives Project
This site, at the University of Australia in Melbourne, contains extensive links on the history of Australian science and technology. It also contains links for the ole site of the World Wide Web Virtual Library for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine.

Bulletin of the History of Medicine
A leading journal in its field for more than three quarters of a century, the Bulletin spans the social, cultural, and scientific aspects of the history of medicine worldwide. Every issue includes reviews of recent books on medical history. The Bulletin of the History of Medicine is the official publication of the American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) and the Johns Hopkins Institute of the History of Medicine.

Exploring and Collecting History Online: Science, Technology, and Industry
ECHO (Exploring and Collecting History Online) is a directory to 5,000+ websites concerning the history of science, technology, and industry. You can search it, browse it according to category, or even look at the tag cloud. Every website contains a brief description, and occasionally, a review.

Internet History of Science Sourcebook
This is an excellent collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts, part of the Internet History Sourcebooks Project. Links include ancient Near East, Greco-Roman culture, Byzantium, Islam, Latin Christendom, China, India, scientific revolution, Enlightenment, classical science, industrial revolution, new science (Darwin, Freud, Einstein), technology, moral issues, and further readings.

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
The Institute is a project of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Sciences, with a mandate to carry on basic research in service to the general public in the areas of natural science, social science and the arts and humanities. This site provides access to the programs of the Institute and extensive links to its publications.

Nobel Foundation
This virtual museum of science and culture provides background information and articles on fields receiving Nobel awards and access to biographies on all Nobel winners.

Aerospace

 

European Space Agency (ESA)
The Paris headquarters of the ESA, with 15 member nations cooperating in space research and technology. This site provides access to archives of press releases and reports, and an educational component addressing a wide range of past and present projects.

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
Headquarters of the ISRO and the Indian Department of Space, with background information, annual reports, several years of press releases, and links to other Indian space agencies.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Since its inception in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has remained a forerunner in the international space race, in addition to being a leading force in scientific research. This site is a hub for all things space-related, as well as the history of space and aeronautics.

Unispace 3
Extensive documentation from the Third United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, held in July of 1999 in Vienna.

Biology

 

Darling Biomedical Library
The Biomedical Library's History and Special Collections, formally established in 1964, collects materials in the broad subject areas of medicine and the life sciences from the fifteenth to the early twenty-first centuries.

Image Archive on the American Eugenics Movement
This site is supported by the Dolan DNA Learning Center at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. It gives access to records of the Eugenics Record Office at Cold Spring Harbor, which was the center of American eugenics research from 1910-1940.

MendelWeb
An educational resource for teachers and students interested in the origins of classical genetics, introductory data analysis, elementary plant science, and the history and literature of science.

Human Genome Project Information
A site maintained by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health, with extensive information on this project begun in 1990.

Chemistry

 

Alchemy Online
Before there was modern chemistry as it is known today, there was alchemy. This online resource is devoted to the ancient precursor to chemical sciences, and it includes a gallery of alchemical symbols and texts of significant value. It provides over 90 megabytes of online of information on alchemy in all its facets divided into over 1300 sections.

Chemical Heritage Foundation
The Chemical Heritage Foundation is dedicated to preserving and promoting the progress of science. Located in Philadelphia, CHF maintains world-class collections, including instruments and apparatus, rare books, fine art, and the personal papers of prominent scientists, all related to the chemical and molecular sciences.

Human Genome Project Information
A site maintained by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health, with extensive information on this project begun in 1990.

Links for Chemists
This is the chemistry home page for the World Wide Web Virtual Library, sponsored by the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom, with over 8,000 links to chemistry and history of chemistry related sites.

Lemoyne College
Carmen Giunta, the department chair for the Chemistry Department at Lemoyne College in Syracuse, New York, has compiled an extensive list of links targeting the history of chemical sciences.

Engineering

 

IEEE History Center
Maintained by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the mission of the IEEE History Committee is to further the preservation, research, and dissemination of information about the history of electrical science and technology, and in particular the technological and organizational history of IEEE, its members, and their professions, in order to increase awareness and understanding of the role of engineering and technology in the improvement of the quality of life for people throughout the world.

Information Systems

Charles Babbage Institute
The Charles Babbage Institute (CBI) is an archives and research center dedicated to preserving the history of information technology and promoting and conducting research in the field. Primary support for CBI is provided by the University of Minnesota, through the Institute of Technology and the University Libraries.

Medicine

 

American Institute of the History of Pharmacy
The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is a non-profit national organization devoted to advancing knowledge and understanding of the place of pharmacy in history.

Darling Biomedical Library
The Biomedical Library's History and Special Collections, formally established in 1964, collects materials in the broad subject areas of medicine and the life sciences from the fifteenth to the early twenty-first centuries.

Galileo Portal
A well-crafted, comprehensive look at the life work of Galileo, maintained by the Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence, Italy.

History of Health Sciences World Wide Web Link
This service of the Medical Library Associations contains dozens of links to associations, persons, databases, and bibliographies.

National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine houses one of the world's largest history of medicine collections. Tehy collect, preserve, and make available to researchers and the public, print and non-print materials that document the history of medicine, health, and disease in all time periods and cultures.

UCLA Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
The main attraction of this site is a detailed survey of the life and times of Dr. John Snow (1813-1858), a legendary figure in the history of public health, epidemiology and anesthesiology, particularly known for his work on cholera in London. This product includes detailed maps. Additional links in the larger site include bioterrorism, disease detectives, HIV and personal screening controversies.

Welch Library Online
The William H. Welch Medical Library is a project of The Johns Hopkins University.

Physics

 

American Institute of Physics
AIP's Center for History of Physics works to preserve and make known the historical record of modern physics and allied sciences. Through documentation, archival collections and educational initiatives, the Center ensures that the heritage of modern physics is safeguarded and its story accurately told.

PhysLink
The purpose of PhysLink is to provide comprehensive research and education tools to physicists, engineers, educators, students, and all other curious minds. This site gives access to a huge number of links.