History of Science, Technology, and Medicine: Identifies books, book chapters, and journal articles on all aspects of the history of science, technology, and medicine. It is based on four standard bibliographic tools: the Isis Current Bibliography of the History of Science (1913-currrent with expanded retrospective coverage), the Current Bibliography in the History of Technology (1964-current with expanded retrospective coverage), the Bibliografia Italiana di Storia della Scienza (1982-2011 with expanded retrospective coverage), and the catalog of the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine (1532-current). The Isis Current Bibliography of the History of Science began in 1913 as an annual supplement to the journal Isis. The Current Bibliography in the History of Technology began in 1964 as an annual supplement to the journal Technology and Culture. The Bibliografia Italiana di Storia della Scienza began in 1982 as part of the Biblioteca di bibliografia italiana. These three bibliographies, along with the catalog of the Wellcome Library, form the core of this database.
Medical Services and Warfare: With an emphasis on the practice of medicine during the Crimean War, the American Civil War, and the First World War, the documents in this collection are organized around several themes: Public Health, Sanitation, Hospital Care, Nursing, Disability, Mental Health, Medical Devices, Rehabilitation, Ambulance Systems, and Women at War. Collection includes hospital records, clinical notes, case studies, medical studies, correspondence, diaries, memoirs, interview transcripts, military records, financial records, government documents, ephemera, pamphlets, periodicals, books, textbooks, manuals, maps, photographs, and statistics.
The Stationers’ Company Archive, 1554-2007: Founded in 1404 to control the London book trade, the Stationers Company received a Royal charter in 1557, which made it the official governing body of the entire British publishing industry, excepting the university presses at Oxford and Cambridge. This collection is a key resource for studying the history of the British book trade, as well as the newspaper industry. The collection is also important for researching the history of copyright. Documents include Royal charters, ordinances, licenses, membership records, apprenticeship records, court records, financial records, copyright registers, and more.
Other new online resources for Fall 2017:
- Migration to New Words, Module 2: The Modern Era
- Colonial America, Module 3: The American Revolution
- Foreign Office Files for Japan, Module 1: Japanese Imperialism and the War in the Pacific, 1931-1945