20 March 2015

Trial e-Resource - Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Science Technology and Medicine 1780-1925

Science, Technology, and Medicine: 1780-1925, Part II
Engraving of a triceratops, 1891
Universal History Archive/UIG/The Bridgeman Art Library
We also have trial access to both parts of the Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Science Technology and Medicine 1780-1925 database, until 13 April.

More than 3.5 million pages of digitised documents cover an exceptionally creative period in scientific research and discovery, and permit the rapid advances in scientific, technical, and medical knowledge during this period, to be explored.

The archive covers every aspect of 19th Century science, and traces the changes from the Newtonian mechanical universe to Einstein's theory of relativity; from the horse to the automobile, from medical treatments based on humors and bloodletting to antiseptics and epidemiology.

It also includes documents representing the last great age of discovery, by explorers charting the interiors of the Americas, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic and Antarctic regions.

Part II of the archive provides over 3 million pages from scientific documents in four major areas: Academies of Science Publications (1665-1925), natural history, public health, and entomology. Thousands of digitised volumes contain articles by every major scientist from this era.

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