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IHSS 1210-01 Information in History & Society

Posted: Aug 27, 2014

General Library Orientation

The Rensselaer Libraries' Survival Guide
An introduction to the services and resources of Rensselaer Research Libraries.
Safari Tech Books Online


Rensselaer Libraries' Catalog
Use the catalog to locate books, electronic resources, periodicals and other library materials.
Invention Timeline
A history time line of twentieth 20th century inventions 1900 to 1925

Cultural Response

Academic Universe (Lexis-Nexis)
News and popular magazines. Coverage dates back more than 20 years for many areas.
ABI Inform
Business news and magazines. Provides abstracting and indexing from 1971 forward for over 1,300 titles, including 200 English language foreign publications; full text for over 600 journals, 1992 on; full image for most journals from 1992 on.
Newspaper Source
Database of newspaper articles

Government Information & Statistics

Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet
Government Information on the Internet
InfoTech Trend

Special Web Sites

The Dead Media Project
Archives of the Dead Media Email List, a discussion forum concerned with "dead" or outdated media technologies.
Early History of Data Networks
Online presentation of the history of transmitting data. Some broken links and images, but still contains some valuable information.
The American Experience: The Telephone
Website companion for a PBS documentary on the history of the telephone.
Series of timelines that trace the devlopment of popular culture and technology, among other issues.
History of the Modem
Brief article on the history of the computer modem.
Computer and Internet Timeline
Outline of the history of computing and the Internet.
Internet History
Article on the development of the Internet and related technologies.
Information Age Exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian site with photographs of various information age artifacts.

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