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Discovering Science Collections Virtually at the Library of Congress, March 16

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Measuring angular distances between stars using a sextant. From Machinae coelestis, v.1 by Johannes Hevelius. Gedani: Simon Reiniger, 1673.

Library of Congress subject specialists from the Science Reference Section will provide an overview of the historical science & technology collections at the Library of Congress in a free webinar on Tuesday, March 16th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. E.S.T.

All that are interested are invited.  Please use the following link to request webinar registration information:

The Library of Congress collections are robust in both the history of science and the history of technology. Both collections comprise two major elements: the seminal works of science and technology themselves and historiographies on notable scientific and technological works. Science subject specialists will provide an overview of these collections with an emphasis on those that are available online. Instruction will cover research strategies, library search tools, and online resources to discover these rare and seminal scientific works.

This webinar event will be held on the third Tuesday of every other month. Because this session will not be recorded, if you cannot make the March 16th date keep an eye out for our other upcoming sessions on May 18, July 20, September 21, and November 16.

Individuals requiring accommodations for any of these events are asked to submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].


For more information or questions about this orientation please use our Ask –a- Librarian Service:

We hope that you can join us virtually on March 16th!

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