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Discovering Science Collections Virtually at the Library of Congress, May 18

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Library of Congress subject specialists from the Science Reference Section will provide an overview of the historical science and technology collections at the Library of Congress in a webinar on Tuesday, May 18 from 2:00- 3:00 p.m. E.D.T.

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

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

Traite elementaire de chimie by Antoine Laurent Lavoisier. Paris : Cuchet, 1789, plate 4

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 May 18 date keep an eye out for our other upcoming sessions on July 20, September 21, and November 16.

We are also happy to announce a new webinar that will feature the Library’s world-class history of aviation collections. “Come Fly Away with Us: Exploring the Library of Congress Aeronautics Collections” will be held on August 19, National Aviation Day. Stay tuned for details as we approach the summer months.

For more information or questions about this orientation or future orientations please use our Science Ask –a- Librarian Service.

We hope that you can join us virtually on May 18!

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