Tuesday, October 18, 2016

TRIAL: NCCO: Science, Technology, and Medicine, 1780-1925

University of Liverpool staff and students have trial access to ‘Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO): Science, Technology, and Medicine, 1780-1925’ until 18th November 2016.  Take a look at this resource, and let us know what you think.

Access: NCCO: Science, Technology, and Medicine, 1780-1925
(University login required off campus)

Nineteenth Century Collections Online  provides full-text, fully searchable content from a wide range of primary sources. NCCO is an interdisciplinary collection  which supports studies of the transformative nineteenth century through descriptions and debate of its scientific and technical achievements.

It consists primarily of two components:
  • Journals which track the connection between major episodes in the history of science, specifically in general science, medicine, biology, entomology, botany, chemistry, physics, mathematics, geology, paleontology, and technology
  • Monographs in the hard and social sciences touch upon the history of anthropology, archeology, ecology, public health, sanitation, geography, oceanography, astronomy, industrial and battlefield technology, and the philosophy of science
Major topics covered in the development of science in this period include:
  • Electricity and Physics
  • The Darwinian Revolution and Global Reception of Evolution
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • The Social History of American Medicine
After trying NCCO: Science, Technology, and Medicine, 1780-1925, please leave your comments below. You can choose the anonymous option to comment without needing to have a Blogger account, but it helps if you include your name in your feedback so that we can follow up on comments. Do get in touch; we really want to know what you think about this resource.


Deana Heath said...

This is an amazing resource! My teaching and research is on the history of India, which in comparison to other historical regions/areas is not very well served by the library's current digital sources - particularly for primary materials. This resource, however, contains over 7,000 newspaper and journal articles relating to India, as well as hundreds of books and manuscripts. I would definitely use this in my teaching, and I can also envision it as being invaluable to a host of other modules in History, not least the new global history module that all first year students will be required to take.

Chris Pearson said...

This is an excellent resource. I would use it for my research on environmental and animal history, as well as teaching in these areas. It would be a great resource for students and staff alike.

Leon Rocha (History) said...

I am a Lecturer at the Department of History, and my research and teaching expertise lie in the history of modern China, as well as the history of science and medicine. This resource could be very useful for dissertations, as well as building undergraduate History modules on global history and/or the history of science, medicine and technology.