Inventors & Inventions:
A Guide to Resources

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World Book
A good place to begin your research; search for your invention or inventor.

The resource for magazine articles, newspapers, and TV/radio transcripts. Search for your inventor by typing the name in quotation marks in the search field.

Sites on the 'Free Web'
National Inventors Hall of Fame
The National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio "honors the women and men responsible for the great technological advances that make human, social and economic progress possible." From the opening page, follow the link at the top of the page from Hall of Fame to Search. You can search the site by inventor, invention, and decade.

Lemelson-MIT Program
This program is dedicated "to honoring the acclaimed and unsung heroes who have helped improve our lives through invention." You can search the inventor of the Week archive by the inventor's last name or browse the inventions by categories.


Includes an A to Z list of inventors and of inventions; guide Mary Bellis provides a biography of each inventor, as well as great information about their inventions.


Zoom Inventors and Inventions
Includes an alphabetical list of inventors and inventions as well as a timeline, subject categories, and information about inventions in other countries.

created by Allen Chamberlain, Reed-Gumenick Library, Collegiate School, Richmond, VA.
October 2003