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Inventions & Inventors

You can use the links below to find inventions and their inventors.
Some of the sites have lots of information; others have very little.
We can use these links to find an invention or a name.
Then we can use search engines and libraries to find more details.

National Inventors Hall of Fame  - Each year, the Selection Committee of the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation selects inventors from a field of people nominated by peers and the public. You can search by name of inventor or browse an alphabetical list of inventions to find information.
Famous People/Biographies
- Scientists & Inventors
- This site is brought to you by the King County, Washington State Library System and has links to several webpages about great inventors and inventions.

Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation

A subject guide to contemporary and historical inventors and inventions featured on the Lemelson Center and National Museum of American History Archives Center Web sites.
Famous Inventions A to Z - From the people, who put together lists of links to many, many things.
Chinese Inventions - Learn about the kite, chopsticks, umbrellas, gunpowder, firecrackers, the steelyard, abacus, cloisonné, ceramics, papermaking and more. The Chinese are great inventors.
Women Inventors - And let's not forget the women.

Once you have a name or invention, use the site below to find more information. Google is one of the most-used search engines on the Internet. Simply type in a name or word or phrase, or several words.

You can also find information in books.
Use the Santa Clara County Library to find books in Gilroy or Morgan Hill.
Use the San Benito County Library if you live in Hollister.

Gavilan College Library

Gavilan Library Catalog Search Example

Type your search term into the Search For box.

Select Keyword from the Search in list.

From the list that appears next, you can click on the title for details about each item.

Santa Clara County Library
Use this library if you live in Gilroy,
Morgan Hill, or anywhere in
Santa Clara County

Select Any Word(s) for the first box, by clicking on the small arrow.
Type in your search words in the second box, then click on GO.

From the list that appears next, you can click on the title for details about each item, plus which libraries have a copy of the item. You can order the item at your closest branch, and it will be sent to you.

San Benito County Library
Use this library if you live in Hollister or
San Juan Bautista

Select Anything for the first box, contain for the second box, and type in your search words in the third box.

If you have any questions or problems,
please visit the reference librarians at the Gavilan College Library.
They will be very happy to help you.

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Last updated on September 15, 2009 .
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