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History of Science, Technology, & Medicine


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Many publishers also allow full text searching of their ebooks on their native platforms. The following are major publishers from which UC Berkeley has purchased ebooks:

Scientific Illustration

example of scientific illustrationIn UC Library Search, do a subject search for: 

biological illustration
botanical illustration
medical illustration

add subheadings to the search to find

bibliographies (list of works on a topic)
early works to 1800 (works published before 1800)
exhibitions (catalogs of exhibitions)
history (the history of illustration)




Selected histories of science