Science and technology studies: Recommended starting points

Tools for searching the main disciplinary literatures STS draws on.

What's here

This subject guide for science and technology studies identifies principal resources for most research in the field at Virginia Tech.  

Resources listed on this landing page are grouped into  Background information sources; Key databases for accessing scholarly literature; Contact information for the subject librarian; and access to Additional information.

Parts of this guide are also available in Bruce Pencek's other subject guides: Data sources for social research; News/journalism/streaming media;  Advice for searching/citing/engaging scholarly literatures;  and Accessing VT Library resources from off campus.

In addition, researchers should also explore social and humanistic content in the resources identified in library's many subject guides for engineering and physical sciences, life sciences, and medicine

Overview of science and technology studies

Most literature-searching will start here

Social Sciences & History Librarian

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Bruce Pencek
3050 Newman Library (MC 0434)
560 Drillfield Dr
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Office hours (academic year):
Tu 1-3 pm,
Wed 2-4 pm,
and by appointment.
(540) 231-2140

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All active trials are listed in a sidebar on the Databases A-Z guide, usually including their expiration dates and links to online user evaluation surveys.  Here I list current trials of likely interest to the departments I serve.