Inventions & Inventors
Find out who invented it (and when) with our lists of inventions. These lists were compiled from our eResources.
eResources with Inventions
World Book Kids
Easy-to-use encyclopædia for young readers. Articles, multimedia, games, science projects and interactive tools for homework and fun.
Britannica Library Kids
Colourful and easy to use interactive online version of the Encyclopædia Britannica. Safe and accurate information for primary level.
World Book Web
The online version of the popular encyclopædia known as World Book and a variety of other World Book resources on the one platform.
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We have lots of electronic resources that can help you find out about inventions:
World Book Timelines - Inventors and Inventions
World Book Timelines lets you inventions and inventors in a timeline format, either by inventor or by invention like Thomas Edison or electronic games.
World of Invention, opens a new window
World of Invention provides a reference of well-known and lesser-known inventions and inventors from the Industrial Revolution to the present. Over 1000 entries about inventors that may have been overlooked in the past, as well as the usual names.