Provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology.
A comprehensive, curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines in a variety of useful formats.
Access thousands of business, personal, real estate, state specific, federal, and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.
A LinkedIn Company
A leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. With over 4,500 courses to choose from, create a profile to keep track of your successes and tailor the course listings to your skill set. Mobile browsing is available for on-the-go learning!
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Topics include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Designed to meet every student researchers needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources
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United States Patent and Trademark Office
Learn basic information about the process, search for existing patents and trademarks, how to apply and get help from a local office.
Patent and Trademark Resource Center at Wright State Univerity
Wright State University Libraries maintain an official Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC). It is available for use by the general public. Contact the Government and Legal Information Coordinator for personal research assistance.
Inventions - Facts, Figures, Pictures & Stories - History.com
Find out more about the stories behind the inventions and inventors that shaped history. Explore interesting articles, facts, pictures, videos and more.
A series of portrait videos by filmmaker and photographer David Friedman, chronicling the work of contemporary inventors from all walks of life.
The Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
Explores the role of invention and innovation in the United States and how that history relates to current events. Includes inspiring videos to get you started.
Columbus Idea Foundry
The largest makerspace on the planet (according to TechCrunch magazine) is right here in Ohio. Membership gets you access to all the tools you need to create - 3D printers, lasers, glass blowing, metal cutting, kilns and much more.
A Makerspace, also called Hackerspace, in downtown Dayton. Members can access Hand/Power/Electronics Tools, Computers, Woodworking, CNC Equipment, 3D Printing.
A Digital Makerspace for Dayton. A place to play, to create, to learn, to teach, to invent.
Hive13 was formed to provide a Hackerspace for the Cincinnati area, and we encompass many interests – computing, mechanics, artistry, chemistry, brewing, complex biochemistry, among many others.
Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document, and share your DIY creations. Find instructions on how to make a variety of projects, including many technology based projects.
Proto Build Bar
This amazing creative and technology experience center is part 3D printing lab, part electronic maker space, and part café. Proto is a fun, hands-on place where people of all ages and experience levels can come together around a simple, yet powerful idea: “I want to make something great."
STEAM Works Labs
Strengthening the Dayton Community by Integrating Science, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Maker Spaces!
local makerspaces charge fees for membership, space rental and/or materials. Contact the makerspace directly for more details.*