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Science and technology studies

Science and technology studies bring inter- and transdisciplinary approaches to the social dimensions and effects of scientific and technological practices and institutions. Major orientations in STS look at science, technology, and medicine through the lenses of history, philosophy, sociology, and public policy. In addition, to subject guides in those fields, researchers should also explore social and humanistic content in the library's many subject guides for physical and life sciences, engineering, and medicine. Virginia Tech Department of Science and Technology in Society

Getting started with academic research | Overview of science and technology studies | Recommended databases

    Bruce Pencek

  •     Bruce Pencek
  • Bruce Pencek
  • College Librarian for Social Sciences & History
  • (540) 231-2140
  • (540) 231-2140 (Newman Library 3050 office -- for most purposes)
  • 3050 Newman Library, 560 Drillfield Drive
    Blacksburg, VA 24062-9001


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