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ESL 131A - Science and Inventions: Home

Information for ESL 131A students researching scientists, inventors, scientific discoveries, or inventions.

General Information

How to request/renew books?

To request (or renew) library books, DVDs, or other materials, log into your library account through the OneSearch catalog.

Use the same login credentials as you use for Class-Web (W# and Class-Web password (six digits)).

Your library account will allow you to do the following:
  • request LPC and Chabot materials 
  • check your library card account
  • see all the items you have checked out and their due dates
  • renew items online
For more information on the library catalog, click the link below:
LPC OneSearch Library Catalog

Poster Project: Theme Science

This is a general guide for ESL 131A students looking for information and images about inventors, scientists, and important scientific inventions and scientific discoveries.  You'll find suggestions for locating reference sources, books, and images from print and web sources.

Please contact a reference librarian if you need further assistance. 

Possible Topics to Research

Examples of topics:


Scientists and Inventors

  • Thomas Edison
  • Marie Curie
  • Steve Jobs
  • Alexander Graham Bell
  • Rachel Carson
  • George Washington Carver

Inventions or Scientific Discoveries

  • Airplanes
  • Penicillin
  • Teflon
  • Pasteurization
  • The computer "mouse"

Subject Guide

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