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Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets
The web site for the original exhibit at the National Institutes of Health National Library of Medicine (1997-1998).
Resources for the Study of Mary Shelley's
Links to electronic text editions of the novel as well as other Frankenstein- and Shelley-related sites.
The complete text of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, from the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia Library.
Frankenstein & Literary Works
This site discusses the authors, literary works and other mythological figures that appear in Frankenstein.
- From Mary Shelley to Kenneth Branagh and beyond, everything
you ever wanted to know about Frankenstein: the myth, the novel,
the movies, the comic books, the theater plays, the bolts in the
The Bakken Library: Frankenstein: Mary
Take a virtual journey through this permanent exhibit of The Bakken Library and Museum in Minneapolis. You'll see interesting photos of 18th century laboratory apparatus and links to all kinds of information about the science, literature and life experiences that inspired Mary Shelley. Suitable for middle grades and up.
National Library of Medicine, History of Medicine
Explore one of the world's great history of medicine collections.
Duke University Medical Center Library - History
Discover the history of medicine through photographs, illustrations, monographs and manuscripts.
This scholarly site is devoted to the study of Romantic-period culture and literature, including the work of Lord Byron, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, their contemporaries and their historical contexts.
The Human Genome Project: Progress, Problems
A distinguished panel discusses (in plain English for nonscientists) the medical, ethical and legal implications of the Human Genome Project.
& Implications of the Human Genome Project
A public education program on genetic research and the Human Genome Project, produced for public libraries in the Chicago area.
National Center for Biotechnology Information
- A Science Primer
Learn about bioinformatics, genome mapping, molecular genetics, and more.
Human Genome Project Information - Ethical,
Legal and Social Issues
A site sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.
Discovery School.com - Literature Lesson
An in-depth study of Frankenstein and the issues it raises for grades 9-12. Activities include a mock trial in which the monster sues his creator, discussion questions, related reading and web links.
Frankenstein's Lightning Laboratory
Simple experiments describe different forms of electricity - "fruity" and "static" - as well as teach electrical safety. Developed by the Miami Museum of Science Learning Network for grades K-8.
Edsitement: Tales of the Supernatural
Examine how the gothic/horror literary form evolved by reading Frankenstein, Nathaniel Hawthorne and modern-day tales of the supernatural. For grades 10-12.