The following websites below will help you in your quest for information. Be sure to keep a record of the sites you visited and write down your thoughts on the usefulness of the information you find in your Process Log as you write an annotated bibliography on each site.
Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation http://www.si.edu/lemelson/
American Inventors by State http://inventors.about.com/library/bl_by_state_inventors.htm
Great African-American Inventors and Engineers http://www.uwm.edu/StudentOrg/NSBE/bie.html
Thomas Edison: American Inventor http://www.lucidcafe.com/library/96feb/edison.html
Science, Technology and Invention in Latin America and the Southwest United States