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Finding Science Materials in the Library

Forbes Library uses the Cutter Expansive Classification system to order books throughout the library. Under this system you will find books on science shelved under the following call numbers:

LGeneral Sciences including computers and mathematics
MNatural Sciences
NBotany
O - PZoology
QMedicine
RTechnology/Useful Arts including invention and patents, agriculture, and home economics
SConstructive Arts - Engineering and Building and Transportation
THandicrafts, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering

Materials with these call numbers can be found in the reading room (new books), on the mezzanine, and in the reference collection. Additional materials can be found in the children's room, and in our collection of documentary films.

Finding Journal Articles and Reference Sources

  • Science Online (library access | home access)
    Science Online is a complete reference database containing thousands of entries covering animal anatomy, anthropology and archaeology, astronomy and space technology, atomic physics, biochemistry, biology, botany, chemistry, computer science, earth science, environmental science, general science, genetics, health and medicine, human anatomy and physiology, marine science, physics, and weather and climate.
    Provided through the C/WMARS library network.

  • Science In Context
    Gale Science in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

  • Salem Science (library access | home access)
    This suite of databases includes the complete contents of Salem Press's Encyclopedia of Global Resources, Forensic Science, and The Solar System, in a searchable online format.
    Provided by Forbes Library -- requires a 14-digit Forbes Library card to log in.

  • Credo Reference
    Credo Reference covers every major subject, including science, with easy access to trusted content from over 70 of the world's leading academic publishers. This aggregate database includes 538 hundred highly-regarded reference titles, and seamless linking to other valuable and trusted information sources to speed your research.

Science News

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