Science Resource Guide

There are many resources in the library that will provide information on this topic. The purpose of this Subject Guide is to give you some suggestions for getting started. Keep in mind that another important resource is the librarian at the Reference Desk, 732.987.2422, email, or Ask a Librarian (link to form) who can suggest other useful sources and assist you in using the library catalog and the indexes.

Online Library Catalog- WebCat

The library catalog lists the books, maps, audiovisual materials and periodicals in the university library. You may search the catalog by author, title, subject and keyword. Some possible ways to search for materials would be:

  • Terms for major subdivisions of the field
    (e.g. Biology, Biochemistry, Ecology, Modern Physics, Organic Chemistry)
  • Terms for concepts used in the field
    (e.g. NMR Spectroscopy, Introduced Species, Quantum Energy, Proteomics, Synthesis)
  • Names of prominent persons in the field
    (e.g. Watson, James; Pauling, Linus; Einstein, Albert; Beadle, George)

Choose the button underneath the search field that corresponds to your type of search.

For books written BY the person, click Author.

For books written ABOUT the person, click Subject.

Selected Reference Books

Please browse through the Q section, and the TP section for technology related to science.

Ref QH324.2 .D53 2004 - Dictionary of bioinformatics and computational biology
Ref QH360.2 .O83 2002 - Encyclopedia of evolutionRef QH491 .D94 2002 - Dictionary of developmental biology and embryology
Ref QL82 .E55 2000 - Endangered animals : a reference guide to conflicting issues
Ref QH302.5 .F38 1999 - The Facts on File dictionary of biology
Ref QD78 .B78 2003 Handbook of basic tables for chemical analysis
Ref Q141 .K78 2002 - Nobel scientists : a biographical encyclopedia
Ref QE28 .E12 2001 Earth Science
Ref QC5 .R596 2004 Encyclopedia of physics
Ref QC772 .F33 2003 - Facts on File dictionary of atomic and nuclear physics 

Databases, Indexes, and Abstracts

Basic Biosis
Academic Search Premier

Internet Resources

Public Library of Science - 
The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a public resource.

New Jersey Environmental Digital Library - An online library of environmental literature and multimedia related to New Jersey. The collection includes documents and reports, scientific studies, photographs, videos, maps, and more.

Environmental Protection Agency - 
The EPA is a government agency that has been working to protect human health and the environment, and for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

NOAAs National Ocean Service - 
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration monitors conditions around the globe, including marine conditions. This site can provide a significant body of data about the oceanic changes and activity going on under the surface.

NIST Chemistry WebBook - 
The National Institute of Standards and Technology compiles chemical data and the approved values associated with compounds, reactions, and other chemical interactions in this WebBook format for quick reference.

Nobel e-Museum - contains information on all 770 Prize Winners to date. Here you get to know the Prize Winners through Nobel Lectures, interviews, speeches, articles, and much more.

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