Background Information

More books about the sciences can be found using the Library's catalog.

American Men and Women of Science REF Q 141. A 474 1995
Dictionary of Scientists Online only
Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics REF Q 175.35 E 53 2005
History of Modern Science and Mathematics REF Q 125. H 6298 2002
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology REF Q 121. M 3 2007
New Dictionary of Scientific Biography REF Q 141. D 5 2008
New York Public Library Science Desk Reference REF Q 173. B 25 1995
Notable Twentieth-Century Scientists REF Q 141. N 73 1995
Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science REF Q 125. O 86 2003
Philosophy of Science: An Encyclopedia REF Q 174.7 P 55 2006
Science, Technology, and Society REF HM 846. S 43 2005

Journal Articles

Academic Search Premier
This multidisciplinary database is a great place to begin a search on any topic, from agriculture to zoology and everything in between.
Applied Science and Technology
This database contains articles from the practical and applied side of science: computer technology, bioengineering, alternative energy, and much more.
The arXiv includes preprints of academic papers in the fields of mathematics, physics, computer science, quantitative biology and statistics.
Directory of Open Access Journals
The DOAJ provides access to thousands of free (open access) journals on all topics, particularly the sciences and medicine.
HighWire Press
This online publisher can be used to local high quality scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles on all topics in the sciences.
JSTOR is a journal archive that can be used to locate older articles on all topics.
Nature Precedings
Created by Nature Publishing, this database provides access to preprints of academic papers in genetics, biology, microbiology, and more.

Web Resources
ISIHiglyCited will enable students, corporations, government agencies, and others to find out who the top researchers are in various fields.
National Academies of Science
The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council cooperate to provide a web site that incorporates up-to-date information about the broad range of science, technology, and health policy issues within their mandates.
National Center for Science Education
The official website of the NCSE contains links to teacher resources for the sciences, as well as science news from around the United States.
Those choosing to visit NewScientist will encounter a long list of free science and technology hot topic news and short articles; all are written by experts.
This site is a virtual cornucopia of science information provided by various US government agencies. It is a government funded clearinghouse for scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related information.
Science Resources
Created by librarians at Michigan State University, this site contains links to dozens of high quality sites in biology, chemistry, physics, and more.
Wolfram Alpha
This new search engine can be used to find the answers to factual questions and can solve mathematical and engineering problems, look up materials and chemical properties, and much more.