Your guide to understanding science.

Science Style Guidelines

Before you begin sifting through this information, click here to download a copy of the school’s research and citation guidelines.


These books are found in the non-fiction section under their listed number.

·         Sciences

o        Natural & General Science -500-509

o        Astronomy – 520-529

o        Physics – 530-539

o        Chemistry – 540-549

o        Earth Science – 550-559

o        Ancient Life – 560-569

o        Biology/Life Sciences – 570-579

o        Plants – Non-Fiction 580-589

o        Animals/Zoology – 590-599


·         Technology/Applied Sciences

o        Technology – 600-609

o        Medicine – 610-619

o        Engineering – 620-629

o        Agriculture – 630-639

o        Manufacturing & Metallurgy -640-649

o        Building Construction & Utilities – 690-698


Subscription databases – Obtain password in the library.

Science In Context

A great one-stop-shop for research.  Has everything you need, from encyclopedia articles to academic journal articles, on science topics.

eLibrary Science

eLibrary Science is a great tool to view text, video and other media to support learning of complex science.

Gale General Science Collection

Everything and anything.  Access to over 1000 peer reviewed journals.

PubMed – National Center for Biotechnology Information

Is a little harder to use, but has more than 22 million citations of biomedical information from Medline.  Some of these articles have links to the full text documents.


Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology. Over 4,500 full text articles!

Boston Public Library Electronic Resources

Still need more?  Sign up for a free E-Card from the Boston Public Library to access  a wealth of sources.  Choose E-Card from the drop-down menu at the top of the screen.


Science Daily – A great site for current news in scientific research

Science and Art Gateway – Cornell University

A great website that contains links to various scientific topics.

Librarian’s Internet Index – Science

A portal to some of the best science websites available.

Environmental Resources

Find the latest research and information on climate change and other environmental issues here.


This magazine’s articles cover current research trends in science.