Math and Natural Sciences Resource Guide
Library of Congress Class
Biographical Dictionary of Scientists -- REF Q 141.B528 1994
Entries for individuals contributing to the fields of astronomy, botany, biology, chemistry, cosmology, engineering, geology, mathematics, physics, and physiology. Contains an opening section entitled "Historical Reviews of the Sciences."
CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics -- REF QA 5.W45 2003
3,242 pages of mathematical definitions, figures, tabulations, and references.
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics -- REF QD 65.C72 1993
Contains tables on properties of substances and materials.
Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary -- REF R 121.D73 2007
Comprehensive medical dictionary with over 124,000 entries. Many illustrations in full color.
Manual of Environmental Microbiology -- REF QR 100.M36 2002
Sections include an introduction, General Methodology; Water Microbiology in Public Health; Aquatic Environments; Soil, Rhizosphere, and Phyllosphere; Subsurface and Landfills; Aerobiology; Biotransformation and Biodegradation.
Synopsis and Classification of Living Organisms -- REF QH 83.S89 1982
"Systematic positions and affinities of all living organisms presented in synoptic articles for all taxa down to the family level." Two volumes.
Databases (available through GALILEO)
Environment Complete -- Contains over 1,700 journals and 120+ monographs. More than 680 journals are full text. Areas of coverage include agriculture, ecology, energy, marine and freshwater science, geography, environmental law and policy, urban planning and more.
MEDLINE -- Resources on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the healthcare system, and pre-clinical sciences.
Science and Technology Collection -- Full text for more than 830 journals and indexing and abstracting for more than 1740. Covers fields of biology, chemistry, computer technology, archaeology, and physics, along with more specialized fields such as aeronautics, astrophysics and marine sciences.
Wilson General Science Full Text -- Covers popular science literature and professional science journals.
*Also directly accessible on the internet*
Math: Wolfram Functions Site -- Formulas and visualizations of mathematical functions.
Merck Manuals --
Contains comprehensive information on many disorders. Includes information on typical therapy used today.
National Library of Medicine (NLM) Gateway --
Produced by the National Library of Medicine. Can search multiple resources at once including MEDLINE, Medline Plus (more geared to the general public), ClinicalTrials.gov, and HSRProj (current research projects related to human services).
National Science Digital Library (NSDL) -- Contains resources for teaching and learning in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Periodic Table Live -- Overview and many details of each element in the Periodic Table. Contains characteristics, discovery, and reactions as well as physical and atomic descriptions.
ActionBioscience -- Pages revolve around how bioscience can relate to daily life. Contains sections and articles on biodiversity, environment, genomics, biotechnology, evolution, and a section entitled "New Frontiers."
ChemTube3D - Interactive 3D Organic Reaction Mechanisms -- 3D animations for organic reactions, organic structures, and polymers.
International Energy Agency -- A multi-country organization whose purpose is to advise the 28 member countries on energy policy. Specific portions of the websites contain publication and papers for individual energy-related topics. Can also search for statistics and other information by country.
PhysOrg.com -- Provides the latest research and news on the natural sciences. Covers nanotechnology, physics, space & earth, electronics, technology, chemistry, biology, and medicine & health.
Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms -- Covers a wide range of topics related to genome research. Includes audio pronunciation and definitions, illustrations, and 3D animations. Produced by the National Human Genome Research Institute.
UNEP: Atlas of Our Changing Environment --
United Nations Environment Programme website. Provides a map of the world with icons leading to site images and stories of environmental changes. Examples include reclamation projects and dam building and how they affect the environment. Google maps are used for aerial images.
University of Arizona Biology Project -- Educational website covering a wide variety of biology topics: biochemistry, cell biology, human biology, developmental biology, human biology, immunology, Mendelian genetics, and molecular biology. Contains tutorials and practice problems.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
American Mathematical Society
College Physics for Students of Biology and Chemistry -- Online textbook of introductory physics. Covers mechanics, fluids, electricity, magnetism, atomic physics, nuclear physics, thermodynamics, and wave physics.
Futurity.org -- Faculty in partner universities post their latest research news.
S.O.S. Mathematics -- Easy to understand explanations of concepts in the subjects of algebra, trigonometry, calculus, differential equations, complex variables, matrix algebra, and mathematical tables.
US News and World Report - Best Medical Schools
US News and World Report - Best Science Graduate Schools