On the shelf

Encyclopedia of Chemistry (Ref QD4. M33)

Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences (Ref QE5 .E5137)

Biology (Ref QH307.2 .B556)

Endangered Species (Ref QL83 .N35)



If you’re browsing the shelves, most books in the sciences have call numbers beginning with Q.  More specifically, call numbers beginning with QA relate to mathmatics, QC-physics, QD-chemistry, QE-geology, QH-biology, QK-botany, QL-zoology, QM-human anatomy, QP-physiology, and QR-microbiology.  The basic subject headings to use are “Science” or the specific type of mathematics or science one is searching for such as geometry, physics, or chemistry.

Library Catalog Books at Howard Colman Library

WorldCat Locate books available elsewhere and request via interlibrary loan


Article Databases

American Chemical Society (ACS)
Full-text access to scholarly journals in chemistry and related fields

CINAHL Complete
Best place to start for scholarly journal articles and trade magazines related to all aspects of health and medicine, selected specifically for field of nursing. Mostly full-text.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Interdisciplinary database of scholarly articles relating to the environment and environmental change.

Public Library of Science (PLOS)
Contains over 140,000 peer reviewed articles that are available via open access.

Largest index of citations for scholarly journal articles in health and medicine. Some full-text.

Database of biomedical and life sciences journal articles.


Internet Resources

Provides health information the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Cornell University e-print service in the fields of mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statsitics

United States Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Library Catalog