Science Research Guide

Pathfinder for Science


Print Encyclopedia:


McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 20 volumes, 2007.

Location: Giovatto (FDU) Reference. Call Number: Q121 .M3 2007


Online Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Guides:


Go to: FDU Online Library ( > Credo Reference (in Reference Databases category) > Find a Book (in top menu bar) > Science (in All Subjects list at left). The several dozen works encompass a wide spectrum of scientific fields.


To Search for Print or E-Books  in Any Field of Science:


Go to: FDU’s CoolCAT NJ Library Catalog (


Online Databases (to find articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers by keyword searches):


Go to: FDU Online Library ( >  Databases by Subject (within dashed rectangle) > Science, Mathematics & Technology category


Lists of FDU’s journals, magazines, and newspapers in different scientific fields:


Go to: The Library’s Journal Locator ( > Browse by subject > select desired major subject category and then click Search. The subcategories will be displayed, with links to online (and print) periodicals available in that scientific field. Relevant major subject categories are:


Earth & Environmental Sciences; Engineering & Applied Sciences; Health & Biological Sciences; Physical Sciences & Mathematics.


The world’s two most prominent scientific journals (both in weekly magazine format), for news of recent major discoveries in all fields of science:


Nature (London) (online edition). Go to: The Library’s Journal Locator ( > enter “Nature (London)” in Search box (omit quotes)


Science (print edition)

Location: Giovatto (FDU) Periodicals


Professional Associations:


American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (

National Academy of Sciences (

Prepared by Mitchell Weiss

August 2012


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