Science and Technology

Library Electronic Resources

Science in Context
Provides topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations, and articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals.

Library Resources

Reference Collection
The reference collection contains many resources on the topics of science and technology.  Below are a few recommended resources.  If you do not see what you are looking for, please ask the reference librarian for assistance.  

This encyclopedia covers topics from aardvarks to volcanoes.  For students and professionals.

A dictionary of common technical terms related modern devices such as computers, cell phones, DVD players, and the like.  Clear explanations for the novice and the initiated.

Circulating Collection

Help with selected science topics

A dictionary of biology related terms.

A dictionary of chemistry related terms.  

A dictionary of physics terms.

Interesting reading on science and technology topics.

Circles: 50 round trips through history, technology, science, culture (609 Burke)
50 entertaining essays on the history of technology from renown science author James Burke.

The hidden reality: parallel universes and the deep laws of the cosmos (530.12 Greene)
Columbia physicist, popular science writer, and PBS host Brian Greene explains string theory, and the concept of parallel universes for the interested layperson.

The physics of Star Trek  (791.4572 Krauss)
Physics professor Lawrence Krauss offers an enlightening and entertaining explanation of contemporary physics via the concepts popularized in the original television show.

The search: how Google and its rivals rewrote the rules of business and transformed our culture ( 338.76102504 Battelle)
Engaging and thought provoking history of search engine technology and the rise of Google.

Turing's cathedral [electronic resource]
Science-historian George Dyson's fascinating account of the making of the first computer.

*Magazines are located on the second floor of the library, next to the elevator.*  Magazines can be checked out, except for the most recently received issue.  

Aviation Week and Space Technology Wired (monthly)

National Geographic (monthly)

National Geographic Kids (monthly)

Popular Mechanics (monthly)

Popular Photography (monthly)

Popular Science (monthly)

Science News (bi-monthly)

Scientific American (monthly)

Web Resources

Scientific American Blog

Read reviews and news about new technology.  Download software.  

John Rennie's Blog on Science and Medicine.  John Rennie is a former editor in chief at Scientific American.

Online magazine that covers science and technology topics of popular interest.