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Science (general resources) : Science Books

A guide for library resources and research in General Science

Finding books in science

At Northeastern's Snell Library

         Search Scholar OneSearch for books owned by the Library.  You may search by author, title or keyword.  For example, a keyword search of "fractals and physics" (limiting to "Library catalogs" only) retrieves 75 books (8-16-18).  Your search will retrieve both print and e-books owned by the library.

         The library owns a number of electronic reference materials (e.g., Dictionary of Energy, Encyclopedia of Cancer)

      If the book you want is either unavailable or not owned by NU, you may request that the library borrow a copy for you to use through the library's Interlibrary Loan system. 

         To find what books are held by other libraries, search WorldCat, a database that searches most major, academic libraries.  You can search by author, title or subject and find what books are in local libraries.

         To request that the library purchase a book, you may fill out a purchase request form.

Science Books Available on the Web

National Academies Press.  Over 4,000 books, many in the sciences, available for viewing.