Web Resources in the Sciences


Library Book Catalog - use this catalog to find out which print books we have on our shelves. You need a library card in order to check out books.

Books in the ECTC library are arranged according to the Library of Congress Classification System. Books on scientific topics will be shelved in the Q's. The general topics are organized as follows:

  • Q - General
  • QA- Mathematics, Computer Science
  • QB - Astronomy
  • QC - Physics
  • QD - Chemistry
  • QE - Geology
  • QH - Natural History, Biology
  • QK - Botany
  • QL - Zoology
  • QM - Human Anatomy

eBook Collection (EBSCO) - searchable database of electronic books. Over 40,000 books covering most topics. Log in with your KCTCS user ID and password to the proxy server to log in if you are searching off campus.


Credo Reference - contains a number of scientific reference works, including the Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists, the Concise Encyclopedia of Plant Pathology, Dictionary of Microbiology & Molecular Biology, Encyclopedia of Energy, Encyclopedia of the Human Genome, Human Evolution: A Guide to the Debates and more.

Oxford Reference Online - contains a number of scientific reference works, including the Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyDictionary of Biomedicine, the Oxford Companion to Medicine, the Encyclopedia of Underwater Life, and more.

The ECTC library also carries a small collection of print reference materials, including dictionaries and encyclopedias. These include the 20-volume McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology (call number: Q121.M3 2007). Use the library book catalog or browse the Q section of the Reference area.

Magazine and Journal Articles

Electronic Databases

EBSCO - Academic Search Premier. More than 2000 journals dealing with general science, biology, chemistry, computer science are indexed in the Academic Search Premier database; full-text for many of these journals are also available. Off-campus users should log in to the proxy server in order to access the EBSCO databases.

GALE - Academic OneFile. More than 5 million articles on science topics are indexed or full-text in the Academic OneFile database. Off-campus users should log in to the proxy server in order to access the Gale databases.

Print Magazines and Journals

Annual Review of Microbiology. Issues: In Stacks QR 1 .A5

Bioscience. Issues: Jan 2003 – Current

Chemical & Engineering News. Issues: Oct 2000 – Current

Mathematics & Computer Education. Issues: Winter 2000 – Current

MMBR: Microbiology & Molecular Biology Reviews. Issues: Mar 2000 ‐ Current

Science. Issues: July 2007 – Current. Microfilm: July 1969 – Current

Science Digest. Microfilm: 1968; 1970 – 1974; 1976 – 1986

Science News.Issues: 1987 – Current

Scientific American. Issues: Jan 2007 – Current.. Microfilm: 1970 – 2007

Smart Computing. Issues: July 2006 – Current

Internet Resources



Nature Online Video Streaming Archive. Nature. Free videos covering a variety of topics in the sciences. Videos require Macromedia Flash.

OSTI.gov. Office of Scientific and Technical Information. U.S. Department of Energy. Current news related to the field of energy; scientific and technical report information, some available as full text reports

Wilderness.net. Wilderness Institute - University of Montana, Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center, Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute. Time lines, legislation, acreages, descriptions.


BioWeb: Resources for Molecular and Cell Biologists. Articles, news releases, web resource directory.

Biology Project. University of Arizona. Interactive online resource for learning biology

Cell and Molecular Biology Online. Research links, education, general resources, career opportunities, grant opportunities, courses, images, and more.


PLANTS National Database. United States Department of Agriculture. Natural Resources Conservation Service


Periodic Table of Videos. University of Nottingham. Click on the symbol of any of the periodic elements and watch a video describing that element and its properties and usage.

Computer Science

NSF and the Birth of the Internet. National Science Foundation. Informative, visually interesting presentation on the history of the Internet that is organized by decade. Features include videos, sequential maps representing geographic growth and distribution, and a Resources Link that contains links to technical documents. Flash required. Attractive, user-friendly, easy to navigate and search.


Linus Pauling and the Race for DNA. Oregon State University. Special Collections.


Patuxent Bird Identification Center. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.


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