The Science Library

Deborah Carter Peoples, Science Librarian

temporary location - 3rd Floor Beeghly Library

The Science Library is temporarily relocated to the 3rd floor of Beeghly Library while construction of our new Science Center is underway.

Library Hours
The Collection 
Research Services
Course-Specific Resources
Research Databases for Sciences
Electronic Journals
Subject Guides
Contact Information

Library Hours

Beeghly (and Science) Library Semester Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 midnight
Hours are subject to change during Thanksgiving, Christmas, spring, and summer vacation breaks. Branches are closed during the summer. Call 368-3060 for current information
Library Hours Infoline

This 24-hour information line has the library hours for Beeghly and branches. Call 368-3060. 

The Collection

The Science Library Collection stands apart from the Beeghly Collection.  The shelves holding the collection are oriented along an east-west axis, parallel to the JayWalk running in front of the Library, whereas the Beeghly collection shelves on the 3rd floor run north-south.

The Science Collection holds current and bound periodicals, books and other bound volumes, and subject-specific reference materials.  In CONSORT and OhioLINK Science Library items display the location "Science Stacks", Science New Books", "Science Reference", etc. and have the word "Science" printed above the call number on spine labels.  Science materials circulate through the main circulation counter on the 1st floor of Beeghly as do the Science Reserves.  The departments of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Math and Computer Science, Geography and Geology are served by this collection.

Research Services

Scholar's Workstations and Study Space
Two Scholar's Workstations are available for Science Library research on the third floor and there is plenty of comfortable seating for both group and individual study.
Reference Consultation
Specialized reference consultation services for both students and faculty are provided by the science librarian Monday - Friday, though appointments are encouraged.
Course-related library instruction is available upon request and is conducted by the Science Librarian.
Information Literacy is a particular focus for Ohio Wesleyan University Libraries.  For more information on integrating Information Literacy into the Science Curriculum, please contact the science librarian.

Course-Specific Resources

Geography 110 Cultural Geography
Geography 111 Physical Geography
Research Databases for Sciences

AccessScience includes the full text of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of   Science and Technology.

Applied Science, Technology and Medicine (Oct. 1983- ) covers 350      key, international English-language periodicals in chemistry, computer     technology, data processing, energy-related disciplines, engineering,    mathematics, and physics.

Biological Abstracts (1990- ) monitors nearly 5,500 international journals
representing virtually every life science discipline, including agriculture, biochemistry, biotechnology, botany, ecology, environment, microbiology, neurology, pharmacology, public health. 

Biological and Agricultural Index (July 1983- ) provides indexing of the core literature in biology and agriculture from 258 periodicals ranging from popular to professional. 

Business & Industry (July 1994- ) contains facts, figures and key events for international public and private companies, industries, products, and markets for manufacturing and services from 600 trade and business publications. 

CancerLit (1983-) is index and abstracts to journals, books, proceedings, and other literature on cancer.

CINAHL (1982- ) the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health       Literature provides nursing and allied health articles from 600               publications. 

GeoRef (1785- ) indexes the worldwide technical literature of geology, geophysics and the geosciences. The earliest material dates from 1785. 

History of Science and Technology (1975- ) is a bibliography for the history of science plus history of technology from 600 journals. 

Index to Journal Articles is a comprehensive index that consists of article citations from five indexes: Art Index (1983- ), General Science Index (1984- ), Humanities Index (1984- ), Readers' Guide (1983- ), and Social Sciences Index (1983- ).  Available on-campus only.

INSPEC (1969 - ) provides access to the world's scientific and technical literature in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computers and computing, and information technology.

LexisNexis Academic Universe provides legal, news, and business information from 13,500 news and business sources, and 4,800 legal sources.

MathSciNet (Mathematical Reviews online 1940 - ) is the searchable   Web database providing access to over 59 years of Mathematical         Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications.

MEDLINE (1966- ) indexes and abstracts 3,600 leading journals            worldwide in medical research and practice. It covers the gamut of           medical care, including medical and biomedical research, clinical          practice, disease, pharmacology, administration, health care delivery and health policy issues.

Newspaper Abstracts (1989-) describes significant items in more than 50 national and regional newspapers. 

Periodical Abstracts (1986- ) has significant articles from more than 1,500 of the leading general and academic journals.

SciFinder Scholar (1940 - ) provides access to Chemical Abstracts, the CAS Registry Database, Medline, and Patents.  Contains many full text links to articles and patents. SciFinder Scholar is available on all Scholar's Workstations in Beeghly LIbrary and in the Chemistry Department Computer Lab.  Access to the database from your personal computer may be arranged through the site administrator.  Contact the science librarian for more information.

SIRS Researcher provides general full-text covering social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political and global issues.

Electronic Journals  provides links to the collections of full text journals provided by Ohio Wesleyan University.  Numerous science titles are included. 

Subject Guides

Environmental Studies: A Guide to Finding Information

Contact Information

Deborah Carter Peoples
Science Librarian
Ohio Wesleyan University Libraries
740.368.3241 (voice)
740.368.3222 (fax)

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Deborah Carter Peoples
Last Updated November 3, 2001

Last updated on November 3, 2001
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