Librarian

The library specialist(s) in this subject are:

Specific Disciplines

General Disciplinary Reference Works

  • McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, Reference 503 M147m 2007.
    A 20-volume encyclopedia that includes overviews of topics that are good starting points for research in chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science. Volume 20 contains the full list of topics and index.
  • Physical Science and Technology, Reference 503 E56e 2002.
    Another multivolume encyclopedia– includes math and computer science, too.

General Databases:

Academic Search Premier

Look under “Databases/Resources by Subject” http://www.drew.edu/depts/library/er-subject.aspx

This will be your new best friend: it searches articles in academic journals, magazines & newspapers, and includes full text for lots of them.

Be sure to select the check box or tab for “Scholarly Journals”.

For help learning to search databases, see Using the Library, an Introduction: http://www.drew.edu/depts/library.aspx?id=40143 .

For the articles that aren’t included in the database, use the Article Linker button to look for them.

General Databases for Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science:

Look for these in the Databases/Resources by Title list at this link: http://www.drew.edu/depts/library/er-title.aspx . Scroll down the alphabetical list until you find these database titles. .

Science Direct–Indexes 1700+ journals, mostly from Elsevier, a prestigious publisher of scholarly journals in the sciences and mathematics. In the results list, a green “box” to the left of the title indicates that Drew has online full text access.

Science Citation Index–Indexes the top 15% of journals in more than 150 scientific fields, including chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science.

Books

To find books, search the library’s catalog: https://catalog.drew.edu

For help learning the library catalog, see Using the Library, an Introduction: http://www.drew.edu/depts/library.aspx?id=40143 .


 

Disciplines


Getting Started in Chemistry

Basic Reference Book(s) in the Discipline

  • Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, Reference 660.03 K59k 2004. 1000+ articles on chemical concepts, substances, properties, manufacturing, and uses.
  • Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry, Reference 546.03 E56e 2005. A multivolume set with 285 signed main articles with bibliographies and 860+ short articles on all aspects of inorganic chemistry.
  • Encyclopedia of Analytical Science, Reference 543.003 E56e. Articles about analytical techniques, analytes, and samples.
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics. Reference QD65 .H3 2009-2010 (Older editions in the stacks at the same call number and also at call number 540.202 C111c can be taken out.) “A ready-reference book of chemical and physical data.”
  • Merck Index, Reference 615.203 M555m. Short entries that give a quick overview of properties, toxicity, uses, and literature sources for preparation of compounds. Indexed by common name, molecular formula, and CAS number.

Major Disciplinary Database

SciFinder

Contains all of Chemical Abstracts, the “Key to the World’s Chemical Literature.” Use the information at the link above to register on a Drew computer. Searchable using natural language, substance, CAS number. Contact Margery Ashmun or Jennifer Heise for help with this database.

Call number areas covering this discipline

LC Call Number Ranges:

  • QD

Dewey Call Number Ranges:

  • 540-548

Other Resources:

Electronic Resources by Subject: Chemistry

How to Identify a Primary Peer-Reviewed Research Article in the Sciences.

Citation Manual

The Citation Manual generally used for this discipline is:
The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information, Reference 808.06554 A187a 2006.

Subject Librarian

Margery Ashmun, 973-408-3483, mashmun@drew.edu


 

Getting Started in Physics

Basic Reference Book(s) in the Discipline

  • Penguin Dictionary of Physics. Online source of concise definitions from Credo Reference.
  • Physical Science and Technology, Reference 503 E56e 2002. A multivolume set with in-depth signed articles on physics topics that have bibliographies to get you started on research.
  • Encyclopedia of Physics, Reference 530.03 E563e 2005. the articles are short in this 2-volume set, but signed and with bibliographies, making it good for topic overviews.
  • Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics, Reference 530.03 M167m. Articles on phenomena, theories, laws, constants, effects, and major physicists.
  • AIP Physics Desk Reference. Reference 530 A512a 2003. Essential data, definitions, and equations.

Major Disciplinary Database

Institute of Physics–Selected full text access to recently published articles; full text access to articles from 1996 for limited number of journals; full text access to open access journals
arXiv.org–Open access to 500,000+ articles in physics, math, and computer science, hosted by Cornell University.

Call number areas covering this discipline

LC Call Number Ranges:

  • QB-QC

Dewey Call Number Ranges:

  • 520-539

Other Sources:

Electronic Resources by Subject: Physics

Citation Manual

The Citation Manual generally used for this discipline is:
AIP Style Manual, 4th edition. Available online–See Section II: Preparing a scientific paper for publication, Part C: Preparing the manuscript, Section 10: Footnotes and references.

How to Identify a Primary Peer-Reviewed Research Article in the Sciences.

Subject Librarian

Margery Ashmun, 973-408-3483, mashmun@drew.edu


 

Getting Started in Mathematics

Basic Reference Book(s) in the Discipline

  • CRC Standard Mathematical Tables and Formulae. REF 510.212 C11c
    Handy one book source for formula and tables you will use on a regular basis.
  • CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics. REF 510.3 W433c
    Concise but explanatory entries cover the basic definitions and related formula for mathematics.
  • Encyclopedia of Mathematics REF 510.3 E56e
    Brief signed encyclopedia entries on Mathematical terms, formulae and math-related subjects and people.
  • Encyclopedic Dictionary of Mathematics REF 510.3 I961e
    Higher-level mathematics heavy descriptions and explanations. Most entries have lists of references.

Major Disciplinary Database

MathSciNet
Indexes books, journal articles, and other publications in Mathematics by author name, title, publication and keyword.

Call number areas covering this discipline

LC Call Number Ranges:

  • QA

Dewey Call Number Ranges:

  • 510-519

Citation Manual

The Chicago Manual of Style is available in print at REF 808.02 C532m or via Drew’s online subscription from the Electronic Resources list: http://www.drew.edu/depts/library/er-title.aspx

Subject Librarian

Jennifer Heise, x3675, jheise@drew.edu


Getting Started in Computer Science

Basic Reference Book(s) in the Discipline

  • Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology. REF QA 76.15 .H43
    A single-volume reference covering basic terminology.
  • Encyclopedia of Computer Science. REF QA 76.15 .E48
    Older but more complete basic reference work

Major Disciplinary Database

ACM Digital Library
Full text of all article publications of the Association for Computing Machiner

Call number areas covering this discipline

LC Call Number Ranges:

  • QA76

Dewey Call Number Ranges:

  • 004

Citation Manual

The ACM has its own citation style: http://www.acm.org/publications/submissions; IEEE Computer Society suggests the Chicago Manual of Style.

The Chicago Manual of Style is available in print at REF 808.02 C532m or via Drew’s online subscription from the Electronic Resources list: http://www.drew.edu/depts/library/er-title.aspx

Subject Librarian

Jennifer Heise, x3675, jheise@drew.edu