Course: SCI 099-General Science

Instruction Librarian: Ted Intarabumrung

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This guide is designed to help you research topics. It includes an index of scholarly sources that should be used. Included in the list are websites and search engines that will be helpful in your research. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help. Good Luck! Any comments or suggestions are welcome!
  • RCC Library Home Page: Most materials found in this research guide are available at the library's home page.



The on-line catalog provides access to the Library's collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals and audio-visual titles. These resources may be used to find information for assignments or general interest.
Tutorial for searching catalog and ordering books from Metro Boston Library Network (includes Boston Public Library)

Electronic Books,

online accessible 27,500 titles from databases: Ebrary, Credo Reference and Netlibrary.

Reference Books Online

  • Credo Reference, providing definitions of works and phrases, comprehensive information from general and subject dictionaries and encyclopedias.
  • Gale Virtual Reference, database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
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Gale Encyclopedia of Science


Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles about contemporary topics.


Access to millions of journal, magazine, newspaper and reference source articles through our research databases.

Science Full Text Select

Contains access to 320 full text science journals covering all fields of science. Over 80 articles mentioning anatomy and physiology,
270 mentioning "human body", 90 mentioning human and body and 1,700 mentioning "human physiology"

Science in Context

Provides list of social topics with scientific evidences and explanations published in academic journals, magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias and dictionaries. Also, accessible to the videos.

Streaming Videos

Films on Demand,

about 2,246 steaming videos under subjects of Science and Mathematics.

Web sites

There are many good web sites on the internet. These web sites have been evaluated by library staff. Remember to always evaluate internet resources. To find out more about evaluating web sites, Lesley University has a very good guide.

Citing Sources: Style Guides

APA Style Tutorial
Duke Library Guide to Assembling a List of Works CitedLaguardia Community College Library MLA and APA citation styleThe Owl at Purdue: APA Formatting and Style GuideThe Owl at Purdue: MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide

Basic Research Help

Please click the Ask a Librarian icon if you have any questions concerning these guides, need help finding material for your research or any general questions you might have.

General Library Information

Research guide prepared on 10-05-10 by Ted Intarabumrung,