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Science Research Guide

Guide to popular science and general interdisciplinary science resources.

General Encyclopedias

Encyclopedias are a good place to look for introductory information on almost any science topic.


If you need additional help with your search for information, feel free to contact the librarian who appears on the right side of this guide or Ask Us! The Ask Us service provides help via instant messaging, email or in-person at the Main Desk in the Parks Library.

Finding Hot Topics

Need help picking a topic for your paper? Here are some ways to locate hot topics in science:

Your Librarian

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Lorrie Pellack
Head, Research Services Dept.
150c Parks Library
Ames, IA 50011-2140
Phone: 515-294-5569