Let’s say you barely made it through high school biology and now you’re faced with college biology. Well, have no fear! We got sources that’ll explain science things for non-science majors.
These sources cover ALL sciences and will most likely be useful for any of he natural science or mathematical or quantitative reasoning classes you may have:
- Science Reference Center will work for all things science (articles, encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc).
- JoVE offers videos of biological, medical, chemical and physical research. So just in case you’re assigned to describe a push-pull method for collecting plant volatiles, JoVE’s got that video.
- VAST offers documentary videos, as does Films on Demand. Thousands of videos on biology, earth science, environmental science and health and medicine.
But for specific classes I offer…
BIOL 101 General Biology
BIOL 102 Conservation Biology (also good for GEOL 1xx classes)
BIOL 106 Women, Medicine & Biology
CHEM 100, 101, 111, 112, 115
- Lange’s Handbook of Chemistry Lange’s Handbook of Chemistry includes data for each compound including name, structural formula, formula weight, density, refractive index, melting point, boiling point, flash point, dielectric constant, dipole moment, solubility in water and relevant organic solvents, thermal conductivity and electrical conductivity.
- SciFinder SciFinder provides easy access to information in Chemical Abstracts Services resources: journal citations and abstracts, substance data, chemical reactions, regulatory data, chemical suppliers, and biomedical literature. Sign up for an individual account.
Now I realize there are probably many, many other classes that fulfill the natural science, math and quantitative reasoning requirement. I’ve missed more than a couple of them I am sure. If you are in a class that meets the core requirement and don’t see anything here that would help you, see if you can find related resources on our SCIENCE pages. If those don’t work, check out the research guides in the various disciplines.