Consult Drew Library's variety of reference sources, including online dictionaries, encyclopedias and other subject-relevant resources with a sample listed below:
D’Zmura, Michael. "Color Perception, Psychology of." Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science, L. Nadel, Wiley, 2005. Credo Reference. LINK HERE.
"Spectral Classification of Stars." Encyclopedia of the History of Astronomy and Astrophysics, David Leverington, Cambridge University Press, 2013. Credo Reference. LINK HERE.
The American Heritage Student Science Dictionary
This 2014 revised and updated edition offers over 4,500 A-Z entries, full-color photographs and drawings, and full-page tables and charts (~from the publisher).Good comprehensive source for a range of science topics, with many entries containing illustrations that clarify content.
Online version of Encyclopaedia Britannica, with links to recommended web sites.
Collins Dictionary of Biology
Covers all the major fields within the science, including anatomy, biochemistry, ecology, evolutionary theory, genetics, molecular biology, physiology and taxonomy. (~from the publisher)Good source for information about topics like photosynthesis and other light reactions,
Browse ebrary to find electronic books on your topic of interest or use the Library catalog to search for print and electronic titles of interest.
Ensminger, Peter A.. Life Under the Sun. New Haven, CT, USA: Yale University Press, 2001. ProQuest ebrary.
Gross, Michael. Light and Life. Oxford, GBR: Oxford University Press, UK, 2003. ProQuest ebrary.
Johnsen, Sonke. Optics of Life : A Biologist's Guide to Light in Nature. Princeton, NJ, USA: Princeton University Press, 2011. ProQuest ebrary.
Use Drew's Scholar Search for search for journal articles related to your DSEM topic.
Science Reference Librarian
Tel: 973-408- 3483
New Discovery Service from EBSCO. Searches for all library resources from a single search box. Limit, expand and customize your search. Think of it as the Library's version of Google!
Academic Search Premier
Interdisciplinary database of newspapers, magazines and journals, with full-text for a majority of the articles. Also includes a searchable file of images.
A database of all the books and other items cataloged by OCLC member libraries. Click “borrow this item from another library” to request an item via Interlibrary Loan. See also: worldcat.org
Free software to help manage your bibliographic needs, inlcuding organizing sources and citations by project, sharing citations for group work, and for "citing while you write", i.e. inserting citations into papers while writing.
(Beware: No citation software is perfect--check your work!) Instructions for EndNote Web
Lipson, Charles. Doing Honest Work in College: How to Prepare Citations, Avoid Plagiarism, and Achieve Real Academic Success. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. Print .PN171 .F56 L56 2004
Margery Ashmun is your Personal Librarian - available for help with formatting citations. For more information about the Personal Librarian program, check here.
Drew's Center for Academic Excellence
Get help with forming a thesis, structuring an argument, and all things related to writing a paper at the Center for Writing Excellence housed in the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) on the main floor of the Library. The CAE also offers the Math and Science Resource Center, as well as individual peer subject tutoring ... Services are free to all Drew students, faculty, and staff. Make an appointment online at their webpage for one-on-one help. Go to link in title to find out more. (~Drew's website)
Drew University's plagiarism policy
Take time to familiarize yourself with Drew's policy on plagiarism. CLICK HERE for a link to the "Academic Integrity" section of Drew's Student Handbook which contains a description of the plagiarism policy.
Research Help Desk
Make an appointment with Margery Ashmun or come to the Research Help desk in the Library when desk is staffed.
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