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Astronomy, Geology, and Physics for the Nonscientist: Home

Resources for nonscience majors taking a course in physics, astronomy, and/or geology.

An Introduction

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Ames. Retrieved from the Wikimedia Commons.

This guide provides resources for undergraduate nonscientists and people who teach undergraduate nonscientists, based on questions from undergraduate students, TAs, and other people who need to use library resources.

The three most common questions I receive from everyone in their quest for nonscientist-suitable information are:

  1. Where can I find information on Topic A?
  2. How do I access issues of Scientific American?
  3. Besides Scientific American, what can I use for my coursework (or point students to, for TAs and professors reading this) that accurately describes science without needing a background in quantum mechanics?

My hope is that I will answer the three questions above, but following the 80/20 rule, this guide will never contain everything. If you need further assistance, my contact information is on the right, and you're encouraged to email me or stop by my office with your questions, concerns, and ideas.

Science Research Support Librarian

Kayleigh Bohemier
Contact:
Center for Science & Social Science Information (CSSSI)
Office C41
219 Prospect Street
Concourse Level
Kline Biology Tower
203-432-9519