SAILS, Learning Resources Center's online catalog contains all the books and other materials that the Library purchases. Use it to search for a specific author or title or to compile a bibliography on a specific topic. The Learning Resources Center uses Library of Congress Subject Headings. To find books on a particular subject, use the Keyword search option. Then look at the subjects under which it has been cataloged to find additional items on the subject.
Massachusetts Virtual Catalog
The Virtual Catalog is the easiest way to get a book if you can't find it in the SAILS online catalog. The Virtual Catalog is the combined catalog of Bridgewater State College, CLAMS Library Network, Central/Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing, Inc.(C/W Mars), Fenway Libraries Online (FLO), Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, MetroBoston Library Network, Minuteman Library Network, North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE), Old Colony Library Network (OCLN), SAILS Library Network (SAILS), University of Massachusetts, Boston, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and Westfield State College
After doing a search in SAILS, you can click the "Search the Virtual Catalog". You can also click on the link for the Virtual Catalog to log into the virtual catalog directly.
The Virtual Catalog allows library users in good standing to:
Listed below are some of the titles available in Credo Reference under the heading of "Biology".
McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science and Technology
• The most widely used science reference of its kind
• Many concise articles covering more than 90 disciplines of science and technology, all in one volume
• Based on the content of the world-respected McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 9th Edition
• More than 1600 two-color illustrations
• Extensively updated with 1500 new and rewritten articles
• Includes coverage of the hottest areas of science and technology, including biomedical science, chemistry, cosmology, information science, environmental science, nanotechnology, and theoretical physics.
Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology
Four years in the making, the Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology is a 2,432 page work covering 124 fields of science. It contains complete, up-to-date definitions for all areas of science and technology. The Dictionary is designed for use by practising scientists and professionals in all scientific fields - consultants and technical personnel; high school, college, and graduate students; writers, researchers, or educators working with a scientific vocabulary; and general readers interested in science. If your corporate, academic, or institutional library serves any of these, then the Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology is perfect. The definitions are clear and accessible to the nonspecialist, yet they provide all the technical information that the specialist needs. Entries range from large general fields, such as Medicine, to newer, highly focused fields, such as Chaos.