Science Research Guide


Science students will find these sections of the library most useful:

  • topics related to the Natural Sciences will be found in the 500's.
  • 520's- Astronomy
  • 530's -  Physics
  • 540's - Chemistry
  • 550's - Earth Sciences
  • 560's - Paleontology/Paleozoology
  • 570's - Life Sciences
  • 580's - Botanical Sciences
  • 590's - Zoological Sciences
  • topics related to Applied Science will be found in the 600's.
  • 610's - Medical Sciences
  • 620's Engineering

Online Library Catalogue

To search for specific resources in the WCHS library collection, use the online Library Catalogue. This video tutorial will help you get started with using the Catalogue.


The Gale Virtual Reference Library has useful e-books for science students. 

Look under Science and Medicine to find titles like Human Diseases and Conditions, World of Sports Science, or the Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Ethics.

For home use, your password is redhawks

Other e-Resources

The Online Reference Centre has credible academic resources chosen specifically for Alberta students. 

Try Science in Context, the  Canadian Encyclopedia, Teen Health and Wellness or Britannica School. IB students should try Academic OneFile.

For home use, see the Librarian for your username and password.


These websites offer credible information for Science students:

These sites also offer access to free, full-text scientific studies:

Calgary Public Library's e-Resources

The Calgary Public Library has a fantastic collection of e-resources -for students.  You can access these with your CBE credentials:

  • library card number/username: enter your gmail account
  • password: 1234567

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