The purpose of the General Science collection is acquire monographs and journals that allow the non-scientist reader an introduction to more advanced concepts.
The print collection is housed in the Van Pelt Library, with the book collection comprising much of the material located at Library of Congress call numbers beginning with Q (science), T (technology), and some RA (public health). A very small number of print and electronic periodical subscriptions are also supported.
The collection is not intended to support academic research but can be used as an introduction to scientific topics and as a springboard to more advanced material. Good starting points would be: