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Education: Science Resources

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Locating Science Journals

To see if a journal is available in print in the Library's collection, please use the Library Catalog and select Journal Title to focus your search results.  Results will display both online, print and microfilm journal titles.

Science journals (most of them) are in electronic format and available 24/7. To see if a journal is available electronically, go to the Journals page. 

Science Education Journals Available at FGCU

STEM/STEAM Resources

Locating School Textbooks and Children's Literature

K-12 Textbooks and children's literature books are located on the 1st floor of Library West.  To browse holdings, please go to the advanced search screen of the library search box.

1. Go to
2. In the search box, select the books tab.
3. Select advanced search. 
2. Select  Location as Curriculum Collection or Children's Literature to only search those areas.

Locating Books

Science books can be found on the 2nd floor of Library East. Use the Library Catalog to search for specific topics or books, or browse the shelves at the following call numbers:

  • QA Mathematics & Computers
  • QB Astronomy
  • QC Physics
  • QD Chemistry
  • QE Geology
  • QH Natural History & General Biology
  • QK Botany
  • QL Zoology
  • QR Microbiololgy

Try these searches to locate books and resources in the FGCU Catalog.

FGCU Databases and Resources for K-12

Science News

Why Files: The Science Behind the News " explores science in the news and provides numerous resources and activity pages for teachers.

Florida Resources

CPALMS -- toolkits for educators that are organized by grade level.  Contains interactive tools that helps educators effectively implement teaching standards. 

Florida Association of Science Teachers  Contains numerous science resources including links related to Florida such as Florida Panther and Mote Marine Laboratory. 

FGCU's Whitaker Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education "provides programming to public and private K-12 schools in their efforst to bring form reform related to science, mathematics, and technology (STEM) Education."