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Pūtaiao Science


This page aims to introduce and highlight some of the resources the library has to help with research on sciences topics. Have a browse!

Recent Science Books

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Shelf help

Subject: Dewey number:
Animals 590
Applied Sciences & Technology 600
Astronomy 520
Chemistry 540
Earth Sciences 550
Engineering & Electronics 620
Life Sciences/Biology 570
Maths 510
Medicine 610
Natural Sciences 500
Paleontology 560
Physics 530
Plants 580



Animals & the Environment

Databases & science mags online

We have many science magazines available for full text reading online through mygateway.info.


If you want a biography of a scientist, the library catalogue will give you the location. Here are some selected biographies grouped by specialisation:

Useful websites


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Earthquakes & Volcanoes:


Contact Us

This page is written and maintained by library staff. Our aim is to keep you informed about Science resources at the library and to highlight parts of the collection which may interest you. We'd be pleased to hear from you about this page - you can email us with any feedback.

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