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The Hobson Science Library

Deborah Carter Peoples, Science Librarian

The Hobson Science Library is located in Schimmel •Conrades Science Center. Its phone number is 368-3271.

The Collection

The Hobson Science Library holds the science collections of the Ohio Wesleyan University Libraries. It maintains holdings for 224 print journal titles, 3500 electronic journal titles, and 35,000 books and subject-specific reference materials.  Reserve readings are also maintained for the science curriculum.  In CONSORT and OhioLINK Science Library items display the location "Science Stacks", Science New Books", "Science Reference", etc. and have the word "Science" printed above the call number on spine labels.   The departments of Botany and Microbiology, Chemistry, Geology and Geography, Math and Computer Science, Physics and Astronomy, and Zoology are served by this collection.  It is located in Bigelow Rice Hall, part of the Schimmel-Conrades Science Center .

Research Services

Reference Consultation

Specialized reference consultation services for both students and faculty are provided by the Science Librarian Monday - Friday, though appointments are encouraged.  


Course-related library instruction is available upon request and is conducted by the Science Librarian.  

Information Literacy is a particular focus for Ohio Wesleyan University Libraries.  For more information on integrating Information Literacy into the science curriculum, please contact the Science Librarian.

Course Related Resources

Research Databases for the Sciences

Print & Online Journals 

Access, holdings and location information for journals available through OWU (and OhioLINK) is found through this link. Information for individual journal titles can also be found by doing a title search in CONSORT.

Contact Information

Deborah Carter Peoples
Science Librarian
Ohio Wesleyan University Libraries
740.368.3241 (voice)
740.368.3222 (fax)

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