CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use CSU+ Resource Sharing (a service integrated into OneSearch) for ordering books and media held at other CSUs and the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request Form to borrow books found using MOBAC regional catalogs, Melvyl, or WorldCat.
When beginning research on a topic, these resources can provide excellent overviews for subjects of interest.
McGraw-Hill encyclopedia of science & technology (Reference Q 121 .M3 1997)
Science.gov (selected science information from U.S. government agencies)
SPIRES-HEP Search (High Energy Physics database run by the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center)