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Conn 375: The Art & Science of Color

Encyclopedias: Kirk-Othmer

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Start your search for background information with these resources. Gale Virtual Reference Library includes the full text of over 100 subject encyclopedias spanning multiple disciplines, including the Mcgraw-Hill Dictionary of Science & Technology and the Dictionary of Scientific Biography.  Click here or use the searchbox below.

Useful Science Databases

Subject databases cover a specific discipline and provide the widest range of access to scholarly sources. They are used for in-depth research.  Below are just a few examples of databases to search for articles about a color from a scientific perspective

 Can't find what you need? Contact your liaison librarian, or look fo additional recommended subject databases for each discipline can be found on the "articles" tab in each library subject guide.

Search Terms

Note that you will likely have to search for your individual color, but also by going broad (searching just 'color' and additional relevant and diverse search terms). 



History of Science

General Science

Color eBooks

Accessing Ebooks

Our ebooks come from a variety of publishers and thus have a wide range of interfaces. For the most part, you can NOT read them on your kindle, but must read them in your browser. For all of the titles below, once you have clicked the title, you will be taken to a catalog record where you must click the 'view it' tab and then select the option to access the content (usually it will give the name of a publisher or program, such as 'Academic Complete' or 'EBL'). 

Books and More!

Search Primo, the library's gateway to books, selected articles, video, and more.

Suggested search phrases:

Color AND technology


Color AND science 

Color perception 

Color vision