In North America, our science is dominating by the history of the Western world. However, other cultures and civilizations had developed mathematics, astronomy and natural sciences before Europe.
To research non-Western science, you will need to read some general history of science materials to help focus your topic. The University of King's College, has a program in History of Science (HOST) and their library has some of the materials in the selected works list below. Dalhousie students may borrow materials from the King's Library.
A word about Library of Congress Subject Headings - these are the classifications of books in the Novanet catalogue. If you find one book on a particular topic, you can use the subject headings from that book to find more items on the same topic. In the example below, the subject headings are Science, Medieval - Philosophy; Judaism and science; Jewish Science; Judaism - History - Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789; Science - Arab countries - History. Clicking on these headings in the catalogue generates a list of items with that subject heading.
Also, books are grouped together on the shelves by subject, so don't forget to look around the shelves a bit when you go to the stacks.