Icon disambig
For an overview of this item's appearances in the Fallout series of games, see Big Book of Science.

The Big Book of Science is a skill book in Fallout: New Vegas.


It's a collection of writings on general science, written before the Great War.


Reading this book permanently increases the player's Science skill by 3 points (4 with the Comprehension perk).


With the add-on Old World Blues, this skill book can be crafted by the player.

Icon range
Icon level
Big Book of Science (1)
Note: the recipe is consumed as part of the crafting process - meaning only one book can be crafted.


Other than being crafted, the skill book can be found in the following locations.

Closest map markerLocation description
Ashton missile silo Gametitle-FNV LRIn the north corner of Launch Deck level 3 of Silo wreckage just past a hard locked safe.
Brewer's beer bootleggingIn the cellar all the way in the back room with the sign, on a table with the chem kit to your left.
Camp Forlorn HopeIn the Command Center, in the Southeast corner, on the desk (must be stolen).
Executive suites Gametitle-FNV DMOn a bookshelf in Vera's room, which is found in the Executive suites area of the Sierra Madre Casino.
HELIOS One Icon dialogueReward for distributing power through the network during That Lucky Old Sun.
NiptonOn the desk in Mayor Joseph B. Steyn's office on the top floor of the Nipton Hall building.
REPCONN headquartersLocated on the ground floor through the door next to the radioactive barrel display. There is another door behind the counter you must pick (hard difficulty), the book is located on a shelf past the door.
Y-0 research center Gametitle-FNV OWBIn a corner of the canyon south of the Y-0 building, between two xander root plants by the hand of a skeleton.


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.