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10-20-2010, 09:32 PM
Tales of a Junktown Jerky Vendor [Barter]

Vault 22: Pest Control; from the elevator head north up the steps, into the lab room. On the table with the bubbling vials.

Allied Technologies Offices: On the floor of the southwest corner of the large open-plan office room to the left (west) of the entrance room.

Cap Counterfeiting Shack: On the suitcase by the bed and near the sofa, in the smaller, back cellar room.

Primm: Inside the Bison Steve Casino; on the floor behind the counter of the gift shop.

Nikola Tesla and You [Energy Weapons]

REPCONN Headquarters: Inside the locked shipping room with the collapsed ceiling and filing cabinets, on top of a safe on the floor, in the coner.

REPCONN Headquarters: On the second floor, in the northeast server room, on the table with the terminal in the far corner.

Hidden Valley: In the white plastic bin by the desk, inside Schuler's office; Bunker L1. West of the central hub corridor junction.

Old Nuclear Test Site: On the small table opposite the entrance, inside the irradiated shack.

Duck and Cover! [Explosives]

Nellis Air Force Base: Among the neatly arranged books on the bokcase, on the interior corner inside Mother Pearls' Barracks.

Sloan: Inside the small barracks shack next to the trailer, on the left locker shelf, below the First Aid Box, near the bunk beds.

Mojave Outpost: Inside the bar and barracks building, on the bottom shelf, in the middle below the bar counter.

Ranger Station Foxtrot: Inside the tent lying on the table in front of Comm Officer Lenk.

Guns and Bullets [Guns]

Gomorrah: In the Zoara Club, on the first low bookshelf, on the left side of Big Sal's office (same side as the wall safe).

Raul's Shack: In the small wooden crate on the floor, at the foot of the metal shelves, left of the entrance.

Vault 34: On the small metal table between the sofas by the pool table, in the Armory Common room. Follow the sign after descending.

Nevada Highway Patrol Station: On the desk without the computer in the entrance open-plan office room, nearest the door leading to the cells.

Tumblers Today [Lockpick]

Silver Peak Mine: Inside the shack, behind the two small tables, on the ground lying in an open locker, to the right of the entrance.

Bitter Springs Recreation Area: Inside the office shack to the west, on the office desk in the smaller of the two rooms, left of the entrance.

The Prospector's Den: Inside the cave system, and subterranean Den structure; in the large barracks room, on the floor in the far right corner.

Wolfhorn Ranch: Inside the farmhouse, partially under he refrigerator without the door, right of the oven, to the right of the entrance.

D.C. Journal of Internal Medicine [Medicine]

Followers Safehouse: On the bedside table shelf, by the bed on the right, in the second room.

Mesquite Mountains Crater: Inside Hell's Motel, below the globe with the hat on it, on the table with the Repair Kit and Radio, right of the entrance.

HELIOS One: On the bed with the pillow, in the room with the Holotape password; at the very top floor, accessed via the planks in the room with the holes in the floor.

Novac: In the middle of the queen-sized bed, inside Ranger Andy's motel bungalow.

Grognak the Barbarian [Melee Weapons]

Jacobstown: Lying on the floor next to the cooker, inside the eastern bungalow chalet, near the pond.

Cannibal Johnson's Cave: On the sleeping mattress near the ham radio, close to the cave campfire.

Hidden Supply Cave: Resting on one of the large metal crates, inside the cave.

Cottonwood Cove: Inside the Headquarters building, upper floor, on the shelf of the bedside table.

Dean's Electronics [Repair]

Nellis Air Force Base: Inside Loyal's workshop shed, on the long metal counter next to the ruined terminal.

Sloan: Inside the barracks, on the shelf between the Dino Toy and Radio, above the corner bed.

Southern Nevada Wind Farm: Inside the shack, on the table with the clipboard and Scrap Metal.

Abandoned BoS Bunker: On the metal sill, opposite the Reloading Bench, inside the area with the office area.

Big Book of Science [Science]

Brewer's Beer Bootlegging: In the basement of the shack, on the table with the vial experiment, opposite the still.

REPCONN Headquarters: Inside the headquarters, on a shelf inside the Gift Shop storeroom, near the Rocket Souvenirs.

Nipton: On the mayor's desk, top floor of the Town Hall, next to the Programmer's Digest magazine.

Camp Forlorn Hope: Inside Major Polatli's tent, in the far right corner, on a desk.

Chinese Army: Spec. Ops. Training Manual [Sneak]

NCR Sharecropper Farms: On some papers, by the corner desk inside the ranch house near the four fertilizer hoppers, northeast corner.

Vault 3: On the low bookcase, in the living quarters, inside the executive dorm.

Goodsprings: Under a book in the low bookcase, inside the ranch house just east of the schoolhouse.

Camp Searchlight: East chapel, inside the Gecko-filled basement, on the stone floor at the foot of the metal shelves.

Lying, Congressional Style [Speech]

Brooks Tumbleweed Ranch: On an open locker shelf, in the upstairs room with the chessboard, inside the shack.

Cerulean Robotics: On the floor among the office desks, inside the building.

NCR Correctional Facility: In the Administration Building, on the desk in the darkened room opposite Eddie's room.

Lucky Jim Mine: Inside the shack, on a metal shelf below the Varmint Rifle, right of the two empty fridges.

Wasteland Survival Guide [Survival]

Scavenger Platform: Among the books under the fallen metal bookshelf, on the northern platform section.

Lone Wolf Radio: Inside the radio trailer, near the Scrap Electronics and mattress.

Mesquite Mountains Camp Site: Inside the western tent, behind the rolled-up bedding.

Matthew Animal Husbandry Farm: Top balcony of the northern barn, near the barrel crate.

Pugilism Illustrated [Unarmed]

The Tops Casino: On a small table near the pool tables, in the Presidential Suite.

Fisherman's Pride Shack: On the bedside table near the lamp and mattress, inside the shack.

Nipton Road Reststop: On one of the wooden bookcase shelves (close to the cash register), inside the store marked "Lester."

Vault 11: Inside the living quarters, in female dorm #1, by the fallen dresser.

10-20-2010, 09:45 PM
Thanks a great heads up

10-20-2010, 09:55 PM
Impeccable job! Well done, good sir!

10-20-2010, 10:07 PM
Impeccable job! Well done, good sir!
Thanks oodles, brah.

10-20-2010, 10:57 PM
Thanks oodles, brah.

Thanks for the list!

That's a lot less books than there were in Fallout 3 (although they give double the points now too).

Felix Pie
10-21-2010, 01:29 AM
was this the original (http://news.filefront.com/fallout-new-vegas-skill-books/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+GamingToday+(FileFront+-+Gaming+Today))

10-21-2010, 03:51 AM
i got this from the strategy guide

10-24-2010, 02:22 AM
there is a copy of duck and cover! at Ranger Station Foxtrot when you go back to confirm intel reports during the quest "Return to Sender". It is on the desk where you find the comm officer.

10-25-2010, 04:21 PM
This needs a pumb, great guide

10-25-2010, 05:49 PM
i have the guide and im sure there is more than this in the guide.

10-25-2010, 08:08 PM
there is a copy of duck and cover! at Ranger Station Foxtrot when you go back to confirm intel reports during the quest "Return to Sender". It is on the desk where you find the comm officer.

ok i went there and found it good job its added to the list

if anyone else finds one that isn't on the list post it

10-25-2010, 08:16 PM
i have the guide and im sure there is more than this in the guide.

this is a list of just the Skill Books that increase your skills permanently not the Skill Magazines which boost your skills temporary

the strategy guide only has 51 Books listed so if you find any that isn't listed let us know like AccursedTank did

10-26-2010, 04:12 AM
this is fantastic. thank you.

Chronic Comando
10-26-2010, 11:09 PM
Forgive my ignorance, but can someone please further specify the location of the big book of science in the repconn headquarters, for I did not find a gift shop, or gift shop storeroom, or any rocket souveniers (besides in novac).

Edit: My bad guys, I had a momentary lapse in reasoning, I was looking in the
Repconn Test Site, not the headquarters. Hopefully this post will save someone else the embarressment of asking the same question for the same reason.

Awesome guide, thanks

10-28-2010, 01:20 AM
Great guide, I have it bookmarked and now know where to leave off my skills so as not to waste level up skill points.

As an addition, you get a big Book of Science for picking the fourth option (power to all the wasteland) in the "That lucky old Sun" quest. The fifth option is one of the few XP glitches so you'll have to pick between the two. (I'm Playing a good character and didn't fancy the quick route given 30 is easily doable so took option 4)

As an aside I had the 40 (or was it 50) science skill needed to talk to the NCR guide when I approached the power station (HELIOS One) and took the science/friendly path with Ignacio. I'm not sure if they are requirements for the book or if simply picking the fourth option is enough. I also didn't have enough speech skill to use the first option with Ignacio so that isn't a requirement either.

Chronic Comando
10-28-2010, 06:34 PM
I'm currently in "Helios one", about to complete the "Lucky old sun" quest, I used speech to gain access to helios and for the scientist Ignacio. In a few hours I'll be able to confirm whether or not you still get the big book of science with the fourth option not using any science skills.
(can't do it now, at work...and playing Fable as well as Fallout)

Edit: Confirmed, even using all speech and no science, giving power to
"full region (chance of brownouts)" also yields a Big book of science,
as well as 3 stims, and a doctor's bag.

11-09-2010, 10:39 PM
Thank you for posting this. I always forget, or maybe I secretly don't feel like hunting things down, to grab these on my first playthrough, but they are sooooo helpful. Fallout 3; first thing I do is grab all the PipBoys and skill books as possible. I was 80+ on every skill by level 26. Friggin' great stuff.

11-10-2010, 12:35 AM
This deserves a sticky

11-10-2010, 02:41 PM
This deserves a stickySecond.

13 different skill sets x 3 skill points (4 with Comprehension) x 4 books for each one.

156 skill points, or 208 skill points with Comprehension.

Essentially, 16 extra points for every single skill. Across the board. No exception. How freakin' awesome is that! I don't know about you guys, but I have 8 Intelligence (Night Person) and I have the Educated Perk, and I only get 15 skill points per level. So getting every single one of these books in any one category is better than leveling up.

11-23-2010, 04:16 AM
Exactly how do you get into the Abandoned BoS Bunker? Do you need a key through the BoS?

12-07-2010, 09:23 PM
"Followers Safehouse: On the bedside table shelf, by the bed on the right, in the second room."

Does this mean Followers of the Apocalypse or a companion followers safehouse? Either way how do u get it to unlock? Thanks

12-08-2010, 02:22 AM
Exactly how do you get into the Abandoned BoS Bunker? Do you need a key through the BoS?

Not sure if it has been fixed again but a patch broke it, you needed to clear your cache and play offline and the bunker will be open again. It was the only way I could get hold of the skill book anyway.

12-08-2010, 02:45 AM
"Followers Safehouse: On the bedside table shelf, by the bed on the right, in the second room."

Does this mean Followers of the Apocalypse or a companion followers safehouse? Either way how do u get it to unlock? Thanks

It means Followers of the Apocalypse safehouse, and you have to be on really good terms with them for them to give you the key.

12-08-2010, 09:19 PM
Sweet thanks, now I can't figure out how to get into the ZORRA club in Gomorrah, any tips ;)

03-15-2011, 11:45 PM
Good Job! This will be helpful.