Databases for Research
Databases provide access to journal articles and sometimes videos and additional content.
New to scholarly science journals? Read Purdue University's How To Read a Scientific Paper, a short tutorial to help you get the most out of your research.
Academic Search Premier
Full text for more than 4,500 scholarly social sciences, humanities, general science, education and multi-cultural journals. 3,700 are peer-reviewed.
Full text articles from 280 biology journals, many of them peer-reviewed.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. Also includes Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.
Full text of about 600 scholarly journals in the arts and sciences, from their earliest issues up to 3-5 years ago. This is where you'll find the classic experiments of the past!
Covers the international literature on biomedicine, including allied health. Citations available from 1965 - present; some full text.
Full text for more than 1,000 peer-reviewed life sciences, Health Science, physical sciences, and engineering journals with citation information for thousands more. Look for the "Full-text available" indicators to view articles online. View the Science Direct handout
Databases for Background Information
Sometimes you need a magazine article or an encyclopedia entry to get your research started. These databases will help!
An online version of McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology and McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. It contains nearly 9,000 online encyclopedia articles, terms, images and videos related to sciences and technology. The Study Center provides essay topics, study guides and bibliographies.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
GVRL has over 200 encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Look here for biology, chemistry, nursing and medicine, sociology, history, education, law, and more.
Full text of general interest magazine articles, reference and travel books, biographies, primary source documents, photos, maps, and flags.
Need information about an animal? The quickest place to check is usually Grzimek's -- either Grzimek's Encyclopedia of Mammals or Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia.
Grzimek's Encyclopedia of Mammals
Publication Date: 1990-01-01
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia
Publication Date: 2002-10-04
Finding enzyme experiment articles
Biology 101 Worksheets
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