Science Resources

Databases

Central Search by EBSCO: is a one stop shop for searching almost all library and database content. Uses simple searching and full-text linking to get you to resources faster! 

    • Search using basic keyword searching, advanced searching to combine terms, or browse by publication name, author, or subject area.
    • Combine terms using AND, OR and NOT EX: "diabetes and children" will return results with both terms, "diabetes or blood sugar" will return results with either term, and "diabetes not children" will get rid of anything about children.
    • Clickable tabs for peer-reviewed and PDF articles
    • Easily save, print, or email marked records and create citations for your bibliography.

BioOne: an collection of full text, high impact bioscience journals, now linked through ProQuest Central.

    • Content is searchable by keyword, author, and journal title.
    • Browse entire issues of a journal
    • Entries are fully hyper-texted, including author information, references, and illustrations

Science Reference Center: a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content.

    • Contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc.
    • Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

Public Library of Science (PLOS): Open Access, scholarly science content, curated for modern researchers and students. Includes content from biology, chemistry, environmental science, and more. 

Academic Search Premier: A large multi-disciplinary database, with many journals in full-text and coverage in the sciences.

  • General searching techniques and format, including keyword and advanced searching
  • Guided subject searching for better results
  • Use left column search guides to refine your search
  • Use our interlibrary loan form to order articles that are not full-text.

Credo Reference: An excellent full-text integrated reference database. Contains linked searching to other resources and visual concept mapping.

Open Science Directory: an open source collection of over 15000 scholarly science resources.  Freely available to students and researchers. 

Books

Use the AVALON and Mobius catalogs

AVALON catalog includes CMU, Mo Valley, UCM and State Fair. Items from AVALON usually arrive in 2-3 days and check out for 1 month.

MOBIUS catalog is state wide; items requested arrive in 5-7 days and check out for 3 weeks. Request items from off-campus using your name and student ID number.

Specific scientific terms will not return many results, so try to use broader terms.

Websites

Biology Online

E-Nature

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