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McGraw Hill's Encyclopedia of Science and Technology   via online portal Access Science.  Complete text of the 11th edition (2012) . Written by leading subject experts in the world, 38 of whom are Noble Prize winners. The online site also includes over 3,000 in-depth biographies of leading scientists, continually updated news feed from Science News, on breakthroughs and discoveries in science and technology, from biology, Earth and environmental sciences, chemistry, physics and beyond Includes 110,000 definitions taken from the McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific Terms.

Article Databases:

  • ProQuest Science Journals - Search full text and images for the leading periodicals in science and technology. Subject coverage includes computers, engineering, physics, telecommunications, and transportation. Coverage dating back to 1986 features over 490 titles—with more than 380 available in full text.
  • ProQuest ComputingSearch top computing journals on subjects such as database design, software development, web commerce, LANs, WANs, Intranets, and the Internet. Includes over 350 titles, with nearly 300 available in full text.  
  • GreenFILE (EBSCO) - offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.
  •  Science Direct- nearly 12 million full text articles and book chapters. Covers physical science, engineering, chemistry, energy and mathematics; life sciences and health sciences, social sciences and humanities.
  • AGRICOLA FREE 3.5 million bibliographic records covering all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines; browse by subject, such as animal and veterinary sciences, food and nutrition, natural resources and environment, aquaculture and fisheries, plants and crops - or use the search box. This is the primary public database for access to world-wide agricultural information.  
  • SciFinder (returning users) /  First Time Remote Users link: Create a personal account (Registration Info - pdf) Electronic access to Chemical Abstracts, indexing (no full text) the literature of chemistry.  
  • Open Science Directory - FREE contains just over 13,000 free journals, including the Directory of Open Access Journals, and peer-reviewed journals covered by High Wire Press (Stanford University - the largest archive of of free full-text articles in science and medicine). Easy identification of issues and available years. 
  • Newspapers. Many of our newspaper databases provide full text news and cover to cover content of the full electronic editions of each newspaper. These are great resources for editorial opinions, current news and regional coverage of items in the sciences to keep you informed of hot topics in these areas. There are also links to other sources such as television news outlets and international sites.

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