General Science Databases

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Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 4,600 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,500 journals and a total of more than 10,000 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for nearly 1,000 journals .

The American Chemical Society is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences, serving scientific communities worldwide through an unparalleled commitment to quality, reliability, and innovation.

Bibliographic data and some full text articles from literature published in the Annual Reviews series: Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Biomedical Sciences.

EBSCO's AP News provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press on a continuous basis. This content is monitored by EBSCO and relevant results are provided when users enter searches in EBSCOhost. This collection includes AP Top News, WorldStream, Financial News, AP Online, U.S. Politics & Government and 50 State Reports. End users can immediately access the full text of the NewsMonitor-delivered web content, by following the link in the record. The index to the full text content in AP News is held for a rolling 30-day archive by EBSCO, so users can enjoy the previous 30 days of news relating to their search interests.

Compilation of abstracts and indexes of domestic and international literature in the area of life sciences. Its purpose is to aid in keeping students and instructors current on the latest developments in biological research. The lengthy abstracts provide considerable information and are written in nontechnical language.

In line with the commitment of Cambridge University Press to advance learning, knowledge and research worldwide, the Press currently publishes over 250 peer-reviewed academic journals for the global market. Containing the latest research from a broad sweep of subject areas, Cambridge journals are accessible worldwide in print and online.

A link to all of the online databases from Cambridge Scientific Abstracts.

Early in the last century, suffragette Alice Gram Robinson realized that discerning students of the legislative process had few places to turn to for, in her words, “an impartial view of controversial issues.” With the launch of Congressional Digest in 1921, Robinson pioneered what was to become an enduring publication format: the even- handed presentation of opposing views on contentious national questions, Pro & Con. Alice Gram Robinson’s vision of neutral analysis of current controversies is as essential to elevating policy debates in the era of 24/7 cable chatter as trusted, independent journalism was to offsetting a sensationalistic and censored press in the early twentieth century. Today, under the Congressional Digest banner, students, teachers, librarians, policymakers, and other concerned citizens still have a time-honored, impartial source for information on controversial topics – with no agenda beyond the promotion of independent thought and a well-informed electorate.

Indexes and abstracts the world's literature on copper, copper alloys and copper technology since 1965. This index also covers over 5,500 documents published between 1863 and 1964. In consists of two databases: one on copper technology and one on copper in the environment.

Is often the first source that librarians recommend when researchers are seeking original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Founded in 1923 as Editorial Research Reports, CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Reports are published weekly in print and online 44 times a year by CQ Press, a division of Congressional Quarterly Inc. Each single-themed, 12,000-word report is researched and written by a seasoned journalist. The consistent, reader-friendly organization provides researchers with an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.

Premier source of chemical and physical property data, molecular structures, conversion tables, constants, formulas, equations, symbols and terminology. It has been published since 1913 and is updated and enhanced annually

Is made up of over 6000 online books that span over 40 disciplines. In addition to e-books published under the imprint of CRC Press, CRCnetBASE also includes online reference from Auerback and Chapman & Hall. The powerful research platform has been adopted throughout the world at academic and corporate institutions.

A comprehensive list of all of the EBSCO databases available to students at Southside Virginia Community College

Multidisciplinary database, provides coverage of the environmental sciences. Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 6000 serials including science journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications.

Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles 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.

Internet imprint of the Stanford University Libraries and provides access to 921 journals in the sciences and medicine. Each journal must be searched separately. It hosts the largest repository of free, full-text, peer-reviewed content of 264 journals.

Provides full-text access to 35 IOP journals published since 1996 where available, and perpetual access to IOP's 2004 Historic Archive 1874-1994.

Publishes papers based on original research that are judged to make a novel and important contribution to understanding the molecular and cellular basis of biological processes.

Index, abstracts, and full text covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more. Designed for a general (as opposed to academic) audience.

Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine.

Online journal published by the American Society of Cell Biology.

Abstracts and bibliographic data to articles related to the marine and brackish-water environment. The journal is recognized as a leading source of information on topics relating to the oceans, fisheries, aqua culture, meteorology and geology, plus environmental, technological, and legislative topics.

Full text to 134 periodicals in all academic disciplines including the humanities, social sciences, and the sciences. The full-text of these online journals is generally available for the past several years, through abstracts of articles date back additional years. Articles are available in PDF and/or HTML formats.

Presents citations on individual papers presented at conferences, workshops, congresses and symposia worldwide. The database is based on the vast collections of papers accumulated since October 1993 by the British Library Document Supply Center.

Supporting high school curricula and university coursework, Science in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography, this revolutionary, this curriculum-oriented online experience is designed to boost achievement for students and researchers.

Provides full text access to this popular publication from 1995

A reference database, classroom tool and home learning resource. Today's Science bridges the gap between textbooks and what's happening in science today. In a language and format designed specifically for students, it presents the latest scientific discoveries and the fundamental concepts that underlie them. Drawing on major scientific journals, magazines and newspapers in the United States and abroad, Today's Science covers all the topics that today's students study: health, the environment, technology, life science, physical science, earth and space science, and science and society.

Extensive collection of online bibliographic information since 1965 covering the biochemical, pharmacological,physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals. More than 2.5 million bibliographic citations and abstracts from journal articles and related reports have been drawn from the files of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.