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Science Databases

  1. 1. Science Databases<br />Library Lunchable: 7/24/09<br />
  2. 2. Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)and Academic OneFile (InfoTrac)<br />Subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Agriculture, Environment, Geology, Physics<br />Both have excellent subject searching capabilities (prefer AOF), and have ability to create personal accounts<br />ASP: Cited References, Journal Alerts, Images, Visual Search<br />AOF: Browse publications and limit by format, Alerts<br />
  3. 3. Science PowerPacks (InfoTrac)<br />General Science: Composed of over 200 journals, from highly specialized academic journals to general science-focused magazine. Provides coverage of all scientific endeavor, including such topics as particle physics and quantum theory, advanced mathematics, and biotechnology.<br />Information Science and Technology:Comprised of content from nearly 100 leading industry journals, this collection provides current and accurate information for the information professional. Coverage includes such topics as data processing techniques, metadata architectures, and more. <br />Environmental Issues and Policy Collection: Providing robust coverage of the field of environmental issues and policy, this collection, which includes nearly 200 journals, provides instant access to the multiple viewpoints of this volatile field of study, including perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.<br />Agriculture Collection: With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection provides a comprehensive view of this growing body of knowledge. Comprised of nearly 200 titles, researchers will have access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry -- from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.<br />Gardening, Landscape and Horticultural Collection: Farmers, landscape architects, and biotechnologists alike will have their information appetites sated with this collection of nearly 50 journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture. A fertile and growing collection, this collection includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies.<br />
  4. 4. E-Books: Credo Reference | Gale Virtual Reference Library | NetLibrary<br />Credo: thirteen e-book titles: like Dictionary of Astronomy, McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms<br />GVRL: four e-book titles like: UXL Encyclopedia of Landforms and Other Geologic Features, Biology<br />NetLibrary: Total collection over 3K, not most current collection.<br />
  5. 5. ScienceDirect<br />Scientific database of 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 10,000 books. (FSC subscription 1000+ journals)<br />Value-add content associated with the research, such as audio and video files, datasets and other supplementary content<br />Features: Printing preferences, E-Helpdesk, Personal Account (saving searches, alerts), Favorites, Quicklinks<br />
  6. 6. SciFinder<br />Web-based version of Chemical Abstracts.<br />Search chemical and scientific literature for reference, substance, and reaction information. <br />Subject coverage includes chemistry, biomedical sciences, engineering, materials science, agricultural science and more. Substance coverage includes alloys, coordination compounds, minerals, mixtures, polymers, salts and sequences. <br />Search by topic, author, company, substance name, as well as by chemical structure, substructure or reaction.<br />
  7. 7. SciFinder<br />
  8. 8. Specialized Databases<br />Agricola<br />Birds of North America<br />Directory of Open Access Journals<br />GreenFILE<br />MedLine<br />Scirus<br />