Article Databases

Academic Search Premier
Multi-disciplinary database which includes a large collection of peer-reviewed journals in many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, ethnic & multicultural studies, law, mathematics, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.  Coverage varies, but begins in the 1990s for most journals.

An e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, and quantitative biology. Many of the papers are scheduled to be published in professional journals. Because papers are submitted and posted without peer review, the arXiv represents extremely up-to-date research. Materials are added on a daily basis.   All fulltext from 1991 to the present.

Google Scholar
Links to peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports. Supports cited reference searching. Includes recent or unpublished work that hasn't yet been indexed. Includes links to full-text resources when available.

Inspire High-Energy Physics Literature Database
Bibliographic database on high-energy physics from the Stanford Linear Accelerator (SLAC).

MathSciNet contains millions of items and direct links to original articles from over 1,800 journals. Bibliographic data from retrodigitized articles dates back to the early 1800s. Access to Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications from 1940 - present.

ProQuest Research Library
From business and political science to literature and psychology, ProQuest Research Library™ provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular academic subjects. The database includes more than 5,060 titles—over 3,600 in full text—from 1971 forward. It features a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.   Indexes the IEEE publications.

SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System
Digital library portal for astronomy and physics from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
Research portal that allows searching across 38 scientific databases from the US government.

Full-text scientific, technological, medical journals; subjects covered include biology, biochemistry, business management and accounting, chemistry, computer science, economics, finance, environmental science, mathematics, medicine, neuroscience, nursing, physics, psychology, education, and communication. Includes access to selected full-text reference books. Indexing/Abstracts to additional titles.

Scitation (American Institute of Physics)
Indexes documents from scholarly journals, magazines, conference proceedings, and other special publications from prestigious scientific societies and technical publishers.  IC Library does not have a membership to this database, so you may be unable to access full-text articles.

SciTech Connect
Full-text repository of science, technology, and engineering research information from the U.S. Department of Energy.
An online global gateway to science information from 28 national databases.

General Reference

Encyclopedia of Scientific Principles, Laws, and Theories
Ref Q121 .K74 2008  

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology
Ref Q121 .M3 2012
Illustrated encyclopedia of all the sciences.

Kent and Riegel's Handbook of Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology
Ref TP145 .R53 2007


Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science
Ref Q141 .B5285 2000 

Dictionary of Scientific Biography
Ref Q141 .D5 

National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoirs
Biographical treatments of notable scientists. - The Official Web Site of the Nobel Prize
Offers biographical information on Nobel Prize winners in all fields. Also includes videos and transcripts of the Nobel Lectures.

Notable Twentieth-Century Scientists
Ref Q141 .N73 1995  

Science Writing

Art of Scientific Writing (2nd ed.) by H.F. Ebel, C. Bliefert, & W.E. Russey
QD9.15 .E23 2004
Covers reports, dissertations, journal articles, and books.  Aimed specifically at chemists, but applicable to any scientific writing.

Enjoy Writing Your Science Thesis or Dissertation! by Daniel Holtom & Elizabeth Fisher
T11 .H582 1999
"A step by step guide to planning and writing dissertations and theses for undergraduate and graduate science students."

Scientists Must Write by Robert Barrass
T11 .B37 2002
"a guide to better writing for scientists, engineers and students"

Writing for Science by Robert Goldbort (e-book)
Includes a chapter on "undergraduate reports in the sciences."

Writing Science : How to Write Papers That Get Cited and Proposals That Get Funded
T11 .H582 1999
"Integrating lessons from other genres of writing with those from the author's years of experience as author, reviewer, and editor, the book shows scientists and students how to present their research in a way that is clear and that will maximize reader comprehension."

Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students (Penn State)
Discusses not only formal papers such as lab reports and theses, but also scientific correspondence and resumes.

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Molecular Workbench Museum of Models
Animated, interactive models demonstrating principles of physics, chemistry, and biology.

National Science Digital Library (NSDL)
National Science Foundation's online library of resources for science, technology, and mathematics education at all levels.

PhET Interactive Simulations
Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado.