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Research Databases: Science and Technology

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Most Useful:
  • Academic Search Complete
    (EBSCO) Multi-disciplinary database; full text of articles from over 5,300 journals, magazines and newspapers, plus image collections.
  • Academic Video Online: Premium - New
    (Alexander Street Press) Full-length videos on various topics, documentaries, instructional materials and limited historical news reports.
  • AccessScience - New
    (McGraw-Hill) Provides articles, primary research material, videos, images and animations covering all major scientific disciplines including: biology, chemistry, information technology, engineering, math, physics, psychology and more.
  • Chilton Online Auto Repair Manuals (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL)
    (Cengage Learning) Includes "photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks." 
  • Computer Source
    (EBSCO) Full text for nearly 300 publications on computer science, programming, AI, information systems, robotics, and software.
  • Credo Reference -  New
    (Credo) Includes materials from over 650 reference books on a variety of topics in higher education, including art, business, history, languages, literature, science, criminal justice, and political science.
  • Films on Demand (LSCS Libraries)
    (Films Media Group) High-quality, educational streaming video from companies such as Films for the Humanities, BBC, and PBS.
  • Gale Science in Context (LSCS Libraries) - New
    (Gale) Articles, experiments, videos, and podcasts on the most significant science topics of today. Contains magazine as well as academic journal and news articles.
  • GreenFILE
    (EBSCO) A unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment is offered. Nearly 300,000 records, full text for selected titles and searchable cited references for more than 200 titles.
  • Public Library of Science (PLoS) - free web
    (Public Library of Science) PLoS features "peer-reviewed, open access scientific and medical journals that include original research as well as timely feature articles."
  • Safari Tech Books Online (LSC-CyFair, LSC-Tomball, & HCPL) (NOTE: 5 simultaneous user limit)
    (ProQuest) Safari is the premier electronic reference library for full-text books on computer software/hardware, business, self-help, web design, graphic design, photography, marketing, and related subjects.
  • Science & Technology Collection
    (EBSCO) Over 800 full-text journals; topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computing, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology.
  • Science Online (LSCS Libraries)
    (AAAS) Help 
    This full-text, weekly multidisciplinary scientific journal publishes original peer-reviewed research and noteworthy science news (1997 to the present).
  • SciTech Premium Collection - New
    (ProQuest) Full-text from an international collection of scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.
  • Statistical Abstract of the U.S. (Online Edition) (LSCS Libraries)
    (ProQuest) Help
    Comprehensive summary of statistics about the United States population, industries and more. Browse broad subject categories or search to locate statistics or use as a guide to more information in print and on the internet. Sources include the United States government, as well as commercial publishers.

Also Try:

  • Agricola
    (EBSCO)Citations for articles, reports and more from the USDA National Agricultural Library from 1970 to present. No full text.
  • Chronicle of Higher Education Online  (LSCS Libraries)
    (EBSCO) Features the latest news related to colleges and universities and includes employment listings for higher education. Full-text from 1999. Most current month unavailable. Note: Access is also available through http://www.chronicle.com/. Articles not marked as premium content are accessible.
  • E-Libro Premium- New
    (ProQuest) Over 100,000 ebook titles covering a full range of academic topics. General reference works are also included.
  •  EBSCO eBook Collection - formerly NetLibrary
    (EBSCO) Search complete electronic books. Set up a free account and download to your PC, Mac, Nook, Sony, Android, iPhone, or iPad.
  • ERIC - free web
    (U.S. Department of Education) Summaries and/or full-text of education-related reports. 
  • ERIC
    (EBSCO) Over 2,200 educational digests, plus citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.
  • HighWire Press - free web
    (Stanford University) Includes the largest archive of free full-text science journals with over one million free full-text articles.
    NOTE: If you see a price to view full text, ask a librarian to request that the article be sent free from another library via interlibrary loan.  
  • Information Science & Technology Abstracts
    (EBSCO) Index of journal articles, books, research reports, conference proceedings and patents in the information sciences. (No full text).
  • Professional Development Collection
    (EBSCO) For professional educators: nearly 550 full-text education journals, including 350 peer-reviewed titles, plus over 200 reports.
  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center
    (EBSCO) Features 470 full-text reference books with original photos and illustrations, including detailed instructions for 90,000 repairs on such equipment as chain saws, motorcycles, marine (boats), personal watercraft/jet ski, mowers, string trimmers & blowers, yard & garden tractors
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