All Items by Source Type

Background & Context Sources

Science Online (via Facts on File) Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video
Indepth introductory articles in all scientific disciplines. Includes definitions, biographies, news articles, timelines, and experiments & activities.  Articles are selected from a diverse collection of Facts on File encyclopedias and other reference sources.

Continuing Education & Careers
Search for graduate programs by subject, program type, or location. Includes information about applying for graduate school and financial aid.
Includes graduate school rankings and search. 
U.S. News Grad School Rankings
Search yearly graduate school rankings by discipline.


Data Management FAQs - National Science Foundation Some full text available
Requirements for managing and sharing data for research funded by the National Science Foundation. Some full text availableopenURL Resource contains images
Data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, and design data visualizations. Includes data on climate, education, energy, health, science, and more.
Dryad Data Depository Some full text availableopenURL
A nonprofit repository for data underlying the international scientific and medical literature.
Public Data Commons
Repository for public data sets of scientific interest, hosted on the OSDC.


Derwent Innovations Index (via Web of Science) Restricted Resource
Access to cited and citing patents, cited articles, and full-text patent data sources. Sections include Chemical, Electrical and Electronic, and Engineering.
E-print Network Some full text available
A full-text searchable database of electronic resources from the U.S. Dept. of Energy Office and Scientific and Technical Information.
GB esp@cenet
Europe's network of patent databases, developed by the European Patent Office. 
HighWire Publishing Some full text available Resource contains images
An ePublishing platform from Stanford University. Offers 1705+ journals, reference works, books, and proceedings.
History of Science, Technology, and Medicine Restricted Resource
An international bibliography indexing journal articles, conference proceedings, books, dissertations, serials, maps and other materials
Dates of coverage: 1975 to present
Inspec Restricted Resource
The most comprehensive coverage of scientific and technical literature in physics, astronomy, engineering, and computer science.

Dates of coverage:  1969 to present.

Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies Restricted Resource
Indexing and abstracts of more than 12,500 publications including journal articles, books, manuscripts, and dissertations published primarily in Russia, the republics of the former Soviet Union, and countries in Eastern Europe. Subjects include arts, humanities, science, social sciences.
Dates of coverage: 1980 to date
Science Citation Index (via Web of Science) Restricted Resource
Indexing and abstracts of millions of peer-reviewed articles in all scientific disciplines.  Also includes technical reports, book chapters, conference papers and other formats.  Cited and citing reference searching. Some full text available
Search U.S. government science information. 
USPTO Patent Full-Text Databases
Patent database from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Web of Science Restricted Resource
Scholarly literature in the sciences, health and medince, social sciences, arts, and humanities and proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions.  Includes cited reference searching.

Dates of coverage: 1965 to present.
WWW Virtual Library: Natural Sciences and Mathematics Some full text available
Searchable collection of online science resources in biology, chemistry, earth science, mathematics, medicine and health, and physics.

Dictionaries & Thesauri

Oxford Reference: Science and Technology Restricted Resource Some full text available
Dictionaries and Encylopedias on Science and Technology from Oxford University Press


Access Science Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Online version of McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 10th ed.  2007 plus updates.

OBIS record for print edition.  Sci Reference Q121 .M3 2007  vols.1-20
Encyclopedia of Earth Some full text available Resource contains images
The EoE is a free, expert-reviewed, electronic encyclopedia about the Earth, its environments, and their interaction with society.
Eric Weisstein's World of Science Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video
Contains encyclopedias in the areas of chemistry, physics, astronomy and science biography. Also includes Wolfram MathWorld.

Handbooks & Guides

Data Management Plan Templates Some full text availableopenURL
From Columbia University Libraries Scholarly Communication Program.  Includes templates for DOE, NIH, NSF, and others, covering all areas of natural and social sciences.  See also DMPTool for many publicly shared Data Management Plans in various research areas.
DMPTool, California Digital Library Some full text availableopenURL
Guidelines, templates, examples of data management plans; University of California Curation Center of the California Digital Library.
NSF Data Management Plan Requirements Some full text availableopenURL
Listing of requirements for each NSF directorate or unit, to be followed when submitting a research proposal to the National Science Foundation.


Nature Restricted Resource Some full text available
Peer-reviewed research articles of highest quality; scientific news, commentary, letters, reviews. Multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary scientific journal. Weekly. Current print issues in science library.
note: No access to pre-1987 articles online.  Print archive kept on campus.  See holdings in OBIS.
Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) Some full text available
An international organization dedicated to the creation, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations.
Science Restricted Resource Some full text available
Peer-reviewed research articles of highest quality; cutting edge research, scientific news, commentary, letters, reviews. Multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary scientific journal. Weekly. Current print issues in science library. Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
note: JSTOR Archive: 1880 to five years before current year.  Full archive + current issues at
Print Location: Sci Periodicals
note: Current Issues

Organizations & Associations

Software & Web Tools

Scientific search engine. 
Wolfram Alpha Some full text available Resource contains images
A computational knowledge search engine. Wolfram Alpha will compute mathematical equations.


Data-Planet Restricted Resource
Large repository of harmonized datasets from a variety of sources, with global and time series coverage

Video Files

Discoveries & Breakthroughs Inside Science Resource contains video
The American Institues of Physics' television news services. Covers all areas of science.

Web Sites

Nobel Prize Internet Archive
Information on all Nobel Prize winners in all categories.
The official web site of the Nobel Prize.
Research news from reputable and reliable sources in the areas of bioscience, health science, physics/chemistry, earth & space, and engineering. 
Science news from Science magazine.
Includes the Science Watch newsletter as well as data, analysis, interviews, and commentary  drawn from Essential Science Indicators.
Daily international science news. 
Best Journal Article Database

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