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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

GradSchools.com
Search for graduate programs by subject, program type, or location. Includes information about applying for graduate school and financial aid.
PhDs.org
Includes graduate school rankings and search. 
U.S. News Grad School Rankings
Search yearly graduate school rankings by discipline.

Data

Data.gov 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.

Databases

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, religion, philosophy, Slavic studies, political science, social sciences, economics.

Dates of coverage: 1980 to present.


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.
Science.gov 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, 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 Online: Science and Technology Restricted Resource Some full text available
Dictionaries and Encylopedias on Science and Technology from Oxford University Press

Encyclopedias

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.

Journals

Nature Restricted Resource Some full text available
 
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
 
note: JSTOR Archive: 1880-2006
Science Restricted Resource Some full text available
 
note: EBSCO Archive: 1997-2004
Science
Print Location: Sci Periodicals
note: Current Issue

Organizations & Associations

Software & Web Tools

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

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. 

Nobelprize.org
The official web site of the Nobel Prize.

SciCentral
Research news from reputable and reliable sources in the areas of bioscience, health science, physics/chemistry, earth & space, and engineering. 
ScienceNOW
Science news from Science magazine.
ScienceWatch.com
Includes the Science Watch newsletter as well as data, analysis, interviews, and commentary  drawn from Essential Science Indicators.
UniSci
Daily international science news. 
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Acknowledgments
This guide created by Martha Roseberry, Kent State University, School of Library and Information Science.  Maintained by Alison Ricker, Science Librarian.  Email: aricker@oberlin.edu
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