Covers scholarly, government, and popular sources on all aspects of human impact to the environment, including: global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. (EBSCO)
Find articles from over 1,200 journals covering medicine, exercise science, nursing, gerontology, biological sciences, and more. Most titles include full-text from 1995-present. (Elsevier)
Note: When you search ScienceDirect, you are searching all Elsevier journals--including those to which Cal U does not have full-text access! If you want to limit your search to only those available in full-text, find the pull-down box next to "Source" and select "Subscribed sources."
Provides access to CAS databases from the American Chemical Society. This is the premier database for researching chemistry and the life sciences (including biochemistry, biology, pharmacology, medicine, etc.). You must read the "more..." notes to get started! (click on "more...")
OneSearch is a "discovery service" from EBSCO that allows you to search most of the library's resources in "one search"! Hint: You will get a lot of results, so use the limits on the left side to focus in on what you need. (EBSCO)
Sometimes, Google Scholar will have links to articles that we may not have. Many results will link you to the full-text articles if you are on campus. Some of the results will not be available online. Use Interlibrary Loan to request them.
Search the full-text of millions of books. Use it as a "discovery" tool to find books on your topic. Books in the public domain (generally, pre-1923) are available full-text. Newer books offer limited viewing, ranging from quite a few pages to nothing.Note: This is just for books (and some magazines). To include scholarly articles in your search, use Google Scholar.
NAP publishes reports from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. You can download FREE PDFs for more than 4,000 books. Browse the topics in the left-hand menu.
Don't be put off when requesting a PDF. When it looks like you need a password, just click on the "Continue as a guest" button. You will also need to provide your email and name. If you do this, you can download whole books, or individual chapters, for FREE!
Provides access to authoritative, selected science information from U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results. (Link goes to the Advanced Search. For the Basic search screen, click on their "Home" link in the menu.)