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.). NOTE: You must create an account to use SciFinder! Click on "more..." to learn how.
Note 1:BEFORE you can use SciFinder, you need to REGISTER FOR AN ACCOUNT by creating your own username and password. Once you are registered, THEN you can use the SciFinder link to access the database. Note 2: SciFinder is not compatible with some browser and computer operating systems. Check to see if you are OK by viewing their OS/Browser Recommendations under System Recommendations and Requirements.
OneSearch combines most of the library's resources into a single database. Rather than search databases separately, you can do just "one search." OneSearch includes articles, books, ebooks, and more. 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 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--from many pages to nothing.Note: This is just for books (and some magazines). To find scholarly articles, 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.)