This LibGuide has been created to help you find resources for general science classes or science classes for non-majors.
If you would like more resources in a particular discipline, please see our subject-specific LibGuides. You can also visit the Sciences Library for help in using the resources listed on this page.
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Accessing Online Information: Where to Start
Here are some databases and online resources available to you:
- Web of Science
This is a great place to start for any of the sciences, particularly biological sciences.
- Science Direct
Scientific articles from Elsevier
Citations for biomedical literature from Medline and other sources.
- SciFinder Scholar
The essential online chemistry resource. Note: You must first register on campus in order to use this database.
Geology and Geophysics articles
- ProQuest Environmental Science Collection
environmental science related full-text articles, figures and tables within articles, environmental impact statements, and bibliographic records from Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management (ESPM).
International scientific and technical literature in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, computing and control engineering
From the American Institute of Physics (AIP)
- SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
Digital library portal for physics and astronomy literature
National agricultural library
- Springer Protocols
Access to many scientific protocols as well as e-books
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