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Science Databases

This database provides an index of the top nursing and allied health literature available, including nursing journals and publications from the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses Association.

GreenFILE covers the connections between the environment and agriculture, education, law, health, and technology.  The database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 800,000 records and full-text scholarly journals.

HealthSource: Nursing/Academic Edition
This edition of Health Source provides access to full-text scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines including nursing and allied health journals.

HighWire Press
This multidisciplinary database from Stanford University is a good place to start your research. All of the articles are from peer-reviewed, scholarly journals, and most are available in full text.

PubMed provides access to citations from biomedical literature, many with links to full-text documents.

Sage Journals Premier
Sage Journals provides citations and abstracts for articles across a variety of disciplines; many have full text.

SportDiscus with Full Text
Providing full-text extensive coverage in the areas of fitness, health, and sports studies, this database is an essential tool for health professionals, researchers, and students.

Science Reference e-Books

Climate Systems: Interactive Forces of Global Warming
Provides the basic scientific framework needed to understand how climate systems work and what global warming involves. Outlines the concept of global systems, climate cycles, and the atmosphere's structure and discusses the local motions in the atmosphere that affect weather and climate.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy
Examines the philosophical and ethical issues underlying contemporary and historical environmental issues, policies, and debates. Covers concepts, institutions, topics, events and people, including global warming, animal rights, environmental movements, alternative energy, green chemistry, industrial ecology, and eco-sabotage.

Science Websites

The Conus Biodiversity Website
A shared project of the National Science Foundation and the Burke Museum of National History and Culture at the University of Washington, this website provides a catalog of links to databases, museums, and literature related to the genus Conus.

Environmental Impact
Environmental Impact provides bibliographic information for resources on climate change and other human impacts on the planet, such as pollution, deforestation, and habitat loss. The database is searchable and browsable, and bibliographic information is available for each entry. Without a subscription, full-text access is not.

Freshwater Ecoregions of the World
Put together by The Nature Conservancy and the World Wildlife Fund, this website provides information about each of the world’s freshwater ecosystems. An interactive map makes pinpointing individual ecoregions possible without their official names; other search options are also available.

National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation promotes the progress of science in this country, often by providing the much-needed funding for research. Their website includes information about the kinds and amounts of funding available, awards, news from institutions receiving money from the NSF, publications (many of which are available in full text), and a limited glossary.

Nature.com, part of Nature Publishing Group, provides links to a lot of different resources including NatureNews, NatureJobs, summaries of recent research, conference notes, and more.

Nature Online Video Streaming Archive
Part of the official website of the journal Nature, this video archive contains high-quality clips based on articles in Nature.

Science.gov allows you to search over 40 databases at the same time for science information from the US government.