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Environmental Studies This link opens in a new window
Gale In Context: Environmental Studies is an electronic resource that focuses on the study of sustainability and the environment. Topics include global warming, food safety, access to health care, and the impact of economic development on international relations.
Science in Context This link opens in a new window
Database designed to support science studies by providing contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics and showcase scientific disciplines that relate to real-world issues.
Computer Science (Gale OneFile) This link opens in a new window
"Provides access to leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries covering everything from hardware to the cloud."
Global Issues in Context This link opens in a new window
A database designed to support global awareness. Authoritative content empowers learners to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world.
Interactive Chemistry This link opens in a new window
Explore core concepts in depth and with interactive models aligned to the scope and sequence of introductory college chemistry classes.
Interactive Human Anatomy This link opens in a new window
An innovative learning aid that lets students examine virtual 3D dissections and immerse themselves in interactive research. These powerful tools can be used for in-classroom demonstrations or help with homework and research assignments.
Interactive Science This link opens in a new window
Bring science to life with interactive 3D models that empower students to better visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and more.
Science Reference Center This link opens in a new window
Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, life science, mathematics, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology, and wildlife.
Research Database FAQs
What is a Research Database?
- A Research Database provides access to reliable, accurate, and credible information from expert resources.
What will I find in a Research Database?
- articles from magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals
- articles from reference books
- primary documents
- radio and television transcripts
- literature, poetry, plays
- literary criticism
- groundbreaking scientific research
- and the list goes on and on…
Does a Research Database source count as a print resource?
- Typically, yes. Even if you are told you “must find a print resource,” you can use the database results because the results are digitised versions of published materials. Just pay attention to the results you find.
What is different between search results in a Research Database and a search engine such as Google?
- You will find information on databases that is not freely available on the web.
- Any schmuck can publish something on the web and claim to be an expert; a database eliminates the doubt you may have about the expertise or authority of a resource.