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Databases for Science Research

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    Scholarly articles and books. Begin search in Advanced Search. See librarian for login passwords.
  • Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale)  
    Select Advanced Search to locate journals, magazines, and newspapers on various science topics.
  • General Science Collection  
    Select Advanced Search to locate journals, magazines, and newspapers on various science topics.
  • Salem Science
    E-books Biomes and Ecosystems; Environmental Issues; Forensic Science; Encyclopedia of Global Resources; Encyclopedia of Global Warming; Computer Technology Innovators; Internet Innovators.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library  
    Select e-book that matches your science field.
  • Britannica Image Quest
    Rights-cleared images. Use citation icon on image to select APA citation.
  • The Physics Teacher  
    Advanced: Search peer-reviewed journals for physics experiments and physics research. Begin by signing in (in top tool bar) in order to find full-text articles.
  • Salem History  
    E-books featuring great events and biographies of famous (and infamous) individuals provide helpful resources for many subject areas including science and mathematics.

Websites for Scholarly Articles

 PubMed provides citations and links to full-text content for biomedical literature, life science journals, and online books. provides free access to science journals and information from Department of Energy and global resources.


PLOS provides Open Access publishing of peer-reviewed journals.


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Biology Books

Search Follett e-shelf for Biology books as well as the online catalog for print resources. Gale Virtual Reference Library and Salem Science also contains e-books on Science and Environmental issues.

Cover Art
DNA - James D. Watson; Andrew Berry
Call Number: 576.5 WAT
ISBN: 0375415467
Publication Date: 2003
The author, one of the scientists who discovered the structure of DNA, chronicles the history of genetic research, examines the light DNA has shone on human origins and genetic relationships, and discusses the impact DNA has had on business, medicine, and ethical debates.

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Life on the Edge - Michael Gross
Call Number: 578.4 GRO
ISBN: 0738204455
Publication Date: 2001
Examines life forms that live in extreme environments that scientists had previously thought were uninhabitable, including the antarctic ice, hot springs, and on Mars.

Cover Art
Photosynthesis - David O. Hall; Krishna Rao
Call Number: 572 HAL
ISBN: 0521644976
Publication Date: 1999
Illustrations, color plates, and text help describe the process of photosynthesis and its roll in biochemical, biophysical, and genetic studies.

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McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology - Elizabeth Geller; McGraw-Hill Staff
Call Number: REF 502 MCG
ISBN: 0079136656
Publication Date: 2002
Articles on science and engineering, including scientist biographies.


Google Scholar for Scholarly Journals

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biology and "invasive species" filename: pdf

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Science Videos on the Web

  • MIT Video Website
    MIT science presentations, editorial videos, event recordings, academic content and more are featured.
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