Natural Sciences Research Guide

Below are key resources for biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental science. Select the kind of resource you need from below, or  scroll down the page to browse.

Key Research Databases   Supplementary Databases   Open Access Resources   Science Ready Reference  

Key Databases for Research

ACS Publications DatabaseInfoIcon
Abstracts & full text for magazines & journals from American Chemical Society.
 Environment Complete DatabaseInfoIcon
Research literature, environmental science.  
AGRICOLA DatabaseInfoIcon
Research literature in agriculture and allied disciplines.  
GreenFile DatabaseInfoIcon
Environment science literature from scholarly, government, and general-interest publications. 
Alt-HealthWatch DatabaseInfoIcon
Scholarly and trade journal articles in holistic and alternative medicine. 
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition DatabaseInfoIcon 
Articles in scholarly journals, as well as Stedman's Medical Dictionary.  
BIOSIS Citation Index DatabaseInfoIcon 
Research literature in biological and biomedical areas. includes discoveries of new organisms and patents.

Medline with Full Text DatabaseInfoIcon
From the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Research literature.  

BIOSIS Previews DatabaseInfoIcon

Research literature and reviews in biological and biomedical areas. Also includes patents.  

PubMed DatabaseInfoIcon  
Public version of Medline, from NLM, less full-text.  

CINAHL Plus with Full Text (Nursing & Allied Health) DatabaseInfoIcon
From the National League for Nursing & American Nurses' Association. Research literature in nursing, health sciences, alternative & integrative medicine, & allied health disciplines. 

Science Citation Index Expanded DatabaseInfoIcon
(ISI Web of Science) Articles in peer-reviewed journals - bibliographic information, abstracts, and cited references. 

OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center DatabaseInfoIcon
Research literature in various disciplines. Browse or search.

Science Digital Resouces DatabaseInfoIcon
Streaming videos from OhioLINK's Digital Resource Commons 

 Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations DatabaseInfoIcon 
Streaming videos from OhioLINK's Digital Resource Commons. 

Science Reference Center DatabaseInfoIcon
General reference sources.

 Food Science Source DatabaseInfoIcon
 Information on the Food Industry, food science, food service, processing, packaging, & shipping. 


Supplementary Databases for Research

Article First DatabaseInfoIcon
Articles, news stories, letters and other items. Includes option to search for only peer-reviewed journals. 
PapersFirst DatabaseInfoIcon
Papers presented at conferences, expositions, workshops, and meetings received at The British Library Document Supply Centre.  
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: A & I  DatabaseInfoIcon 
Doctoral dissertations and master's theses of authors from North American graduate schools and European universities.  
Proceedings DatabaseInfoIcon 
Conference proceedings of symposia, conferences, workshops, and meetings received at The British Library Document Centre.  
ETD (Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center) DatabaseInfoIcon
Masters' theses and doctoral dissertations from graduate students in participating Ohio colleges and universities.
WorldCat (OCLC interface) DatabaseInfoIcon
Includes science monographs, compilations of proceedings published in books. 

Selection of Open-Access Sources for Research

Data Compilations

Research Literature & Research Projects

Patent Searching

Additional Links & Search Tools


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Page last modified: 14 April 2015 | ODU Library Reference Services 

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