Research Guide: The Sciences

Databases: Search for Articles 

Logins and passwords for databases are available on your MyCampus course page.

Academic Search Complete: EBSCOhost
Database offers the world's most comprehensive, scholarly, multi-disciplinary sources, with 7,100 journals provided in full-text format.

Maps Online
Almost 150,000 maps from around the world.

MEDLINE: EBSCOhost
MEDLINE provides medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and other topics. Full text coverage occurs for more than 1,450 journals; coverage dates from 1965. 4,800 biomedical journals are included in the collection.

Science.gov
Search engine for federal government science and technology information.

ScienceDirect from Elsevier
ScienceDirect is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books.

TOXNET
Toxicology Data Network from the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Wiley Online Library
Considered one of the world's premier resources for study, teaching, and advanced research, the database offers scholarly materials in full-text format from 1997 to the present. Select applicable subject area to browse and collections.

Annual Reviews databases:

Annual Reviews: Biochemistry
Annual Reviews reflects the most cited and highly respected studies in biochemistry. Busse Library's print copy available (QP501 .A7)

Annual Reviews: Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
Annual Reviews reflects the most cited and highly respected studies in ecology. Busse Library's print copy available (QH540 .A53)

Annual Reviews: Genetics
Annual Reviews reflects the most cited and highly respected studies in genetics. Busse Library's print copy available (QH431.A1 A54)

Annual Reviews: Microbiology
Annual Reviews reflects the most cited and highly respected studies in microbiology. Busse Library's print copy available (QR1 .A5)

Annual Reviews: Plant Biology
Annual Reviews reflects the most cited and highly respected studies in plant physiology. Busse Library's print copy available (QK1 .A48)


The Sciences: Other Resources

ACS Journals: A-Z -- view citations and abstracts for publications from the American Chemical Society (ACS)

American Mathematical Society: Journals

International Critical Tables of of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry, and Technology -- provided by Knovel

Knovel Critical Tables (2nd edition)

National Science Foundation: Biology

Nature -- the magazine and other scientific resources

Smithsonian Physical Tables (9th revised edition): Knovel

Science Magazine -- from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

The Sciences: Resources from Busse Library

Busse Journals A-Z: The Sciences
Main subject directory. To view a list of all print and electronic journal subscriptions, select area of emphasis. Then select any title for further details; select any database name to activate search.

Busse Journals A-Z: Computer Science
Main subject directory. To view a list of all print and electronic journal subscriptions, select area of emphasis. Then select any title for further details; select any database name to activate search.

Busse Journals A-Z: Biology and Life Sciences
View a list of all print and electronic journal subscriptions. Select any title for further details; select any database name to activate search.

Busse Journals A-Z: Chemistry
View a list of all print and electronic journal subscriptions. Select any title for further details; select any database name to activate search.

Busse Journals A-Z: Earth Sciences
View a list of all print and electronic journal subscriptions. Select any title for further details; select any database name to activate search.

Busse Journals A-Z: Environmental Issues
View a list of all print and electronic journal subscriptions. Select any title for further details; select any database name to activate search.

Busse Journals A-Z: Mathematics
View a list of all print and electronic journal subscriptions. Select any title for further details; select any database name to activate search.

Busse Journals A-Z: Physics
View a list of all print and electronic journal subscriptions. Select any title for further details; select any database name to activate search.

Bioethics: Desktop Reference

Biology: Desktop Reference

Chemistry and Physics: Desktop Reference

Computer Science and Mathematics: Desktop Reference

Earth Science: Desktop Reference

General Science and Technology: Desktop Reference

Human Genome Project: Desktop Reference

Primates and Animal Intelligence: Desktop Reference


Credo Reference Titles: Selected Titles in the Sciences
To see all titles, select "Find a Book" and then "Science" from the subject listings.

Animals and Science: A Guide to the Debates

Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists

Concise Encyclopedia of Plant Pathology

Encyclopedia of Insects

Encyclopedia of the Human Genome

Human Evolution: A Guide to the Debates

Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics

Reader's Guide to the History of Science

 

Style and Citation Guides

APA Style

APA Style 2011 -- guidelines from Busse Library (APA, 6th edition, 2010)

Model Paper, Mount Mercy University -- PDF sample paper with cover page, running head, headings, and references list 

Running Head Steps -- procedure for creating APA's required, running head in Office 2007 or Office 2010 

 

 

 

Scientific Style and Format, The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers (7th ed., 2006)

Citing Literature in the Natural and Physical Sciences: CSE Style.   Part of the library's Notebook series.

CSE Citation Guide From SUNY, College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Documenting Sources: CSE Style: Biology and Other Sciences From Research and Documentation Online (5th ed.) By Diana Hacker and Barbara Fister.

Mount Mercy University's Sciences Library Liaison is:

Vicky Maloy

vmaloy@mtmercy.edu