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Subject Guide: Physical & Life Sciences

Selected Databases

ACS Publications - American Chemical Society: This sources includes peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences, serving scientific communities worldwide through an unparalleled commitment to quality, reliability, and innovation

Annual Reviews: Annual Reviews provides authoritative, analytic reviews in 32 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences. Annual Reviews saves you time by synthesizing the vast amount of primary research literature and identifying the principal contributions in your field.

BioOne: BioOne is a global, not-for-profit collaboration bringing together scientific societies, publishers, and libraries to provide access to critical, peer-reviewed research in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.

Nature: Science news, research and information portal from Nature Publishing Group.

Science & Technology Collection - (EBSCO): Over 800 full-text journals in aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, and materials science.

Science Direct - (Elsevier): Full-text of over 2000 peer-reviewed Elsevier and Academic Press journals in the sciences, medicine, technology, mathematics, business administration, and other subjects.

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Agricola - (EBSCO): Compiled by the U.S. National Agricultural Library (NAL), this source of bibliographic information consists of over 4.3 million citations to journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audio-visual materials, and technical reports. The records describe publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines including plant and animal sciences, forestry, entomology, soil and water resources, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agricultural products, alternative farming practices, and food and nutrition. Auxiliary subjects that support NAL's Information Center activities, such as agricultural trade and marketing, rural information, and animal welfare are also included in the database.

Cell Press Journals: It includes original research articles of exceptional significance in all areas of modern biology, and the backfiles include important research in molecular biology, medicine, cell biology, genetics and genomics and more.

High Wire Press: Free Journals Index, Stanford University: HighWire Press is a division of the Stanford University Libraries, which produces the online versions of high-impact, peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly content. HighWire partners with influential scholarly societies, university presses and publishers to create a collection of fully searchable research and clinical literature online. Together, these partners produce 71 of the 200 most-frequently-cited journals publishing in science.

High Wire Press: Journal Search Engine, Stanford University: HighWire Press hosts the largest repository of free full-text life science articles in the world, with 1,791,613 articles available without subscription. Since 1995, with the launch of the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC), to the continuous online production of hundreds of prestigious journals, such as Science Magazine, the New England Journal of Medicine, PNAS and JAMA, HighWire has established an outstanding reputation for helping to disseminate primary scientific information on the Web.

JSTOR: JSTOR is a not-for-profit organization with a dual mission to create and maintain a trusted archive of important scholarly journals, and to provide access to these journals as widely as possible. JSTOR offers researchers the ability to retrieve high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. JSTOR is an interdisciplinary archive of hundreds of journals in the arts, humanities, business and social sciences.

MathSciNet: American Mathematical Society database of reviews, proceedings, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature.

Research Library (Proquest): Search the full collection of journals, magazines and newspapers for information on a broad range of general subjects. (Includes APS Online and Historical New York Times.)

Wiley Online Library: Full text of Wiley international journals and books in science, medicine, and technology. Includes The Cochrane Library on evidence-based medicine (which must be searched separately). Over 1.5 million articles dating back to 1799.

Selected Internet Resources

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Environment and Energy

Environment & Energy Publishing (E&E) is the leading source for comprehensive, daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets.
E&E's four daily online publications are considered "must-reads" by people who track and influence energy, environmental and climate policy.

Physics Resources

Print Resources

Biology Resources

LC call numbers:

QH Natural History - Biology
QK Botany
QL Zoology
QR Microbiology
SB Plant Culture
SF Animal Culture
  • A Field Guide to Common Texas Insects (REF QL475.T4 D74 1998)
  • A Field Guide to Spiders & Scorpions of Texas(QL458.4 .J33 1997)
  • A Field Guide to Texas Snakes REF QL666.O6 T464 1998)
  • A Field Guide to Texas Trees (REF QK188 .S55 1999)
  • A Field Guide to Wildflowers, Trees & Shrubs of Texas (REF QK188 .T84 1999)
  • Birds of Texas: a Field Guide (REF QL684.T4 R365 1994)

Chemistry Resources

LC call numbers:

QD Chemistry
TP Chemical Engineering

Reference resources for chemistry include:

  • CRC Handbook of Basic Tables for Chemical Analysis, Ref QD78.B78
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Ref QD65.H3 82nd edition 2001-2002
  • Handbook of Data on Common Organic Compounds, 3 vols. -- Ref QD257.H35 1995
  • Handbook of Data on Organic Compounds, 7 vols. -- Ref QD257.H36 1994
  • Handbook of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, 8 vols. -- Ref QD77.E53 1995

Physics Resources

LC call numbers:

QC Chemistry

Reference resources for physics include :

  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Ref QD65.H3 82nd edition 2001-2002
  • Handbook of Physical Quantities, Ref QC61.H36 1997
  • Consise Handbook of Mathematics and Physics, Ref QC61.A4813 1997
  • Encyclopedia of Applied Physics Ref QC61.T828 1997

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