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Access World News - NewsBank

The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers in full-text content -- all in one easy-to-search database with a world map. Each provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community, as well as a distinctive focus offering a variety of viewpoints on local and world issues. Paid ads are excluded.

General Science Collection

This database provides information on all aspects of the scientific world and offers full text coverage for more than 60 of the most popular science publications.

JSTOR

This database is unique because the complete archives of core scholarly journals have been digitized, starting with the very first issues, many of which date from the 1800's. New titles and fields are being added regularly. Scholarly journal archive - it is NOT a current issue database.

ProQuest Science Journals

A definitive resource for students studying both the applied and general sciences. The Science Journals feature over 660 titles - with more than 540 available in full text. In full-text format, researchers have access to all the charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements so vital to scientific and technical literature.

Today's Science

Secondary-school students and researchers have turned to the monthly print editions of Today's Science On File since 1992 to find authoritative yet accessible information on the latest developments in science.

 

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eBooks

 

Credo Reference

Over 1200 highly-regarded titles from over 80 publishers; Credo General Reference covers every major subject.

ebrary

Access to over 25,000 books from publishers such as McGraw Hill, Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press.

EBSCO eBooks (formerly NetLibrary)

Over 5,000 eBooks are available to GBC students in the EBSCO eBook collection. Search by subject, title or author and research right from home.

Encyclopedia of Evolution

A comprehensive guide to the essentials of evolutionary biology, these entries by leading experts survey essential concepts and theories, present methods, models and findings, and discuss both the history of the field and current controversies.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Science

Designed for high-school students and lay adults, this collection of entries covers major areas of science including: biology, genetics, microbiology, astronomy, chemistry, physics, engineering, technology, geology, weather, archaeology, psychology, mathematics, and medicine, and provides readers with a wide range of up-to-date, relevant, and accurate information.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia: Evolution

Covers evolution in detail and explores it from a scientific viewpoint. Includes comprehensive coverage of recent ideas and discoveries in the field of evolution.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes

Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.

 

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Websites

 

Biology Online

Free and easy access to information in the biological sciences, includes a dictionary, articles and tutorials.

BioMed Central

BioMed Central's portfolio of 207 journals includes general titles BMC Biology and BMC Medicine alongside specialist journals (e.g. BMC Bioinformatics, Malaria Journal) that focus on particular disciplines . All the research published by BioMed Central's journals is open access, but BioMed Central also provides access to various additional products and services that require a subscription

CELLS alive!

CELLS alive! represents 30 years of capturing film and computer-enhanced images of living cells and organisms for education and medical research.

Human Genome Project Information

U.S. Departement of Energy site with links to Education, Research, Medical sites, as well as sites presenting Ethical, Legal and Social issues arising from genetic work.

National Biological Information Infrastructure

The National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) is a broad, collaborative program to provide increased access to data and information on the nation's biological resources. The NBII links diverse, high-quality biological databases, information products, and analytical tools maintained by NBII partners and other contributors in government agencies, academic institutions, non-government organizations, and private industry.

PLANTS Database

The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references.

See also, General Science Resources

 

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