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Electronic Resources : Science
Use the recommended databases below to find articles and e-resources related to the Sciences. Need help? Check out the science research and subject guides.

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Online version of the latest McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology
Contains citations for nearly 800 core English-language, scientific and technical publications back to 1983
Provides full text of articles from over 100 journals as well as indexing and abstracts of more than 380 publications
Full-text journals in physical sciences and social sciences
Bioscience research journals, also includes The Arabidopsis Book (American Society of Plant Biologists).
Only open-access content available in full-text (look for unlocked icon). Use the limiter "Only content I can access" to search for full text.
Covers nearly 300 science journals and popular science magazines dating back to 1984
Citations to scholarly articles, books, abstracts, technical reports, dissertations, and book chapters on nonhuman primates for research and educational communities.

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This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for a multitude of journals, including many which are peer-reviewed.
Authoritative, regularly updated engineering reference information. Includes some business skills content.
A federal public health agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services that focuses on minimizing human health risks associated with exposure to hazardous substances.
A source for authoritative conservation information on approximately 7400 plants and animals, and over 600 ecological communities (ecosystems) in British Columbia.
Presents extensive data on the habitats and ecosystems of more than 1,200 species identified as endangered or threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service.
900 full-text journals, including 850 peer-reviewed, in the field of Medicine. All articles in the database are indexed in Medline
This dictionary combines coverage of international English with information on English as it is particularly used in Canada.
Databases providing information on a broad range of environmental and occupational health and safety topics
The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is a comprehensive reference resource for science research. Provides interactive tables and the ability to search the handbook by drawing a structure query.
A streaming media service offering access to 2000+ major motion pictures, largely Hollywood films.
The new platform provides streaming access to the best in educational content from CBC and Radio-Canada. Find documentaries from TV and radio, news reports, archival material, excerpts and more — thousands of programs and resources available.
Internet browsers Firefox, Chrome, or Internet Explorer v. 9 or higher are recommended for viewing videos.
Provides access to thousands of e-books, with a comprehensive business collection.
Approximately 4,000 specially commissioned and peer-reviewed articles, written by leading scientists.
A general and non-technical resource for students to understand the importance of energy; to appreciate the influence of energy on societies around the world; to learn the history of energy; and to initiate educational discussion brought forth by the specific social and topical articles presented in the work.
A guide to the essentials of evolutionary biology. Topics include Darwin, natural selection, human origins, behavioral ecology, diversity, mathematical models, cell and developmental biology, and special essays
Covers natural and anthropogenic changes in the physical, chemical, and biological systems and resources, and explores the effects of those on changes on human society
Provides in-depth, worldwide coverage of environmental issues. Each article is written in a non-technical style and provides current status, analysis, and suggested solutions whenever possible.
Award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.
Easy-to-understand science-based facts to help consumers make smart sustainable seafood choices. Understand the complex science, laws, and management processes required to actively sustain our seafood supply.
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Presents films and teaching material that explore, document and bring to light various environmental problems Canadians have been facing for over half a century.
Provides clear, complete information on genetic disorders, including conditions, tests, procedures, treatments and therapies, in articles that are both comprehensive and easy to understand in language accessible to laypersons.
Covers Geological Survey of Canada publications and more
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.
GreenFILE covers all aspects of human impact on the environment, and includes scholarly, government and general-interest titles.
Academic e-book titles in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. These e-books are available for download.
Hundreds of streaming videos in the fields of health, nursing, medicine, psychology, and more.
Highwire provides citations and abstracts to journal articles and access to a selection of full-text articles, with an emphasis on science, technology and medicine.
Provides science-based information on crop biotechnologies around the world (including GMO). The ISAAA aims to foster knowledge-based and transparent decision making on crop biotechnology.
Includes online bulletins of academic societies, online journals, reports, conference proceedings and research papers related to science and technology.
Full-text scholarly journals in the arts, business, health and sciences
Contains information on drugs and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. includes information on the levels of such substances in breast milk and infant blood, and the possible adverse effects in the nursing infant. Suggested therapeutic alternatives to those drugs are provided. All data are derived from the scientific literature and fully referenced. A peer review panel reviews the data to assure scientific validity and currency.
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Presents comprehensive information for each of the natural ingredients used in the food and cosmetic industries. Entries consist of source, description, chemical composition, pharmacology, uses, commercial preparations, regulatory status, and references.
Scholarly articles from journals in the fields of medicine, life sciences & nursing
Plans, directs, and coordinates a national program to maintain and improve the health of the American people by promoting a healthy environment and by preventing premature death and avoidable illness and disability caused by non-infectious, non-occupational environmental and related factors.
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Watch hundreds of NFB films online, including documentaries, animation and alternative dramas with additional content only available to educators
Complete archive of National Geographic magazine (1888 - 1994)
This site contains information on natural disasters and extreme weather from government agencies and organizations.
New York Public Library's image database, developed to provide free online access to hundreds of thousands of images from original and rare holdings. The Digital Gallery offers digital images of drawings, illuminated manuscripts, maps, photographs, posters, prints, rare illustrated books, and more. Encompassing and representing the applied sciences, fine and decorative arts, history, performing arts, and social sciences.
Scholarly journals published by Oxford University Press covering humanities, law, life sciences, mathematics & physical sciences, medicine, social sciences
Online dictionaries, encyclopedias, & other reference works covering: archaeology, art, classical studies, history, languages, law, linguistics, literature, media studies, nursing and health, philosophy, religion, science and technology, social sciences, social work
16,000+ digital books on topics ranging from programming to IT networking to project management to graphic design to business strategy. Content includes code snippets, certification preparation materials, practice exercises, and much more.
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A comprehensive, bibliographic database covering sport, fitness and related disciplines.
Literary weekly that offers comprehensive coverage of new books on a wide range of subjects
Cross-nationally comparable statistics on education, science and technology, culture, and communication for more than 200 countries and territories.
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Online journals and books covering life sciences, health and physical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities