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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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Searchable version of the latest McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology Online.
Covers a wide variety of applied science specialties.
Citations and abstracts for more than 250 scholarly journals.
A full-text database offering journal articles, e-journals, e-books and book chapters for the science, business, management, accounting, medical, and technical subject areas
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.
Coverage for more than 150 popular and scholarly journals, magazines, and some newspapers.
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.
A collection of more than 250 handbooks and other online reference sources in engineering.
A source for authoritative conservation information on approximately 7400 plants and animals, and over 600 ecological communities (ecosystems) in British Columbia.
This guide 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.
A collection of environmental and occupational health and safety databases. Includes MSDS, CHEMINFO Search, RTECS® Search, and more.
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.
The new Curio.ca 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.
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
300 entries encompassing tsunamis, altered ecosystems, climate change, food and water supply, population, politics and global change, institutions and policies, biographies, case studies, elephant conservation, ocean pollution, mining regulation, and permafrost melt, etc. Investigates all types of phenomena that change life on Earth.
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.
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.
Publications related to geology and earth sciences from the Geological Survey of Canada.
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.
Allows users to search valuable H1N1 data in an interactive database of PDF documents from government agencies and other authoritative sites.
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.
Includes online bulletins of academic societies, online journals, reports, conference proceedings and research papers related to science and technology.
A multi-disciplinary database of archived scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.
Scholarly articles from journals in the fields of medicine, life sciences & nursing
A comprehensive database designed specifically for high school level students that contains full text for more than 500 popular, high school magazines.
Watch hundreds of NFB films online, including documentaries, animation and alternative dramas. Users must create a profile to access subscribed content.
Complete archive of National Geographic magazine (1888 - 1994), along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.
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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.
Online dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks & other reference works in subjects areas such as science, nursing, psychology, sociology and other social sciences, business and languages.
Citations and abstracts for over 190 scholarly journals published by OUP, covering the fields of science, technical, professional, medical, humanities, arts and social sciences.
21,000+ digital books and videos 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, training videos and much more.
A comprehensive, bibliographic database covering sport, fitness and related disciplines.
A weekly literary review that offers comprehensive coverage on the latest and most important publications, in every subject. Access 16 years’ worth of TLS content, in an easily searchable and usable format. Also included is access to the TLS blogs, Poem of the Week, and more.
Provides access to full text scholarly journals, encompassing life sciences, business, health, physical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities.