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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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  1. Online version of the latest McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology; includes definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms
  2. Covers nearly 300 science journals and popular science magazines dating back to 1984
  3. Provides full text of articles from over 100 journals as well as indexing and abstracts of more than 380 publications
  4. Full-text journals in physical sciences and social sciences
  5. Bioscience research journals, also includes The Arabidopsis Book (American Society of Plant Biologists).

Other Resources

  1. Able Grape is a wine search engine, complete with authoritative and up-to-date online sources for any wine, enology, or viticultural information.
  2. This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for a multitude of journals, including many which are peer-reviewed.
  3. Authoritative, regularly updated engineering reference information. Includes some business skills content.
  4. 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.
  5. Contains citations for nearly 800 core English-language, scientific and technical publications back to 1983
  6. A gateway to online Astronomy and Physics literature.
  7. A source for authoritative conservation information on approximately 7400 plants and animals, and over 600 ecological communities (ecosystems) in British Columbia.
  8. 900 full-text journals, including 850 peer-reviewed, in the field of Medicine. All articles in the database are indexed in Medline
  9. Databases providing information on a broad range of environmental and occupational health and safety topics
  10. The most comprehensive inventory of known marine life ever compiled and catalogued. The Census was a 10 yr international effort undertaken in to assess the diversity (how many different kinds), distribution (where they live), and abundance (how many) of marine life.
  11. 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.
  12. A streaming media service offering access to 2000+ major motion pictures, largely popular feature films and documentaries.
  13. 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.
  14. Contains the full label contents from a sample of dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S. Search for products either in the market (DSLD On Market), off the market (DSLD Off Market), or consumed by National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey participants in the latest survey in the DSLD database.
  15. Provides access to thousands of e-books, with a comprehensive business collection.
  16. A source for locating single chemical toxicity data for aquatic life, terrestrial plants and wildlife.
  17. Approximately 4,000 specially commissioned and peer-reviewed articles, written by leading scientists.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Presents films and teaching material that explore, document and bring to light various environmental problems Canadians have been facing for over half a century.
  21. Covers Geological Survey of Canada publications and more
  22. 35,000+ Earth science data set and service descriptions, which cover subject areas within the Earth and environmental sciences.
  23. Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.
  24. GreenFILE covers all aspects of human impact on the environment, and includes scholarly, government and general-interest titles.
  25. Database of PDF documents on H1N1
  26. Academic e-book titles in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. These e-books are available for download.
  27. Hundreds of streaming videos in the fields of health, nursing, medicine, psychology, and more.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. Includes online bulletins of academic societies, online journals, reports, conference proceedings and research papers related to science and technology.
  31. Streaming videos related to basic biology, including general laboratory techniques, basic methods in cellular and molecular biology, essentials of biology 1: yeast, Drosophila and C. elegans, & essentials of Biology 2: Mouse, Zebrafish, and Chick.
  32. Streaming videos related to chemistry, including essentials of general chemistry, essentials of organic chemistry, & essentials of analytical chemistry.
  33. Full-text scholarly journals in the arts, business, health and sciences
  34. Online video streaming service distributing films from BBC, PBS, Media Education Foundation, and many others. Provides an excellent selection of classic and contemporary educational documentaries and theatrical films.
  35. 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.
  36. Scholarly articles from journals in the fields of medicine, life sciences & nursing
  37. 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.
  38. Watch hundreds of NFB films online, including documentaries, animation and alternative dramas with additional content only available to educators
  39. Complete archive of National Geographic magazine (1888 - 1994)
  40. This site contains information on natural disasters and extreme weather from government agencies and organizations.
  41. 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.
  42. Scholarly journals published by Oxford University Press covering humanities, law, life sciences, mathematics & physical sciences, medicine, social sciences
  43. 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
  44. Citations to scholarly articles, books, abstracts, technical reports, dissertations, and book chapters on nonhuman primates for research and educational communities.
  45. 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.
    Due to the limit of 4 concurrent users, please logout using the 'sign out and clear session' option, from the 'Okanagan College User' drop-down menu.
  46. A comprehensive, bibliographic database covering sport, fitness and related disciplines.
  47. Literary weekly that offers comprehensive coverage of new books on a wide range of subjects
  48. Cross-nationally comparable statistics on education, science and technology, culture, and communication for more than 200 countries and territories.
  49. Online journals and books covering life sciences, health and physical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities

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