Chemistry and Physics Subject Resources

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  • ProQuest Central - Science and Technology: Our largest multidisciplinary databases, with targeted resources for the sciences.
    • Enter ProQuest Central and click on the "Science & Technology" icon.
    • Search using basic keyword searching, advanced searching to combine terms, or browse by publication name, author, or subject area.
    • Combine terms using AND, OR and NOT EX: "diabetes and children" will return results with both terms, "diabetes or blood sugar" will return results with either term, and "diabetes not children" will get rid of anything about children.
    • Clickable tabs for peer-reviewed and PDF articles
    • Easily save, print, or email marked records and create citations for your bibliography.
  • Academic Search Elite: A large multi-disciplinary database, with many journals in full-text and coverage in the sciences.
    • General searching techniques and format, including keyword and advanced searching
    • Guided subject searching for better results
    • Use left column search guides to refine your search
    • Use our interlibrary loan form to order articles that are not full-text.
  • Science Reference Center: a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content.
    • Contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc.
    • Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
  • Credo Reference: An excellent full-text integrated reference database. Contains linked searching to other resources and visual concept mapping.
  • Use the Quest and Mobius catalogs
    • Quest catalog includes CMU, Mo Valley, UCM and State Fair
    • Items from Quest usually arrive in 2-3 days and are checked out for 1 month.
    • MOBIUS catalog is state wide, items request arrive in 5-7 days and are checked out for 3 weeks.
    • Request items from off-campus using your name and student ID number.
  • Specific scientific terms will not return many results, so try broader terms for your field or general topic.


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