Science Resources


Central Search by EBSCO: is a one stop shop for searching almost all library and database content. Uses simple searching and full-text linking to get you to resources faster!

  • 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.

BioOne: an collection of full text, high impact bioscience journals, now linked through ProQuest Central.

  • Content is searchable by keyword, author, and journal title.
  • Browse entire issues of a journal
  • Entries are fully hyper-texted, including author information, references, and illustrations

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.

Public Library of Science (PLOS): Open Access, scholarly science content, curated for modern researchers and students. Includes content from biology, chemistry, environmental science, and more.

Academic Search Premier: 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

Credo Reference: An excellent full-text integrated reference database. Contains linked searching to other resources and visual concept mapping.

Open Science Directory: an open source collection of over 15000 scholarly science resources. Freely available to students and researchers.


Use the AVALON and Mobius catalogs

AVALON catalog includ[ing] CMU, Mo Valley, UCM, and State Fair, among others. Items from AVALON usually arrive in 2-3 days and check out for 1 month.

MOBIUS catalog is state wide; items requested arrive in 5-7 days and check 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 to use broader terms.