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Last Updated: May 16, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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  Need something in full-text?

Need a hard-to-find book or journal article? The Library can get it for you -- free!  

Find Background Information

Use these resources to find background, textbook-like information on a topic. 

  • AccessScience
    Online full-text version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. Each encyclopedia article ends with a bibliography that lists books and articles you can use for more information.

Find Books

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    Find Journal Articles: Begin Your Search

    Searching these databases will lead to many articles from peer-reviewed journals that are not available on the free Internet.  Many of them will link you to full-text articles in the database, but remember: The University Librarian can get a copy of almost any article or book that you need. 

    You can PowerSearch all these databases at once!

    • Academic Search Complete
      Magazine, journal, and newspaper articles in all subject areas. Full text for many articles.
    • ACS Web Editions
      Peer-reviewed journals published by the American Chemical Society. Full text.
    • ScienceDirect
      Peer-reviewed journal articles in the physical and life sciences, engineering, and business.

    Find Journal Articles: Refine Your Search

    These databases are more subject-specific than the ones in the box above. Use these databases to search for biotechnology-related information in the literature of fields such as medicine, environmental studies, business, agriculture, and other fields. 

    You can PowerSearch all these databases at once!

    • Agricola
      Use this database if your search is related to biotechnology and agriculture/farming.
    • Business Source Premier
      Use this database if you need information on the business of biotechnology. Magazines and journals in all areas of business. Company profiles, industry and market research reports, and SWOT analyses. Full text.
    • JSTOR
      Complete digitized archives of core scholarly journals in scientific disciplines such as botany, aquatic sciences, cell biology, and ecology. Use this database if you need to find historic (pre mid-1990s) information in the sciences.
      The world's most comprehensive index of information in medicine, plus nursing, dentistry, and veterinary medicine. Use if your search is related to biotechnology and health/medicine.
    • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
      Use this database to find information about ethical issues involving your topic.

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