Science Databases

Primary Databases

Fulltext Environmental Database

Excellent source for scholarly fulltext articles. See our JSTOR tutorial

Oxford Reference Online - Science
Fulltext reference books in the sciences

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Peer-reviewed articles for chemistry, biology, nursing, and other sciences. Note: Use of ScienceDirect is available to students in a science seminar course or other upper level nursing or science course. There is no cost to you to request or receive an article, but all requests have to be approved by a member of the faculty. After you find an article in the ScienceDirect database, click the "Order Document" link and fill out the form. If your request is approved, your article will be emailed to you. Please expect a reasonable delay between your request and receipt of the article; though it should be less than 24 hours.

Additional Databases

BioMed Central
Peer-reviewed journals in medicine, nursing and science. Note: To access articles on BioMed Central you'll need to register and set up a free personal account.

Encyclopedia Britannica
Information on every topic imaginable

Films on Demand
Our premium academic video database! see our How-To Guide for this database

ISI Highly Cited
Information about individuals and institutions who have contributed to research and the advancement of the sciences.

Stat!Ref eBooks
24 essential nursing ebooks Get the Stat!Ref mobile app!


ENR: Engineering News Record
A weekly magazine about construction by McGraw-Hill Construction. Also includes: ENR's Sourcebooks, Cost Indexes, etc. See login information

Journal of Chemical Education Online
Online version of the JCE

Plant Science Bulletin
Archives from 1955-present

Royal Society Journal
The world's first peer-reviewed scientific journal! Free archives from 1665 - 1940s

Web Resources and Professional Organizations

American Chemical Society
American Chemical Society website

American Mathematical Society
The professional mathematics website
Online calculator; with conversion, scientific, and graphing functions

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Khan Academy
Educational videos and lessons in the sciences

Linscott's Directory of Immunological and Biological Reagents
Find sources for antibodies, cytokines, enzymes, recombinant proteins, lectins, neuropeptides and immunoassays

MAA - Mathematical Association of America
Academic resources for mathematicians

Math On The Web
Guides, Resources, Links provided by the American Mathematical Society

Mathematics Archives
Teaching materials and free software in math

Microbiology Network
Communication resource for microbiologists and the biotechnology community

National Council Of Teachers Of Mathematics
Mathematics for all students.

National Geophysical Data Center
Data services and information relating to the geophysical sciences

National Science Foundation
Science and engineering information from the NSF

Physics news, jobs, and resources

The Flora of Tennessee - Herbarium
Thousands of images of the fungi, vascular plants, and bryophytes from the state of Tennessee.

Tree of Life
Information about the diversity of life on Earth

U.S. Geological Survey
Scientific information to better describe and understand the Earth