Databases by Subject - Science

Academic Search Complete
Full-text scholarly database with broad subject coverage, including biology, chemistry, education, engineering, humanities, physics, psychology, religion & theology, sociology, and more. Collection includes over 9,800 titles, with more than 5,400 in full text.

Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences (ABES) (ISI Web of Science)
"Includes over 1,040 journals and books selected for their relevance to research in agriculture, biology, and environmental sciences. These publications are classified into disciplines such as: Aquatic Sciences, Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology, Entomology/Pest Control, etc."

BioMed Central
Independent publishing house committed to providing immediate free access to peer-reviewed biomedical research.

Biosis Previews (ISI Web of Science)
Contains life sciences and biomedical research from over 5,000 journals, as well as non-journal literature such as meetings, patents, and books. Over 500,000 records added annually with coverage dating back to 1926.

Clinical Medicine (ISI Web of Science)
"Includes over 1,120 journals and books selected for their relevance to research in clinical medicine. These publications are classified into disciplines such as: anesthesia and intensive care, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, etc."

Directory of Open Access Journals
Free, full-text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. Broad subject coverage with more than 1,000 titles in the directory.

Energy, Science, and Technology Information (DOE)
Department of Energy site that provides access to energy, science, and technology research and development information. Links to Information Bridge (full-text DOE research reports), Energy Citations, and E-print Network (e-prints of papers in advance of publication).

E-print Network: Research Communications for Scientists and Engineers
Set of powerful tools that facilitate access to and use of scientific and technical e-prints communicating the results of a wide range of research activities of interest to the Department of Energy.

Films on Demand Humanities & Social Sciences Collection
Provides educational video content in the areas of education, communication, psychology, sociology, English language & literature, criminal justice, political science, geography, history, etc. Video content is fully linkable, searchable, and can be accessed from on or off campus.
Site provides links to more than 1,300 medical journals available on the Internet in full-text for free. This collection of medical journals includes materials for the scholarly researcher and for the general public.

IoP Select
Special collection of articles chosen from Institute of Physics Publishing's research journals, covering all physics. Articles are accessible via the Select service for 365 days. All articles chosen for IoP Select are published first in the source journals (available in print and electronically).

Life Sciences (ISI Web of Science)
A Web of  Science database.  "Includes over 1,370 journals and books selected for their relevance to research in the life sciences. These publications are classified into disciplines such as: Animal and Plant Sciecnes, Cell and Developmental Biology, Physiology, etc."

Citation database covering the world's mathematical literature since 1940; provides Web access to the bibliographic data and reviews of mathematical research literature contained in the Mathematical Reviews Database.

Health care information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine. Contains information on health topics, drug information, dictionary, encyclopedia, and directories of health care professionals.

Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences (PCES) (ISI Web of Science)
"Includes over 1,050 journals and books selected for their relevance to research in the physical sciences, chemistry, and earth sciences." Publications are classified into disciplines such as applied physics/condensed matter/materials science, mathematics, inorganic and nuclear chemistry, etc."

PLANTS Database
Resource of the National Plant Data Center. From the site: "The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, plant links, references, crop information, and automated tools."

Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Non-profit organization of scientists and physicians "committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource." PLoS publishes its own journals: PLoS Biology and PLoS Medicine.

Citation database of the National Library of Medicine that includes over 14 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. Citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals; includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.

PubMed Central
Full-text database of biomedical and life sciences journal literature available through the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Science Citation Index Expanded (ISI Web of Science)
SCI provides access to current and retrospective bibliographic information, author abstracts, and cited references found in approximately 5,900 of the world's leading scholarly science and technical journals covering more than 150 disciplines.

ScienceDirect College Edition
Access to full text, scholarly journals in a wide variety of subject areas. Content in the life sciences, physical sciences, and health sciences is all included in this database. Content not limited to the sciences, although that is the field of emphasis. The social sciences & humanities component offers full text access to hundreds of titles in the fields of history, sociology, anthropology, business, economics, and psychology.
Gateway to selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.

SciFinder Scholar
NSU students now have access to the Chemical Abstracts Service database, which includes references from over 9,500 journals and more than 50 active patent issuing authorities. These journals provide complete coverage in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, biology, pharmacology, and medicine. In addition to these subject areas, SciFinder Scholar contains the worlds largest collection of organic and inorganic substance information. Access is limited to NSU faculty and student. **To use SciFinder Scholar you must first create a personal account; you will use your personal username and password to access the database.
personal account must be created on campus.

Science-specific search engine that searches over 167 million science-specific Web pages to locate scholarly, technical and medical data on the Web, including the latest reports and peer-reviewed articles and journals.

Scitation indexes articles from 120 scholarly journals on topics in physics and engineering. Topics include mathematics, civil engineering, semiconductors, optics, and nuclear physics. Some full text content is included, but Scitation is made up largely of abstracts.

Web of Science
The Web of Science interface is the main way to access three major citation indexes. One is the Science Citation Index Expanded, which contains citations for scholarly journals in the areas of chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, computer science, and astronomy. Another major resource is the Social Science Citation Index, which contains citations on subjects such as political science, history, anthropology, social issues, sociology, philosophy, and women's studies. The final resource included is the Arts & Humanities Index, which includes archaeology, literary reviews, art, music, history, religion, and theater abstracts. These resources are searchable by topic, author, source, or cited reference and cover dates from 1992 to the present.