Databases | Books | Web Resources | Print Journals | Citation Guides | College Resources
FIND AN ARTICLE: SEARCH THE LIBRARY’S DATABASES
These databases are either tailored to your subject or they provide coverage over a wide range of interdisciplinary topics. Before you start, you might take a look at some tips on searching databases.
- Academic Search Premier: An interdisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 4,600 journals, including more than 3,900 peer-reviewed titles
- Issues and Controversies: Covers current social topics that inspire debate, such as issues in applied sciences, and offers information on both sides of the argument
- Points of View: Offers overviews on a variety of current events and sets of opposing viewpoints on controversial subjects, such as global warming
- CINAHL: Offers full text articles from more than 610 journals to create a definitive research tool for nursing and allied health professions
FIND A BOOK: ONLINE OR IN THE LIBRARY
If you can't go the library's stacks, check out our collection of online reference books:
If you can visit the library, it's easy to browse our collection because we organize books by their subject:
Organizing Books By Subject
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You also might try these reference books:
- Van Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia: A set of two volumes providing information on scientific terms and concepts Ref Q 121 .V3 2002
- Science Dictionary: Offers concise definitions of terms used in a wide range of sciences Ref Q 123 .A5178 2005
- McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology: A 20-volume set that offers more than 7,000 entries on scientific and technological developments and concepts Ref Q 121 .M3 2007
- Condensed Chemical Dictionary: Offers concise definitions of common term and concepts used in chemistry Ref QD 5 .C5 2002
- Handbook of Chemistry and Physics: A guide to the major concepts and topics in chemistry Ref QD 65 .C73 2004/5
- Oxford Dictionary of Chemistry: Provides information about key terms and concepts in chemistry Ref QD 5 .D4985 2004
- Consumer Drug Reference: Offers information about the use and chemical make-up of over-the-counter and prescription drug medicines Ref RS 51 .U65 2005
- Johns Hopkins Guide to Consumer Drugs: Provides data about prescription drugs, including chemical information Ref RM 301 .12 .J636 2002
FIND A WEBSITE: USE INTERNET RESOURCES WISELY
Although these websites are likely to be accurate, you should still evaluate information found on the Internet.
- Chemicool: An online periodic table that offers detailed information about each element and includes a chemistry dictionary
- Acid and Bases Tutorial: Provides information on pH, acids, and bases in 20 sections, including quizzes and a glossary
- General Chemistry Online: Provides information on chemistry for students, including companion notes, exam guides, simulations, and a glossary
- General Chemistry Help: Includes topic reviews, a glossary, information on how to use lab equipment, and a section for beginners
- Chemical Information SIS: Contains government information about chemicals, including regulatory lists
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: Provides government data on common chemical toxins and hazardous substances
- Chemistry 101: Offers links to guides about key concepts in chemistry, including examples of worked chemistry problems
FIND A PRINT JOURNAL: READ THE LATEST ISSUES
The library subscribes to magazines and journals that are related to your field. Head to Tioga 2 and browse through some of these journals:
- Scientific American
- Science News
- New Scientist
CITATION GUIDES: CREATE A BIBLIOGRAPHY
Whether you use websites, electronic journals, reference books, or print resources, you will need a bibliography. Here’s some information on how to cite your sources:
- Avoid inadvertent plagiarism: [PDF] It’s possible to copy from a source and not even know that you’ve done anything wrong.
- KnightCite: This great site formats the bibliographic entry for you, and you can select the appropriate style (MLA, APA, Chicago).
- Guide to MLA style: [PDF] The MLA-style is generally used for papers written in the humanities.
- Guide to the APA style: [PDF] The APA-style is generally used for papers written in the social sciences, especially psychology.
FIND MORE HELP: USE COLLEGE RESOURCES
Don’t hesitate to talk to a librarian, a tutor, or your instructor when conducting research. Make the most of these resources!