Monday, February 22, 2010

Featured database: ScienceDirect

Do you need to do research in technology, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, geology, medicine, or environmental science? ScienceDirect is the first place you should look for articles in technology and the sciences. This database contains all scholarly articles, the vast majority of them available in full-text.

To access ScienceDirect, click the All Databases By Title link on the Library website. Then click the ScienceDirect link and log in with your College login and password. You can also access it directly via this link: http://www.sciencedirect.com.library.esc.edu/


ScienceDirect's search screen is easy to use. Simply type your keywords in and click the Go button.


Once you have your search results, click the PDF icon underneath the desired article to access the full-text. Or if you want to make your results list smaller and more specific/relevant, use the tools that appear in the column on the left side of the page. You can search an additional keyword within the results you already have, or you can check off boxes to specify what you want.
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