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Physical Sciences Subject Guide
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Recommended Databases and Journal Indexes
Includes articles and Research Reviews covering all major scientific disciplines, the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, the McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, and the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. Also includes biographies of well-known scientific figures, downloadable images and animations illustrating key topics, videos highlighting the life and work of award-winning scientists, suggestions for further study, guides to additional readings, curriculum maps tied to core content for educators, and more.
ACS Web Editions (American Chemical Society)
Published by the American Chemical Society, ACS Web Editions contains nearly 50 full-text journals and magazines in chemistry
Applied Science and Technology Full Text (H.W. Wilson on EBSCOHost)
Includes coverage of a wide variety of applied science specialties, such as acoustics, aeronautics, civil engineering, computers, informatics, neural networks, nuclear engineering, and much more. Full text of articles is available from more than 220 periodicals dating back to 1997, with indexing and abstracts for nearly 800 core English-language, scientific and technical publications back to 1983.
General Science Full Text (H.W. Wilson on EBSCOHost)
Subject coverage includes astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, conservation, health and medicine, oceanography, physics, zoology and much more. Provides full text from more than 100 periodicals dating as far back as 1995, in addition to indexing and abstracts for nearly 300 periodicals dating back to 1984.
IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and its publishing partners, IEEE Xplore indexes more than 3 million documents in the fields of electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics from journals, conference proceedings, technical standards, eBooks, and educational courses. CSU Library's access to full-text documents in IEEE Xplore is limited to the 11 journals in the IEEE STEM 10 PLUS Journals Collection, several fully open access journals, selected articles in hybrid open access journals, and miscellaneous free content in non-subscribed titles. In a search results list, availability of full text is indicated by a green open-lock icon and searches are limited by default to items with full text available. To expand your search to the entire IEEE Xplore index, select the Content Filter "All Results" on the Advanced Search page or on the results list after you perform a search.
IoP Electronic Journals (Institute of Physics) (1874-1993)
Contains over 50 searchable full text physics electronic journals.
MedCalc 3000 (STAT!Ref)
This is a collection of over 520 calculators, clinical criteria sets and decision trees for anyone practicing, teaching, or studying evidence-based medicine. This resource is integrated in STAT!Ref and included with every subscription. Every search in STAT!Ref automatically presents
links to relevant tools within MedCalc 3000. A mobile app and training tutorials are available from the main STAT!Ref access page.
SAGE Journals Online
SAGE Journals Online (SAGE Premier) is a collection of over 560 full-text journals in over 50 disciplines including business, communication, criminology, education, humanities, industrial relations, labor, medicine, political science, psychology, social science, science, technology, urban studies, and more. Includes research journals published on behalf of more than 245 scholarly and professional societies.
The online version of Science magazine includes access to original scientific research, global science news, and commentary in all fields of science.
Science in Context (Gale)
Provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Science Reference Center (EBSCOHost)
A comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. Contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
An online collection of science, technology, and mathematics (STM) books, journals, and reference works from Springer-Verlag. Subject areas covered include Architecture and Design; Behavioral Science; Biomedical and Life Sciences; Business and Economics; Chemistry and Materials Science; Computer Science; Earth and Environmental Science; Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law; Mathematics and Statistics; Medicine; Physics and Astronomy; Professional and Applied Computing.
This link provides consolidated access to STAT!Ref's Anatomy and Physiology Online, AAFP Conditions A to Z, MedCalc 3000, and Stedman's Medical Dictionary. It also includes a link to download the Stat!Ref mobile app, Training Center tutorials, and more.
Additional Databases and Journal Indexes
Academic OneFile (Gale InfoTrac)
A general database that contains full text and indexed articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals in most disciplines
Academic Search Complete (EBSCOHost)
A general, multi-disciplinary database that contains full text and indexed articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals
Provides access to more than 600 subject-specific encyclopedias, biographies, chronologies, dictionaries, and reference titles from over 80 publishers, covering every major subject. Offers over 200,000 images and audio files and nearly 100 videos. Over 10,000 Topic Pages present and organize a variety of information resources on a subject and act as a starting point for research.
A growing collection of over 3,500 electronic books in a range of academic subject areas with unlimited, multi-user access. Ebooks may be viewed online in any browser. If you prefer to read a book offline, you can download it for 14 days using Adobe Digital Editions (free) on your computer or the Bluefire Reader app (free) on your mobile device. Login is required both on and off campus. For more information, click the User Guide button above.
A growing collection of over 140,000 electronic books in a wide range of academic subject areas with unlimited, multi-user access. Ebooks may be viewed online in any browser. If you prefer to read a book offline, you can download up to 10 entire books for 14 days using Adobe Digital Editions (free) or the Bluefire Reader app (free) on your mobile device. Individual chapters can also be downloaded in PDF format. Login to your personal account to take advantage of additional functionalities including setting a default citation format, highlighting and note taking within the text, adding hyperlinks to the text, saving books to a personal bookshelf, downloading content for offline use, and access to Apple and Android mobile apps. Off-campus users are automatically logged in to their personal accounts. On-campus users will be prompted to login when they need to use one of the additional functions or when they click the Sign In link. For more information, click the User Guide button above.
EBSCO eBook Collection
A collection of over 150,000 electronic books available in full text online in a wide range of academic subject areas. Ebooks may be viewed online in any browser. If you prefer to read a book offline, you can download it for 14 days using Adobe Digital Editions (free) or the Bluefire Reader app (free) on your mobile device, or you can save a limited number of pages in PDF format. A free MyEBSCOhost account is required. For more information, click the User Guide button above.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale Group)
The electronic books included in this collection are in the categories of: Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, and Social Science. It includes hundreds of titles in the Twayne's Authors Series, including the American Writers Collection, British Writers Collection, European Writers Collection, World and Genre Writers Collection, and many others. Some GVRL ebooks are provided by DISCUS, while others are provided by the CSU Library.
General OneFile (Gale InfoTrac)
A general database that contains full text and indexed articles from magazines, newspapers, books and journals in most disciplines ranging from architecture to biology and history to mathematics.
Google Scholar FREE
Google Scholar allows you to search scholarly literature in many disciplines and from many sources. It includes journal articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. To locate full text of the materials, look in the right-hand column of your search results. Links which say pdf or html will take you to free sources if they are available. If the full text is not freely available, and if you are using a computer connected to the CSU on-campus network, Google Scholar should recognize your location, so look in the right-hand column of your search results for links which say Find It @ CSU as these will connect you to the resources available through the CSU Library. If you are off campus, or not connected to the CSU network, or if your on-campus computer's settings have been changed, then you need to configure Google Scholar to recognize the CSU library's resources. At the top of the Google Scholar search screen, click on "Settings." Or from a Google Scholar results page, click on the down arrow in the upper right and select "Settings." Then select "Library Links" in the left column and search for Charleston Southern. Select the CSU link and click "Save." If the Google Scholar settings are configured to recognize CSU, and if you do not see a free or Find It @ CSU link, check the CSU Library's resources directly as the CSU link may not always appear for a resource the library does offer. If no full text is available, request it through InterLibrary Loan.
HathiTrust is a growing digital repository of books and journals from a group of large research libraries. It includes both in copyright and public domain materials digitized by Google, the Internet Archive, and Microsoft, as well as through in-house initiatives at HathiTrust partner libraries. The full text of all materials is searchable by everyone, and the full text of materials in the public domain are openly viewable by everyone. To limit your search to the approximately 30% of the HathiTrust collection which is in the public domain, simply check the "Full view only" box on the search screen. Additional options are available for non-partners by creating a Friend Account. Hathi (pronounced hah-tee) is the Hindi word for elephant, an animal highly regarded for its memory, wisdom, and strength.
An archive of scholarly journals that offers high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated. The journals archived in JSTOR span many disciplines. Because of JSTOR's archival mission, there is a gap, typically from 1 to 5 years, between the most recently published journal issue and the back issues available in JSTOR.
An authoritative database continaing peer-reviewed journals in the most promising areas of biotechnology, biomedical research/life sciences, clinical medicine and surgery, and law.
MasterFILE Premier (EBSCOHost)
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.
An authoritative medical information database for medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, etc. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.
New York Times
Selected full text of the New York Times from 1985 to the present is available in several of the library's databases, with complete digital coverage from 2008 to three months ago available in ProQuest Digital Microfilm. In addition, the library keeps the last 8 weeks of the newspaper in paper format, and has 1851 to 2009 on microfilm. To locate the correct resource for the date you need, see this list.
News (AP, UPI, etc.) (EBSCOHost)
Provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press. Includes AP Top News, WorldStream, Financial News, AP Online, U.S. Politics & Government and 50 State Reports. End users can immediately access the full text of the NewsMonitor-delivered web content, by following the link in the record. The index to the full text content in AP News is held for a rolling 30-day archive by EBSCO, so users can enjoy the previous 30 days of news relating to their search interests.
Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCOHost)
Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.
Newstand (Gale InfoTrac)
Provides access to more than 2,700 national, international, state and local newspapers with selective coverage between 1980 and 2012.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Provides contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, it features continuously updated viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Points of View Reference Center (EBSCOHost)
Intended for public, academic, and high school libraries, Points of View is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Each Points of View essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world's top political and societal publications.
ProQuest Digital Microfilm: New York Times
This resource provides cover-to-cover full image access to the New York Times from 2008 to three months ago for an online experience that resembles paging through the newspaper in print or viewing it on microfilm. Users may crop, zoom, or rotate page images and then print, email, or save in PDF format. In addition, the library provides access to selected full text of the New York Times from 1985 to the present in several other databases, keeps the last 8 weeks of the newspaper in paper format, and has 1851 to 2009 on microfilm. To locate the correct resource for the date you need, see this list.
Readers' Guide Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson on EBSCOHost)
Subject coverage includes antiques, arts, business, computers, education, entertainment, film, television, gardening, health, medicine, history, home improvement, literature, news, current events, photography, popular and classical music, politics, popular culture, religion, science, sports, fitness, transportation, travel and much more. Includes indexing of over 450 periodicals as far back as 1983 and searchable full text of articles from over 250 journals as far back as 1994.
A shared catalog that provides information about books, periodicals, audio/visual materials, etc. from thousands of libraries around the world and indicates which libraries hold the items.
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Chambers Dictionary of Science and Technology (REF. Q123 .C482 1999)
The Chemistry Problem Solver : A Complete Solution Guide to Any Textbook (REF. QD 42 .C498 2001)
Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics (REF. QB14 .E534 2001 V. 1-4)
Glossary of Geology (REF. QE5 .B38 1997)
McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science & Technology (REF. Q121 .M29 1998)
The Organic Chemistry Problem Solver : A Complete Solution Guide to Any Textbook (REF. QD257 .O727 2001)
The Physics Problem Solver : A Complete Solution Guide to Any Textbook (REF. QC32 .P48 2000)
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CSU Earthquake Education Center
The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia
Information Retrieval in Chemistry
NASA Planetary Science Research Discoveries
Organic Chemistry Resources Worldwide
U. S. Geological Survey Earthquake
Views of the Solar System
Web Physics Project
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The following journals are available online:
Find a list of e-journals in science available at CSU
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Journals and Magazines
The following journals are available in the CSU library:
American Journal of Physics
Chemical Society Reviews (M/F)
Environmental Science and Technology
The Journal of Biological Chemistry (M/F)
Journal of Chemical Education
Journal of College Science Teaching
Journal of the South Carolina Medical Association
Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith
Philosophy of Science
School Science and Mathematics
Science Books and Films
Science and Children
Science and Society
Sky and Telescope
South Carolina Geology
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