ScienceThis LibGuide provides information on the MGCCC Libraries Science Café series.
Subject Databases
AGRICOLA(Magnolia) Bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library, covering all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including animal and veterinary science, plant sciences, forestry, farming, and more.
Environment Complete(Magnolia) Deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy resources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.
Garden, Landscape & Horticulture Literature Index(Magnolia) Indexes and abstracts for more than 300 core titles on topics including botany, ecology, garden management, landscape design, and more.
GreenFILE(Magnolia) Well-researched information on all aspects of human impact to the environment, including content on global warming, green building, recycling, and more.
Science Online(Infobase) Contains extensive information on the full spectrum of scientific disciplines in a variety of useful formats, including printable diagrams, illustrations, experiments, images, videos, and flash animations. The content is organized by subject area and type of resource, and state and national education standards, as well as STEM Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards.
General Databases that Include Science Topics
Academic Search Complete(MELO) A scholarly, multi-disciplinary database providing indexing and abstracts for thousands of journals and other publications. Academic Search Complete includes full-text access to peer-reviewed journals, as well as indexing and abstracts for magazines, monographs, reports, and conference proceedings. The database features some PDF content going back as far as 1867, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for 1,000 journals.
Academic Search Premier(Magnolia) Indexing for more than 8200 journals, and unmatched full text coverage in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, and more, for over 4500 of those titles.
Book Collection: Nonfiction(Magnolia) Fully searchable full text and abstracts for nearly 4000 popular nonfiction books on topics such as careers, ethnicity, disabilities, adventure, technology, history, and civics.
Ebook CentralProQuest Ebook Central is a collection of more than 135,000 full-text ebooks covering a wide range of subjects, including business and economics, computers, technology and engineering, humanities, life and physical science, and social and behavioral sciences.
eBooks(Infobase) Offers access to more than 3,100 current and backlist Infobase titles, spanning a wide range of core, curriculum- oriented subject areas—from history, science, and literature to geography, social issues, the arts, biographies, and more.
eBook Collection(MELO) A database that contains all of the full text eBooks purchased by the MELO consortium.
eBook Community College Collection(MELO) Focused on the academic and trade information needs of community colleges, this multidisciplinary collection contains more than 52,000 eBook titles, with content spanning a range of topics, programs, and fields of study and varying from introductory/basic content to higher-level content, all with a user-friendly search experience and simple download process.
Gale Virtual Reference Library(Gale) Collection of full-text encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources.
Issues and Controversies(Infobase) Full-text, in-depth essays giving multiple perspectives to issues facing society today. Search full text, subject index, title, date. Custom searching also available. It also provides access to selected primary source documents, interviews, newspaper editorials and bibliographies.
MasterFILE Premier(Magnolia) Full text for thousands of periodicals, reference books, and primary source documents, covering a broad range of disciplines, including general reference and science, business, education, health, multicultural issues and more.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context(Gale) Provides research and background information on social issues. The database contains the essays from the Opposing Viewpoints series, supplemented by, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.
Points of View Reference Center(MELO) A full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides 250 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point(argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. The database also offers guides to debate, developing arguments, and writing position papers.
SIRS Researcher(EBSCO) A general database of selected full-text articles on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, business, political, and global issues. In addition to full-text articles, the following are also available: Today's News, Almanac Excerpts, and Maps of the World. Many articles are accompanied by graphics, including charts, maps, diagrams, and illustrations.
TOPICsearch(Magnolia) Full text for over 102,000 articles on social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms, including controversial opinions and viewpoints.