Science Databases

Whether you've got a biology report due, or you're just curious, these science databases will help you find reliable, factual scientific information!

Tutorials: How to Use These Resources

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Academic Search Premier Full text for more than 4,600 journals, many with searchable cited references. Journals include American Historical Review, Political Science Quarterly, Library Journal, Journal of General Psychology, and many more.
Animal Reference eBooks Digital versions of Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, offering encyclopedic coverage of the animal kingdom.
Gale Virtual Reference Library Visit a virtual bookshelf containing hundreds of e-textbooks on several topics. View Tutorial
GreenFILE Content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments, and what can be done to minimize these effects. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, sustainable agriculture, recycling, and more. (via INSPIRE)
INSPIRE Free to Indiana residents: a searchable database of databases. Find hundreds of further resources to answer your science questions! Need home access?
LCPL Catalog Our very own catalog contains helpful materials for your science research.
National Geographic Virtual Library A complete archive of National Geographic magazine - every page of every issue - along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.
Science In Context (Get Tips) In-depth articles, experiments, broad overviews, and biographies in every area of science from life sciences to space to technology.
Science Reference eBooks Encyclopedias of science-related topics
ScienceFlix iPad/tablet ready science! Explore units on Earth Science, Technology and Engineering, Space, Biology, and Physics, each complete with articles, videos, quizzes, and experiments.

Can't Find It?

If you can't find what you're looking for in any of our databases, give your local library a call. They can help you figure out which databases would be most helpful to you to further research your topic.

If you'd like to ask a librarian, but it's after library hours, just head over to our Ask a Librarian page! This form lets you contact us at any time of day or night. We'll get you an answer within 24 business hours. Happy researching!