Database Help

The Science Primary Literature database provides access to journal articles, book chapters, and images that have been found useful by college and university science students.  The publications included in the Database have both been used and cited by multiple students and have been highly cited in the scientific literature.

The Headline Science database provides access to magazine and journal articles and web sites covering important news in the Sciences published over the last three years.  The records usually provide both a link to a news story and a link to a more in-depth study or analysis that sits behind the headline allowing you to go deeper on that topic.  The Headline Science database is a good tool for finding topics.

There are two ways to search the Databases:

*Quick Search — the single box searches a description of the content of the publication (includes information typically found in the abstract, subject headings, and title fields).

The Boolean AND and OR operators can be used within the search box by typing the operators in capitol letters; for example —

climate change AND stress (will search for all records that contain the phrase “climate change” AND a variant of the word “stress”)

climate change OR stress (will search for all records that contain either the phrase “climate change” OR a variant of the word “stress”)

To confirm, two or more words together will be searched as a phrase (example, climate change, global warming, pathogenic bacteria).

The operator AND provides a more focused search than the operator OR.

*Search — allows searching of a range of additional information including author name, title, publication year, and the journal or book title.  Use Search when you have the citation for a publication and want to check for a full text link and/or a link to citing publications.

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