Google Scholar is another way to search for scholarly literature across multiple disciplines from one place. Google Scholar finds articles, theses, books, abstracts, and court opinions from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and other web sites.
And the most important thing! Be sure to access Google Scholar through the library’s homepage to turn on “Check Library for Full Text,” a value-added feature that will identify if the item is in the library’s print and/or electronic collection.
The best way to get there is to select “Databases” from the library homepage, and choose “G” from the alphabetical list.
What is that bird I hear every morning? Is that plant poisonous? How many kinds of edible berries are there in Alaska? Where is the best place to look for mushrooms?
For answers to these and other questions, take a look in the Library’s catalog for books, field guides, handbooks, and much more on the plants and animals found in Alaska.
Don’t forget that ARLIS has a variety of these sources as well.
MathSciNet, the comprehensive database covering the world’s mathematical literature from the American Mathematical Society, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. The database includes reviews, abstracts, and citations for much of the mathematical sciences literature, with over 100,000 new items added every year. Coverage goes back to the early 1800s.
Compendex is the most comprehensive database of scientific and technical engineering research available, covering all aspects of engineering disciplines. It includes millions of citations and abstracts from thousands of engineering journals and conference proceedings from 80 countries, and covers well over 120 years of core engineering literature.
Browse indexes are available for searching by author, author affiliation, source, publisher, and subject terms.
… can be found in Zoological Record. Even though the printed index, and eventually the online database, have been around since 1864, UAA just started a subscription this year when the Library upgraded its Web of Science package. As the oldest continuing database of animal biology and the world’s leading taxonomic reference, it acts as the world’s unofficial register of animal names. The broad scope of coverage ranges from biodiversity and the environment to taxonomy and veterinary sciences.
Find Zoological Record under Z in the list of Databases, or select it from the the list in Web of Science — All Databases.
Can your building handle an earthquake? Need to know the specs for designing structures in earthquake-prone areas like Alaska? Find out in one of the Consortium Library’s many full text eBooks available in EngNetBase (CRC), Access Engineering (McGraw-Hill), or Earth & Environmental Science (Springer). Or try QuickSearch and limit to Books/eBooks to find them all.
… especially if you are trying to describe or teach someone how to do a scientific experiment. No worries. JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, can help.
Begun in 2006, JoVE is the world’s first peer reviewed scientific video journal dedicated to publishing scientific research in a visual format. Thousands of video articles from top research institutions worldwide have been published in JoVE.
You’ll find JoVE in the list of journals available through the Consortium Library. Have a look!
Did you know that the Consortium Library has access to the historical archive of The Times, London’s major newspaper, from 1785 to 2004?
Do some primary source research on the French Revolution or the War of 1812 (from the English perspective), Jack the Ripper or Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, Lord Horatio Nelson or Charles Darwin, or any one of a number of topics. It even includes Letters to the Editor and Classified and Display Advertising.
Or find out what was happening on your birthday in London 100 or 200+ years ago!
You’ll find it under Times Digital Archive, 1785-2004 on the Databases page.
GeoScienceWorld is a comprehensive resource on the web for information, research, and communications in geology and the earth sciences.
Integrated with the GeoRef database, it also offers access to 45 scholarly full text journals and features a map coordinate search and “Topic Maps” that plot the links between publications.
Need literature reviews for topics in Anthropology? Environment and Resources? Psychology? Political Science? Public Health? Sociology? Not to mention Biochemistry? Computer Science? Earth and Planetary Science? Physics?
Explore the Library’s expanded coverage of this great resource. Take a look at the full list of available Annual Reviews titles here.
Each year, Annual Reviews critically reviews the most significant primary research literature to guide you to the principal contributions of the field and help you keep up-to-date in your area of research. Annual Reviews are comprehensive, authoritative reviews in a variety of subject fields across the Sciences and Social Sciences, and rank among the most highly cited sources in the literature.