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Learn about library databases, scholarly articles, and database search strategies on this page. See which library databases are best to use for research about geography topics and how to search them.
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Science in Context
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This database covers all of your science needs! All branches of science, including health and medicine, are represented. Current and controversial science topics are also covered here.
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GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
Salem Science This link opens in a new window
A collection of searchable e-books covering science topics like biomes, the environment, & more.
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Current/Controversial Issues Databases
CQ Researcher This link opens in a new window
Researching a controversial, persuasive, or current topic? Use this source to find long reports covering popular topics. Each report covers the background of the issue, current happenings, looking to the future, and pro/con arguments.
Issues & Controversies This link opens in a new window
Issues & Controversies explores and analyzes hundreds of hot topics in politics, business, government, crime, law, energy, education, health, family, science, foreign policy, race, rights, society, and culture. Full reports on current or controversial topics and issues that include an introduction, history, supporting and opposing arguments, timelines, and statistics.
Gale in Context Opposing Viewpoints This link opens in a new window
Working on a persuasive speech or paper? Look here for articles on alternative points of view on controversial issues. Click the “Browse Issues” tab to get a list of topics.
ScienceDaily features breaking news about the latest discoveries in science, health, the environment, technology, and more -- from major news services and leading universities, scientific journals, and research organizations.
Public Library of Science
215,000+ peer-reviewed articles are free to access