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Environmental Science & Policy Research Guide

Environmental Science & Policy

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AccessScience Access to authoritative articles in all major areas of science and technology from Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. Yes more information
BIOSIS Citation Index
(Web of Science)
Contains citations to items in journals, books, conference proceedings, and technical reports, in all areas of the life sciences and biology. Encompasses over 5,300 journal titles and 22 million records with coverage back to 1926. No more information
Birds of North America Provides life histories and images for over 700 species of birds breeding in the USA (including Hawaii) and Canada with video and audio recordings for many. No more information
Global Issues in Context
(Gale)
A resource for international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. No more information
GreenFILE
(EBSCO)
A bibliographic database of resources in a variety of formats that address environmental concerns. Partial more information
GREENR - Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources
(Gale)
A database focused on the issues relating to the environment. Its coverage extends to news, case studies, videos, and news, as well as academic journals. Partial more information
Nature International science journal that publishes peer-reviewed original research, review articles, reports, and commentaries on the latest happenings in the sciences. Valuable for both scientists and those with a general interest in the sciences. Partial more information
Nature: News@Nature The daily news of Science: Science journalism in the news. Partial more information
RefWorks [Old Version] Bibliographic and citation tool for Drake students and faculty No more information
Science Citation Index Expanded
(Web of Science)
Indexes more than 6,650 authoritative journals across 150 scientific disciplines and includes cited references. Coverage: 1899-present. Yes more information
Science Online
(AAAS)
Full-text of the journal Science, 1997 – date. Published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Partial more information
ScienceDirect ScienceDirect contains over 25% of the world's science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information. Yes more information
Springer eBook, 2010-2017 Collections A collection of electronic books in a variety of subjects. Users have the option to order a personal print copy of ebooks owned by Drake (2010-2017 collection) for $24.99 (regardless of the actual book price). These "MyCopy" books are soft-cover b/w print copies that are mailed to the user’s address. Yes more information
Web of Science Web of Science, a database that provides quick and powerful access to the world's leading citation databases and sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities research content. (Includes: Biosis Citation Index, Currents Contents Connect, Data Citation Index, Derwent Innovations Index, MEDLINE, SciELO Citation Index, Zoological Record, and the Web of Science Core Collection: Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions, Index Chemicus, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Social Sciences Citation Index.) Partial more information
Web of Science Core Collection A subset of databases within the Web of Science that provide access to the world’s leading citation databases, with multidisciplinary information from over 12,000 high impact journals and over 160,000 conference proceedings from around the world. (Includes: Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions, Index Chemicus, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Social Sciences Citation Index.) Partial more information

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Academic Search Premier
(EBSCO)
Scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 6,000 full-text periodicals, including more than 2,800 peer-reviewed journals. Partial more information
Academic Video Online
(Alexander Street Press)
A single cross-searchable repository of Alexander Street Press online video titles currently available to Drake users. This includes American History in Video and World History in Video Yes more information
Ambrose Digital Streaming Video Collection of streaming video clips and full programs. The database includes all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays produced by BBC as well as additional films in history, social sciences, literature, fine arts, and the sciences. No more information
American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955
(EBSCO)
Searchable, open access database of dissertations from 1933-1955. Partial more information
American History in Video
(Alexander Street Press)
Historical coverage from the early history of Native Americans to the 1988 Vicennes Affair in the Persian Gulf. Biographical coverage ranges from eighteenth century to modern day figures. Yes more information
Annual Reviews Collection of critical reviews written by leading scientists in 40 disciplines within the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences including Economics. Yes more information
Artemis Primary Sources
(Gale)
Combines Gale primary source databases into one searchable environment. No more information
ArticleFirst
(OCLC)
Index of articles from the contents pages of journals in business, science, humanities, social sciences, medicine, technology and popular culture. Partial more information
Book Citation Index
(Web of Science )
Allows cited reference searching of over 30,000 editorially selected books published since 2005 in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. (Part of the Web of Science Core Collection) No more information
Britannica Online Fully searchable version of this authoritative, general encyclopedia. It also includes the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Britannica Book of the Year. Yes more information
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
(GPO Access)
Free index to federal government publications distributed through the Superintendent of Documents. Yes more information
Conference Proceedings Citation Index
(Web of Science)
This citation index covers conference literature in all scientific and technical fields, as well as all fields of social sciences, arts, and humanities. (Part of the Web of Science Core Collection) No more information
CountryWatch Up-to-date news and information on all of the world's countries. No more information
CQ Press Researcher Online Looking for a "hot topic" on which to do a research paper? This database is a great place to start! It offers pros & cons, background information, and in-depth analysis on a variety of topics, issues, and controversies currently in the news. Yes more information
Credo Reference Portal to over 500 highly regarded reference sources. Examples of sources covered include: Art, Business, Food & Beverage, History, Language, Law, Literature, Medicine, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Science, Social Sciences, and Technology. Yes more information
Current Chemical Reactions
(Web of Science )
Each of the more than 880,000 reactions provides complete reaction diagrams, critical conditions, bibliographic data, and author abstracts. (Part of the Web of Science Core Collection) No more information
Current Contents Connect
(Web of Science)
Current awareness database provides access to complete tables of contents, abstracts, bibliographic information, abstracts from recently published issues of scholarly journals, and evaluated websites. No more information
Data Citation Index
(Web of Science)
Indexes data studies and datasets across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences and links the datasets/studies with published literature. No more information
Derwent Innovations Index
(Web of Science)
Enables patent searching, letting you conduct patent and citation searches of inventions in chemical, electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering. No more information
eScholarShare (Drake University) Scholarly repository of Drake University. Includes 1000+ electronic theses & dissertations. Yes more information
Filmakers Library Online
(Alexander Street Press)
Collection of over 1,400 international documentary films made from 1974 to the present by independent filmakers from all over the world. They are feature length films, providing hundreds of hours of viewing and transcripts that scroll as the video plays. Yes more information
Gale Virtual Reference Library A collection of reference works on the Arts, Business, Education, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation & World, Religion, and the Social Sciences. Yes more information
Health Source: Consumer Edition
(EBSCO)
Provides consumer-oriented information on many health topics, including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Partial more information
Highwire Press Free Journals Full-text coverage of more than 150 scholarly journals in the medical and life sciences. Partial more information
Index Chemicus
(Web of Science )
Text- and substructure-searchable, this database provides access to the chemical compound information needed to find research data, analyze trends, journals and researchers, and share findings. (Part of the Web of Science Core Collection) No more information
Journal Citation Reports Measures research influence and impact at the journal and category levels by showing the relationship between citing and cited journals available in the Web of Science. (Essential Science Indicators is another similar database for exploring scholarly metrics.) Yes more information
JSTOR More than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources Yes more information
LexisNexis Academic Provides over 9,000 full-text news, business, and legal sources. No more information
Marquis Who's Who in America Biographical information from various "Who's Who" series. Yes more information
National Review Archive The National Review has been a leading journal of opinion since its inception in 1955. Yes more information
New York Times New York Times access 1851-present. Direct access to virtually all NY Times content from that time period. Requires a separate, one-time registration. For details, visit http://researchguides.drake.edu/nyt No more information
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Science, Technology, and Medicine: 1780-1925
(Gale)
Archive of more than 3.5 million pages of journals, books, reports, and personal documents dealing with scientific, technical, and medical knowledge during the nineteenth century. No more information
Nineteenth Century Collections Online: Science, Technology, and Medicine: 1780-1925, Part 2
(Gale)
Archive of European and British periodicals and American monographs from renowned sources, including Natural History, The Rise of Public Health in England and Wales, and Academies of Science Publications. No more information
Oxford Reference Online Access to dictionaries & reference works in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Limit of 5 simultaneous users. Yes more information
Periodicals Archive Online
(ProQuest)
Archive of backfiles of scholarly periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences, spanning more than two centuries of content, 37 key subject areas, and multiple languages. Yes more information
PIVOT Funding Search PIVOT is a funding search program that will offer tools and services designed to facilitate discovery and research. No more information
Project Muse Full-text of scholarly journals published by Johns Hopkins University and other university presses. Yes more information
SciELO Citation Index
(Web of Science)
SciELO content includes regional journals from Latin American and the Caribbean as well as titles from Spain, Portugal and South Africa. Yes more information
Social Sciences Citation Index
(Web of Science)
A multidisciplinary index to more than 1,950 scholarly social sciences journals as well as relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals. Yes more information
Statistical Abstract of the United States
(ProQuest)
Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. No more information
Very Short Introductions
(Oxford)
Concise introductions to a wide range of subjects. Yes more information
Wiley Online Library Full-text access to selected journal titles and articles covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. Yes more information
WorldCat
(OCLC)
WorldCat is a catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. No more information
WorldCat Dissertations
(OCLC)
Bibliographic database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat No more information
Zoological Record
(Web of Science)
Provides comprehensive coverage of international zoological literature. No more information