Databases by Subject

Environmental Science & Sustainability Research Guide

Environmental Science & Sustainability

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AccessScience Access to authoritative articles in all major areas of science and technology from Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. Yes No more information
BIOSIS Citation Index
(Web of Science)
Contains citations to items in all areas of the life sciences and biology. Encompasses over 5,300 journal titles and 22 million records. No No more information
Birds of the World Online database of over 10,000 global bird species, searchable by species, topic, or keyword. Includes audio and video content. No No more information
Gale in Context: Environmental Studies (formerly GREENR) A database focused on the study of sustainability and the environment, including news, case studies, videos, and news, as well as academic journals. Partial Yes more information
Global Issues
(Gale in Context)
A resource for international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. No Yes more information
GreenFILE
(EBSCO)
A bibliographic database of resources in a variety of formats that address environmental concerns. Partial No more information
Nature International science journal that publishes peer-reviewed original research, review articles, reports, and commentaries on the latest happenings in the sciences. Note: Cowles Library subscribes to Nature and Nature Neuroscience. Yes No more information
Nature: News@Nature Science journalism in the news. Partial 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 No more information
Science Online
(EBSCO)
Full-text of the journal Science, 1990 – present. Published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, hosted on EBSCO's Academic Search Ultimate database. Yes No more information
ScienceDirect
(Elsevier)
ScienceDirect contains over 25% of the world's world's science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information. Drake University provides access to all of the book titles and a majority of the journal titles hosted on this platform, from 1995-present. Yes No more information
Springer eBooks, 2010-2021 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 (2010-2021 collections) 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 No more information
Web of Science A multidisciplinary research platform which searches a range of citation indexes and databases, covering over 33,000 of the worlds top journals. Partial No more information
Web of Science Core Collection This subset of Web of Science indexes primary journals and article citations in several databases spanning a wide range of disciplines. Partial No more information

Other Resources

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Academic Search Ultimate
(EBSCO)
Scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, with full text from more than 10,000 periodicals. Partial No more information
American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955
(EBSCO)
Searchable, open access database of dissertations from 1933-1955. Partial No 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 No more information
Artemis Primary Sources
(Gale)
Combines Gale primary source databases into one searchable environment. No 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 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 No more information
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
(GPO Access)
Free index to federal government publications distributed through the Superintendent of Documents. Yes No more information
CountryWatch Up-to-date news and information on all of the world's countries. No 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 No 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 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 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 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 No more information
eScholarShare (Drake University) Scholarly repository of Drake University. Includes 1000+ electronic theses & dissertations. Yes No 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 Yes more information
General OneFile
(Gale)
Gale's largest general interest database of articles from general, specialized, and professional newspapers and periodicals, many with full text and images. Yes 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 No 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 No more information
JSTOR More than a thousand academic journals and over 1 million images, letters, and other primary sources Yes No more information
Marquis Who's Who in America Biographical information from various "Who's Who" series. Yes No 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 No more information
Nexis Uni (LexisNexis Academic) Provides over 9,000 full-text news, business, and legal sources. Note: LexisNexis Academic is now called "Nexis Uni." No No more information
Oxford Reference Online Access to dictionaries & reference works in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Limit of 5 simultaneous users. Yes No 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 No more information
Project Muse Full-text of scholarly journals published by Johns Hopkins University and other university presses. Yes 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 No more information
Science
(Gale in Context)
Database of full-text articles and multimedia content covering all aspects of science, from earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography. Partial 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 No more information
Very Short Introductions
(Oxford)
Concise introductions to a wide range of subjects. Yes No 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 No more information
WorldCat
(OCLC)
WorldCat is a catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. No No more information
WorldCat Dissertations
(OCLC)
Bibliographic database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat No No more information
Zoological Record
(Web of Science)
Provides comprehensive coverage of international zoological literature. No No more information