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Science information is right at your fingertips through the following databases:

ProQuest Research Library: Science & Technology

This database provides an impressive collection of scientific journals in full text and image formats. Publications include a wide range of topics from both the physical and life science disciplines. Subjects covered include chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, transportation, astronomy, biology, earth science, and more.
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MasterFILE Complete

Designed specifically for public libraries, this huge database provides full text for thousands of periodicals covering a range of subjects including general science. In addition to the full text, it provides indexing and abstracts for thousands of other titles. This database also features full text primary source documents and an image collection of photos, maps and flags.
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Small Engine Repair Reference Centre

This database contains more than 400 full text repair manuals for a wide range of small engines including motorcycles, farm tractors, outdoor power tools and mowers, jet skis, boat motors, etc. There is often over 25 years of an engine model. Provides assistance for routine maintenance, such as tune-ups and brake service, as well as extensive repairs involving engine and transmission disassembly.
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Gale Student Resources In Context

This database provides researchers with an expansive collection specifically designed to meet the needs of university undergraduates. Topics covered in depth include Science & Health, History, Geography & Cultures and Literature. Content comes from reference books and encyclopedias, newspapers, magazines and a variety of multimedia sources.
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Oxford Reference Online: Science

Oxford Reference Online provides access to works from one of the world's biggest reference publishers into a single cross-searchable resource - science content includes A Dictionary of Chemistry, A Dictionary of Biology, A Dictionary of Physics, The Oxford Companion to the Earth, The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science and others.
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This website is a global science gateway that enables you to search across over 40 scientific databases and portals from more than 50 countries. Not all results returned will be in full text. More science information resources will be added in the future.
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Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (Te Ara)

This website contains over 3,000 biographies of New Zealanders who have 'made their mark' on this country. It does not include people who are alive. As well as searching by name, the 'word search' locates scientists with keywords such as 'astronomer', 'botanist', 'seismologist' and 'geologist'. The site includes the collected biographies originally published in the printed Dictionary of New Zealand Biography series between 1990 and 2000.
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