Science information is right at your fingertips through the following databases:
ProQuest Science Journals
ProQuest Science Journals 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.
Designed specifically for public libraries, this huge database provides full text for nearly 1,950 periodicals covering a range of subjects including general science. In addition to the full text, it provides indexing and abstracts for nearly 2,600 other titles. This database also features 83,500 full text primary source documents and an image collection of 107,000 photos, maps and flags.
Full text science magazines include (with embargos where noted):
Archaeology, Astronomy, Discover, Geographical, National Geographic (3mth delay), Natural History, Nature (12mth delay), Nature Australia, New Scientist (6mth delay), Physics Today (7mth delay), Popular Science, Science (12mth delay), Scientific American, Sierra, Sky and Telescope and Weatherwise.
Clicking on the links above will take you directly to the holdings of each magazine. If you have not accessed the Ebsco site in the last 30 days you will need to validate your library access first, and then the links above will work for you.
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.
Use this comprehensive database to retrieve in-depth reference content for the core topics of Science, Literature, History, Biographies and Social Studies. Designed for the secondary school student, the Discovering Collection includes biographies, criticisms, overview essays and timeline entries, images/multimedia, and primary source documents from the Discovering and Exploring databases, all of the UXL titles from the Junior Reference Collection, Gale Encyclopedia of Science, 2nd ed., Newsmakers, many of the Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia line, all of the Worldmark titles, and the Merriam Webster's Collegiate, Biographical, and Geographical dictionaries.
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.
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.
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.
Dictionary of New Zealand Biography
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.