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Finding Reliable & Relevant Scholarly Articles: Scientific Databases at WSU
WSU Libraries' Discovery Tool "SmartSearch" searches the libraries' ONLINE CATALOG, and many of the databases subscribed to (but not all!) - and is a good way to learn subject headings, keywords, and filter easily for content. It's a great place to start your research before plunging into discipline-specific databases.
Provides citations to worldwide journal literature in chemical and biomedical sciences. Contains the structure and property information for over 25 million substances. Includes reaction searching. Coverage: 1907-present. Restricted to current WSU students, faculty, and staff.
How to Use Google Scholar off-campus Provides access to scholarly sources across many disciplines including articles, theses, books, etc. from a variety of publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Links to full-text when available.
Provides citations and abstracts for over 4,800 journals published worldwide in the life sciences with an emphasis on medicine and health. Produced by the National Library of Medicine. Not searchable using MeSH (Medical Subject Headings.) Coverage: 2000-present.
Citations, abstracts, and some full-text from thousands of biomedical journals published worldwide in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care systems, and preclinical sciences. Coverage: 1966-present.
To link to ILLiad from Science Direct, click on the article title, then “360 Link to Full-Text”, and then “Submit Request”. Instructions for eBook Downloading
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