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Senior School Database Search
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JSTOR is a digital library of academic journals, books, and primary sources relevant to all subjects.
Web of Science
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Web of Science delivers access to scholarly works across the Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. Access is limited to on site unless you register for roaming access. Registration remains current for 6 months after which you must reregister.
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Access to this database is permitted only from school; no username and password necessary. Search for peer-reviewed journals, articles, book chapters and open access content which includes scientific, technical, and medical research in the sciences, social sciences and humanities. There are three editions to Science Direct, currently we subscribe to the College Edition Journals Collection - Physical Sciences.
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Genes, Genomes, and DNA
"The genome is the total genetic information that an organism or a virus or any genetic entity possesses. Genomes vary greatly in size and organization among viruses, bacteria, organelles and eukaryotes. Except for a few viruses that use RNA, genomes are composed of DNA ... "
DNA Structure and Function, History
"DNA Structure and Function, History DNA was discovered in the nineteenth century, but its significance as the physical basis of inherited characteristics was not understood until midway through the twentieth ... "
" Three molecular biologists demonstrated that the genetic transformation of bacteria is caused by deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), providing direct evidence about the chemical nature of hereditary information. Their discovery, doubted at first, eventually led geneticists to understand that DNA carried life’s genetic blueprints ... "
Search Engines and Databases for Biology
Any articles you find that you cannot access, search in our Database OneSearch. If you still cannot retrieve the article, send the link to the article to the Library and we will arrange for access.
"The Cochrane Library (ISSN 1465-1858) is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making."
National Library of Medicine
"The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe."
"PubMed is a free resource supporting the search and retrieval of biomedical and life sciences literature with the aim of improving health–both globally and personally."
"An open access, transparent peer-reviewed general medical journal, BMC Medicine publishes outstanding and influential research in all areas of clinical practice, translational medicine, medical and health advances, public health, global health, policy, and general topics of interest to the biomedical and sociomedical professional communities."
"BioInteractive is a collection of resources, including 3D, animations, film, video, interactives, and virtual labs, that all pertain to the life sciences. ... The labs combine animations, illustrations, and videos to convey information and engage you in the process of science."
"Medical Xpress is a web-based medical and health news service that is part of the renowned Science X network.
National Center for Biotechnology Information
"The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) provides a wealth of information in the fields of medicine and biological sciences."
Search Engines and Databases for Science
Search Engines and Databases for Science
"CORE’s mission is to aggregate all open access research worldwide and deliver unrestricted access for all."
"PLOS One is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science (PLOS) since 2006. The journal covers primary research from any discipline within science and medicine."
"arXiv is a free distribution service and an open-access archive for 1,895,728 scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics. Materials on this site are not peer-reviewed by arXiv."
"ScienceDaily features breaking news about the latest discoveries in science, health, the environment, technology, and more -- from leading universities, scientific journals, and research organizations."
"For the science geek in everyone, Live Science breaks down the stories behind the most interesting news and photos on the Internet, while also digging up fascinating discoveries that hit on a broad range of fields, from dinosaurs and archaeology to wacky physics and astronomy to health and human behavior."
"The Conversation Australia and New Zealand is a unique collaboration between academics and journalists that in just 10 years has become the world’s leading publisher of research-based news and analysis."
Science Tech Daily
"Read daily science news articles for students, teachers, and researchers. Find the latest science news and interesting research articles."
"Since 1997, the SciCentral editors have been aggregating breaking research news from the most reputable and reliable sources ... Only content freely accessible to online readers is considered."
"On Google Books, you can read books and magazines, download them, cite them, and translate them. Some books are provided by publishers, while others are scanned as part of the Library Project." When you load a book, enter the keywords for the specific information you need in the Search in this book box. Although the entire book may not load, you may still be able to extract some relevant information.