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Academic OneFile (Gale)Login Required
Articles

From Gale, Academic OneFile contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles for academic libraries from the world's leading journals. This comprehensive resource covers the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and many other subjects.

Academic Search PremierLogin Required
Articles Newspaper
(Via EbscoHost) Full text for thousands of publications, including thousands of peer-reviewed journal articles as well as newspapers. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further.
Air & Space Magazine Archives (1970-) Gale Digital Archives
Articles
Gale Digital Archives provides access to Smithsonian's Air & Space magazine from 1986 - present and the Smithsonian from 1970 - present.
AVON: Academic Video Online (was VAST)Login Required
Movies/Films
From Alexander Street Press, this comprehensive multidisciplinary streaming video resource on the Web brings together thousands of video titles in a wide range of disciplines. With thousands and thousands of complete titles (not clips), AVON includes award-winning films from dozens of notable producers and distributors.
Britannica Academic EditionLogin Required
Dictionaries / Thesauri Encyclopedia Information Maps
An excellent online encyclopedia, dictionary, and world atlas. Don't know much about your topic? Start here.
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1976 to present (GPO Access)
Articles Government
Finding tool for Federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical (since 1976) and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. For publications 1895-1976 visit Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1895-1976 (Chadwyck).
Chemdex (Sheffield Chemdex Directory of Chemistry)
Directories / Phone Books Website
The Sheffield Chemdex: the directory of chemistry on the WWW since 1993 - a portal to Chemistry institutions, departments, elements, research, and countries.
ChemIDplus (National Library of Medicine)
Government Website
From the U.S. National Library of Medicine, this site is used to locate & identify a chemical or drug's toxicity, physical properites, molecular weight, etc.
Conversion of Units
Tools
From the Institute of Chemistry - a conversion guide
Credo ReferenceLogin Required
E-Book Encyclopedia Information
General reference source, aggregating content of major subjects from the "best publishers of reference."
Culture GramsLogin Required
Encyclopedia Information Maps Statistics / Weights / Measures
Provided by the Wyoming State Library, Culture Grams provides demographic, political, economic, climate, and social statistical information and maps about world countries, states, and Canadian provinces.
Dissertations & Theses (via Proquest)Login Required
Articles
The official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and the database of record for graduate research. Full-text for most entries since 1997. Abstracts back to 1980.
Earth Science World Image Bank
Images Website
Service provided by the American Geological Institute (AGI); includes descriptive information. Photo quality images are available for a fee.
Ebrary's Academic Complete (EBook Central -- non-fiction)Login Required
E-Book
These non-fiction e-books span all academic subject areas. Can be read online or downloaded.
Ebsco eBook CollectionsLogin Required
E-Book
The library subscribes to the following eBook collections that are searched together from this link: Publishing Collection, Academic Collection North America, and Community College Collection: Nursing & Allied Health (includes Vet Tech and Computer Software), Clinical collection and Engineering Collection.
Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S. (Part of Gale Directory Library)Login Required
Directories / Phone Books
This publication is part of Gale Directory Library, a federated search engine of directories.
Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) Complete (Proquest)Login Required
Articles Statistics / Weights / Measures
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires that U.S. federal agencies or anyone receiving federal funding prepare detailed analyses of any of their actions that significantly affect the quality of the environment. Almost all developments, such as roads, houses and airports, have an impact on the environment. In recent years, EISs have looked increasingly at biodiversity. Most EIS documents will include a description of major habitats and a list of the plant and animal species present. They also pay particular attention to the presence of threatened species. Where the effects are considered significantly harmful to threatened species, an additional document, the Species Impact Statement (SIS), may also be prepared.
ERIC
Articles Government
(Education Resources Information Center) U.S. Department of Education produces the world's premier database of journal and non-journal education literature; greater than 1.4 million citations going back to 1966; Over 527,000 full-text non-journal documents (issued 1966-present), previously available for a fee.
FedStats
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
The gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. government agencies. NOTE: Search this site for table information that was in the Statistical Abstracts of the United States, now discontinued.
Films on DemandLogin Required
Movies/Films
Collection by Films Media Group (FMG) of online educational videos. These films are viewed through streaming video and can be linked by faculty into online classes. Flash is the recommended viewing software. If streaming is not smooth, try a lower playback file size (300, or 400).
Fire Effects Information System (FEIS)
Government
FEIS provides up-to-date information [literature reviews and summaries with complete bibliographies] about fire effects on plants, lichens, and animals. It was developed at the United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory in Missoula, Montana.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (via EBSCO)Login Required
Encyclopedia Information
An online encyclopedia
Gale Reference (GVRL)Login Required
Biographies Encyclopedia Information
All of your favorite reference books online. Search within one reference title, across several reference titles, or even across several other Gale databases. 
General OneFile (Gale)Login Required
Articles

General OneFile is Gale's largest general-interest database with more than 8,000 titles (most in full text with no embargo), many of which are recommended by Bowker's Magazines for Libraries. We've included the reference, newspaper, and audio content that complements the resource's robust collection of magazines and journals.

Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Encyclopedia Information Government
Information for almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States and its territories. The GNIS is our Nation's official repository of domestic geographic names information.
Geology of National Parks (USGS)
Government Website
3D and photographic tours featuring park geology and natural history.
GeoRef (Proquest)Login Required
Articles
This database, established by the American Geological Institute (AGI) in 1966, provides access to the geoscience literature of the world. Searching also includes GeoRef In Process and Proquest Deep Indexing: Earth Sciences.
Global Issues in ContextLogin Required
Articles Encyclopedia Information Statistics / Weights / Measures

From Gale, this database provides perspectives on International news, events, health, business, foreign conflict, science, society, politics, women and family and other issues as well as maps, history and other tools.

HathiTrust
Articles Biographies
HathiTrust (pronounced "Hot'-y" is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than sixty partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide.
How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measure
Dictionaries / Thesauri Statistics / Weights / Measures
JSTORLogin Required
Articles
Provides  full-text to scholarly journals in administration, African-American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, business, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, law, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population, psychology, public policy, sociology, statistics,  US and International Music research and theory, and more... Current issues are not included.
Lexis-Nexis - All News SearchLogin Required
Newspaper
LexisNexis® is a leading global provider of information designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. This link provides advanced searching of all major world publications, newspapers, reviews, broadcasts & more.
MasterFILE PremierLogin Required
Articles Biographies Images
(via EbscoHost) Multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 2,000 general reference publications dating as far back as 1975. Also includes more than 360 full text reference books, 84,074 biographies, 86,135 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.
Material Safety Data Sheets
Statistics / Weights / Measures
Information provided by Sigma-Aldrich, this site provides chemical safety information, manufacturer's original MSDS labels, etc.
Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1895-1976 (Chadwyck)Login Required
Government
An historical archive of U.S. Government publications from 1895-1976. For publications since 1976, visit Catalog of U.S. Government Publications, 1976 to present (GPO Access).
NASA Images
Government Images
Images from the National Aeronautics & Space Administration
National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC): Geological Hazards Images
Government Images Statistics / Weights / Measures
NGDC maintains a collection of geologic hazards photographs.
National Interagency Fire Center
Government
Find out what is burning and where. Also includes educational and management materials for potential firefighters & agencies. Follow link to InciWeb for specific fire information.
National Library of Energy (NLE)
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
From the U.S. Department of Energy, the NLE provides information in science, research & development, energy & technology for industry and homeowners, energy market information & analysis, and nuclear security and environmental management.
Nine (8) Planets
Website
This website is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of the planets, moons and other objects in our solar system. Each page has our text and NASA's images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information.
NRCS Soils Website
Government
From the Natural Resources Conservation Service - Helping people understand soils.
Old Farmer's Almanac
Statistics / Weights / Measures
Predicts everything you need to know, plus includes useful information.
Oxford Reference Online: Premium CollectionLogin Required
Articles Encyclopedia Information
From ready-reference (quick reference) to comprehensive scholarly articles.
Periodic Table of Elements (LANL)
Government Website
Developed by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, this periodic table of chemistry elements includes each element's atomic properties as well as history, sources, uses, isotopes and other properties.
Periodic Table of the Elements: LANL
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
From the Los Alamos National Laboratory this periodic table of chemistry elements includes each element's atomic properties as well as history, sources, uses, isotopes and other properties.
PLOS One (Open access Science & Medicine)
Articles Website
PLOS publishes a suite of influential Open Access journals across all areas of science and medicine. Publications include Biology, Medicine, Computational Biology, Genetics, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Pathogens, and Current Events (Natural disasters, disease outbreaks, etc.) Note: Some content may not be fully peer-reviewed.
Proquest CentralLogin Required
Articles Newspaper
An interdisciplinary database by Proquest; includes JBI (nursing evidence-based journals) and agricultural journals. Also find peer-reviewed articles, newspapers, and magazines, plus more!
Proquest ComprehensiveLogin Required
Articles E-Book

Proquest Comprehensive includes Proquest Central, SciTech, Historical Newspapers, Ebrary (eBook Central) ebooks as well as many other smaller, specialized collections. Remember to limit to type of information once you do a search (scholarly articles or newspapers or books, etc.)

Science 360: The Knowledge Network - Videos
Movies/Films
Free, physical and biological videos to view online.
Science Direct: College EditionLogin Required
Articles E-Book
From Elsevier, provides peer-reviewed journals, books, handbooks, & reference books covering scientific, social science, medical and technical information. Sci Direct also has ebooks on Human Health and Veterinary Medicine. Check mark "books" and uncheck "journals" when searching.
Science Online (via Highwire)Login Required
Articles
Science journal : 1997 - current issue. Includes technical comments, careers, news.
Science.gov
Government Website
FirstGov for Science. A portal to locate a vast number of scientific websites. Search for discipline areas such as Soils, Plants, Weed & Pest, Meteorology, Civil Engineers, Physics, Biology, Ecology, Chemistry, Veterinary Medicine, Computers, Communication, etc.
SciTech Collection (Proquest)Login Required
Articles
Proquest's full Science and Technology collection including biological, medical, physical, environmental, engineering, materials, toxicology, aerospace, telecommunications, computer sciences and much more!
Serials Locator (360 Link) - Start with the citationLogin Required
Articles Tools
Have a journal article's citation but need to find which database carries the full text? Search for the citation in this electronic journal locator tool created by Serials Solution 360 Link. Includes information about paper holdings at the library.
Total BooX (Ebooks)
New E-Book
This innovative ebook service allows users to have an unlimited number of ebooks for as long as they like. Over 50,000 fiction and non-fiction titles. You'll need download a mobile app and set up an account with your library card and PIN.
USA.gov
Articles Directories / Phone Books Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
The official portal for all USA federal, state, and local information, from online documents and resources to social security benefits, government jobs and tips on stretching your dollars.
USGS Publications Warehouse
Articles Government Maps Statistics / Weights / Measures
From the U.S. Geological Survey, this warehouse contains publications including annual reports, bulletins, circulars, fact sheets, maps, reports, charts, investigations, memorandum, & more.
Western Regional Climate Center
Maps Statistics / Weights / Measures Website
Historical summaries (such as Powell), climate prediction, snotel, weather projects, education and travel.
Western Waters Digital Library
Website
WWDL provides free public access to digital collections of significant primary and secondary resources on water in the western United States. These collections have been made available by research libraries belonging to the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) and other academic library partners.
Wolfram|Alpha - a computational knowledge engine
Statistics / Weights / Measures Website Tools
A specialized search engine, WOLFRAM|ALPHA uses built-in knowledge curated by human experts to compute on the fly a specific answer to every query. Accepts plain English. Ask questions, find & use calulators & formulas. Graphs and statistics are provided with answers. Includes background information, definitions & links. Mobile & Course Apps to purchase
World of Scientific Biography by Eric Weisstein (& World of Science Encyclopedia)
Biographies Encyclopedia Information
Contains author compiled encyclopedias of astronomy, scientific biography, chemistry, and physics.
World Resources Institute (Organization)
Website

WRI is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries. Our work focuses on six critical issues at the intersection of environment and development: climate, energy, food, forests, water, and cities and transport.

WorldCat - cataloged items from libraries around the world
Tools
Library catalog of books, audiovisual materials, music scores and recordings, government publications, etc. from around the world. No journal articles. Find an item you wish to check out? Contact NWC Library & we will get the item for you via Interlibrary Loan.
WWW Chemistry Guide
Website Tools
WWW Chemistry Guide - the directory and search engine of chemistry related resources on the Internet. Our search engine allows you to search the contents of more than 250 websites. It searches only the sites we specify, bypassing a lot of the junk.
Wyoming Climate Atlas
E-Book Encyclopedia Information Maps Statistics / Weights / Measures
This e-book, written by Jan Curtis & Kate Grimes, is part of the Water Resources Data System produced by the University of Wyoming.

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