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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.
Advanced Technologies & Aerospace (Proquest)Login Required
Articles

Provided through the Wyoming State Library by the University of Wyoming Library.

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.
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.
CQ ResearcherLogin Required
Articles Newspaper

Provided by the Wyoming State Library, CQ Researcher is noted for its award-winning in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy. Reports are published online 44 times a year by CQ Press, an imprint of SAGE Publications.

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).
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.
Copyright & Intellectual Property Law
Citation Guides / Writing Guides MLA / APA Government Website

Let’s face it. Intellectual property law can be confusing, even overwhelming. That’s why the Wyoming State Library's State Publications Librarian Karen Kitchens put together the list of resources below. Open or download these helpful items for basic information about patent, trademark, and copyright law. Please remember that these guides provide a very basic overview. Always consult an attorney for legal assistance.

Credo ReferenceLogin Required
E-Book Encyclopedia Information
General reference source, aggregating content of major subjects from the "best publishers of reference."
Culturegrams (Off Campus Access Only- Not available on NWC Campus)
Encyclopedia Information Maps Statistics / Weights / Measures

As a Wyoming library card holder (and NWC card holder) you have access to Culture Grams from off campus. Access is not provided through the college's IPs. Try from home. Provided by the University of Wyoming through the Wyoming State Library, Culture Grams provides demographic, political, economic, climate, and social statistical information and maps about world countries, states, and Canadian provinces. Scroll down to Culturegrams and login with your NWC Library Card and PIN.

Data.Gov (U.S. Government data & statistics)
Government Website

The home of the U.S. Government’s open data

Here you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.

E-Book Central (Proquest)Login Required
E-Book

This ebook collection from Proquest compliments EBSCO ebooks. You may need to search both collections.  Provided by the University of Wyoming Library.

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.
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.
Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science (Proquest)Login Required
Articles

Provided through the Wyoming State Library by the University of Wyoming Library.

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
On this advanced search screen under "Publication," type in "encyclopedia" and select the National Organizations option.
Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) -- EPA.govLogin 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.
Environmental Studies [Gale]Login Required
Articles

Gale's Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organization, and country portals form research centers around issues covering energy systems, health care, agriculture, climate change, population, and economic development. Portals include authoritative analysis, academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics, and rich multimedia. Use Browse Issues and Topics, World Map, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.

FDLP Guide: Natural Disasters & General Preparedness
Government

Government resources for preparedness and response.

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 Demand: Master Academic CollectionLogin Required
Movies/Films
Academic Collection by Infobase of online educational videos. These films are viewed through streaming video and can be linked by faculty into online classes.
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 Ebooks (Was Gale Reference or 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.

General Science Collection [Gale]Login Required
Articles

General Science Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines covering the latest scientific developments. Key subjects covered by the database include biological sciences, computing, engineering, and technology.

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.
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.
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.
JoVE Education UnlimitedLogin Required
Articles Website

JoVE (Journal of Visual Education) is the world-leading producer and provider of science videos with the mission to improve scientific research and education.  Scientists, educators and students at universities, colleges, hospitals and biopharmaceutical companies worldwide use JoVE for their research, teaching and learning.

KanopyLogin Required
Movies/Films

A video streaming service for adults and children. Kanopy provides educational, entertaining, and enriching films.

NOTE: You will be prompted to make a free account using either your NWC login and password or a user/pass of your choice. 

IF YOU ARE OFF CAMPUS: Once you are at Kanopy's website, they will ask you to login with your NWC user/pass.  Then you will login with your personal Kanopy login.

(Library note: Kanopy link does not go behind proxy link.)

MasterFILE CompleteLogin 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
NRCS Soils Website
Government
From the Natural Resources Conservation Service - Helping people understand soils.
National Geographic Virtual Library [Gale]Login Required
Articles Images

Gale Databases

As journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery, National Geographic Virtual Library(NGVL) supports a range of scholarly research needs in the areas of science, history, technology, the environment, cultures, and more. NGVL brings the National Geographic Society to the library in a cross-searchable platform that fits the way today's students and patrons conduct their research.

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.
Nature Online (Access Provided through Serials Locator)Login Required
Articles

Nature (London) is accessed through a variety of library databases. Most have a one year embargo; however, the current year is indexed and articles may be requested through interlibrary loan.

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.
Office of Science & Technical Information
Government Statistics / Weights / Measures
From the U.S. Department of Energy, the OSTI provides information in science, research & development, energy & technology for industry and homeowners, energy market information & analysis, and nuclear security and environmental management and more.
Old Farmer's Almanac
Statistics / Weights / Measures
Predicts everything you need to know, plus includes useful information.
Oxford Reference Online: Premium CollectionLogin Required
Encyclopedia Information
Scholarly-level information on all subjects in a variety of formats: Overview pages, subject resources, timelines, quotations, specific dictionaries, and bilingual disctionaries.
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.
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.
Popular Magazines [Gale]Login Required
Articles

Popular Magazines provides access to the most searched magazines across the InfoTrac products. All of the titles are selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons and the database includes many titles recommended by Bowker's "Magazines for Libraries".

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 One AcademicLogin Required
Articles

Includes Proquest Central. Provided through the Wyoming State Library by the University of Wyoming Library. ProQuest Central is now part of ProQuest One Academic. The largest collection of full text articles available to libraries. ProQuest covers more than 150 subject areas and has full text coverage of the Wall Street Journal and L.A. Times.

Research Library: Science & Technology (Proquest)Login Required
Articles E-Book

Provided through the Wyoming State Library by the University of Wyoming Library. This resource covers publications on the latest science and technology information for researchers of all levels.

Research News (Current and Past) - National Science Foundation
Newspaper Website

Find what's happening in the field of science!  The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." NSF is vital because we support basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future. 

Sci-News newspaper
Newspaper

An online newspaper featuring current science-related news.

Science & Technology 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! Provided through the Wyoming State Library by the University of Wyoming Library.
Science Database (Proquest)Login Required
Articles

Provided through the Wyoming State Library by the University of Wyoming Library. This database is a definitive resource for students studying both the applied and general sciences. With coverage dating back to 1986, ProQuest Science Journals features over 1030 titles, with more than 760 available in full text. Search over 2.7M records, dating back to the mid 1980s.

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 (AAAS)Login Required
Articles
From AAAS, Science journal : 1997 - current issue. Includes technical comments, careers, news. Science Online also includes Science Advances, Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, Science Immunology, Science Robotics and Science Partner Journals.
Science Zone
Movies/Films
Free, physical and biological videos to view online from the National Science Foundation.
Science in Context [Gale]Login Required
Articles Biographies Images Movies/Films Newspaper

Science In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.

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.
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.
Wyoming Climate Atlas (eBook on Wyoming Resources Data System site from University of Wyoming)
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.
Wyoming State Publications (Wyoming State Library)
Website

This database contains Wyoming government agency documents and federal publications concerning the State of Wyoming. You'll find budget requests, agency reports, and more.

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