Welcome to the Natural Sciences Guide.
Audience: CUAA undergraduate students in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Physical Science courses
Help Available: Contact your librarian with Ask a Librarian, call 734-995-7454, or stop by the reference desk on-campus.
How to Use: Click a tab to learn more.
Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost) Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database.
ACS Web Editions online access to 39 full-text journals published by the American Chemical Society.
Biological Sciences Database Topics include biological chemistry, biophysics, botany, microbiology, environmental studies and zoology.
Science Database (ProQuest) Research support for both the applied and general sciences.
Science Full Text Select (H.W. Wilson) (EBSCOhost) Including Applied Science & Technology Full Text, Biological & Agricultural Index Plus, General Science Full Text and other renowned science content. Complete coverage of scientific research in biochemistry, biology, botany, chemistry, ecology, environmental science, genetics, health and medicine, optical and neural computing, physics, robotics and more.
GreenFILE (EBSCOhost) Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment. Includes scholarly, government and general-interest titles on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
You can search for journal articles in Primo and library databases (see databases tab).
For General Instructions: Finding Journal Articles
Many of the natural sciences journal articles are located in multiple smaller databases, so we recommend using the Advanced Search in Primo which searches most of the databases at once.
Finding Journal Articles By Journal Title in Primo
- Open E-Journals Search
- Search for the Journal’s Title.
- Click on the Journal in the search results.
- Search inside the journal for keywords on the journal page.
Trying To Determine If An Article Is Published In A Peer- Reviewed Journal?
- Click on the journal’s title in the database record to open the journal’s page (you may have to click a more or show all link to see peer-reviewed status):
2. Check the journal’s website for a description of the editing process. This will also appear inside a paper issues or volumes of the journal.
Search for books and ebooks in Primo.
For General instructions: Finding Books
Library of Congress Call Numbers
|The Cassell Dictionary of Chemistry||REF QD5 .H347 1998|
|International Encyclopedia of Science & Technology||Main Stacks Q121. I48|
Van Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia
|REF Q121 .V3 1968|
|Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia||REF QL3 .G7183|
- National Science Foundation
Find current news and research reports on past and current projects, and research guidelines.
- Office of Science and Technical Information
Science, technology, and engineering research information funded by U.S. Department of Energy
Search tool for federal science information, research & development
- Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Guide to Managing, conserving and restoring MI resources
- Encyclopedia of Life
Online Encyclopedia for a wide variety of animals, plants, fungi, protists, and bacteria
Research Search Tools
Looking for research studies or grey literature for a literature review? Try one of these.
- Global Science Gateway
Search science research from countries around the world.
- DOE Pages (Dept. of Energy)
Scholarly journal articles from DOE projects
- Citeseerx (Computer Science)
Digital library and search engine for computer and information science
- Scitation (Physics)
News, comment, analysis and research in the Physical Sciences
- USDA Plants Database
Standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
Chemical Information search tool from the NIH
- BioMed Central
Collection of Open Access journals in science, technology, engineering and medicine
UCLA Science Information Life Cycle – Tutorial highlighting information production and dissemination in the sciences