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LSCS Libraries offer dozens of databases covering all of the major disciplines. You can search for a database by subject, or enter a specific database through our alphabetical list.
Some databases contain only peer-reviewed (scholarly) articles.
Many databases contain scholarly journal articlesas well as popular articles from magazines and newspapers.
Some databases are subject-specific and others are multidisciplinary
Choosing the right databases and the right types of articles is a learned skill and, if you have questions, we can show you how.
Regardless of the type of information, the issue of credibility is paramount. How do we determine if information is credible? Evaluate by asking questions as you examine the source regarding the purpose, currency, accuracy and expertise of the source. Check out the Evaluate Information box to see how we do it.
On this page is a hyperlinked listing of recommended databases. Academic Search Complete is wide in subject coverage and information types. ASC allows researchers to limit search results by scholarly or peer-reviewed only. Scholarly content is published in journals directly from scholars and researchers following a peer-review and editorial process. Depending on the database, you may see scholarly articles referred to as "peer-reviewed" or "referred". Many open access sources found on the internet have no guarantee that peer reviews have occurred. We have evaluated a list of open access resources in theFinding Informationbox. These reputable sources were selected to give you a wider scope for your information search. If you have any doubt about an article, keep looking or consult with your librarian or instructor.
Sometimes Google Scholar can help you access scholarly content. Be careful if you decide to use this resource. The guide that is hyperlinked will show you how to use Google Scholar to tap into accessible sources inside Google Scholar.
The Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database includes the renowned Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), Oceanic Abstracts, and Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA). It provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications. The database includes specialized, editorially-curated A&I resources studying the critical issues affecting Earth’s air, land, and water environments.
This comprehensive resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.
Find both news and reviews as well as access to historical NY Times issues dating back to 1851.
First time user: To get access, you need to first register for an NYT account.
1. Click the link. You will have to enter your LSC library barcode.
2. Select Create Account and complete registration fields. Use your LSC email address!
3. Once you have an account, you may access NYTimes.com and NYT mobile apps like any subscriber, or go through this link but select "log in."
Note: Site passes will expire after 365 days. To renew, you will have to activate a new pass by repeating this process.
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This resource searches over 60 databases and over 2,200 scientific websites to provide users with access to more than 200 million pages of authoritative federal science information including research and development results.
Accessing the Databases
Access 100+ databases organized by subject area from the Research Databases page. Also try our dynamic, sortable database list! To access the databases from off-campus, you must provide the 14-digit library barcode from the back of your student ID.