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Graduating?  Here's what you need to know about accessing the libraries after graduation, plus some useful free resources!

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Articles and Technical Reports

  • WorldWideScience.org - A global science gateway, accelerating scientific discovery and progress through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases and portals.‚Äč
  • PLoS - Public Library of Science - A nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.
  • arXiv.org - Open access to e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics
  • CiteSeerX - A scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science.
  • DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals - Covers free, full-text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.
  • NIST Chemistry WebBook - Provides thermochemical, thermophysical, and ion energetics data compiled by NIST under the Standard Reference Data Program.
  • PubMed - A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes more than 17 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.

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Encyclopedias

  • The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) - Global access to knowledge about life on Earth
  • Encyclopedia of Earth - an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. 
  • Medical Encyclopedia - The A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations.

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