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Use the drop-down menu to find websites & open access journals for specific branches of the sciences.
Books added to the library collection for the specified time period.
Before You Search...
- Identify keywords in your topic.
- Choose the best database.
- Use 1-2 words per search box.
- Combine "keyword phrases" with AND.
- Use limiters as needed (dates, scholarly (peer reviewed).
- Evaluate your results by reading abstracts.
- Look at subject terms assigned to a good article to focus search.
- No full text? Use Journal Finder on Journals tab.
- The Cite button will help with footnotes.
Recommended Websites: See sub-pages for specific disciplines
This site contains a list of websites that have been vetted by professionals. It is a great place to get started when looking for web resources.
Search engines like Google or Bing find websites of all levels of quality and value.
These Web sites were chosen by your librarian based on the following standards. Keep these things in mind when deciding if a website is reliable and appropriate for your research.
- author has credibility
- objective and unbiased
- recently updated
- educational purpose
Always check with your instructor to find out if you can use free (non-Library) websites for your assignments.
Remember, if looking for journal articles, library databases are the most efficient tool for searching.
Undergraduate Research at LCU
Interview with Tyler Sams: Science Studies at LCU