AGRICOLA serves as the catalog and index of the U.S. National Agricultural Library. All aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines are covered. It is primarily a citation-only database with some full-text material.
AGRIS is a global database providing access to bibliographic information on agricultural science and technology, including grey literature not available through normal publication and distribution channels.
Applied Science & Technology Abstracts is home to a comprehensive collection of content from a wide range of interdisciplinary fields within the applied sciences. Contains indexing and abstracts for around 800 publications back to 1983, and full text from more than 220 periodicals dating back to 1997.
The Aquatic Plant Information Retrieval System (APIRS) database contains citation and keyword records for scientific articles and reports about uncounted species of aquatic, wetland and invasive plants.
BioOne is a database of 200 high quality, subscribed and open-access titles focused in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. As a nonprofit organization, BioOne exists for the benefit of the scientific community.
BIOSIS Citation Index combines the life science coverage found in BIOSIS Previews (Biological Abstracts, Reports, Reviews, and Meetings) with the power of cited reference searching. Subject coverage is the same as that of BIOSIS Previews and includes traditional areas of biology like botany, zoology, and microbiology. Coverage is 1926 to the present.
JSTOR is a database consisting of full-text articles from scholarly, peer-reviewed journals from nearly every discipline taught at Calvin. Coverage for each journal begins with the first volume, with coverage ending for most titles three and five years ago. A growing number of journals now have coverage up to the present!
MEDLINE is a bibliographic database of life sciences and biomedical information, produced by the National Library of Medicine (NLM, United States). It contains millions of references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine. It indexes literature published from 1966 to the present.
NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) is a cross-database search engine for approximately 24 life science databases. Some of the subjects covered include: gene sequences, molecular structure, proteins, and nucleotides.
A free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the
U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine. PMC serves as a digital counterpart to the National Library of Medicine's extensive print journal collection. (Journals currently available in the archive)
Science.gov is a search engine for government science information and research results. Currently in its fourth generation, Science.gov provides search of more than 50 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to over 1,800 scientific Web sites.
SciFinder is the interface to the database of chemistry literature, Chemical Abstracts. It provides full-text access to the world's most comprehensive and authoritative source of substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences.
You must be a Calvin student in order to use this database, and you will need to request registration from this page before using the site for the first time.
Web of Science is the world's largest, high-quality interdisciplinary database back to 1965. All subject areas are covered, but the sciences are covered very well. WoS is easy to use, but it has many advanced features that make it an excellent tool for advanced researchers. See the Web of Science page for searching instructions.
You can search all these databases, or select only one.
Web of Science (Arts & Humanities Index, Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Index)
BIOSIS (the leading biological sciences database)
Current Contents (current awareness database covering more than 7,000 journals)
WorldCat (Public) is a global network of library content. This WorldCat site provides some services and functionality not offered on the other WorldCat site, but the content is identical. WorldCat is ideal for locating research sources not owned by Calvin so that the sources can be acquired through InterLibrary Loan.
The Zoological Record is the world's oldest continuing database of animal biology, going back to 1864. It acts as an unofficial register of animal names. The broad scope of coverage ranges form biodiversity and the environment to taxonomy and veterinary sciences.