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.
The Aquatic and Invasive Plant Information Retrieval System (APIRS) includes annotated citations to peer-reviewed and gray literature and reports, with aquatic, wetland and natural area invasive plants as the focus.
BioOne is a database of 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.
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 multiple life science databases. Some of the subjects covered include: gene sequences, molecular structure, proteins, and nucleotides.
The PubMed database contains more than 30 million citations and abstracts of biomedical literature. PubMed was developed and is maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) , at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) , located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It facilitates searching across several NLM resources, including MEDLINE, PubMed Central, and Bookshelf. A well-known medical resource, PubMed's resources are extensive, authoritative, and offer complex searching options. Coverage in this database extends from the 1940s to the present day.
PubMed Central (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). It contains more than 5 million full-text records, spanning several centuries of biomedical and life science research, from the late 1700s to present.
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. In addition to the reference, substance, reaction and supplier content found in CAS SciFinder®, CAS SciFinder-n includes relevance-ranked results, step-by-step procedures and protocols, citation mapping, biosequence searching, retrosynthetic analysis, patent landscape mapping, touch-screen enabled structure drawing and much more—all accessible in a simple, easy-to-use interface.
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 (WoS) indexes leading scholarly journals, books, proceedings, and other formats. Its major subject areas include the natural and social sciences and arts and humanities with coverage back to 1900. The heart of WoS is the Web of Science Core Collection, which indexes thousands of scholarly journals by author, author affiliation, and cited reference. In addition to the Core Collection, Web of Science provides access to several regional, subject, and format-specific database.
The suite of video tutorials teach aspects of searching, analyzing results, creating a researcher profile, and more. EndNote Web, the bibliographic management tool, is integrated into WoS.
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.