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Science 311

Google Scholar

A subset of Google that only indexes academic journals. Pros: searching is very easy - just like for regular Google. Covers journals in many disciplines. Cons: Limited functionality for filtering results. May include some journals of dubious quality. See below for a screen shot showing how to set up Google Scholar to detect journals that the UofC Library subscribes to. This will allow you to avoid paywalls and access full text.

Finding Articles on Your Topic

Consult the library's database list and filter by subject on the subject dropdown.

General Useful for all general science topics:

  • Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)  (1970s – present)
    •  Covers 4300 periodicals with full-text of some 2600 peer-reviewed scholarly publications
  • Web of Science (1975 – present) 
    • Useful for tracing citations to a known paper
    • Electronic version is updated weekly
  • Scopus (1960 – present)
    • Covers sciences, as well as arts, humanities, and social sciences
    • Useful for tracing citations to a known paper

Interlibrary Loan

Lastly, if the article you want is not held by the University of Calgary Library, it may be obtained through Interlibrary Loan. There is no charge for this service. Requests may be filled the same day in many cases.