Salem Science provides full-text coverage of reference books on earth science, energy, the environment, and more.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of full-text e-books that includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, and reference books in biography, history, literature, medicine, and more. Click on Science on the right side to browse all science-related books.
Book Search searches the listing of books and ebooks available at the Normandale Library.
Combined Database Search
Library Combined Search helps find articles, books, and videos from the library collection.
- General Science Collection
A collection of over 200 journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments.
- ScienceDirect College Ed.: Health & Life Sciences Journal Collection
The Health & Life Sciences Journal Collection offers leading literature online in the health and life sciences, including health and nursing professions, biology, and environmental sciences.
Search and access full text and full image articles from over 60 scholarly journals about biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.
- Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database designed specifically for academic institutions. It includes articles from academic journals, popular magazines, and major newspapers.
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All library databases focusing on the sciences.
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A guide to APA citation format based on the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual.
APA Formatting and Style Guide (OWL at Purdue)
APA (American Psychological Association) is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.
If there are books and/or articles that you need for your research that Normandale Library does not own, you can request them through Interlibrary Loan. It usually takes from 3 to 5 days for the requested material to arrive at Normandale Library. This service is free to faculty, staff, and students.
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A gateway to authoritative, selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.
Search here to find citations and abstracts for articles from over 600 periodicals, as well as USDA and state experiment station and extension publications, and selected books on agriculture, animal husbandry, animal and human nutrition, forestry, plant pathology, plant science, human ecology, agricultural economics, rural sociology.