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Scientific American
Locate articles on your topic in this popular science magazine. Also, you may consider browsing this A-to-Z reference work by the same publisher: Scientific American Inventions and Discoveries : All the Milestones in Ingenuity--From the Discovery of Fire to the Invention of the Microwave Oven.

Google Scholar
Popular search engine for retrieving publications. Note: cannot limit for peer review. Also consider Quicksearch and Academic Search Premier.

Academic Search Premier
Research database combining popular and scholarly journal articles. You can limit to peer reviewed articles.

Academic Video Online
This platform provides access to thousands of video titles on the arts, humanities, science, and social sciences. The formats include documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs, field recordings, commercials, raw footage, and award-winning films, all with accompanying transcripts.

Public Policy Resources

CQ Press Library
Resource for research in U.S. government, public policy, and current affairs. Includes CQ Researcher which provides in depth coverage of current issues.

PAIS Index
Coverage of a wide variety of international sources including journal articles, books, government documents related to public policy.

News and Statistics

Statista
Provides access to statistics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources.

US Major Dailies
Same day full text access to five US newspapers (The New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune) from 1980-present.

Nexis Uni
Includes print and online journals, television and radio broadcasts, newswires and blogs; local, regional, national and international newspapers.

Factiva
Business-oriented database providing international coverage of thousands of news sources. Includes same-day and archival coverage of major and local newspapers from every corner of the globe.

Subject Librarian

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Andy Shimp
Contact:
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Room 209
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Tuesday 4-5pm (17 Hillhouse)
Thursday 1-2pm (Math Library)
(203) 432-7460

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