References Resources:


Science Reference Center (articles from science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals)

A Dictionary of Biology

A Dictionary of Biomedicine

A Dictionary of Ecology

A Dictionary of Genetics

The Encyclopedia of Underwater Life

Oxford Companion to the Body

Oxford Companion to Consciousness

Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

PLANTS Database


A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour

A Dictionary of Zoology

The Encyclopedia of Mammals

The New Encyclopedia of Birds

The New Encyclopedia of Insects and their Allies

The New Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians


Biography in Context (information about notable people, both contemporary and historical, from a wide range of sources, such as biographical dictionaries, magazines, newspapers, and academic journals)

Credo Reference (articles from almost 900 reference works, such as subject-specific encyclopedias)

Britannica Academic Edition (a general encyclopedia aimed at college students)

Gale Virtual Reference Library (a small set of reference resources on various subjects)

Oxford Reference (almost 900 reference resources, such as subject-specific encyclopedias, in all subjects)


Converse’s Mickel Library Catalog

Ebook Central (ProQuest) (over 200k academic books)

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) (over 130k academic books)

PASCAL Delivers (combined catalog for South Carolina’s college/university libraries)

WorldCat (combined catalog for most U.S. college, university, and public libraries)

Periodical Article Databases

Subject –Specific

BioOne Complete (full-text articles from over 200 biology journals)

Biological & Agricultural Index Plus

Health Sciences

MEDLINE with Full Text (full-text articles from nearly 1,500 medical journals)

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Collection

JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association

PubMed (more than 29 million citations to biomedical literature from Medline, etc., with occasional links to full-text articles)


General Science Full Text (indexes almost 300 popular science magazines and scholarly scientific journals and provides full-text articles from around 100 of these titles) (scientific information generated by federal governmental agencies such as the EPA, the National Library of Medicine, and NASA)

PLOS [Public Library of Science] (open access biological and medical journals)

GreenFILE (information on the environment from academic, government, and general interest resources; most references include ONLY ABSTRACTS of the articles)

Academic Search Complete (one of the world’s largest databases of academic journals and magazines on all subjects)

Readers’ Guide Full Text Mega (magazine articles in all subjects)

Periodicals Available at Converse

Interlibrary Loan/PASCAL Delivers

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