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General Science: Articles/Research Databases

Which Library?

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

Life sciences, health sciences, psychology, environmental and general science

DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library

Physical sciences, geosciences, engineering, and computer science

Savitt Medical Library

Medicine

Science Librarians

Specialist librarians are available to help you refine your topic, choose databases, cite your sources, connect with makerspace resources and lots more!

Elena Azadbakht - Health Sciences

Chrissy Klenke - Geosciences

Michelle Rachal - Medicine and Nursing

Tara Radniecki - Engineering

Amy Shannon - Life and Environmental Sciences

Rayla Tokarz - Psychology

Finding Articles

The following links all lead to interdisciplinary databases. For a particular branch of science, choose a Subject Guide.

Search the University of Nevada, Reno Library Catalog

Search for books, journals (not articles,) films, and other University of Nevada, Reno Library materials using our Classic Catalog.

 

Article Searching Basics

Most databases contain a mix of peer-reviewed/scholarly articles and popular articles. Most broad inquiries will net several hundred results, so keep these tips in mind when searching:

  • AND returns results containing all terms: sagebrush AND allelopathy
  • OR returns results with either term:  sagebrush OR artemisia
  • Quotation marks " " return results using that specific phrase: "life history"
  • Truncation * returns results with a root word and any ending: microbio* [finds microbiol, microbiology, microbiological, etc ...]

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