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Databases

JSTOR Plant Science Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images

CUNY has a trial through the end of 2011 to the largest online database of plant type specimens (over 800,000 as of July 2010).   Included are plant type specimens, taxonomic structures, scientific literature, foundational reference works and books, correspondence, including handwritten letters and memorandum from the senior staff of the Royal Botanic Gardens from 1841 to 1928, and more than 20,000 paintings, photographs, drawings, and other images.



Note: trial ends December 31, 2011

Multi-Database Search Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available Resource contains images
This resource allows the simultaneous searching of all the full-text and bibliographic databases to which all of CUNY subscribes and all EBSCO databses, as well as the CUNY+ Online Catalog. It does not include the resources to which the Graduate Center subscribes separately. Database Guide (PDF)

Note: Search all CUNY-wide electronic resources simultaneously

Oxford Journals Online Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Includes the text of 262 Oxford University Press journals from 1996 to the present.  Use the database's advanced search function to search by author, article titles, or journal or by year.  Although content prior to 1996 may be searched, the Graduate Center has access only to text from 1996 to the present.

Note: 262 journals from 1996 to present

Academic Search Complete Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Interdisciplinary full-text database. Full text of over 8,700 journals, including 7.600 peer-reviewed journals, with indexing for another 4,000 titles.   While full text is available as far back as 1887 for a few titles, the text of most titles is available only for the past decade or two.  Also includes the text of books, conference papers, conference proceedings, and educational reports. Database Guide (PDF)

Note: text from over 8,700 journals in all disciplines

AGRICOLA (National Agricultural Library) Unrestricted Resource
Citations to literature created by the National Library of Agriculture and similar institutions. Drawn from 1,400 international journals. Covers materials in all formats, including printed works from the fifteenth century. Useful for researchers in biology and environmental science.
Note: free citations to agricultural literature

Chicago Manual of Style Online Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full text of 15th edition available online to GC affiliates only. Includes quick guide, questions and answers, and additional tools.
Note: text of 15th ed.

Columbia Earthscape Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Offers teachers illustrated lectures, animations, video and image banks, exercises and labs, syllabi, and basic textbook readings about environmental issues and also gives researchers carefully selected and assessed collection of environmental legislation, regional studies, international environmental documents, and white papers.
Note: environmental resources

Digital Dissertations/Abstracts and Full Text Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Indexes two-million dissertations from over one-thousand institutions, with citations from 1861-1980 and abstracts from 1980+. Includes the full text of most CUNY dissertations and post-1997 dissertations from other institutions. Database Guide (PDF)


Note: citations, abstracts, recent text

Directory of Open Access Journals Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Over 3,200 online journals arranged by subject. Supported by SPARC and the Open Society Institute.
Note: free full-text journals

General Science Full Text Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Indexes scholarly, professional, and popular science periodicals published from 1984 to the present in the United States and the United Kingdom. Includes text for 105 publications from 1994 to present.
Note: indexes journals since 1984

GreenFile Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only
Global warming, energy conservation, natural resources, and pollution are among the issues addressed by this bibliographic database.
Note: Environmental resources

HighWire Press Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
HighWire Press, the Internet imprint of Stanford University Libraries, offers free access to over 1,900,000 full-text articles from scientific, medical, and psychiatric journals. Not all of HighWire Press's content is free.
Note: some free scientific text

Journal Citation Reports Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only
The number of articles published in journals indexed by the Web of Science and the number of citations to individual journals. This information may be viewed by journal name, subject, publisher, and country or territory. Be sure to choose science or social sciences before selecting a subject. Statistics are currently available for 2007 and 2008.
Note: Web of Science citation statistics

JSTOR Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
The Arts and Sciences I-IX collections of JSTOR offer the full text of 1,729 scholarly journals including African studies, anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art history, classical studies, ecology, economics, education, feminist and women's studies, film studies,  folklore, geography, history, , language,  literature,  Middle East studies, music, performing arts, philosophy, religion, sociology.  Coverage begins with the first issue of almost every journal and continues through varying periods within the last five years. Click here for a list of the journals by subject and the available dates. Click here for an alphabetical list. Using JSTOR with such citation-management tools as EndNote and RefWorks requires creating a MyJSTOR account. Database Guide (PDF)

Note: 1,729 scholarly journals

NetLibrary Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
NetLibrary hosts a collection of 2,594 recent scholarly titles as electronic books. These titles represent all disciplines and are aimed at both undergraduate and graduate research needs. While all of CUNY shares a core of NetLibrary titles, several campuses, including the Graduate Center, have purchased additional titles. NetLibrary also provides access to over 3,400 public-domain titles. While no title list is provided within NetLibrary, one can be created by going to CUNY+, limiting the search to the Graduate Center, and performing the keyword search netlibrary. To use NetLibrary from home, you must first connect to the site on any CUNY campus and click on Create a free account. Accounts can also be created by connecting to NetLibrary remotely. Titles may be checked out for only twenty-four hours. Student accounts are purged at the end of each spring semester, necessitating creating new accounts. This brief guide may also be helpful. Several CUNY campuses own NetLibrary titles not available to Graduate Center affiliates. Mac users must download a free PDF browser plug-in for off-campus use. New York Public Library Electronic books are also available from New York Public Library. Links to numerous sources of public-domain books can be found at The Online Books Page. Database Guide (PDF)

Note: 2,800+ scholarly books

Public Library of Science (PLoS) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
PLoS Biology, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Genetics, PLoS Medicine, and PLoS Pathogens offer open access to recent scientific reports.
Note: free scientific reports

PubMed Central Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Free scientific and medical abstracts and citations with some text. Our FindIt! service will works within PubMed so you can see if we posses the full-text of a citation or request it using ILL.
Note: free scientific and medical abstracts and citations, with some text

Science Citation Index Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only
Citations in the scholarly literature from 1900 to the present. Those new to this resource should begin with its tutorial. To search only this portion of Web of Science, scroll to bottom of search screen and check only Science Citation Index. Scopus is a similar citation index.
Note: science citations since 1900

Science Magazine Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full text since January 1997.
Note: 1997 to present

ScienceDirect Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full text from 1980 to the present for 1,576 journals and indexing and abstracting of all titles from their first issues. While all titles may be searched, CUNY has full-text access only for those journals to whose print versions either CUNY or SUNY subscribes. The green subscribed-journal icon indicates which are accessible in full text. Most of these journals are in the sciences and social sciences, but there are a few in the humanities, mostly in linguistics. To determine which are available in your discipline, click the Journals button at the top of the search screen. Select Subscribed Journals in the Display box and by Subject in the Sort box. Also see Scirus: For Scientific Information Only, which searches the Web and ScienceDirect at once. Database Guide (PDF)

Note: 1,576 science and social science journals

Scirus Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Free science search engine includes links to open-access journals.
Note: open-access science journals

SpringerLink Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full text of recent issues of 1,234 mostly social science and science journals.. Only the articles with the green-box symbol are available in full text. While the default search screen is Articles by citation, choose the Articles by text tab for most searches. SpringerLink can also be found at Baruch, Bronx Community College, Brooklyn, City College, Hunter, John Jay, Lehman, Queens, and Staten Island.
Note: 1,234 science & social science journals

WorldCat (FirstSearch) Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled
Holdings of thousands of American and international libraries. Make ILL requests with the Find it! button. Searchable in English, French, and Spanish. See an online tutorial to the database. See also the freely accessible version of WorldCat. Database Guide (PDF)

Note: holdings of thousands of libraries; make ILL requests through Find it!

Journal Articles

SAGE Premier Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full text of 527 SAGE journals in the social sciences, sciences, humanities, technology, and medicine.
Note: 527 SAGE Journals

Wiley Online Library Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full-text of more than 1,300 humanities, science, and social science journals published by Wiley and Blackwell.  Text is available for most journals beginning in 1997.

Note: over 1,300 journals

Government Information

National Environmental Data Index (NEDI) Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images
The National Environmental Data Index (NEDI) provides direct access to environmental data and information descriptions. The overall goal of the NEDI is to facilitate the use of the widest possible range of environmental data and information to support our ability to protect human health, safety, and welfare; to maintain and restore ecological integrity; and to sustain economic stability and growth. The NEDI will be a focus for identifying environmental data and information holdings within the United States and ultimately, internationally

Web Sites

ECOLEX: Gateway to Environmental Law on the Web Unrestricted Resource
ECOLEX is a database providing comprehensive global information on environmental law. It is operated by FAO (Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations), IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), and UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme)

Immigration Data Hub Unrestricted Resource
Provides access to the latest immigration statistics, maps, and numbers for the United States and other countries.

Mindat: The Mineral Database Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Mindat.org is the largest mineral database and mineralogical reference website on the internet. This site contains worldwide data on minerals, mineral collecting, mineral localities and other mineralogical information

OBIS: Ocean Biogeographic Information System Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images
Established by the Census of Marine Life program (www.coml.org, OBIS is an evolving alliance of people and organizations sharing a vision to make global marine biogeographic data,freely available on the World Wide Web.

Population and Environment Linkages Service Unrestricted Resource
Abstracts and links to 14,110 international books, reports, journal articles, newspaper articles, news analysis, maps, conference papers, datasets, slide shows, organizations, regional overviews, laws, bills, and court decisions, and more.

Grants/Scholarships/Financial Aid

COS Funding Opportunities Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Grants, internships, graduate and post-graduate fellowships in all subject areas. Search by keyword; set alerts for relevant opportunites.

Note: grants, fellowships, internships

Foundation Directory Online Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Information about 20,000 large and mid-sized U.S. foundations and files for more than half-a-million grants. The Trustees, Officers, and Donors search field and its corresponding index allow users to search over 110,000 trustee, officer and donor names.

Note: covers 20,000 foundations

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Search for scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards, and other financial support for individuals, with more than 6,100 entries, updated quarterly., including detailed descriptions of approximately 2,000 programs which fund individual grant seekers. Accessible only in library. Users must ask reference librarian to log them in.
Note: financial-support sources

Grants.gov Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Source for finding and applying for federal grants