Selected resources for semester projects
Last Updated: Jan 25, 2013
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Need help? Article unavailable? Looking for more research on a topic? Stop by the reference desk in Renne Library (1st floor) to ask or use the other options below.
Search the MSU Libraries Catalog for insects as a subject to get some 103 general titles. Note the subsequent subjects connected with insects. These may give you some direction to your final project choices. Some examples follow.
Here are some tools to find insect and society-related articles in the popular and professional literature.
- Biological Abstracts
Extensive biosciences coverage of the journal literature.
- Medline (on Web of Science)
Professional health sciences journal articles. Includes Check MSU Availability.
- Medline via FirstSearch
Covers all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing.
- Web of Science
Coverage of various fields of science and social sciences
Includes Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Clinical Medicine, Environmental Science, Microbiology & Immunology, Neurosciences, Pharmacology & Toxicology, and Social Sciences.
Sports medicine, psychology, history, and sociology; physical fitness, training, recreation
Find materials for interlibrary loaning.
- AccessScience: McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology Online
Featuring fully searchable content from McGraw-Hill's Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition.
Index of articles from the contents pages of journals.
- Oxford English Dictionary
Definitions, etymology, and usage of English-language words
- Dissertation Abstracts
Dissertation and thesis abstracts related to insects and society
- Academic OneFile
Interdisciplinary coverage of academic journals and supporting information
- Academic Search Premier
Scholarly and popular articles by subject
- AgEcon Search
Agricultural economics papers
USDA publications, agriculture, and nutrition
- CAB Direct
Covers the subject of agriculture in the broadest sense. It includes: agronomy, biotechnology, crop protection, dairy science, economics, environmental degradation and remediation, forestry, genetics, herbicides, irrigation, leisure, recreation and tourism, microbiology, nutrition, parasitology, rural development, veterinary medicine, and much more.
- Anthropological Literature
Scholarly articles in anthropology and archaeology
Resource to determine peer-reviewed (academic, refereed) publications
- Google Scholar (through MSU Library)
Searches a broad collection of full text journals, technical reports, preprints, and other academic documents. Provides Check MSU Availability links for results.
Please suggest any other links or other materials that you find valuable for possible inclusion on this resources page.