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Science Writing: Home

Library resource for science writers

Manage your references

Use these tools to help you organize and cite your references:

Keeping up with research

RSS, email, & table of contents alerts

Find new journal articles about your research topic!

There are a number of services via email and RSS for accessing tables of contents of new journal issues and research alerts (results of literature searches you construct, run periodically).

This site will provide links to these services, as well as an explanation of what RSS is and how it works.

Important Databases

Selected Environment Article Databases

These are some of the most heavily used databases covering science and technical literature.

  • Web of Science Articles in high-impact science, social science, engineering, arts and humanities. 1900 - present. Includes Cited reference search. Now includes conference papers. Try the Additional Resources, Science Watch.
  • Compendex
    Find articles, conference papers, and reports in all fields of engineering. 1884 - present.


  • Greenwire Provides daily coverage of environmental and energy news with a focus on politics and policy. 2000 - present.

  • LexisNexis Academic Provides full text of many news, business and legal sources, including the New York times. Also leads to Congressional and Statistical databases.


  • E-Books An entire page of links

  • Knovel Search for scientific & engineering information via an extensive collection of engineering & scientific e-books. Includes interactive tables & graphs.

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