Natural Sciences Engineering & Technology Databases
Search the Library’s entire collection (PointCat, the Databases, & Selected Web Pages) with one simple search.
Academic Search Complete
Full text and/or abstracts for scholarly publications covering most academic areas. Large collection of peer reviewed journals and an extensive image collection.
A to Z Maps Online
Downloadable maps of all kinds, including modern outline, political, thematic, topographic, scientific and animated maps, as well as tens of thousands of antique maps of the world and individual countries.
A to Z The USA
A web-based encyclopedia of detailed information and images for 56 U.S. states and territories.
Full text and/or bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. Coverage for AGRICOLA dates back to 1979 and includes more than 2.5 million citations.
Provides access to high quality streaming videos in science, drama and history. Collections feature: BBC Shakespearean Plays, World and U.S. History series, core sciences series (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Environmental Sciences) and much more.
Computer & Applied Science Complete
Full text and/or abstracts for scholarly publications covering areas ranging from Computing and Applied Sciences to Engineering.
Comprehensive analysis of issues in the news media, including topics related to health, international affairs, the environment, education, U.S. economy, and technology. CQ Researcher offers an overview, future outlook, chronology, and bibliography for each issue as well as a pro/con section that represents opposing points of view.
Provides full text access to electronic books covering a variety of subjects. This resource also allows the user to automatically cite, print, and take notes electronically.
Encyclopedia of Global Change
Covers all types of phenomena that change life on Earth from altered ecosystems, climate change, population, politics and global change to biographies, case studies, and more.
Films On Demand
Provides access to a variety of online academic streaming videos. Please consult the FAQ section for connection and browser requirements.
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Full text articles covering topics such as AIDS, Cancer, Diabetes, Drugs & Alcohol, Aging, Fitness, Nutrition & Dietetics, Children’s Health, Women’s Health, and more.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Full text or abstracts/indexing for journals in the medical disciplines. Includes USP Pharmacopoeia, DI: Vol. II, and Stedman's Medical Dictionary.
Full text articles from scholarly journals in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and selected science areas.
LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe
Full text newspapers and wire services, business news, market reports, SEC filings, legal research including Shepard's Supreme Court citation service, state and federal codes and case law, medical news, journals, and abstracts.
MEDLINE (National Library of Medicine)
Full text and/or citations for articles covering all areas of Medicine, including Clinical Medicine, Experimental Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Health Services Administration, Nutrition, and much more. Includes the MeSH thesaurus.
New York Times
Provides full text access to extensive news, multimedia and archives from the New York Times. Follow the link provided to register with your Point Park email address and claim your academic pass.
Provides full text access to articles from acclaimed Humanities and Social Sciences journals. Project MUSE also has a vast selection of journal titles from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies.
Provides full text access to prestigious scholarly journals in Business, the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Technology, among others.
Provides statistics related to a variety of fields, including media, advertising, finance, politics, etc. Located in one simple, easy-to-use database, Statista’s information is pulled and compiled from market research, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases.
The portal to government information. Provides a search engine to access official information and services from U.S. government agencies.
VAST: Academic Video Online
Provides online streaming video of multidisciplinary topics including documentaries, interviews, performances, news reels and more.
To search for a particular newspaper, magazine or journal in the Library’s collection, use the Journal List.
Library Books / DVDs
Natural Science Books generally have call numbers ranging from Q to T and are located on the Main Floor of the library. DVDs are shelved alphabetically by title on the Main Floor of the Library. Please use PointCat: Find Books &More for more detailed information.
Natural Sciences Related Internet Sites
How to Cite Resources
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Purdue OWL: APA Formatting and Style Guide
Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide
Nova Southeastern University for APA
Ohio State University APA Style Guide
Ohio State University MLA Style Guide
Ohio State University Chicago Style Guide