Use the Google search engine to locate articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles published on the "open" web.
GS is particularly useful if you already have the title of an article and want to look it up quickly.
Searching Google Scholar through a Queen's NetID Login enables the Get It @ Queen's service (which links citations in Google Scholar to the full text of articles contained in Queen's subscriptions as well as to the library catalogue).
Publication coverage: 1980 - present. A comprehensive, international and interdisciplinary database covering physical and human geography, geology, ecology, and Third World studies. Over 600,000 abstracts of more than 2,000 journals, monographs, books, conference proceedings, reports, and theses.
Publication coverage: Varies by title. 1940s to present.
Deep coverage of environmental aspects of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.
GreenFILE covers the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. It offers indexing and abstracts for more than 850,000 records and open access full text for nearly 13,000 records.
GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects.
BIOSIS Previews combines the content of both Biological Abstracts and Biological Abstracts/RRM (Reports, Reviews, Meetings), thus providing comprehensive coverage of nearly 5,500 life science journals as well as 1,500 items from international meetings, review articles, books, book chapters, patents, and software reviews.
Subject coverage: All areas of life science, including such topics as: agriculture, biochemistry, biotechnology, ecology, immunology, microbiology, molecular genetics, neuroscience, pharmacology, public health, toxicology, zoology.
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database, including peer-reviewed titles from international publishers, Open Access journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, quality web sources.
It contains more than 5.2 million records for publications dating as far back as the 15th century and classified using NAL Agricultural Thesaurus terms and LC subject headings. In addition to journal articles, AGRICOLA covers books, book chapters, serials, reports, audiovisual materials and online content from around the world.
Publication coverage: 1965 - present. Current Research @ Queen's indexes and abstracts dissertations and theses defended at Queen's University. Full-text available for titles published after 1996. Microfiche copies of Queen's thesis are available in Stauffer library.
Publication coverage: 1886 - present
Indexes the international literature in the field of economics. Includes coverage of journals, books, book chapters, reviews, dissertations, conferences and working papers.
The Queen's University Library's collection of GIS data consists of a variety of local, national and international coverages. Use this database to see what data are available. Staff are also available to assist you in locating data.
Publication coverage: 1951- (updated quarterly)
Focuses mainly on the four core social science disciplines - anthropology, economics, politics and sociology - but also covers a wide range of related subjects.
Science.gov searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.
Covers sociological topics within such fields as anthropology, communications, counselling, crime, economics, education, ethics, medicine, community development, philosophy, public policy, political science, religion, social psychology and welfare. Coverage includes journal articles, books, dissertations, conference proceedings, and reviews.