Google Scholar searches across many disciplines and sources. Subjects include: Physics, engineering, social science, business, biology, chemistry, medicine. Source types include: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Specify Fairfield University (via Scholar Settings) for enhanced access to our library resources. Updated: Regularly.
Science Journals contains full text and citations in general science. Subjects include: Physics, Engineering, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Science, and Chemistry. Includes: charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements. Contains images. Coverage: 1986 - Present. Updated: Regularly.
Computing contains scholarly and trade publications as well as consumer titles on topics that include: Artificial intelligence, computer games, computer graphics, computer networks, computer programming, computer security, computer systems, database management, electronic data processing, hardware, information science and information theory, and software. Coverage: 1990 - Present. Updated: Regularly.
Tips & Tricks
Tips & Tricks
When searching databases, use AND, OR, and parentheses to focus your search.
asterisk * symbol will search for all variations of a word. For example:
basket* will search for baskets and basketry. Using quotes will search
for a phrase.
Combine synonyms with OR and put them inside parentheses, like this:
(Michelson OR Morley) AND (aether OR speed of light )