Natural Sciences Resources

CSE Style Guide

  • Includes information on manuscript preparation and markup, sample correspondence,
  • Has a citation quick guide
  • Has new recommendations and examples for citing online images and information

Resources for Specific Disciplines

General Natural Science Resources

Interactive Science

  • Allows students to visualize things such as molecules, cells, and organs through interactive 3D models
  • You can browse by Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Anatomy
    • You can refine the four branches of science mentioned above even further by clicking on “refine by category” underneath each branch

JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments)

  • The Munday Library has access to Biology, Chemistry, Immunology & Infection, and Neuroscience videos
  • You need to create an account using your St. Edwards Email Address
  •  Includes videos of lab techniques, dissections, and more 
  • Also includes educational content (lecture style videos) for the different scientific disciplines. 
  • These videos are available in several languages including Spanish, Italian and Korean. 
  • Transcripts for the videos are also available


  • Full-text access to the journals published by Nature Research, covering many aspects of the physical and natural sciences.
  • You can search for articles by subject, key word, or author. You also specify if you want to search all the journals in Nature’s data base or just a specific one. 
  • You can click “view all journals” to get a list of journals that the Nature database has
    • Some examples of journals include pediatric research, psychiatry, Human Genome Variation, etc.
  • You can also search by publication year, Boolean operators, etc. in the advanced search portion of the search bar. 

SciTech Premium Collection 

  • Includes the Natural Science Collection and Technology Collection databases and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, magazines, conference proceedings, government publications and more.
  • The database automatically opens to the advanced search. If you want to use the basic search tool, you can click “SciTech Premium Collection” and it will pop up. 
  • In the basic search you can limit your search to full text articles or peer reviewed articles. 
  • If you want to use the advanced search, you can search by publication date, publication company, subject headings, source type (i.e., book, magazine, scholarly journal), and language.

Science Direct

  • Contains over 25% of the world’s science, technology and medicine full text journals and bibliographic information
  • You will need to create an account with your St. Edwards Information.
    • Click “sign in” in the upper right corner of the web page 
    • Click “sign in by institution” and enter your St. Edwards email address. Doing this will take you through the steps of registering your ScienceDirect Account. 
  • The website homepage breaks the journals into broad categories (i.e., Physical Science, Life Science, Social Science).
    • You can then narrow the broad journal categories into narrower categories (i.e., Biochemistry, immunology, and neuroscience) 
  • You can search by keyword, Journal or Book Title, or author(s) 
  • In the advanced search tab you can narrow your results by publication year, journal volume number, etc. 

Science One File 

  • Has information on the latest developments across a range of scientific disciplines.
  • If you sign in with your St. Edwards email address, you will be able to see search history, which could be helpful if you are doing research projects. 
  • Search tools include topic finder, Subject Guide Search, and publication search
    • In the Topic Finder, you can input keywords and the database will generate a wheel of topics relating to those keywords. 
    • In the subject guide search you can search by subject as well as narrow your search to publication date, peer reviewed journals, and full text articles. 
    • In the publication search section you can search for specific publications as well as narrow your search by date, peer reviewed journals, type of publication, etc.  

Science and Technology Collection

  • Covers relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community. 
  • Topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, biology, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, marine sciences and materials science
  • You can log in with your St. Edwards Gmail if you want to be able to save articles to the database itself. 
  • You can search by keywords or you can click search options below the basic search bar for more options 
  • For more information on how to search the database, click the question mark on the right hand side of the search bar 

Science In Context

  • Contains information ranging from earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography.
  • You can browse the A-Z list of topics by clicking on the “browse all topics” button 
  • You can also limit your search to peer reviewed articles in the advanced search option. 

Springer Journals 

  • Full access to articles and journals published  by Springer
  • Subjects covered include business, humanities, social sciences, natural and physical science, and technology.
  • You can browse for articles by discipline, or you can search using keywords
  • You can also browse for a specific journal by selecting “find a journal” on the upper left corner of the page 
  • You can advanced search by clicking on the settings wheel on the right side of the search bar 

Springer EBook Collection 

  • Full text access in HTML and PDF formats to the the electronic versions of books published by Springer
  • Content Areas are Architecture and Design; Behavioral Science; Biomedical and Life Sciences; Business and Economics; Chemistry and Materials Science; Computer Science; Earth and Environmental Science; Engineering; Humanities, Social Sciences and Law; Mathematics and Statistics; Medicine; Physics and Astronomy; and Professional Computing & Web Design.