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Research Guide

Biotechnology

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Start Your Research with Library Databases!

Library databases provide access to thousands of articles and ebooks you'll need for your research. Library databases can be accessed off campus by entering your SURF ID and password. For a complete list view our Databases by Subject listing.
   

Science in Context is a full-text science database that provides a variety of information for all science-related research needs. Content includes reference, peer-reviewed and technical periodicals, news, and multimedia. GREENR focuses on the academic study of sustainability and the environment. A one-stop site, this resource provides news, background information, video, unique commentaries, primary source documents and statistics, covering relevant categories including energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population and economic development. ScienceDirect provides access to nearly 2,500 journals and more than 33,000 books, covering 24 major disciplines across science, technology and health.

Articles & Journals

Periodicals are important sources of information in your research. Library databases include articles from magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals. Need more information on popular and scholarly periodicals? Check out the link Is it a Magazine or a Journal? For a list of all periodical databases, consult the Databases by Subject page.
JSTOR provides full-text access to articles from over 1400 scholarly journals in a diverse array of arts, humanities, and social sciences disciplines.  Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost) contains  full text articles from mostly academic/scholarly journals. Nature.com provides e-journal access to Nature and the full archive of Scientific American. This database contains scholarly research information related to the physical and life sciences, as well as lay perspectives for users who wish to expand their knowledge in a variety of scientific topics. 

Books & eBooks

The MiraCosta College Library owns copies of over 200,000 books and ebooks! To locate books in print and ebooks, use the Library Catalog . If you wish to access the ebooks from off-campus, you will need to enter your SURF ID and password. Try the Databases by Subject list for additional reference, periodical, and ebook databases.
         

Try Library Reference & eBooks Databases

Reference & eBook databases provide background information and in-depth research on many research topics.  Popular databases include: Gale Virtual Reference Library; Oxford Reference Online; EBSCO eBooks; Britannica Online, and Springer eBooks.
       
 

Multimedia Sources

The MiraCosta College subscribes to several streaming video databases containing documentaries and educational videos. If accessing streaming databases from off-campus, you will be prompted for your SURF ID and password.
Films On Demand provides streaming educational videos on subject areas including Archival Films & Newsreels, Social Sciences, Business, Science, Health & Medicine and more. Academic Video Online (VAST) is a multidisciplinary collection of streaming video with approximately 17,000 full-length videos in 22 disciplines.  Intelecom is a searchable video clip database covering a wide variety of disciplines. Topic-specific clips average 3 to 5 minutes in length and are closed-captioned.
     

Web Resources