Use the search boxes on the following websites to find relevant articles (keep your search terms simple to begin with!):
For Academic Journal Articles
For Open Access Journal Articles:
For Restricted Access Journal Articles: Requires a Victorian State Library Card:
What's the difference between open access and restricted access?
Open access articles are free to the public to read the entire article. Restricted access articles require a payment or subscription access (say through a library). We can no longer judge the quality of journal articles based on how we access them - you are more likely to find reliable research in restricted access locations HOWEVER we now need to always be vigilant in applying our critical mind no matter where a source comes from.
No matter where you find science resources or academic research we must ALWAYS use a critical mind - ask questions, check authors, evaluate evidence, examine the scope of the research. For a very interesting read on the issues surrounding current scientific research read The Knowledge Wars by Peter Doherty. (Available in the library)
COSMOS Magazine - The Science of Everything
Use the TOPICS tab to find current science news stories online. Print copies of this magazine are kept in the Library for use too.
New Scientist Topic Guides
(We subscribe to the print edition)
The databases below provide access to papers written by scientists and researches.
Environmental Information. EBSCO Database with free access.
"About 13000 scientific journals are now available in the 'Open Science Directory'. When all the special program journals will be included, the Open Science Directory will contain more than 20000 titles."
Where do you find Science 520 Astronomy ~ 530 Physics ~ 540 Chemistry ~ 550 Earth Sciences ~ 560 Paleontology ~ 570 Life Sciences ~ 580 Botanical Sciences resources in the non-fiction collection?