Dear Physics V,

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 18th, 2016

Looking for scientific articles about contemporary alternative energy sources?


The Physics V: Clean Energy research guide contains just that!  New this year is the Science in Context database & updated interface from the journal Science.



New Trial: Science in Context

By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 13th, 2015

Love the Global Issues in Context database? Enjoy GreenR?

For that same all-in-one format (quality background info, news reporting and scientific literature) with a broad science theme, do try Science in Context, from the same parent company, Gale.

The library currently has a free trial (through the end of January) of Science in Context.

Like it? Love it? Leave it? Do tell! 🙂 We’d love to know if you think this is something the library should spend its money on. Ms. Sanborn


“Science in Context.” Gale Trials: Science in Context. Gale Cengage Learning. Web. 12 Jan. 2015. .

Salem Science

By - Research & Instruction Librarian November 11th, 2014

The library recently purchased the digital version of Salem Press’s Encyclopedia of Energy.


Encyclopedia of Energy. Salem Science. Salem Press. 2014. Web. 10 Nov. 2014.


This set contains over 500+ background articles on energy and energy related topics, including:


Off the grounds?  Simply login to with your SPS credentials to access the entire digital library.




By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 22nd, 2014

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GreenR (stands for: Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) contains global perspectives on global environmental issues.


To reveal all of the global environmental topics covered by GreenR, click the “View all ” button (upper middle, directly following ‘Browse Issues and Topics’).


Sources include: reference book articles, newspapers, broadcast news, radio news, magazines, newspapers, reports and scholarly journals.

Photo by seanmcgrath

The first Earth Days: Newsreels

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 22nd, 2014

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The library purchases an NBC newsreel archive containing news past and present.


A search for Earth Day returns news footage from the first Earth Day (1970) as well as footage documenting more contemporary accounts.


Looking for a little more context?  Try an Earth Day search in the Gale Virtual Reference Library for more on the history of Earth Day from the lens of: pop culture, environmental sustainability, and/or political science & protests.



Photo by NASA Goddard Photo and Video

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