These databases are recommended for the College of Science, Engineering and Mathematics.
VU students, faculty and staff:
For best results, log into MyVU before accessing databases.
AccessScience – VU no longer subscribes to this database as of 2017-06-30.
Agricola – Online catalog and index to the NAL (National Agricultural Library) collections. Covers all aspects of agriculture and includes tens of thousands of AGRICOLA records that contain links to full-text resources on the web.
Applied Science and Technology Source (Ebsco) - Nearly 1200 full-text journals on topics including: applied mathematics, chemistry, engineering, geology, machinery, information technology, robotics, the food industry and more. MyVU login required for offcampus access.
Associates Programs Source (Ebsco) - Provides access to over 1,000 full-text journals and 11 full-text books. Topics include, agricultural science, automotive technology, biotechnology, construction, cosmetology, culinary arts, diesel mechanics, electrical technology, fire science and service, food service management, hospitality management, industrial and mechanical design, information technology, horticulture, law enforcement and criminal justice, paralegal, machine tool technology, surveying, and veterinary assisting. MyVU login required for offcampus access. Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.
Bentham Open Access – Publishes over 230 open access journals covering the sciences, technology, and medicine.
BioMed Central – Includes 220 open access, online, peer-reviewed journals covering all areas of biology and medicine.
Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic (Ebsco) – Access to over 100 full-text peer reviewed journals on topics like clinical medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pre-clinical sciences, and the health care system. MyVU login required for offcampus access. Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.
Career and Technical Education Collection (Proquest) -- Access to over 500 full-text journals and trade publications on topics including: computer science, healthcare, building trades, auto mechanics, sales & retail, accounting, graphic design, photography, and more. MyVU login required for offcampus access.
CQ Researcher Online (CQ Press) -- Provides up-to-date, unbiased information on issues in the news. Topics include: health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. MyVU login required for offcampus access.
Credo Reference -- Full-text articles from nearly 800 reference eBooks on topics including: art, food & beverage, language, medicine, psychology, social sciences, biographies, geography, law, music, religion, technology, business, history, literature, philosophy, and science. MyVU login required for offcampus access.
eBooks on EBSCOhost (INSPIRE) – Collection of over 9,000 eBooks on topics including: the arts, business, computer science, education, engineering & technology, health & medicine, history, law, literature & criticism, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology, sciences, study aids, and language learning. MyVU login required for offcampus access. Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.
EBSCO eBook Community College Collection - The Ebsco eBook Community College Collection offers over 40,000 books from a variety of publishers. These books are non-fiction, selected to help students do research for school work or personal interest. There are books on most subjects, including art, history, nursing, psychology, zoology, and much more. MyVU login required for offcampus access..
FreeMedicalJournals.com – Free access to 3,316 scholarly journals covering all medical topics.
Gale Virtual Reference Library – Collection of Reference eBooks on topics including: the arts, biographies, business, education, environment, history, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nation & world, religion, social sciences, science, and technology. MyVU login required for offcampus access. Also partially available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE at this link.
GreenFILE (Ebsco) – Access to over 9,000 full-text articles on topics including: global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. MyVU login required for offcampus access. Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.
Indiana Department of Natural Resources -- Website includes information about wildlife, forestry, natural resources, hunting/fishing, conservation law, outdoor activities, state parks, historic preservation & archaeology. Also the Indiana Big Tree Register.
Plants Database -Provided by the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service. Includes information on vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens in the U.S. and its territories. Also includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, web links, and references.
Public Library of Science (PLoS) – Free access to journals, some peer-reviewed, on topics like biology, medicine, genetics, computational biology, pathogens, neglected tropical diseases, and more.
PubMed Central – Free access to over 1,700 scholarly biomedical and life science journals.
Science.gov – U.S. government information and research results from the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, the Interior and Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency, Library of Congress, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Archives and Records Administration, and the National Science Foundation.
Science in Context (Gale) – Includes 1.5 million periodical articles, two dictionaries, over 200 detailed experiments, and thousands of biographies, images, and videos. Free to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.
Science Reference Center (Ebsco) -- A research database providing easy access to a wealth of full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other reliable sources. In addition, the database includes a vast collection of images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library. MyVU login required for offcampus access. Also available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.
SIRS Issues Researcher – Contains full-text articles selected from more than 1,600 publications. Topics include social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues. MyVU login required for offcampus access.
Stats Indiana – Indiana statistical information provided by more than 100 federal and state agencies, commercial, and private data sources. Topics include: economics, demographics, industry, education, health care, population, taxes, workforce and unemployment, agriculture and more.
Testing and Education Reference Center – Contains career information and hundreds of practice tests and study materials. Test preparation and information topics include: ASE Automotive, ASE Collision/Refinish, ASE Medium/Heavy Truck, Cosmetology, Fire Fighter, EMT-Basic, Law Enforcement, Medical/Nursing, Military (ASVAB and AFOQT), Social Work, and Teaching (PRAXIS). Free to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.