Library Research Guide
Use a database to efficiently find academic sources related to science in the news or to find academic sources for a research assignment. Then go to the next page (Reading Academic Articles) for advice on reading scientific literature.
Library databases store information about books, journals, and other media. K-State Libraries has over 300 databases which can be filtered by subject or content. We subscribe to some databases and others are freely available online. The databases listed below cover many topics in the sciences, for more specific databases (ex. civil engineering, biology) on our Databases A-Z list.
Some databases make it easy to keep up with current research. You can save a search that gets the results you want and set an alerts to get current research delivered to your inbox. Try setting up an alert with Google Scholar, Web of Science, or Scopus.
Searching these resources is different from searching the Internet. K-State Libraries pays to subscribe to the databases; they are not found in an online search.