These databases cover many topics, but have selected full text from a variety of health related journals, books, and reports. PhD dissertations and Masters theses are usually great sources for research topic ideas, literature reviews, and methods.
Google Scholar is Google's version of a library database. Google Scholar searches publishers' websites, academic sites (.edu), and other "scholarly" resources. Some of our own databases are covered, so you can use Google Scholar to search ScienceDirect, JSTOR, and BioOne all at the same time. However, many of the articles are not available directly to non-subscribers. By downloading the library toolbar or adding SCSU/Buley Library to Scholar's Preferences on your computer, you can access our subscriptions as well as whatever is free on the web. See the Guide to Google Scholar below for instructions on setting up the toolbar or the preferences, and for search tips.
Pubget is a life sciences search engine specifically designed to connect the searcher to PDF copies of articles in the fastest, most efficient manner possible. Do a search, log into our databases if you are off campus, and watch the PDF's start popping up. If the PDF isn't available, look for the Find It link to check our journal finder and/or put in an ILL request. Pubget also has tools to help you find articles when searching PubMed.
Pubget specializes in the health sciences, but covers hundreds of journals in all the biological sciences, and has good coverage in chemistry, environmental science, and related fields.