Resources for independent research

Here is a guide to the sources on this page and more: ASSET Research Resources Student Handout (pdf)

This slide illustrates an overview of the independent study process (ppt)

Google Scholar allows simple searching for academic papers in all fields.

JSTOR is subscription-based and allows advanced searches for academic papers and books.

The Public Library of Science is a non-profit organization that aims to accelerate the pace of science and discovery by making peer-reviewed articles available for free.

PubMed has more than 26 million citations for biomedical research. It has advanced search options and filters to find freely available papers.

Worldcat is a collection of library resources from around the world.

BioMed Central is a free source for peer-reviewed journals, over 290 of them, ranging from basic biological research through pathology and to other, specialized topics.

For New York state residents, NovelNY  (the New York Online Electronic Library) is available. If your computer’s IP address indicates you are in NY, the site will be immediately available. Otherwise you’ll need to provide a driver’s license number or library card number to log in.