STEM Access

What’s the Best Database?

If you have ever looked at the list of electronic resources at Baylor, you can be easily overwhelmed as we currently have almost 700 listed.  Although you can narrow the list down by a subject in the pull-down menu, the list is still alphabetical and it can be hard to know which is the best database for your search. So here are some suggestions for a “goto” database for the STEM disciplines at Baylor Aviation Science:  AAIA Online Biology:  PubGet Chemistry:  SciFinder Communication Science & Disorders:  ComDisDome Computer Science:  ACM Digital Library Electrical Engineering:  IEEE Explore Environmental Science:  Environment...
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Finding Data Sources

The great info visualization blog Flowing Data has a great post today listing places to find data, including universities, news organizations, sports, geographic, world, politics & government and general sources. You can find more data resources in the library’s Electronic Resources Directory. In the advanced search, choose “Datasets” under “Resource Type” and click on “Show Resources.”
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Library 411

Use Wolfram|Alpha to Make College Easier

Wolfram|Alpha made a splash on the internet when it was released this past year. In fact, some claimed it would be a “Google-killer.” But the creators of Wolfram|Alpha disagreed. They have other plans for their website than just being a search engine: Wolfram|Alpha’s long-term goal is to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone. We aim to collect and curate all objective data; implement every known model, method, and algorithm; and make it possible to compute whatever can be computed about anything. Our goal is to build on the achievements of science and other systematizations of...
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