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John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Science: General

By Ellen Sexton. How to get authoritative information on science topics. How to find articles, books and more written by scientists.

Top science journals and magazines

Journals:  (contain peer reviewed articles)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Journal of the American Medical Association.


New England Journal of Medicine.

Journal of immunology.

JOVE: the Journal of Visualized Experiments.  A video journal for demonstrating laboratory techniques.  (Mostly open -source but unfortunately not all articles are available).

Magazines: (written for the general public; do not contain peer reviewed articles)

Scientific American

New Scientist

Science news

Popular science

Evaluating science news stories

I don't know what to believe: Making sense of science stories.    From the Sense about Science group.

Finding articles

General Science Full Text   

An index to articles published in popular magazines and academic journals.  Coverage from 1984 to the present.            Alternate access via library barcode

Internet directories

Science and technology links collected by the Internet Public Library


American Chemical Society

American Museum of Natural History

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature.  (the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization.)

NASA.  National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

National Academy of Sciences.

NOAA.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a federal agency focused on the condition of the oceans and the atmosphere. 

Nobel Prize official website. 

Public Library of Science blogs and journals for biology & medicine. is a gateway to the enormous amounts of information produced by U.S.  Federal scientists. searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.  

Smithsonian. National Museum of Natural History.

United States Geological Survey

World Wildlife Fund