Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015     Views: 37

Your question is a bit general, but we have a number of science resources that can be used to answer. I would suggest the following reference databases, all of which can be accessed from our "All databases" page at http://libs0400.acadlib.iup.edu/databases/databases.shtm. * Biological Abstracts * Agricola * Environment Complete * Science Direct * Web of Science I would recommend starting with Biological Abstracts and Environment Complete; I was able to return a number of articles using the search terms "escherichia coli" and "weather" (I recommend using the "Advanced Search" option; it lets you construct a better search). Be aware that you may need to use our ILLIAD interlibrary loan service to request certain articles that do not appear in full text. To check to see if we have an article, you should: 1. Make note of the journal in which the article you want appears, and the volume/issue numbers, and the month/year of publication. 2. Go to the library home page (www.iup.edu/library) 3. Select the "Books and More" option. 4. Select "Online Catalog" 5. Do a search for the journal title 6. If no results return, then we do not subscribe to the journal. If they do return, click on the appropriate titles (if they are held in electronic form, the words [electronic resource] will appear following the title), and look for the LIBRARY HAS section, or the Linked Resources section. This will tell you what years the library owns (that way, you can compare the month/year of the article to the years the library owns). If we do not have the journal article, you can then request it via ILLIAD.

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