Science and Nature – Full Text Online


For all the scientists, aspiring scientists, and just plain curious folk on our campus, the Weinberg Memorial Library now offers full text, online access to Science and Nature, two well-known and frequently cited interdisciplinary scientific journals.

To use either journal, just use our Periodical Search to search for either Science or Nature, and then click through to their respective websites. If you’re off campus, don’t forget to log in to my.scranton and use the Library tab so that you’ll be authenticated as a University of Scranton user.

If you have any trouble accessing either journal, please let us know!

Science and Nature, now available from the Weinberg

Great news for scientists on campus – the Weinberg now has online subscriptions to the journals Science and Nature, available from anywhere for our University of Scranton faculty, staff, and students!  

Nature is available in Nature Journals Online from the November 4, 2010 issue to the present. You can find older issues (1990 to one year ago) in our Proquest Central database.

Science is available from January 1997 to the present in Science Magazine.  As with Nature, you can find older issues of Science (1988 to 2005) in our Proquest Central database.

Remember, these are subscriptions, so if you’re not on campus be sure to log in to my.scranton in order to access full-text articles.  To all of our science faculty and students, happy searching!

Is it Peer Reviewed?

Articles in journals that are peer reviewed or refereed are reviewed by experts in the subject area in addition to being edited by the publishers.  Because this is the highest level of scholarship, many assignments require peer reviewed sources. Ulrichsweb, found on the Library’s A-Z List of Databases,  is a good way to identify peer reviewed journals.

You can search by keyword or title.

search by title or keyword

Searching for the keyword adolescence resulted in a list of titles.  The legend indicates peer reviewed or “refereed” titles with a column in front of the title.

Ulrichs legend

titles that are peer reviewed

Clicking on a title gives you more information about that journal.  There are also links to Serials Solution and to the library’s catalog.  In addition to finding out if a journal is peer reviewed, you can use Ulrichsweb as a database by searching for a keyword or subject and using the Serials Solution link to get the fulltext of articles in other databases.

links to Serials Solution and the Library's catalog

Serials Solution

Questions?  Ask-a-Librarian.