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Health, Environment, Science and Technology Reporting: General Resources

Resources to help do research in the fields of health, environment, science, and technology.


When researching scientists at major educational institutions be sure to check the following:

  • University Faculty Profile Pages
  • Insitutional Repositories
  • University Archives
  •, Mendeley, Zotero, and other discipline specific social networking sites

Interlibrary Loan

Remember - if we don't have an article or a book at Stony Brook that you need, you can order it free of charge through our Interlibrary Loan service.

We will request a copy from another library.

Request an item or set up an account.

Note: Textbooks are not available through this service.

Databases for News Articles

Finding Profiles In Science Articles

When looking for the NYT's Profiles in Science articles in LexisNexis, use the Advanced Search option, limit the source to The New York Times, change the Section option to SECTION, and enter - profiles in science - as your search terms.

Sources Available in LexisNexis

To browse sources available in LexisNexis, select Sources, and then select Browse Sources. Options are available to filter and browse the sources list. You may also select Find Sources to search for specific sources.

Other Databases

These resources can help you find background information on controversial issues and articles from popular magazines like Time.

Other Guides

Reference Librarian

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Reference Librarian
Central Reading Room

Frank Melville Jr., Memorial Library C-1600


Google Scholar

A Google tool that limits your search to scholarly, academic or peer-reviewed articles. Available at or from Google's More menu.

For maximum benefit:

  • Click on the cog icon in the upper right
  • Click on Scholar Preferences
  • Type "Stony Brook" in the Library Links section search box
  • Check the box next to Stony Brook University - SUNY - Fulltext @ Stony Brook

Note: Google Scholar does NOT search all our databases.

Google Scholar Search