Waggoner Library Research Guide to Science Resources. Click on the topic below to jump to related information

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Searching for book resources and the online catalog
  • The online catalog allows you to search by author, title, subject, and keyword and advanced search.
  • Science related books can be found in "Q" [sciences] or "R" [medical] call number areas
  • Circulating books are on the top floor of the library and are checked out at the main desk using your Trevecca student I.D.
  • Search Area Libraries link on the library website allows you to search several other middle Tennessee libraries’ holdings with one search question.  A courier service allows a patron to retrieve a book from ATHENA within 5-7 working days. Requests can be made online from the TNU library web site.
  • WorldCat allows you to search over 10,000 libraries worldwide. Books can be requested through Inter Library Loan.

Online Catalog

Result List   The holdings line provides call number as well as indicates whether a book has been checked out by providing a due date. the button 'Other Resources' allows you to view a Table of Contents (TOC) or a Book Review for that title. Reference books indicate no copies available since they cannot be checked out. Photocopies can be made of needed pages.

Ebooks   Also included in the library holdings are e-books from netLibrary and Ebrary collections, over 85, 000 titles. Free accounts need to be created to take full advantage of ebook collection features.
Many can be download to an eReader format and there is a small collection of audio books available.

Checking out/Renewing library books.  These are checked out at the Main Desk with a maximum of fifteen books and are due back in four weeks. Your TNU I.D. card serves as your library card. Books cannot be checked out from the Web site.

Materials can be renewed online!    From the library home page click on the My Account link on the menu. Follow instructions to view your account. The renew link will appear on the screen.  Books cannot be renewed if they are overdue.  Call 615.248.1214 for assistance or email

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Locating Scholarly Journal Articles

Online account information is provided exclusively for Trevecca Nazarene University. Our license agreements permit use of databases only by Trevecca faculty and students. 
Please help us maintain the integrity of our license agreements by not sharing access with family, co workers, and friends

If you know the journal title:

From the library homepage enter the journal title in the search box near the top.  Change the tag to read “Journal Title” then enter.  If your journal is full text in one of our databases the result will include a link to the database where you can access the full text or indicates bound, back issues or microfilm availability.  If there were no hits you can complete online an ILL form requesting a journal article reprint.

If you are searching by subject:

Electronic Resources Link: Click on the ‘Electronic Resources’ link, then choose either

* Looking for databases by subject displays a subject list of databases

* Looking for databases by title browses an A-Z title list of databases

* Looking for databases by e-journal limits you to browsing only e-journals accessible online

Accessing databases off campus access requires you to provide your name and the 11 digit ID number from your student ID.

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Science Databases include


ProQuest Science Journals allows access to full-text periodicals on science subjects such as agriculture, biology, chemistry, computers, engineering, physics, and more. Subject coverage includes computers, engineering, telecommunications, and transportation. This link includes two ProQuest databases: Sciences Module and ProQuest Science Journals.

ProQuest Biology Journals provides access to full-text journals in the life sciences.

General Science Collection provides millions of articles from over 1,600 magazines, journals and reference materials on all aspects of the sciences.

Secondary databases include

Agriculture Collection contains a broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields, this collection provides a comprehensive view of this growing body of knowledge. Comprised of nearly 200 titles, researchers will have access to current and authoritative content that spans the industry - from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection provides robust coverage of the field of environmental issues and policy, this collection, which includes nearly 200 journals, provides instant access to the multiple viewpoints of this volatile field of study, including perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.

GreenFILE indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports offering a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE serves as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet. The database contains nearly 300,000 records, full text for selected titles and searchable cited references for more than 200 titles as well.

Pharmaceutical News Index provides access to pharmacological news, research, and regulatory information. Covers the most important specialized publications in the pharmaceutical, health care, biotechnology, and medical device industries.

Additional science related information can be found in the Medical databases

Additional teaching of science information can be found in the Education Journals

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Interlibrary Loan Services    

Articles or books not available at Waggoner library can be requested through Interlibrary Loan. All transactions for ILL are handled through the Interlibrary Loan Services Librarian. Complete an online form on the library Web site following the ILL link on the menu.  Allow 7-10 days for the requested book to arrive and 7 days for article reprints.  Items are sent to the Library for pickup.

Books:  Books generally have a three to four week checkout period.  Turnaround time for book requests is about 7 working days. There are generally no fees for this service; however, late fine charges for ILL books are $.50 per day.

Journal Article Reprints: If a journal is unavailable at TNU a reprint of it can be ordered using the online form off the web site.  There is no cost. Many cases the article will be sent as a PDF to your email. Allow 5 days for delivery of the article.

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Internet Resources include



Waggoner Library Contact Information

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