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STEM - Free & Open Access Resources

Public Libraries

Check your local public library to see what they offer for STEM research. 

Available through the San Diego Public Library, as of November 2023:

  • Academic OneFile (Gale) - provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources.
  • Gale Business: Insights - research, analyze and compare companies and industries with industry rankings, profiles, market share data, company histories and more.
  • Ebook Central (ProQuest) - eBook database with over 12,000 titles to support multiple subject areas (English Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Information Literacy and Technology).
  • JSTOR (onsite only) - full text journal articles from hundreds of university presses (articles from the last 3-5 years may not be available)
  • Science in Context (Gale) - Contextual information on hundreds of current science topics, accompanied by periodicals, primary sources, and digital media.