September 2016: Science Literacy

Science Literacy Week kicks off September 19, 2016.  Below are selected scientific resources available on Scholars Portal services. For more resources, visit the Journals, GeoPortal or Dataverse platforms.


Top cited science journals on Scholars Portal journals:

Journal of the American Chemical Society The Journal of the American Chemical Society, founded in 1879, is the flagship journal of the American Chemical Society and the preeminent journal in the field. This periodical is devoted to the publication of fundamental research papers in all areas of chemistry and publishes approximately 16,000 pages of Articles, Communications, Book Reviews, and Computer Software Reviews a year. Published weekly, JACS provides research essential to the field of chemistry.
Cell Published biweekly, Cell includes original research articles of exceptional significance in areas including molecular biology, biochemistry, cancer research, cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, neurobiology, plant biology, structural biology and virology.
Angewandte Chemie Angewandte Chemie includes a stimulating mixture of Review Articles, Highlights and Communications weekly. The Reviews summarize the important results of recent research on topical subjects in all branches of chemistry, point to unresolved problems and discuss possible developments. The Highlights provide concise evaluations of current trends in chemical research. The Communications are critically selected and report on the latest research results, making the journal indispensable to the chemist who wants to stay well informed. Angewandte Chemie International Edition also regularly publishes Nobel lectures in chemistry and related fields.
Applied Physics Letters Applied Physics Letters, published by the American Institute of Physics, features concise, up-to-date reports on significant new findings in applied physics. Emphasizing rapid dissemination of key data and new physical insights, Applied Physics Letters offers prompt publication of new experimental and theoretical papers bearing on applications of physics phenomena to all branches of science, engineering, and modern technology.
Neuron For the last fifteen years, Neuron has established itself as one of the most influential and relied upon journals in the field of neuroscience. The editors embrace interdisciplinary strategies which integrate biophysical, cellular, developmental, and molecular approaches with a systems approach to sensory, motor, and higher-order cognitive functions.

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GeoPortal includes geographical datasets on the environment, geology, and meteorology, among others. Visualize these data layer by layer on GeoPortal:

Dataverse includes reusable research data from over 600 studies at 13 Ontario universities. Browse the datasets here: