Databases & Indexes for the Sciences (includes Computer Science)

Academic Search Premier

World's largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing full text for more than 4,600 scholarly publications, including more than 3,500 peer-reviewed publications. Includes more than 2,000 journals covering fields of science, math, and technology.

1975--current | Some full text | More info


ACM Digital Library

For students of computer science, provides full text access to every article published by ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), including over 50 years of archives. Access to citations and abstracts from other publishers of computing literature as well.

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ACS Publications

Provides access to journals from the American Chemical Society--a comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed journals in the chemical and related sciences.

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Alt HealthWatch

Database focuses on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Features indexing and abstracts going back as far as 1984, and full text going back as far as 1990. (from EBSCO )

1984--current | some full text | More info


CQ Researcher

Provides in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Including pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions, it is useful for term papers, debates, and speeches. Now includes PLUSArchive with articles going back to 1923 for an historical component and Global Researcher bringing an international perspective.

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DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals

This service covers full text, quality-controlled, scholarly journals. As of August 2008 there were 3614 journals in the directory arranged by subject.

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Contains over 58,000 searchable articles from over 150 Emerald journals. Subjects covered include management, HRM, marketing, librarianship, mechanical engineering, and electronic and electrical engineering.

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Expanded Academic ASAP

Gale®’s premier database for research in all the academic disciplines. Provides over 4,000 journal titles many of which are in full text. (from Gale's InfoTrac )

1980--current | Some full text | More info


General Science Collection

Access to some 400 general science titles. (from Gale's InfoTrac )

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Google Earth

"Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings and even explore galaxies in the Sky. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places and share with others."(publisher's description)

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Health Source: Consumer Edition

Rich collection of consumer health information, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and general health. Provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines, as well as to health reference books and encyclopedias. (from EBSCO)

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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. Includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide. (from EBSCO)

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HighWire Press

From Stanford University Libraries, a collection of scholarly publications focusing on the biological and medical sciences with some coverage of the physical and social sciences as well. Free access is available to some 1.3 million articles together with pay for view access to complete articles from the remainder of the collection.

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Brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news. Search MedLine in OCLC's First Search.

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National Academies Press

The National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the National Academies to publish the reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health, capturing the most authoritative views on important issues in science and health policy. The institutions represented by the NAP are unique in that they attract the nation’s leading experts in every field to serve on their award-wining panels and committees. The nation turns to the work of NAP for definitive information on everything from space science to animal nutrition. All materials now available for free as a PDF download.


National Agricultural Library Catalog (AGRICOLA)

Index to "resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human nutrition, and earth and environmental sciences."

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Access to over 500 national and international newspapers. Good place to look for reviews. (from ProQuest)

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Public Library of Science

PLoS publishes peer-reviewed, open-access scientific and medical journals that include original research as well as timely feature articles.

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PubChem provides information on the biological activities of small molecules. It is a component of NIH's Molecular Libraries Roadmap Initiative.

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Scholarly index produced by the National Library of Medicine with articles on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care, and more

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Sage Science Collections  
Full text access to scholarly Sage publications in life science, physical science, and health and medicine. Browse "Articles by Discipline" to search these titles by topic.

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One of the world's largest providers of scientific, technical, and medical literature with a database of some 2 million articles and 59 million abstracts from all fields of science. Access to journals in mathematics, social sciences, arts and humanities, and business as well.

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Fourteen scientific and technical information organizations from ten major science agencies have collaborated to provide reliable information about science and technology from across Federal government organizations.

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Science Reference Center

Designed for high school students, a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of science-oriented content. Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. (from EBSCO)

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Provides researchers unlimited access to the world’s largest and most reliable collection of chemistry and related science information. You can search for substances, reactions, and patent and journal references. To use SciFinder you must first register to set up a login and password. This must be done on campus and with your e-mail address. SciFinder will issue you a login and password which will also work for off campus access.  Here is the link for self registration.


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