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Web of Science searches thousands of journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. A unique feature of Web of Science is the ability to see which articles have cited a given article. Web of Science offers the ability to search many databases simultaneously, including Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, and several others.
Coverage dates: 1945 - Current.
An electronic archive of over one million pre-print research articles in physics, mathematics, computer science, and related areas.
Coverage dates: 1991 - Current.
Searches millions of articles in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, and physics.
Coverage dates: 1980 - Current.

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A massive multidisciplinary resource with an abundance of full text. Abstracts and indexes 10,000+ journals and includes the full text of 6,500+ journals. 9000+ of the journals are peer-reviewed.
Coverage dates: Varies.
Includes more than 153,000 theses and dissertations in total, including 70,000 new citations for theses and dissertations. The new citations include a link to access the full text, when available, via the Institutional Repository where the thesis or dissertation is housed.
Coverage dates: 1902 to present.
The American Physical Society (APS) journal website provides online access to APS publications, including the full suite of Physical Review journals.
Coverage dates: 1929-present.
CHEMnetBASE is an online collection of chemistry reference eBooks and databases, and includes the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Combined Chemical Dictionary, Dictionary of Organic Compounds, Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds, and Properties of Organic Compounds. Limited to 2 users at once.
This resource provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. By integrating authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content with headlines and videos, it draws students into the subject matter, showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity.
Coverage dates: Current.
Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is a searchable database of the information contained in the print edition, including being able to search by molecular formula and physical properties. Limited to 2 users at once.
IOPscience Extra contains the full text of all journals published by the Institute of Physics and the American Astronomical Society, and several other physics and astronomy publishers.
Coverage dates: 1874 - Current.
Provides publishing information, statistics and acceptance rates for major journals in multiple disciplines. Replaces the Directories of Publishing Opportunities in Business, Computer Science, Education, Health/Nursing, Math/Science, and Psychology/Psychiatry. Check the Blacklist for predatory journals to avoid.
Coverage dates: Current.
MathSciNet is a searchable database of millions of articles and other literature in the field of mathematics.
Coverage dates: 1940 - Current.
MathSciNet is a searchable database of millions of articles and other literature in the field of mathematics.
Coverage dates: 1940 - Current.
Nature Journals contains unlimited access to all journals on the Nature platform, including its flagship journal Nature and the Scientific American magazine.
Coverage dates: 1845-present.
OSA Publishing contains the full text of journals and conference proceedings published by the Optical Society of America (OSA).
Coverage dates: 1917 - Current.
Provided online access to volumes in the book series Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi."
Coverage dates: 2012 to present.
Search all Proquest databases: historical newspapers, other primary sources, dissertations, current periodicals, etc. from a single page. Documents can be limited to desired source(s) from the results list.
Coverage dates: 15th century - present.
Science & Technology Collection searches hundreds of journals in the science and technology fields, and includes full text for many journals. Subjects include astrophysics, biology, chemistry, computer technology, geology, physics, archaeology and materials science.
Coverage dates: 1900 - Current.
ScienceDirect provides access to hundreds of full-text journals published by Elsevier in a wide range of subject areas including science, engineering, technology, medicine and business.
Coverage dates: 1995 - Current.
SciFinder is a comprehensive source of chemical and related scientific information, including the many different types of organic and inorganic substances. Other information includes patent and journal references, regulated chemicals, chemical reactions and chemical supplier information. Includes the ability to search by structure.
Coverage dates: 1957 - Current.
Includes the Natural Science Collection and the Technology Collection and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.
Coverage dates: 1946 - Current.
A comprehensive abstract & citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books & conference proceedings. It can also be used by researchers to determine the impact of specific authors, articles/documents and journals.
Coverage dates: 1823 to present.
Contains journals, conference proceedings, and eBooks from SPIE The International Society for Optical Engineering. This is a major resource in optics and photonics.
Coverage dates: 1962-present.
SpringerLink contains the full text of journals, eBooks, and conference proceedings published by Springer.
Coverage dates: 1996 - Current.
Wiley Online Library is a multi-disciplinary database that provides access to millions of articles from thousands of journals, thousands of books, and hundreds of multi-volume reference works.
Coverage dates: Varies.

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