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Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 22, 2015 12:10pm

American Chemical Society Current

The American Chemical Society is a self-governed individual membership organization which has more than 161,000 members at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry. The ACS Publications Division will publish 41 peer-reviewed journals from 2013 onwards, as well as Journal of Chemical Education and the magazine C&EN News and around 35-40 new books each year.

Provider: American Chemical Society
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 4:04pm

American Chemical Society Legacy Archives

Over four hundred and sixty four thousand articles from the complete backfiles of twenty two journals published by the American Chemical Society between 1879 and 1995. Titles include some of the most highly-cited journals in the field, such as Chemical Reviews, the Journal of the American Chemical Society, and the Journal of Organic Chemistry.

Provider: American Chemical Society
Updated: Oct 28, 2013 3:45pm

Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews publications provide primary research literature in 37 disciplines for the biomedical, life, physical and social sciences. The articles are written by leading scholars who are dedicated to helping scientists and researchers navigate the vast amount of research and data that is available to them. For over 75 years Annual Reviews has become an indispensible part of the development of many disciplines.

Provider: Annual Reviews
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 4:05pm

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Begell Digital Library

Begell Digital Library is a full text database providing the latest research data and information across a broad spectrum of engineering and biomedical sciences and applied works.

Provider: Begell House Inc
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 4:05pm

Berkeley Electronic Press

Berkeley Electronic Press (Bepress) is a publisher of peer reviewed electronic journals and a creator of tools to facilitate access to research published within institutions. The ResearchNow Collection facilitates access to 57 peer reviewed bepress journals current through the ResearchNow portal. The journals cover research in economics, business, marketing, law, political science, public affairs, humanities, health, medicine, science, and technology.

Provider: Berkeley Electronic Press
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 4:05pm

Biography Resource Center

Biography Resource Center is an online biographical reference database is covering figures of note in the areas of literature, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, arts and newsmakers.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 11:25am

BIOSIS Previews

BIOSIS Previews contains bibliographic data & abstract text for research published in the life sciences. BIOSIS Previews is the world's most comprehensive reference database for life science research. It covers original research reports and reviews in traditional biological and biomedical areas. It also covers references to primary journal literature on vital biological research, medical research findings and discoveries of new organisms.

Provider: Thomson Reuters
Updated: Oct 6, 2015 2:44pm

Brill Journal Archive Online

Brill Journal Archive Online has over fifty thousand articles from more than eighty journals covering subjects such as biology, human rights, international law, and the social sciences. Titles include one of the world's oldest academic journals on Chinese studies, T'oung Pao.   

Provider: Brill
Updated: Aug 30, 2013 4:08pm

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Computer Database

Computer Database comprises more than 800 indexed journal titles, almost 450 of which are provided in full text. This collection is ideal for those who need to keep pace with the fast changing world of high technology by accessing today's most well read and influential periodicals on the computer, telecommunications and electronics industries in a single place.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 11:25am

Current Contents Connect

Current Contents Connect® is a current awareness database that provides easy Web access to complete tables of contents, abstracts, bibliographic information, and abstracts from the most recently published issues of leading scholarly journals, as well as from more than 7,000 relevant, evaluated websites.

Provider: Thomson Reuters
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:11am

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Data.Gov

The Data.Gov Data Catalog provides open and free access to 186,613 datasets aggregated by the U.S. government featuring geospatial and demographic information.

Provider: Data.Gov
Updated: Oct 6, 2016 1:20pm

Derwent Innovations Index

Derwent Innovations Index® facilitates rapid, precise patent searching, letting you conduct patent and citation searches of inventions in chemical, electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering.   This resource merges the value-added patent information from Derwent World Patents Index® with the patent citation information from Derwent Patent Citation Index®. You can use additional descriptive information and coding to quickly grasp a patent's significance and its relationship to other patents. Reduce duplication of R&D; track competitors' activities; detect and avoid patent infringement; identify potential gaps in the marketplace and possible licensing opportunities.

Provider: Thomson Reuters
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:12am

DIVA-GIS

DIVA-GIS is a free computer program for mapping and geographic data analysis (geographic information system) that also provides access to free spatial data for the whole world that you can use in DIVA-GIS or other programs. Spatial data is also openly available at the country and global level and also includes global climate data, species occurrence data, and high resolution satellite images. 

Provider: DIVA-GIS
Updated: Oct 6, 2016 1:19pm

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Essential Science Indicators

With all the resources they need in one place, Essential Science Indicators℠ users can determine the influential individuals, institutions, papers, publications, and countries in their field of study — as well as emerging research areas that could impact their work.   This unique and comprehensive compilation of science performance statistics and science trends data is based on journal article publication counts and citation data from Thomson Reuters databases. It is an ideal analytical resource for policymakers, administrators, analysts and information specialists in government agencies, universities, corporations, private laboratories, publishing companies and foundations, as well as members of the scientific press and recruiters. 

Provider: Thomson Reuters
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:18am

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General OneFile

General OneFile and InfoTrac Custom Newspapers are a unique collection of journals and English language newspapers, providing one of the largest aggregations of full text periodical content available to Further Education institutions. General OneFile serves as the Public library's ultimate periodical resource, with more than 11,500 titles, and a great deal of full-text, 60% of which are recommended by Bowker's "Magazines for Libraries" publication. We've included the right reference, newspapers and audio content to complement the robust collection of magazines and journals

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 20, 2017 9:04am

Geological Society of America

Established in 1888, the Geological Society of America (GSA) provides access to the research and dialogue essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, and industry. GSA publishes four leading peer-reviewed journals in the geosciences; Geology, GSA Bulletin, Geosphere and Lithosphere as well as a range of books, maps and guides. Libraries may place orders via their subscription agent or directly with the GSA.

Provider: The Geological Society of America
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:17am

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InfoTrac Custom Newspapers

General OneFile and InfoTrac Custom Newspapers are a unique collection of journals and English language newspapers, providing one of the largest aggregations of full text periodical content available to Further Education institutions.

Provider: Gale
Updated: Sep 20, 2017 9:06am

Institution of Civil Engineers Virtual Library Archive (1836-2001)

Institutions now have free online access to the full text of every paper published by the Institution of Civil Engineers between 1836 and 2001, representing over 200,000 pages of information. 

Provider: ICE Publishing
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:20am

Institution of Mechanical Engineers Proceedings Archive 1847-1996

The IMechE Proceedings archive contains over 200,000 pages of unique material, including technical papers, obituaries, meeting reports, technical drawings, and editorial comment published in the proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). 

Provider: Professional Engineering Publishing
Updated: Sep 13, 2013 10:21am

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