This page contains a representative list of major databases and search engines useful in an academic setting for finding and accessing articles in academic journals, repositories, archives, or other collections of scientific and other articles. As the distinction between a database and a search engine is unclear for these complex document retrieval systems, see:
- the general list of search engines for all-purpose search engines that can be used for academic purposes
- bibliographic databases for information about databases giving bibliographic information about finding books and journal articles.
Note that "free" or "subscription" can refer both to the availability of the database or of the journal articles included. This has been indicated as precisely as possible in the lists below.
This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries.
|Academic Search||Multidisciplinary||Several versions: Complete, Elite, Premier, and Alumni Edition||Subscription||EBSCO Publishing|
|Aerospace & High Technology Database||Aerospace, Aeronautics, Astronautics||Subscription||ProQuest|
|African Journals OnLine (AJOL)||Multidisciplinary||Scholarly journals published in Africa||Free abstracts; Subscription full-text||African Journals OnLine|
|AgeLine||Sociology, Gerontology||Includes information on aging-related topics, including economics, public health and policy.||Subscription||EBSCO Publishing|
|AGRICOLA: Agricultural Online Access||Agriculture||Free & Subscription||Produced by the United States National Agricultural Library. Free access provided by NAL. Subscription access provided by ProQuest,OVID.|
|AGRIS: Agricultural database||Agriculture||Covers agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry, aquatic sciences and fisheries, human nutrition, extension literature from over 100 participating countries. |
Material includes unique grey literature such as unpublished scientific and technical reports, theses, conference papers, government publications, and more.
|Free||Produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. AGRIS|
|Airiti Inc||Multidisciplinary||Subscription||Airiti Inc|
|Analytical Abstracts||Chemistry||Subscription||Royal Society of Chemistry|
|Analytical sciences digital library||Analytical chemistry||Free||National Science Digital Library and the Analytical Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society|
|Anthropological Index Online||Anthropology||Index only (no abstracts or full-text).||Free||Royal Anthropological Institute|
|Anthropological Literature||Anthropology||Free to Harvard faculty, staff and students. Subscription for non-Harvard access.||Maintained by Harvard University. Non-Harvard access provided by OCLC|
|Arachne||Archaeology, Art history||German language||Free||German Archaeological Institute & the University of Cologne|
|Arnetminer||Computer Science||Online service used to index and search academic social networks||Free||Tsinghua University|
|Arts & Humanities Citation Index||Arts, Humanities||Part of Web of Science||Subscription||Clarivate Analytics|
|arXiv||Physics, Mathematics, Computer science, Nonlinear sciences, Quantitative biology and Statistics||Repository of electronic pre-prints of papers in the fields of mathematics, physics, astronomy, computer science, quantitative biology, statistics, and quantitative finance.||Free||Cornell University|
|ASCE Library||Civil Engineering||all civil engineering disciplines including structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, transportation engineering, construction engineering, environmental engineering, engineering mechanics, sustainability, water resources, irrigation. hydraulics, hydrology, waterways, urban planning, cold regions ...||Abstract free. Fulltext subscription.||American Society of Civil Engineers|
|Association for Computing Machinery Digital Library||Computer Science, Engineering||Subscription||Association for Computing Machinery|
|Astrophysics Data System||Astrophysics, Geophysics, Physics||Free||Harvard University|
|ATLA Religion Database||Religious studies||Provides information on topics such as biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religion in social issues||Subscription|||
|AULIMP: Air University Library's Index to Military Periodicals||Military Science||Free||Air University|
|BASE: Bielefeld Academic Search Engine||Multidisciplinary||Free||Bielefeld University|
|Beilstein database||Organic chemistry||Subscription||Available from Elsevier under the product name Reaxys|
|Biological Abstracts||Biology||A complete collection of bibliographic references covering life science and biomedical research literature published from more than 4,000 journals internationally.||Subscription||Available from Thomson Reuters|
|BioOne||Biology, Ecology, and Environmental Science||A full-text aggregation of more than 180 scientific journals publishing current research in Biodiversity Conservation, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Entomology, Ornithology, Plant Science, and Zoology.||Free abstract & references, Open Access titles, and Subscription||Available from BioOne|
|Bioinformatic Harvester||Biology, Bioinformatics||A meta search engine for 50 major bioinformatic databases and projects.||Free||Available from Liebel-Lab KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology|
|Book Review Index Online||Book reviews||Subscription||Thomson Gale|
|Books In Print||Books||Subscription||R.R. Bowker|
|CAB Abstracts||Applied life sciences||Bibliographic information service providing access to applied life sciences literature.||Subscription||CABI|
|Chemical Abstracts Service||Chemistry||Subscription||American Chemical Society|
|Chemisches Zentralblatt Structural Database||Science, Chemistry||web-based retrieval application that provides language independent access to the information contained in Chemisches Zentralblatt||Subscription||Available from the InfoChem |
|ChemXSeer||Chemistry||the projects seems abandoned in 2018||Free||Pennsylvania State University|
|Chinese Social Science Citation Index||Social sciences||Subscription||Nanjing University|
|Cochrane Library||Medicine, Healthcare||Includes reviews of research to promote evidence-based healthcare.||Subscription||Wiley Interscience|
|CINAHL: Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health||Nursing, Allied Health||Subscription||EBSCO|
|CiNii||Multidisciplinary||Database of 15 million articles in the Japanese language from 3600 journals.||Free abstracts; Subscription full-text||National Institute of Informatics|
|CHBD: Circumpolar Health Bibliographic Database||Medicine||Free||University of Calgary|
|Citebase Search||Mathematics, Computer science, Physics||Semi-autonomous citation index of free online research||Free||University of Southampton|
|CiteSeer||Computer Science||Replaced by CiteSeerX.||Free||Pennsylvania State University|
|CiteSeerX||Computer science, Statistics, Mathematics, becoming Multidisciplinary||Free||Pennsylvania State University|
|Civil engineering database||Civil engineering||A bibliographic database covering all of ASCE's publications since 1872||Free||American Society of Civil Engineers|
|CogPrints: Cognitive Sciences Eprint Archives||Science (General)||Free||University of Southampton|
|The Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies||Computer science||Free||Alf-Christian Achilles|
|Compendex||Engineering||Electronic version of Engineering Index.||Subscription||Elsevier|
|Current Index to Statistics||Statistics||Limited free search||Subscription||American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics|
|Current Contents||Multidisciplinary||Part of Web of Science. Contains 7 discipline-specific subsets.||Subscription||Clarivate Analytics|
|Directory of Open Access Journals||Journals||The Directory Of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) lists more than 10,000 open access journals (September 2014) in multiple research areas.||Free||Lund University|
|dblp computer science bibliography||Computer science||Comprehensive list of papers from major computer science conferences and journals||Free||Produced by Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz Center for Informatics and University of Trier, Germany|
|EconBiz||Economics||EconBiz supports research in and teaching of economics with a central entry point for all kinds of subject-specific information and direct access to full texts.||Free||Produced by the ZBW- German National Library of Economics– Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW)|
|EconLit||Economics||The American Economic Association's electronic database, the world's foremost source of references to economic literature.||Subscription||Produced by the American Economic Association. Available from EBSCOhost, ProQuest, OVID, and AEA.|
|EMBASE||Biomedicine, Pharmacology||Biomedical database with a strong focus on drug and pharmaceutical research.||Subscription||Elsevier|
|ERIC: Educational Resource Information Center||Education||Education literature and resources. Provides access to over 1.3 million records dating back to 1966.||Free||Produced by the United States Department of Education. Also available by subscription from OCLC, CSA.|
|Europe PMC||Biomedical||A database of biomedical and life sciences literature with access to full-text research articles and citations. Includes text-mining tools and links to external molecular and medical data sets. A partner in PMC International.||Free||EMBL-EBI|
|FSTA – Food Science and Technology Abstracts||Food science, Food technology, Nutrition||The world's leading database of information on food science, food technology and nutrition||Subscription||Produced by IFIS Publishing. FSTA can be accessed through EBSCOhost,IHS Inc.,Ovid,ProquestDialog,STN and Web of Science.|
|GENESIS||Women's history||Descriptions of women's history collections from sources in the UK, as well as women's history websites.||Free||London Metropolitan University|
|GeoRef||Geosciences||Subscription||American Geosciences Institute|
|Global Health||Public Health||Specialist bibliographic, abstracting and indexing database dedicated to public health research and practice.||Subscription||CABI|
|Golm Metabolome Database||Mass spectrometry||The Golm Metabolome Database (GMD) is a reference mass spectra library of biologically active metabolites quantified using gas chromatography (GC) coupled to mass spectrometry (MS).||Free online search; offline use by subscription||Golm Metabolome Database|
|GoPubMed||Medicine||GoPubMed, the first knowledge-based search engine for the life sciences industry.||Free||Transinsight|
|HCI Bibliography||Human-computer interface||An electronic bibliography for most of HCI for researchers, developers, educators, and students||Free||Gary Perlman|
|HubMed||Medicine||An alternative interface to the PubMed medical literature database||Free||Alf Eaton|
|IEEE Xplore||Computer Science, Engineering, Electronics||Subscription||IEEE|
|Index Copernicus||Multidisciplinary science||Scientific journal database – the IC Journal Master List – contains currently over 2,500 journals from all over the world, including 700 journals from Poland. The journals registered in this database underwent rigorous, multidimensional parameterization, proving high quality. The Ministry of Science and Higher Education acknowledged the IC Journal Master List by placing it on the list of scored databases, for being indexed in IC JML journals get additional points in the Ministry’s evaluation process.||Free||Index Copernicus International|
|Information Bridge: Department of Energy Scientific and Technical Information||Multidisciplinary||The Information Bridge: DOE Scientific and Technical Information provides free public access to over 266,000 full-text documents and bibliographic citations of Department of Energy (DOE) research report literature. Documents are primarily from 1991 forward and were produced by DOE, the DOE contractor community, and/or DOE grantees. Legacy documents are added as they become available in electronic format.||Free||United States Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information|
|Informit||Multidisciplinary||Australasian aggregator of bibliographic databases and journals||N/A||RMIT Publishing|
|IngentaConnect||Multidisciplinary||Free searching; Subscription full-text||Ingenta|
|Indian Citation Index||Multidisciplinary||Indian Citation Index (ICI) is a home grown abstracts and citation database, with multidisciplinary objective knowledge contents from about 1000 top Indian scholarly journals. It provides powerful search engine to fulfill search and evaluation purposes for researchers, policy makers, decision makers etc.||Subscription||ICI|
|IARP||Multidisciplinary||Open-access knowledge management system incorporating grants, publications, conferences in natural and social & behavioral sciences. The site provides tools to build graphic reports.||Free||Volunteer Collaboration|
|Inspec||Physics, Engineering, Computer Science||The leading bibliographic database providing abstracts and indexing to the world's scientific and technical papers in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computing, information technology, manufacturing, production, and mechanical engineering.||Subscription||IET|
|INSPIRE-HEP||Physics, (High Energy)||Free||CERN, DESY, Fermilab, SLAC and IHEP|
|International Directory of Philosophy||Philosophy||Contains information on university philosophy departments and programs, philosophical societies, research centers, journals, and philosophy publishers in the U.S., Canada, and approximately 130 other countries.||Free search; full access by subscription||Philosophy Documentation Center|
|Isidore||Humanities, social science||Isidore is a platform of search allowing the access to digital data of Humanities and Social Sciences. It relies on the principles of Web of data and provides access to data in free access.||Free||Huma-Num|
|JournalSeek||Multidisciplinary||Open access journals in different language||Links to journal's home page and publishers||JournalSeek|
|Journals Today||Multidisciplinary||Latest abstracts of reputed journals across disciplens||Free||Journal Today|
|JSTOR: Journal Storage||Multidisciplinary||JSTOR Collections: Current Journals; Archived Journals (first issue through 3–5 years ago); Books; and Primary Source Collections|
FREE Resources: 3 articles every 2 weeks (Register and Read Program, archived journals). Also, early journals (prior to 1923 in US, 1870 elsewhere) free, no registry necessary.
|Free and Subscription||JSTOR|
|Jurn||Multidisciplinary||Jurn is a free-to-use online search tool for finding and downloading free full-text scholarly works. In 2014 Jurn expanded beyond open access journals in the arts and humanities, to also index open journals in ecology, science, biomedical, business and economics. Jurn is actively curated and maintained.||Free||Jurn|
|Lesson Planet||Education (K-12)||Over 400,000 teacher-reviewed classroom resources including lesson plans, worksheets, educational videos, and education articles.||Free Abstract; Subscription full-text||Lesson Planet|
|LexisNexis||Law (general)||Electronic database for legal and public-records related information||Subscription||Reed Elsevier|
|Lingbuzz||Linguistics||A free archive of linguistics articles, with a focus on syntax, semantics, phonology and morphology.||Free||Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics, University of Tromsø|
|MathSciNet||Mathematics||Available in print as Mathematical Reviews||Subscription||American Mathematical Society|
|MedlinePlus||Medicine||Free||Produced by the United States National Library of Medicine, the United States National Institutes of Health, and the United States Department of Health and Human Services|
|Mendeley||Multidisciplinary||The Mendeley research catalog is a crowdsourced database of research documents. Researchers have uploaded nearly 100M documents into the catalog with additional contributions coming directly from subject repositories like Pubmed Central and Arxiv.org or web crawls.||Free||Mendeley|
|Merck Index||Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacology||Also available in print.||Subscription||Formerly produced by Merck & Co., now available from the Royal Society of Chemistry|
|Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts||Meteorology, Astrophysics, Geology||Subscription||Produced by the American Meteorological Society. Available from Dialog and CSA.|
|NBER: National Bureau of Economic Research||Economics||Free||National Bureau of Economic Research|
|Microsoft Academic||Multidisciplinary||Provides many innovative ways to explore scientific papers, conferences, journals, and authors||Free||Microsoft|
|MyScienceWork||Science||Database includes more than 70 million scientific publications and 12 million patents.||Free||MyScienceWork|
|National Criminal Justice Reference Service||Criminology, Sociology||Abstracts of scholarly journal articles, agency and NGO reports, and conference proceedings||Free||United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs|
|National Diet Library Collection||Multidisciplinary||Japanese. Catalog for the National Library of Japan.||N/A||National Diet Library|
|OpenEdition.org||Humanities, social science||OpenEdition offers the academic community four international-scale publication and information platforms in the humanities and social sciences||Free||Cléo (UMS 3287) CNRSEHESSUniversity of Avignon|
|OpenSIGLE||Grey literature||Indexes European grey literature.||Free||Institut de l'information scientifique et technique|
|Philosophy Documentation Center eCollection||Applied ethics, Philosophy, Religious studies||Journals, series, conference proceedings, and other works from several countries online.||Free abstract & preview; Subscription full-text||Philosophy Documentation Center|
|Philosophy Research Index||Philosophy||Index of books, journals, disserations, and other documents||Subscription||Philosophy Documentation Center|
|POIESIS: Philosophy Online Serials||Philosophy, applied ethics, religious studies||Journals and series, online access for institutions with print||Free abstract & preview; Subscription full-text||Philosophy Documentation Center|
|POPLINE||Population, Family Planning, Reproductive Health||POPLINE® contains the world’s most comprehensive collection of population, family planning and related reproductive health and development literature. An international resource, POPLINE helps program managers, policy makers, and service providers in low- and middle-income countries and in development-supportive agencies and organizations gain access to journal articles and other scientific, technical, and programmatic publications.||Free||Knowledge for Health, Center for Communication Programs, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health|
|Project MUSE||Humanities, social science||Project MUSE is a provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community. MUSE provides full-text versions of scholarly journals and books.||Subscription||Project MUSE, Johns Hopkins University Press|
|PsycINFO||Psychology||The largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains over 3.7 million records with bibliographic information and extensive indexing, more than 60 million cited references, and has comprehensive coverage dating back to the mid-19th century, with sporadic coverage going back as far as the 16th century.||Subscription||Produced by the APA. Available from several database vendors.|
|Psychology's Feminist Voices||Psychology||An online, multimedia digital archive containing the profiles of 250 feminist psychologists who have shaped and continue to transform the discipline of psychology. Profiles are organized in two sections, "Women Past" and "Feminist Presence." All profiles on the Feminist Presence section contain original interview transcripts and video clips with the psychologist discussing their feminist development and academic career.||Free||Based at York University, Toronto, Canada.|
|PubChem||Chemistry||Free||National Center for Biotechnology Information and the U.S. National Library of Medicine|
|PubMed||Biomedical||A database primarily of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics||Free||National Institutes of Health and the U.S. National Library of Medicine|
|PubPsych||Psychology||PubPsych is a free information retrieval system for psychological resources. It offers a comprehensive and balanced selection of resources from a growing number of international databases with a European focus, covering the needs of academic and professional psychologists.||Free||Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information|
|Questia: Online Research Library||Multidisciplinary (Historical)||Subscription||Questia|
|Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature||Journals and Magazines||Coverage: 1983–present.||Subscription||H. W. Wilson Company|
|Reader's Guide Retrospective: 1890–1982||Journals and Magazines||Subscription||H. W. Wilson Company|
|RePEc: Research Papers in Economics||Economics||Free||Volunteer Collaboration|
|Retina medical search||Biomedical||Biomedical resources with special focus for medical professionals. |
searches among physician level standard documents eliminating patient level materials.
|Free||Retina medical search|
|Rock's Backpages||Music||Primary documents from the history of rock and roll||Subscription. Limited free access with registration.||Backpages Limited|
|Russian Science Citation Index||Scientific journals||A bibliographic database of scientific publications in Russian.||Free||Scientific Electronic Library|
|SafetyLit||Multidisciplinary||Citations and abstracts of journal articles and reports from researchers working in the more than 35 distinct professional disciplines (architecture - zoology) relevant to preventing unintentional injuries, violence, and self-harm.||Free||SafetyLit Foundation in cooperation with the Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University and the World Health Organization's Department of Violence and Injury Prevention|
|SciELO||Journals||SciELO is a bibliographic database and a model for cooperative electronic publishing in developing countries originally from Brazil. It contains 985 scientific journals from different countries in free and universal access, full-text format.||Free||FAPESP, CNPq and BIREME|
|Science.gov||Multidisciplinary||A gateway to government science information and research results. Science.gov provides a search of over 45 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to over 2000 scientific Websites.||Free||Science.gov Alliance, 18 scientific and technical organizations from 14 federal agencies that contribute to Science.gov. United States Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information serves as the operating agent for Science.gov.|
|Science Accelerator||Multidisciplinary||A gateway to results of DOE research and development and major R&D accomplishments of interest to DOE.||Free||United States Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information.|
|Science Citation Index||Science (General)||Part of Web of Science||Subscription||Clarivate Analytics|
|ScienceOpen||Multidisciplinary||Search engine for natural and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Incorporates arXiv, PubMed, and SciELO. Integrated with ORCID for overlay and peer review services. All articles display Altmetric scores.||Free||ScienceOpen|
|Scientific Information Database (SID)||Engineering & Technology, Medical Science, Basic Science, Human Sciences||It is a free bank with multipurpose goals, containing Engineering & Technology, Medical, Basic Science, Human Sciences papers.||Free||Scientific Information Database|
|SCIndeks - Serbian Citation Index||Multidisciplinary||A combination of an online multidisciplinary bibliographic database, a national citation index, an Open Access full-text journal repository and an electronic publishing platform.||Free||CEON/CEES - Centre for Evaluation in Education and Science, Serbia|
|Scopus||Multidisciplinary||Scopus is the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature. It contains over 20,500 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers. While it is a subscription product, authors can review and update their profiles via ORCID.org or by first searching for their profile at the free Scopus author lookup page.||Subscription||Elsevier|
|SearchTeam||Multidisciplinary||Students search together collaboratively for scholarly articles and resources||Free||Zakta|
|Semantic Scholar||Computer science||It is designed to quickly highlight the most important papers and identify the connections between them. It includes currently only computer science publications.||Free||Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence|
|Social Science Citation Index||Social science||Part of Web of Science||Subscription||Clarivate Analytics|
|Socol@r: Socolar||Multidisciplinary||Scholarly open access resources in different language||Free abstracts; Links to full-text||Socolar|
|SPRESI Database||Science, Chemistry||chemical structure and reaction database, product name: SPRESIweb, SPRESImobile||Subscription||Available from InfoChem |
|SSRN: Social Science Research Network||Social science||Contains an abstracts database and an electronic paper collection, arranged by discipline.||Free||Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc.|
|Sparrho||Multidisciplinary||Sparrho is a personalised platform that allows users to discover, curate and share over 60 million scientific research articles and patents from 45k+ journals and preprint servers.||Free||Sparrho|
|INSPIRE-HEP||Physics, (High Energy)||Free||CERN, DESY, Fermilab, SLAC and IHEP|
|SpringerLink||Multidisciplinary||Free abstract & preview; Subscription full-text||Springer|
|Ulrich's Periodicals Directory||Periodicals||Subscription||ProQuest|
|VET-Bib||Social Science, Education||European vocational education and training (VET) literature||Free||European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training|
|Web of Science||Multidisciplinary||Includes other products, such as Social Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index, Biological Abstracts & The Zoological Record||Subscription||Clarivate Analytics|
|WestLaw||Law (General)||Subscription||Thomson Reuters|
|WorldCat||Multidisciplinary||Unified catalog of member libraries' catalogs||Free & Subscription||OCLC|
|WorldWideScience||Multidisciplinary||WorldWideScience is a global science gateway composed of national and international scientific databases and portals. WorldWideScience accelerates scientific discovery and progress by providing one-stop searching of databases from around the world. Multilingual WorldWideScience provides real-time searching and translation of globally dispersed multilingual scientific literature.||Free||The WorldWideScience Alliance, a multilateral partnership, consists of participating member countries and provides the governance structure for WorldWideScience. United States Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information serves as the operating agent for WorldWideScience.|
|Zasshi Kiji Sakuin: Japanese Periodicals Index||Journals||Japanese.||N/A||National Diet Library's Online Catalog,MagazinePlus,CiNii|
|Zentralblatt MATH||Mathematics||First three records free without subscription.||Subscription||Springer Science+Business Media|
|The Zoological Record||Zoology||Unofficial register of scientific names & papers in Zoology. Coverage 1864–present.||Subscription||Clarivate Analytics|
Main categories: Scholarly databases and Scholarly search services
See also: the categories Full text scholarly online databases and Bibliographic databases and indexes.
The following list contains only Engineering and Science or Technology related databases.
A complete list of databases and resources covering a variety of topics is available here: UW Libraries Article and Research Databases .
Review the Usage Guidelines for using UW Libraries online resources!
ACADEMIC SEARCH COMPLETE
Search Academic Search Complete for information on a broad range of general reference subjects including arts, business, humanities, social sciences, and the sciences as well as engineering and technology. A scholarly, multidisciplinary database providing indexing and abstracts for over 10,000 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, and others. Also includes full-text access to over 5,000 journals. UW Restricted.
ACM DIGITAL LIBRARY
The Digital Library is a work in progress. New issues are mounted as they are published. 95% of all ACM journals and proceedings from 1991 and forward, full-text, available in the Digital Library. The bibliographic data represents papers published in ACM journals since 1985. UW Restricted.
NAL (National Agricultural Library) Catalog. Agriculture, related subjects and allied disciplines, including earth sciences, forestry, and environmental sciences. Indexes journal articles along with many books, conference proceedings, research reports, and other types of documents from the collections of the National Agricultural Library.
AGRICULTURAL & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
This database includes the renowned AGRICOLA, TOXLINE, ESPM (Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) databases and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications. This database includes specialized, editorially-curated A&I resources covering such topics as the effects of pollution on people and animals and environmental action and policy responses. Coverage: 1960 - current. UW Restricted.
AIAA AEROSPACE RESEARCH CENTRAL (ARC)
AIAA Aerospace Research Central (ARC) provides access to the AIAA Journals, E-Books, Conference Papers and Standards. It also provides access to the journals published by the American Interplanetary Society, later known as the American Rocket Society (ARS), and the Institute of the Aeronautical Science later known as the Institute of the Aerospace Science (IAS). ARS and IAS merged in 1963 to form AIAA. Full-text coverage begins with 1996 and citation information from 1963 to current. UW Restricted.
AIR UNIVERSITY LIBRARY INDEX TO MILITARY PERIODICALS
Index to articles, news items, and editorials from approximately 80 English language military and aeronautical periodicals.The Index contains citations since 1988 and is updated continuously.
AQUATIC SCIENCE COLLECTION
Formerly Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstract (ASFA). International database for marine, freshwater and brackish water resources with coverage from the early 1900's forward. Subjects include aquaculture, fisheries, marine and freshwater environments, marine technology, meteorology, oceanography, and marine policy and legislation. UW Restricted.
ASCE CIVIL ENGINEERING DATABASE
This database is designed to provide easy bibliographic access to all ASCE publications. The database covers ASCE documents published since January 1970. It provides bibliographic access to all the journals, conference proceedings, books, standards, manuals, magazines, and newsletters.
ASCE CIVIL ENGINEERING RESEARCH LIBRARY
A comprehensive online tool for locating articles of interest across all disciplines of civil engineering. The Research Library includes ASCE conference proceedings beginning in 1998, and all ASCE journal and periodical volumes published since 1995. UW Restricted.
ASM HANDBOOKS ONLINE
All twenty ASM Handbook volumes plus two ASM Desk Editions published by ASM International. Includes metals and engineered materials.UW Restricted.
ASTM STANDARDS AND ENGINEERING DIGITAL LIBRARY
The ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library is a vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information. The Library covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering. UW Restricted.
BOOKS24x7 - IT PRO COLLECTION
Over 12,500 full-text books on IT and technical topics including graphic design, web development, computer programming, software engineering, and telecommunications from publishers such as Cambridge University Press, John Wiley & Sons, McGraw-Hill/Osborne, Microsoft Press, Que, Sams, Wrox, and many more. UW Restricted.
BUSINESS SOURCE COMPLETE
Covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, finance, international business, econometrics and economics. UW Restricted.
The CAS Source Index (CASSI) Search Tool is an online resource intended to support researchers and librarians who need accurate bibliographic information. Use this free tool to quickly identify or confirm journal titles and abbreviations for publications indexed by CAS since 1907, including serial and non-serial scientific and technical publications.
Provides electronic access to several major Chapman & Hall/CRC Press chemical reference books, including the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.
Available on Engineering Village 2 (listed below), Compendex provides comprehensive and interdisciplinary coverage of the world's literature in every field of engineering. Indexes over 4500 journals, as well as conferences, government reports, and books. Covers 1884 to the present. Updated weekly. It is now possible to combine the Compendex and Inspec (see listing below) databases in one search. Choose the combined databases from the "Select Database" menu. UW Restricted.
CURRENT INDEX TO STATISTICS
CIS Extended Database. Indexes the literature of pure and applied statistics. Covers the 1940s to the present. UW Restricted.
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Online information service for clean diesel engines and diesel emissions.
DTIC ONLINE - Public Technical Reports
Defense Technical Information Center
Covers AD/ADA/AD-B/AD-D, etc. Back to 50s - many .pdfs (full text)
ENERGY CITATIONS DATABASE
Content now consolidated into SciTech Connect - see below.
The Energy Citations Database was the separate database that covered from 1943 to the present and contained citations to reports published by the DOE and its preceding agencies, ERDA and AEC.
ENGINEERING VILLAGE 2
Includes Compendex and Inspec for journal abstracts and links to full-text, Website abstracts for evaluated Web sites; US Patent Office for patent information, CRC Press handbooks for technical engineering information, and Industry Specs and Standards from Techstreet standards. Compendex and Inspec may be searched separately or combined. UW Restricted.
ENGnetBASE ENGINEERING HANDBOOKS ONLINE
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Geology and geophysics. Indexes over 3500 journals along with books, book chapters, conference papers, government publications, maps, theses, and other documents. Covers 1785 to the present (North American materials); 1933 to the present (world-wide materials). Updated quarterly. UW Restricted.
HISTORY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
Describes journal articles, conference proceedings, books, book reviews, and dissertations in the history of science, technology, medicine, and allied historical fields; covers 1975 to the present. UW Restricted.
IEEE Xplore - IEEE/IEE ELECTRONIC LIBRARY ONLINE
The IEEE/IEE Electronic Library Online (IEL) through the IEEE Xplore interface puts publications from the IEEE and the IEE at your fingertips. IEL Online helps you locate journal articles, conference papers, and technical standards from 1988 to the present, and select content back to 1950. More than 12,000 publications containing over 450,000 articles are just a few clicks away. Quickly find background, challenge hypotheses, validate assumptions, and generate ideas as you develop new knowledge about technology. Note: Please LOG OUT when you are done. UW Restricted.
With over 3.3 million bibliographic records, the INIS (International Nuclear Information System) collection offers online access to a unique set of non conventional literature (NCL) of over 280,000 full-text documents, such as scientific and technical reports, conference proceedings, patents and theses, not available through commercial channels. In order to improve your search result you may consult INIS Multilingual Thesaurus. The database is a product of the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency).
Available on EngineeringVillage2, INSPEC covers Physics, electrical engineering and electronics, and computer science and engineering. It also covers many areas of the physical and applied sciences, as well as information technology and control engineering. Indexes and abstracts articles from over 3000 journals, as well as technical reports, conference proceedings and other publications. Covers 1896 to the present. Updated weekly. UW Restricted.
A research guide by IET (the Institution of Engineering and Technology), the folks who bring us INSPEC. Explore it for videos, searching and product information about using INSPEC database on the Engineering Village platform.
JOURNAL CITATION REPORTS
Journal performance metrics, including impact factor. 1997-present. UW Restricted.
Knovel provides online access to engineering and science reference handbooks, databases, and conference proceedings and data. UW Restricted.
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MAGNESIUM ALLOY DATABASE
Knovel's Magnesium Alloy Database is a comprehensive compilation of typical and representative mechanical and physical properties for over 50 well-known wrought and cast magnesium alloys in a number of tempers and product forms. 22 interactive tables and 72 interactive graphs offer values in both metric and US units. Included are high and low temperature data, in addition to creep, stress rupture and fatigue properties. UW Restricted
The Materials Project was created to accelerate materials discovery through advanced scientific computing and innovative design tools. By computing properties of all known materials, the e-science site aims to remove guesswork from materials design in a variety of applications.
The Materials Project wants to promote materials discovery through advanced scientific computing and innovative design tools, which include: Materials Explorer, Phase Diagram App, Lithium Battery Explorer, Reaction (Enthalpy) Calculator, Crystal Toolkit, Structure Predictor, Band Structure and Density of State App. (Register for free, full access to all the tools.)
Mathematics literature and related subject areas. Includes Mathematical Reviews, 1940 to the present. UW Restricted.
MATWEB: The Online Materials Information Resource
Free searchable database of material properties. Use MatWeb to identify engineering materials based on property requirements. Comprehensive coverage of thermoplastic and thermoset polymers, aluminum, magnesium, steel, titanium and zinc alloys, plus a growing list of ceramics and other metals.
MCEER PUBLICATIONS CATALOG
MCEER (formerly the Multidisciplinary and the National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research) Publications Catalog contains most MCEER/NCEER publications. Research focuses on earthquakes, earthquake engineering, natural hazard mitigation, and related topics. Additional features include records for various publication types, such as books, journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, CDs, slides, and videos.
Headquartered at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, MCEER was originally established by the National Science Foundation in 1986, as the first National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (NCEER). In 1998, it became known as the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER), from which the current name, MCEER, evolved.
NASA TECHNICAL REPORTS SERVER (NTRS)
This database displays citation information from NASA's Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Program. Examples of NASA's STI include research reports, journal articles, conference and meeting papers, technical videos, mission-related operational documents, and preliminary data. These are not full-text documents, although links to online full-text are provided when available.
NETWORKED COMPUTER SCIENCE TECHNICAL REFERENCE LIBRARY (NCSTRL)
The Networked Computer Science Technical Reference Library is an international collection of computer science research reports and papers made available for non-commercial use from a number of participating institutions (mostly Ph.D. granting universities) and archives.
Web-based database system containing citations and full-text of thousands of legal documents, patents, newspapers, wire services, journal articles, and broadcast transcripts. UW Restricted .
NTIS & PUBLIC ACCESS NTRL
The Public Access NTRL (National Technical Reports Library) is open to all users for search and retrieval of federally funded science and technology research. However, in order to display a full text document you need to register. Registration is free but Terms and Conditions of use need to be accepted and signed. Covers 1964 to the present.
OPTICAL AND FILTER GLASS DATABASE
The Knovel Optical and Filter Glass Database is a comprehensive resource of optical and filter glass property data compiled from 16 optical and filter glass manufacturers worldwide. The database includes extensive optical, mechanical, and chemical property data for more than 1700 commercially available optical and filter glasses. UW Restricted
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PATENT DATABASES - USPTO WEB PATENT FULL-TEXT AND FULL-PAGE IMAGE DATABASES
Access to the US Issued Patent (PatFT) Database, a database of the full text content of US patents issued from January 1, 1976 to the most recent weekly issue date. Full-page images are also available from 1790 to the present. Follow the instructions about accessing the images. The full-text is only searchable back to 1976. This means that searching for patents via keyword will only retrieve patents issued since the 1970s. You can search all the way back to 1790 using the patent classification system or patent numbers. The Published Applications (AppFT) Database, a full-text and full-page image database of US patent applications published since March 15, 2001, is also available. More information about patent searching.
PGM DATABASE (Platinum Group Metals)
A collection of published data and internal Johnson Matthey data defining the physical properties and characteristics of platinum group metals and their alloys.
ProQuest DISSERTATIONS AND THESES GLOBAL
A comprehensive index to dissertations and theses from all fields of study. The full text version includes 2.4 million dissertation and theses citations from 1861 to present day with more than 1 million full text dissertations that are available to download in PDF format. Full text dissertations include most from 1997 with a strong retrospective collection for older works. Each year more than 60,000 new full text dissertations and theses are added to the database. UW Restricted.
The PsycINFO database indexes and abstracts articles from journals as well as dissertations, book chapters, books, technical reports, and other documents in the field of psychology and related disciplines. Covers 1872 to the present. Updated monthly. UW Restricted.
Covers more than 3,900 journals in biomedicine, including citations published in Index medicus, International nursing index, and Index to dental literature, from 1966 to the present. UW Restricted.
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SAE mobilus is a vast repository of authoritative technical content including SAE standards and technical papers. The Standards portion of SAE mobilus references thousands of SAE standards. SAE publishes many new, revised, and reaffirmed standards each year in three categories: Ground Vehicle Standards (J-Reports); Aerospace Standards; and Aerospace Material Specifications (AMS). The Technical papers portion of SAE mobilus references thousands of SAE Technical Papers covering the latest advances and research in all areas of mobility engineering including ground vehicle, aerospace, off-highway, and manufacturing technology.
SAFARI TECH BOOKS ONLINE
Full-text technical reference books on topics such as networking, Java, Linux/Unix, Perl, .NET, desktop productivity, web development and more from O'Reilly and other publishers of IT books. UW Restricted.
SCIENCE CITATION INDEX (SCI)
Included in Web of Science Core Collection, includes worldwide research literature in the sciences. Used primarily for cited author (determining who has cited an author's previous works) & cited reference (determine who has cited a previous work and where) searching. Covers 3300 major journals across 100 scientific disciplines, indexing every article & significant item (including letters, notes, editorials). Covers 1975 to the present. UW Restricted.
SCIFINDER SCHOLAR- WEB VERSION
There are now 2 different ways to access SciFinder scholar-the traditional Client and Web.The Web version is new and does not yet have all of the newer features of the client. It does have the advantages of not having to download a client or worry about Mac and PC issues. It has one feature which was not available on the client-the 'keep me posted' or update feature. Both Client and Web versions are available to all valid users.
Registered users click to begin session.
You must register to use web Scifinder. Please note-you will also need to use a valid UW email address. CAS will send an email reply which you must answer within 48 hours.
For more information and questions: Chemistry Subject Guide.UW Restricted.
SciTech Connect from OSTI (Department of Energy, Office of Scientific & Technical Information) contains all the full-text documents and citations previously found in Information Bridge and Energy Citations Database. SciTech Connect contains over sixty-five years of energy-related citations created and/or collected by OSTI. There are over 2.5 million citations, including citations to 1.4 million journal articles, 364,000 of which have digital object identifiers (DOIs) linking to full-text articles on publishers’ websites. SciTech Connect also has over 313,000 full-text DOE sponsored STI reports; most of these are post-1991, but close to 85,000 of the reports were published prior to 1990.
SciTech Connect includes technical reports, bibliographic citations, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia, and data information sponsored by DOE through a grant, contract, cooperative agreement, or similar type of funding mechanism from the 1940s to today. This collection continues to grow as new scientific and technical information resulting from DOE research becomes available.
Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources. You can also access it as a tab on the SciVerse platform which includes Science Direct. UW Restricted
SPIE DIGITAL LIBRARY
The SPIE Digital Library encompasses the content of the journals (Optical Engineering, Journal of Electronic Imaging, Journal of Biomedical Optics, Journal of Microlithography, Microfabrication and Microsystems) and proceedings of the International Society for Optical Engineering. The content is primarly in the areas of optics, photonics, optoelectronics and imaging and is relevant to researchers in biomedicine, defense and security, nanotechnology, computing, astronomy, environmental monitoring, sensors, communications, and many other fields. Full-text is available since 1998, citations and abstracts since 1995. UW Restricted.
This searchable database is a complete listing of industry standards held at the UW Engineering Library.
SYNTHESIS DIGITAL LIBRARY OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCES
An online collection of 80- to 120- page "lectures" on various topics in Engineering and Computer Science written by experts in the field.
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TAYLOR & FRANCIS E-BOOKS
Taylor & Francis (taylorfrancis.com) is the new platform for Taylor & Francis eBooks, offering 90,000+ titles.
E-books in this collection cover the Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine. You will also find STEM content from CRC Press (formerly on CRCnetBASE) including the ENGnetBASE collection as well as other publishers
Freely search information about industrial products and services in the following categories:
- downloadable 2D and 3D CAD models for mechanical parts, plant components, and building products for easy insertion into drawings;
- product catalogs searchable by specification;
- Parts catalogs for class and competitive projects;
- A soon-to-be launched library of white papers aiding students in their research.
ThomasNet also offers an Industrial Market Trends (IMT) blog and newsletter that offers insight to industry's hot topics, latest developments, best practices, market trends and opinions of our readers giving students a look at the real-world; an active forum community; and product news.
The Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) is an initiative led by the University of Arizona in collaboration with CRL and other interested agencies to identify, digitize, archive, and provide access to federal technical reports issued prior to 1975. More information.
Transportation Research Board's Research in Progress (RiP) Database
The RiP database contains over 8400 current or recently completed transportation research projects. Most of the RiP records are projects funded by Federal and State Departments of Transportation. University transportation research is also included. The RiP Database now serves as a clearinghouse of University Transportation Centers ongoing research.
TRID is a newly integrated database that combines the records from TRB's Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD's Joint Transport Research Centre’s International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database. TRID provides access to over 900,000 records of transportation research worldwide.
UNITED STATES TRADEMARK ELECTRONIC SEARCH SYSTEM (TESS)
The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office TESS database contains more than 2.9 million pending, registered and dead federal trademarks. Click on option number 2 "Search marks" or visit the USPTO's Trademark Electronic Business Center (EBC). Updates scheduled daily on Tuesdays through Saturdays. More information about trademark searching.
UW LIBRARIES SEARCH
The catalog contains over 1.9 million titles held by more than 20 branches of the UW Libraries. More information.
WEB OF SCIENCE CITATION DATABASES
Includes Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), 1975-present; Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), 1975-present; and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI), 1975-present. Provides access to the Science citation index expanded, Social sciences citation index and Arts & humanities citation index; database coverage: 1975-present. UW Restricted.
Formerly OCLC FirstSearch, a union catalog of holdings from thousands of libraries worldwide. UW Restricted.
WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway—accelerating scientific discovery and progress through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases and portals.
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