Database Technology Research Paper

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.

NameDiscipline(s)DescriptionAccess CostProvider(s)
Academic SearchMultidisciplinarySeveral versions: Complete, Elite, Premier, and Alumni Edition[1]SubscriptionEBSCO Publishing[2]
Aerospace & High Technology DatabaseAerospace, Aeronautics, AstronauticsSubscriptionProQuest[3]
African Journals OnLine (AJOL)MultidisciplinaryScholarly journals published in Africa[4]Free abstracts; Subscription full-textAfrican Journals OnLine[5]
AgeLineSociology, GerontologyIncludes information on aging-related topics, including economics, public health and policy.SubscriptionEBSCO Publishing[6]
AGRICOLA: Agricultural Online AccessAgricultureFree & SubscriptionProduced by the United States National Agricultural Library. Free access provided by NAL.[7] Subscription access provided by ProQuest,[8]OVID.[9]
AGRIS: Agricultural databaseAgricultureCovers 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Material includes unique grey literature such as unpublished scientific and technical reports, theses, conference papers, government publications, and more.

FreeProduced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. AGRIS
Airiti IncMultidisciplinarySubscriptionAiriti Inc[10]
Analytical AbstractsChemistrySubscriptionRoyal Society of Chemistry[11]
Analytical sciences digital libraryAnalytical chemistryFreeNational Science Digital Library and the Analytical Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society[12]
Anthropological Index OnlineAnthropologyIndex only (no abstracts or full-text).FreeRoyal Anthropological Institute[13]
Anthropological LiteratureAnthropologyFree to Harvard faculty, staff and students. Subscription for non-Harvard access.Maintained by Harvard University. Non-Harvard access provided by OCLC[14]
ArachneArchaeology, Art historyGerman languageFreeGerman Archaeological Institute & the University of Cologne[15]
ArnetminerComputer ScienceOnline service used to index and search academic social networksFreeTsinghua University[16]
Arts & Humanities Citation IndexArts, HumanitiesPart of Web of ScienceSubscriptionClarivate Analytics[17]
arXivPhysics, Mathematics, Computer science, Nonlinear sciences, Quantitative biology and StatisticsRepository of electronic pre-prints of papers in the fields of mathematics, physics, astronomy, computer science, quantitative biology, statistics, and quantitative finance.FreeCornell University[18]
ASCE LibraryCivil Engineeringall 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 LibraryComputer Science, EngineeringSubscriptionAssociation for Computing Machinery[19]
Astrophysics Data SystemAstrophysics, Geophysics, PhysicsFreeHarvard University[20]
ATLA Religion DatabaseReligious studiesProvides information on topics such as biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religion in social issuesSubscription[21]
AULIMP: Air University Library's Index to Military PeriodicalsMilitary ScienceFreeAir University[22]
BASE: Bielefeld Academic Search EngineMultidisciplinaryFreeBielefeld University[23]
Beilstein databaseOrganic chemistrySubscriptionAvailable from Elsevier under the product name Reaxys[24]
Biological AbstractsBiologyA complete collection of bibliographic references covering life science and biomedical research literature published from more than 4,000 journals internationally.SubscriptionAvailable from Thomson Reuters[25]
BioOneBiology, Ecology, and Environmental ScienceA 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 SubscriptionAvailable from BioOne[26]
Bioinformatic HarvesterBiology, BioinformaticsA meta search engine for 50 major bioinformatic databases and projects.FreeAvailable from Liebel-Lab KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Book Review Index OnlineBook reviewsSubscriptionThomson Gale[27]
Books In PrintBooksSubscriptionR.R. Bowker[28]
CAB AbstractsApplied life sciencesBibliographic information service providing access to applied life sciences literature.SubscriptionCABI[29]
Chemical Abstracts ServiceChemistrySubscriptionAmerican Chemical Society[30]
Chemisches Zentralblatt Structural DatabaseScience, Chemistryweb-based retrieval application that provides language independent access to the information contained in Chemisches ZentralblattSubscriptionAvailable from the InfoChem [31]
ChemXSeerChemistrythe projects seems abandoned in 2018FreePennsylvania State University[32]
Chinese Social Science Citation IndexSocial sciencesSubscriptionNanjing University[33]
Cochrane LibraryMedicine, HealthcareIncludes reviews of research to promote evidence-based healthcare.SubscriptionWiley Interscience[34]
CINAHL: Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied HealthNursing, Allied HealthSubscriptionEBSCO[35]
CiNiiMultidisciplinaryDatabase of 15 million articles in the Japanese language from 3600 journals.Free abstracts; Subscription full-textNational Institute of Informatics[36]
CHBD: Circumpolar Health Bibliographic DatabaseMedicineFreeUniversity of Calgary[37]
Citebase SearchMathematics, Computer science, PhysicsSemi-autonomous citation index of free online researchFreeUniversity of Southampton[38]
CiteULikeComputer scienceFree
CiteSeerComputer ScienceReplaced by CiteSeerX.FreePennsylvania State University[39]
CiteSeerXComputer science, Statistics, Mathematics, becoming MultidisciplinaryFreePennsylvania State University[40]
Civil engineering databaseCivil engineeringA bibliographic database covering all of ASCE's publications since 1872FreeAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
CogPrints: Cognitive Sciences Eprint ArchivesScience (General)FreeUniversity of Southampton[41]
The Collection of Computer Science BibliographiesComputer scienceFreeAlf-Christian Achilles[42]
CompendexEngineeringElectronic version of Engineering Index.SubscriptionElsevier[43]
Current Index to StatisticsStatisticsLimited free search[44]SubscriptionAmerican Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics[45]
Current ContentsMultidisciplinaryPart of Web of Science. Contains 7 discipline-specific subsets.SubscriptionClarivate Analytics
Directory of Open Access JournalsJournalsThe Directory Of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) lists more than 10,000 open access journals (September 2014) in multiple research areas.[46]FreeLund University[47]
dblp computer science bibliographyComputer scienceComprehensive list of papers from major computer science conferences and journalsFreeProduced by Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz Center for Informatics and University of Trier, Germany[48]
EconBizEconomicsEconBiz 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.FreeProduced by the ZBW- German National Library of Economics– Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW)[49]
EconLitEconomicsThe American Economic Association's electronic database, the world's foremost source of references to economic literature.SubscriptionProduced by the American Economic Association.[50] Available from EBSCOhost, ProQuest, OVID, and AEA.[51]
EMBASEBiomedicine, PharmacologyBiomedical database with a strong focus on drug and pharmaceutical research.SubscriptionElsevier[52]
ERIC: Educational Resource Information CenterEducationEducation literature and resources. Provides access to over 1.3 million records dating back to 1966.FreeProduced by the United States Department of Education.[53] Also available by subscription from OCLC, CSA.
Europe PMCBiomedicalA database of biomedical and life sciences literature with access to full-text research articles and citations.[54] Includes text-mining tools and links to external molecular and medical data sets. A partner in PMC International.[55]FreeEMBL-EBI[56]
FSTA – Food Science and Technology AbstractsFood science, Food technology, NutritionThe world's leading database of information on food science, food technology and nutritionSubscriptionProduced by IFIS Publishing. FSTA can be accessed through EBSCOhost,[57]IHS Inc.,[58]Ovid,[59]ProquestDialog,[60]STN[61] and Web of Science.[62]
GENESISWomen's historyDescriptions of women's history collections from sources in the UK, as well as women's history websites.FreeLondon Metropolitan University[63]
GeoRefGeosciencesSubscriptionAmerican Geosciences Institute
Global HealthPublic HealthSpecialist bibliographic, abstracting and indexing database dedicated to public health research and practice.SubscriptionCABI[64]
Golm Metabolome DatabaseMass spectrometryThe 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 subscriptionGolm Metabolome Database[65]
Google ScholarMultidisciplinaryFreeGoogle[66]
GoPubMedMedicineGoPubMed, the first knowledge-based search engine for the life sciences industry.FreeTransinsight[67]
HCI BibliographyHuman-computer interfaceAn electronic bibliography for most of HCI for researchers, developers, educators, and studentsFreeGary Perlman[68]
HubMedMedicineAn alternative interface to the PubMed medical literature databaseFreeAlf Eaton[69]
IEEE XploreComputer Science, Engineering, ElectronicsSubscriptionIEEE[70]
Index CopernicusMultidisciplinary scienceScientific 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.[71]FreeIndex Copernicus International[72]
Information Bridge: Department of Energy Scientific and Technical InformationMultidisciplinaryThe 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.FreeUnited States Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information[73]
InformitMultidisciplinaryAustralasian aggregator of bibliographic databases and journalsN/ARMIT Publishing[74]
IngentaConnectMultidisciplinaryFree searching; Subscription full-textIngenta[75]
Indian Citation IndexMultidisciplinaryIndian 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.SubscriptionICI[76]
IARPMultidisciplinaryOpen-access knowledge management system incorporating grants, publications, conferences in natural and social & behavioral sciences. The site provides tools to build graphic reports.FreeVolunteer Collaboration[77]
InspecPhysics, Engineering, Computer ScienceThe 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.SubscriptionIET[78]
INSPIRE-HEPPhysics, (High Energy)FreeCERN, DESY, Fermilab, SLAC and IHEP[79]
International Directory of PhilosophyPhilosophyContains 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 subscriptionPhilosophy Documentation Center[80]
IsidoreHumanities, social scienceIsidore 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.FreeHuma-Num[81]
JournalSeekMultidisciplinaryOpen access journals in different languageLinks to journal's home page and publishersJournalSeek[82]
Journals TodayMultidisciplinaryLatest abstracts of reputed journals across disciplensFreeJournal Today[83]
JSTOR: Journal StorageMultidisciplinaryJSTOR 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 SubscriptionJSTOR[84]
JurnMultidisciplinaryJurn 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.FreeJurn[85]
Lesson PlanetEducation (K-12)Over 400,000 teacher-reviewed classroom resources including lesson plans, worksheets, educational videos, and education articles.Free Abstract; Subscription full-textLesson Planet[86]
LexisNexisLaw (general)Electronic database for legal and public-records related informationSubscriptionReed Elsevier[87]
LingbuzzLinguisticsA free archive of linguistics articles, with a focus on syntax, semantics, phonology and morphology.FreeCenter for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics, University of Tromsø[88]
MathSciNetMathematicsAvailable in print as Mathematical ReviewsSubscriptionAmerican Mathematical Society[89]
MedlinePlusMedicineFreeProduced 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[90]
MendeleyMultidisciplinaryThe 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 or web crawls.FreeMendeley[91]
Merck IndexChemistry, Biology, PharmacologyAlso available in print.SubscriptionFormerly produced by Merck & Co.,[92] now available from the Royal Society of Chemistry[93]
Meteorological and Geoastrophysical AbstractsMeteorology, Astrophysics, GeologySubscriptionProduced by the American Meteorological Society. Available from Dialog[94] and CSA.[95]
NBER: National Bureau of Economic ResearchEconomicsFreeNational Bureau of Economic Research[96]
Microsoft AcademicMultidisciplinaryProvides many innovative ways to explore scientific papers, conferences, journals, and authors[97]FreeMicrosoft
MyScienceWorkScienceDatabase includes more than 70 million scientific publications and 12 million patents.FreeMyScienceWork
National Criminal Justice Reference Service[98]Criminology, SociologyAbstracts of scholarly journal articles, agency and NGO reports, and conference proceedingsFreeUnited States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs[99]
National Diet Library CollectionMultidisciplinaryJapanese. Catalog for the National Library of Japan.N/ANational Diet Library[100]
OpenEdition.orgHumanities, social scienceOpenEdition offers the academic community four international-scale publication and information platforms in the humanities and social sciencesFreeCléo (UMS 3287) CNRSEHESSUniversity of Avignon[102]
OpenSIGLEGrey literatureIndexes European grey literature.FreeInstitut de l'information scientifique et technique[103]
Philosophy Documentation Center eCollectionApplied ethics, Philosophy, Religious studiesJournals, series, conference proceedings, and other works from several countries online.Free abstract & preview; Subscription full-textPhilosophy Documentation Center[104]
Philosophy Research IndexPhilosophyIndex of books, journals, disserations, and other documentsSubscriptionPhilosophy Documentation Center[104]
POIESIS: Philosophy Online SerialsPhilosophy, applied ethics, religious studiesJournals and series, online access for institutions with printFree abstract & preview; Subscription full-textPhilosophy Documentation Center[104]
POPLINEPopulation, Family Planning, Reproductive HealthPOPLINE® 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.FreeKnowledge for Health, Center for Communication Programs, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health[106]
Project MUSEHumanities, social scienceProject 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.SubscriptionProject MUSE, Johns Hopkins University Press[107]
PsycINFOPsychologyThe 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.SubscriptionProduced by the APA.[108] Available from several database vendors.[109]
Psychology's Feminist VoicesPsychologyAn 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.FreeBased at York University, Toronto, Canada.[110]
PubChemChemistryFreeNational Center for Biotechnology Information and the U.S. National Library of Medicine[111]
PubMedBiomedicalA database primarily of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topicsFreeNational Institutes of Health and the U.S. National Library of Medicine[112]
PubPsychPsychologyPubPsych 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.FreeLeibniz Institute for Psychology Information
Questia: Online Research LibraryMultidisciplinary (Historical)SubscriptionQuestia[113]
Readers' Guide to Periodical LiteratureJournals and MagazinesCoverage: 1983–present.SubscriptionH. W. Wilson Company[114]
Reader's Guide Retrospective: 1890–1982Journals and MagazinesSubscriptionH. W. Wilson Company[115]
RePEc: Research Papers in EconomicsEconomicsFreeVolunteer Collaboration[116]
Retina medical searchBiomedicalBiomedical resources with special focus for medical professionals.

searches among physician level standard documents eliminating patient level materials.

FreeRetina medical search[117]
Rock's BackpagesMusicPrimary documents from the history of rock and rollSubscription. Limited free access with registration.Backpages Limited[118]
Russian Science Citation IndexScientific journalsA bibliographic database of scientific publications in Russian.FreeScientific Electronic Library[119]
SafetyLitMultidisciplinaryCitations 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.FreeSafetyLit Foundation[120] in cooperation with the Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University[121] and the World Health Organization's Department of Violence and Injury Prevention[122]
SciELOJournalsSciELO 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.FreeFAPESP, CNPq and BIREME
Science.govMultidisciplinaryA gateway to government science information and research results. 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 Alliance, 18 scientific and technical organizations from 14 federal agencies that contribute to United States Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information serves as the operating agent for[123]
Science AcceleratorMultidisciplinaryA gateway to results of DOE research and development and major R&D accomplishments of interest to DOE.FreeUnited States Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information.[124]
Science Citation IndexScience (General)Part of Web of ScienceSubscriptionClarivate Analytics
ScienceOpenMultidisciplinarySearch 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.FreeScienceOpen[125]
Scientific Information Database (SID)Engineering & Technology, Medical Science, Basic Science, Human SciencesIt is a free bank with multipurpose goals, containing Engineering & Technology, Medical, Basic Science, Human Sciences papers.FreeScientific Information Database[126]
SCIndeks - Serbian Citation IndexMultidisciplinaryA combination of an online multidisciplinary bibliographic database, a national citation index, an Open Access full-text journal repository and an electronic publishing platform.FreeCEON/CEES - Centre for Evaluation in Education and Science, Serbia[127]
ScopusMultidisciplinaryScopus 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 or by first searching for their profile at the free Scopus author lookup page.SubscriptionElsevier[128]
SearchTeamMultidisciplinaryStudents search together collaboratively for scholarly articles and resourcesFreeZakta[129]
Semantic ScholarComputer scienceIt is designed to quickly highlight the most important papers and identify the connections between them. It includes currently only computer science publications.FreeAllen Institute for Artificial Intelligence[130]
Social Science Citation IndexSocial sciencePart of Web of ScienceSubscriptionClarivate Analytics[131]
Socol@r: SocolarMultidisciplinaryScholarly open access resources in different languageFree abstracts; Links to full-textSocolar[132]
SPRESI DatabaseScience, Chemistrychemical structure and reaction database, product name: SPRESIweb, SPRESImobileSubscriptionAvailable from InfoChem [31]
SSRN: Social Science Research NetworkSocial scienceContains an abstracts database and an electronic paper collection, arranged by discipline.FreeSocial Science Electronic Publishing, Inc.[133]
SparrhoMultidisciplinarySparrho 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.FreeSparrho[134]
INSPIRE-HEPPhysics, (High Energy)FreeCERN, DESY, Fermilab, SLAC and IHEP[79]
SpringerLinkMultidisciplinaryFree abstract & preview; Subscription full-textSpringer[135]
Ulrich's Periodicals DirectoryPeriodicalsSubscriptionProQuest[136]
VET-BibSocial Science, EducationEuropean vocational education and training (VET) literatureFreeEuropean Centre for the Development of Vocational Training[137]
Web of ScienceMultidisciplinaryIncludes other products, such as Social Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index, Biological Abstracts & The Zoological RecordSubscriptionClarivate Analytics[138]
WestLawLaw (General)SubscriptionThomson Reuters
WorldCatMultidisciplinaryUnified catalog of member libraries' catalogsFree & SubscriptionOCLC[139]
WorldWideScienceMultidisciplinaryWorldWideScience 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.FreeThe 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.[140]
Zasshi Kiji Sakuin: Japanese Periodicals IndexJournalsJapanese.N/ANational Diet Library's Online Catalog,[141]MagazinePlus,[142]CiNii[143]
Zentralblatt MATHMathematicsFirst three records free without subscription.SubscriptionSpringer Science+Business Media[144]
The Zoological RecordZoologyUnofficial register of scientific names & papers in Zoology. Coverage 1864–present.SubscriptionClarivate Analytics[145]

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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!


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.

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.


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) 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

All twenty ASM Handbook volumes plus two ASM Desk Editions published by ASM International. Includes metals and engineered materials.UW Restricted.

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.

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.

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.
UW Restricted.

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.

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)

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.

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.


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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.

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.

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 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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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 (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.

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.

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 .


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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 ( 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.

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.

The catalog contains over 1.9 million titles held by more than 20 branches of the UW Libraries. More information.

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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