General Sciences Databases
Recommended starting places
Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)
A large academic multi-disciplinary database providing indexing for over 8,000 journals and full text for nearly 4,700 (including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed journals). PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for some journals.
AccessScience (McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology)
(reference resource, e-books)
Includes articles from the latest edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, research updates, thousands of illustrations, Science News headlines, biographies, and more.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
(reference resources, encyclopedias)
A database of specialized encyclopedias and other reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
(reference resources, dictionaries and encyclopedias)
A collection of over 100 subject specific reference sources and dictionaries from Oxford University Press.
ProQuest Research Library
1971-present. Covers scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers in a broad range of subjects.
(article index, e-books, free non-subscription resource)
Google Scholar, currently in development, searches for scholarly materials (peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and articles) from sources such as academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, and universities.
JSTOR's Arts & Sciences Collections I through VIII and Mathematics & Statistics Collection provide complete backfiles of approximately 1500 core scholarly journal titles starting with the first issues. Note that there is a gap, usually 1 to 5 years, between the most recent issue and the back issues available in JSTOR.
Readers' Guide Retrospective (EBSCOhost)
1890-1982. Contains indexing of popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and Canada.
Science Citation Index (ISI Web of Science)
Web of Science includes Arts & Humanities Citation Index (2004-present), Science Citation Index (1999-present), and Social Sciences Citation Index (1965-present). It offers bibliographic citations and cited references from a broad range of disciplines, and is useful as a citation analysis tool.
1993-present. Over 1,800 full text journals in the areas of science, technology, and medicine. Full text coverage for all titles goes back to 1995; coverage for IDEAL titles goes back to 1993.
A catalog of books and other materials from libraries worldwide.
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