Physics Databases

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Norah Mazel
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Physics Databases

INSPEC Engineering Village 2 1969-
Covers the fields of physics, electronics, computing, control engineering, and information technology with indexing from 3,500 technical and scientific journals and 1,500 conference proceedings. The database is updated weekly.

Institute of Physics Journals  years vary
Full-text access to many journals published currently by the Institute of Physics. Also includes an electronic archive to all IOP journals published between 1874-1992.

Physical Review Online Archives (PROLA)  1893-1997
The American Physical Society's Physical Review Online Archive. Includes all APS full-text content from1893 to 1997. In 2002, 1998 will be migrated and so forth.

SAO/NASA Astrophysics Datasystem  n/a
The Astrophysics Datasystem (ADS) is comprised of three bibliographic databases, which together contain records of over 8 million articles in Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Physics.  years vary
An open access, e-print server of Mathematics articles, many submitted by authors prior to publication in journals. Hosted by Cornell University.

Compendex Engineering Village 2 1970-
A comprehensive interdisciplinary engineering database that indexes 5,000 engineering journals and conference materials. The database is updated weekly.

Engineering Village  1969-
An information service for engineers offering access to the combined Compendex and INSPEC databases.

IEEE Xplore  1988-
IEEE Xplore provides full-text access to IEEE transactions, journals, magazines, and conference proceedings published since 1988 and all current IEEE Standards.

MathSciNet  1940-
MathSciNet is a the web based version of Mathematical Reviews which provides timely reviews or summaries of articles and books that contain new contributions to mathematical research. Produced by the American Mathematical Society.

Related Science Databases

ACM Digital Library  years vary
Digital archive of articles from the journals, magazines, transactions, and conference proceedings published by the Association for Computing Machinery since its founding in 1947.

Annual Reviews  1996-
Annual Reviews provides researchers, professors, and scientific professionals with a definitive academic resource in 29 scientific disciplines.

Computer Database Gale/InfoTrac 1980-
Computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.

Knovel Library  years vary
An electronic library of authoritative Sci-tech reference books.

Sage Online Journals Sage  years vary
A full-text, multidisciplinary database covering more than 520 journals in business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine.

ScienceDirect Elsevier 1997-
Access to the Elsevier Science journal collection which consists of over 15,000 journals including approximate 735 titles in full-text. Subjects include Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Business & Management Science, Chemistry, Clinical Medicine, Earth Sciences, Economics, Engineering & Technology, Environmental Science, Materials Science, Mathematics & Computer Science, Microbiology & Immunology, Neurosciences, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Physics, and Social Sciences.

Scopus Elsevier 1966-
Scopus is an abstracts database covering the following fields: chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, engineering, life and health sciences, social sciences, psychology, economics, and environmental sciences.

SpringerLink   1997-
Access to the complete contents of more than 500 journals and 17,000 e-books, covering a wide array of subjects, including science, technology, medicine, humanities, and economics.

Wiley Interscience Journals  1988-
Access to scholarly journal literature in the fields of Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Education, Engineering, Law, Life and Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology.

Selected General Databases

Academic OneFile Gale/InfoTrac 1980-
Contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources in the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995.

Academic Search Premier EBSCOhost years vary
Provides full text for more than 3,430 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. This database is updated on a daily basis.

CQ Researcher CQ Press  1923-
Explores controversial issues in the news with objectivity and balance. Topics range from social and teen issues to environment, health, education and science and technology. Each report contains charts, graphs and sidebar articles -- plus a pro-con feature, a chronology, lengthy bibliographies and a list of contacts.

Dissertations and Theses Proquest  1639-
Indexes the complete range of academic subjects appearing in dissertations accepted at accredited institutions. Abstracting of dissertations begins with 1980 and abstracting of theses begins with 1988.

OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson) EBSCOhost 1982-
This general database includes articles that cover a wide range of topics in education, general science, humanities, and the social sciences. Formerly known as WilsonWeb, OmniFile Full Text Mega Edition contains the full text of articles from over 2,500 publications and abstracts from nearly 3,600 publications.