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Subject databases - Science

Use subject databases to find research on a specific topic including journal articles, conference proceedings and book chapters.

 

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Databases by subject area

Biosciences

Biosciences subject databases
 DatabaseDescriptionVideos
Biological Sciences Collection

Covers biological sciences, aquatic science and fisheries, marine biotechnology, microbiology, animal behaviour, bacteriology, biochemistry, biotechnology, ecology, endocrinology, entomology, genetics, health and safety, immunology, neuroscience, plant science, toxicology and virology.

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BIOSIS Previews Provides access to original research reports and reviews in botany, zoology, microbiology, biomedicine, agriculture, pharmacology, and ecology, along with medicine, biochemistry, biophysics, bioengineering, and biotechnology. Watch the walkthrough
CAB Abstracts

Covers all aspects of agriculture, including nutrition and veterinary medicine.

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Scopus Covers biology, physics, chemistry, geosciences, agriculture, medicine, technology, business, social work, and the social sciences. Watch the walkthrough
Web of Science Covers the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Watch the walkthrough

 

 

Chemistry

Chemistry subject databases
 Databases Description Videos
Reaxys Access to experimental substance and reaction data and bibliographic data house in the Beilstein, Gmelin and Patent Chemistry Databases.
SciFinder Provides integrated access to the world’s most comprehensive and authoritative source of referenced, substances, and reactions in chemistry and related sciences.
Scopus Covers biology, physics, chemistry, geosciences, agriculture, medicine, technology, business, social work, and the social sciences. Watch the walkthrough
Web of Science Covers the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Watch the walkthrough
 

Computer Science

Computer Science subject databases
 Databases Description Videos
ACM Digital Library

A research, discovery and networking platform providing full text access to resources in computing.

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arXiv.org

Provides access to scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, and computer science.

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IEEE Xplore digital library

A core collection of electrical engineering and computing publications, covering all aspects of electrical and computer science.

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Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Covers all areas of computer science and information technology. Also incorporates Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics.

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Scopus Covers biology, physics, chemistry, geosciences, agriculture, medicine, technology, business, social work, and the social sciences. Watch the walkthrough
Web of Science Covers the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Watch the walkthrough
 

Mathematical Sciences

Mathematical Sciences subject databases
 Databases Description Videos
arXiv.org

Provides access to scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, and computer science.

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MathSciNet

Access to reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for mathematical sciences literature. 

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Scopus Covers biology, physics, chemistry, geosciences, agriculture, medicine, technology, business, social work, and the social sciences. Watch the walkthrough
Web of Science Covers the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Watch the walkthrough
 

Pharmacy

Pharmacy subject databases
 DatabaseDescriptionVideos
EMBASE Covers biomedicine and pharmaceutical information, including drug research, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, toxicology, clinical and experimental human medicine, health policy and management, public health, occupational health, environmental health, drug dependence and abuse, psychiatry, forensic medicine, and biomedical engineering. Watch the walkthrough 
International Pharmaceutical Abstracts

Includes clinical and technical drug information, pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical information.

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MEDLINE Covers all aspects of biomedicine and clinical medicine, including microbiology, health care, nutrition, pharmacology, environmental health, anatomy, organisms, diseases, chemicals and drugs, techniques and equipment, psychiatry and psychology, biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and education and veterinary medicine Watch the walkthrough
Scopus Covers biology, physics, chemistry, geosciences, agriculture, medicine, technology, business, social work, and the social sciences. Watch the walkthrough
SciFinder Provides integrated access to the world’s most comprehensive and authoritative source of referenced, substances, and reactions in chemistry and related sciences.
Web of Science Covers the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Watch the walkthrough 

 

 

Physics and Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy subject databases
 DatabaseDescriptionVideos
arXiv.org

Provides access to scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, and computer science.

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IOPscience

Provide journal content published by the Institute of Physics.

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Knovel

Contains scientific and engineering handbooks and databases that can be searched simultaneously. Includes comprehensive treatment of technologies plus chemistry, the environment and health and safety.

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Scopus

Covers biology, physics, chemistry, geosciences, agriculture, medicine, technology, business, social work, and the social sciences.

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Technology Collection

Indexes literature on technology and applied science, including materials science, mechanical engineering, condensed matter physics and computer science.

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Web of Science Covers the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Watch the walkthrough

  

 

Psychology

Psychology subject databases
 DatabaseDescriptionVideos
APA PsycNET From the American Psychological Association, a collection of electronically stored bibliographic references, with access to full-text articles from APA journals. Watch the walkthrough
ASSIA (Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts)  Covers health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. Watch the walkthrough
EMBASE Covers biomedicine and pharmaceutical information, including drug research, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, toxicology, clinical and experimental human medicine, health policy and management, public health, occupational health, environmental health, drug dependence and abuse, psychiatry, forensic medicine, and biomedical engineering. Watch the walkthrough 
MEDLINE Covers all aspects of biomedicine and clinical medicine, including microbiology, health care, nutrition, pharmacology, environmental health, anatomy, organisms, diseases, chemicals and drugs, techniques and equipment, psychiatry and psychology, biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and education and veterinary medicine. Watch the walkthrough
PsycINFO Covers the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences, including material of relevance to psychologists and professionals in related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work. Watch the walkthrough
Scopus Covers biology, physics, chemistry, geosciences, agriculture, medicine, technology, business, social work, and the social sciences. Watch the walkthrough
Web of Science Covers the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Watch the walkthrough

 

 

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