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Abstracts in New Technologies and Engineering (ANTE)

Abstracts in New Technologies and Engineering indexes newspaper articles and popular science and technology journals. 

The database contains over 275,000 records from 1971 to date.


The database contains over 3,535 worldwide business publications for in-depth coverage of business and economic conditions, management techniques, theory, and practice of business, advertising, marketing, economics, human resources, finance, taxation, computers, and so on.

Aluminium Industry Abstracts

Provides coverage of the world's technical literature on aluminum, ranging from ore processing through applications. The Aluminium Industry Abstracts database includes information abstracted from approximately 2,300 scientific and technical journals, government reports, conference proceedings, dissertations, books, and patents. All aspects of the aluminum industry, aside from mining, are covered.

American Institute of Physics (Scitation)

The American Institute of Physics and its Member Societies publish research journals in all areas of physics including: general physics, applied physics, chemical physics, geophysics, medical physics, nuclear physics, astronomy, electronics, engineering, instrument science, materials science, mathematics, optics, vacuum science, and acoustics.

American Psychological Assocation 2011-2013 eBook Collection

This collection consists of 113 eBook titles

American Society for Microbiology Journals

The Society's 13 journals cover the spectrum of microbiology, from molecular and cellular biology to biomedical research and technology.


The Aqualine database provides comprehensive focus on trade, technical and scientific literature concerning all aspects of water resources. Major subjects of coverage include water resources and supplies management, water legislation, water quality, potable water distribution, wastewater collection, water treatment technologies, wastewater and sewage treatment, and ecological and environmental effects of water pollution. Articles on these topics are drawn from a source list of approximately 300 journals as well as from conference proceedings, scientific reports, books and theses.

ASCE Civil Engineering Abstracts

Provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the serials literature in civil engineering and its complementary fields, including forensic engineering, management and marketing of engineering services, engineering education, theoretical mechanics and dynamics, and mathematics and computation. This database provides comprehensive international coverage as well as numerous non-serial publications. Many of the more recent records in the database include fields containing cited references, corresponding author's e-mail address, and publisher contact information. Sources covered include over 4,000 periodicals, conference proceedings, technical reports, trade journal/newsletter items, patents, books, and press releases.

ASFA Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts

The ASFA series is a premier reference in the field of aquatic resources. Input to ASFA is provided by a growing international network of information centers monitoring over 5,000 serial publications, books, reports, conference proceedings, translations and limited distribution literature. ASFA is a component of the Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Information System (ASFIS), formed by four United Nations agency sponsors of ASFA and two international partners.

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Biological Sciences

This interdisciplinary database offers abstracts and citations to a wide range of research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology, and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science. Includes over 8000 serials, plus conferences, technical reports, monographs, books & patents.

Biosis Previews

Part of the ISI Web of Knowledge databases, BIOSIS Previews® is the online version of Biological Abstracts® and Biological Abstracts/RRM® (Reports, Reviews, and Meetings).

Biotechnology Abstracts

This database provides bibliographic coverage of ground-breaking research, applications, regulatory developments and new patents across all areas of biotechnology and bioengineering, including medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, environmental and marine biology.

British Psychological Society Journals

A collection of nine British Psychological Society journals.

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CAB Abstracts (Ovid)

A bibliographic database covering the significant research and development literature in the fields of agriculture, forestry, aspects of human health and nutrition, animal science, plant science, veterinary medicine and the management and conservation of natural resources.

CABI eBook Reference Works

Access to full text ebooks published by CABI.  This package contains the following e-books: The Encyclopaedia of Seeds, The Encyclopaedia of Fruit and Nuts, The Encyclopaedia of Farm Animal Nutrition, The Dictionary of Entomology, The Dictionary of Fungi, Fungal Families of the World, Mason’s World Dictionary of Livestock Breeds, Types and Varieties, and The Encyclopaedia of Applied Behaviour and Welfare

Ceramic Abstracts

Includes literature on the manufacturing, processing, applications, properties and testing of ceramics.

Comprehensive Physiology (Wiley)

Comprehensive Physiology is the most authoritative and comprehensive collection of physiology information that has ever been assembled. Its starting point is more than 30,000 pages of content from the American Physiological Society’s renowned Handbook of Physiology (HoP) series, which is presented here for the first time in an online format.

COS Conference Papers Index

Conference Papers provides citations to papers and poster sessions presented at major scientific meetings around the world. Subject emphasis since 1995 has been in the life sciences, environmental sciences and the aquatic sciences, while older material also covers physics, engineering and materials science. Information is derived from final programs, abstracts booklets and published proceedings, as well as from questionnaire responses. Records include complete ordering information to obtain preprints, abstracts, proceedings and other publications derived from the conference, together with title and author information needed to track the specific papers.

Copper Technical Reference Library

The Copper Technical Reference Library provides an online bibliographic database of the world's literature on copper, copper alloys and copper technology since 1965.

Corrosion Abstracts

Corrosion Abstracts provides the world's most complete source of bibliographic information in the area of corrosion science and engineering. International sources of literature are scanned and abstracted in the areas of general corrosion, testing, corrosion characteristics, preventive measures, materials construction and performance, and equipment for many industries.

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Dictionary of Chemistry

Electronic equivalent of Dictionary of chemistry. Edited by J. Daintith, 6th edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

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Ecology Abstracts

Ecologists will find in this journal the essence of current ecology research across a wide range of disciplines, reflecting recent advances in light of growing evidence regarding global environmental change and destruction. Ecology Abstracts focuses on how organisms of all kinds - microbes, plants, and animals - interact with their environments and with other organisms. Included are relevant papers on evolutionary biology, economics, and systems analysis as they relate to ecosystems or the environment. With coverage ranging from habitats to food chains, from erosion to land reclamation, the journal provides an important cross-section of current findings in target research areas. Detailed information on resource and ecosystems management and modeling contributes to the journal's practical value, as does material on the impact of climate, water resources, soil, and man or growing environmental problems such as depletion, erosion, and pollution all topics which are covered in depth. Comprehensive, yet carefully focused coverage makes this an essential resource for scientists concerned with preserving the environment.

Electronics and Communications Abstracts

Covers advances in electronics and communications, abstracts from 1981 onwards, updated monthly

EMBASE: Excerpta Medica (Ovid)

EMBASE is a major biomedical and pharmaceutical database indexing over 7,500 international journals covering drug research, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, toxicology, clinical and experimental human medicine, health policy and management, public, occupational and environmental health.

Emerald Insight (Journals and eBooks)

Users have access to over 58,000 articles from Emerald's international management portfolio, complete with full text archives back to 1994. Subject coverage spans a spectrum of management disciplines including: strategy; leadership; library and information management; marketing and human resource management; plus a substantial number of engineering, applied science and technology titles.

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences

The premier online reference in the life sciences

Engineered Materials Abstracts

The growing importance of polymers, ceramics, and composites in a variety of structural and other advanced applications requires the in-depth coverage provided by Engineered Materials Abstracts (EMA). Citations regarding the research, manufacturing practices, properties and applications of these materials have been taken from 1,300 journals, plus dissertations, government reports, conference proceedings, and books indexed by expert editors from Materials Information. Begun in 1986, Engineered Materials Abstracts is an electronic database containing Ceramics, Composites and Polymers subfiles. EMA is specifically designed to serve materials sciences researchers, engineers and scientists.

Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management

This multidisciplinary database, provides unparalleled and comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 10,000 scientific journals and thousands of other sources including conference proceedings, reports, books and government publications.

Ergonomics Abstracts

Ergonomics Abstracts is an international abstracting service, spanning the world of ergonomics and human factors. This global directory of over 112,000 records includes related material from psychology, physiology, biomechanics, job design, human-computer interaction, safety science, human engineering, medicine, occupational health, sport and transport.

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GreenFILE is a database of scholarly, government and general interest titles covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. The database contains more than 4,700 Open Access full text records.

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Handbook of Organic Compounds

The Handbook of Organic Compounds:  NIR, IR, Raman, and UV-Vis Spectra Featuring Polymers and Surfactants represents a compendium of practical spectroscopic methodology, comprehensive reviews, and basic information for organic materials, surfactants, and polymer spectra covering the Ultraviolet, Visible, Near Infrared, Infrared, Raman and Dielectric measurement techniques.

Health and Safety Science Abstracts   

Health and Safety Science Abstracts (CSA) provides a comprehensive survey of recent work relating to public health, safety, and industrial hygiene. Cited studies are geared to help individuals identify, evaluate, and eliminate or control risks and hazards across the spectrum of environmental and occupational situations.

Human Genome Abstracts

Human Genome Abstracts is a comprehensive resource for developments and applications emerging from international genome research, particularly the Human Genome Project. Subject coverage includes nucleic acid, cloning vectors, gene cloning, sequencing, sequencing, mutagensis, medical genetics, genetic screening.

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IGI Info Sci - Educational Technologies eBooks

Use the search box to find a specific ebook. Alternatively, you can browse all titles available in this collection by clicking on the InfoSci-Educational Technologies link or ebooks link. These links are located on the left of the screen under the Research Collections section.

Immunology Abstracts

Immunology Abstracts includes summaries of studies relating to all aspects of immune systems in man and animals, in normal functions and disorders. It concentrates on basic science research and its clinical implications. Subject coverage includes apoptosis, autoimmunity, genetics, hypersensitivity, inflammation, parasite immunology, reproductive immunology and tumour immunology and immunotherapy.

International Pharmaceutical Abstracts

IPA includes information from pharmaceutical, medical and health related journals worldwide. The database reviews and presents pharmaceutical literature on clinical and technical drug information, pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical education, and legal aspects.

International Tables for Crystallography

International Tables for Crystallography is the definitive resource and reference work for crystallography and structural science. The online version of International Tables for Crystallography provides access to the content of the full set of all eight volumes in the series in pdf and richly linked html format

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Journal Citation Reports

Part of the ISI Web of Knowledge, JCR provides access to citation data and impact factors in the Sciences and Social Sciences. It can be used to compare journals and to assess which are most relevant to specific research communities. Click on the Select a database tab to choose JCR to carry out your search.

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Knovel eBooks

The Knovel online library includes approx. 700 of the most important science and engineering reference books and databases, including encyclopedias, handbooks, standards, and databases of material and chemical properties from over 30 leading publishers.   We have access to the Engineering Subject Area Collection, Food Science collection.

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Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Access to the full text of all volumes in this important book series published by Springer since 1973.

LWW Health Library

Access is to eBooks that make up the Basic and Anatomical Sciences Integrated Collection.

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Manson Publishing Veterinary Medicine eBooks

A collection of 50 e-book titles in veterinary medicine.

Materials Business File

Focuses on industry news, international trade data, government regulations and management issues related to the metals and materials industries. Coverage 1985 onwards.

MathSciNet (AMS)

This database covers mathematical literature in detail including journal papers, conferences and books. It encompasses all aspects of research in mathematics and is updated monthly.

Mechanical and Transportation Engineering Abstracts

Mechanical and Transportation Engineering Abstracts provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the serials literature in mechanical and transportation engineering, including forensic engineering, management and marketing of engineering services, engineering education, theoretical mechanics and dynamics, and mathematics and computation. Many of the more recent records in the database include fields containing cited references, corresponding author's e-mail address, and publisher contact information. Sources covered include over 4,000 periodicals, conference proceedings, technical reports, trade journal/newsletter items, patents, books, and press releases.

Merck Index

Electronic equivalent of The Merck index (15th ed.) An encyclopaedia of chemical compounds including structures, properties, uses and key references.

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Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is the scientific publishing arm of Macmillan Publishers Ltd, combining the excellence of Nature, Nature Research Journals, Nature Reviews Journals, NPG Academic Journals and NPG Reference publications, to provide the world's premier information resource for the basic biological and physical sciences. 

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Oceanic Abstracts

Oceanic Abstracts is focused exclusively on worldwide technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment. The journal has long been recognized as a leading source of information on topics relating to oceans. The journal focuses on marine biology and physical oceanography, fisheries, aquaculture, non-living resources, meteorology and geology, plus environmental, technological, and legislative topics. This journal is totally comprehensive in its coverage of living and non-living resources, meteorology and geology, plus environmental, technological, and legislative topics.

Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online includes over 1 million entries across 25 subject areas – everything from architecture to zoology. It offers the very best in quick reference information together with authoritative, in-depth articles by world-famous authors. It also offers excellent functionality, and a wide range of additional material such as maps, illustrations and timelines.

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Physical Education Index

Physical Education Index includes records from peer-reviewed journals, report literature, conference proceedings, trade magazines, patentsand articles from the popular press. Coverage ranges from physical education curricula, sports medicine, dance, sport law and kinesiology.

Pollution Abstracts

This database provides fast access to the environmental information necessary to resolve day-to-day problems, ensure ongoing compliance, and handle emergency situations more effectively. Pollution Abstracts combines information on scientific research and government policies in a single resource. Topics of growing concern are extensively covered from the standpoints of atmosphere, emissions, mathematical models, effects on people and animals, and environmental action in response to global pollution issues. To ensure comprehensive coverage, material from conference proceedings and hard-to-find documents has been summarized along with information from primary journals in the field.

Proquest Dissertations and Theses

This database is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day. Includes citations for dissertations ranging from 1861 to those accepted last semester. Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts; master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. Titles available as native or image PDF formats include free twenty-four page previews. More than 600,000 are available in native or image PDF formats for immediate free download to subscribers 


PsycARTICLES® is a database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group.  PsycARTICLES is the only electronic source for APA's journals.

PsycINFO (Ovid)

PsycInfo contains abstracts and bibliographic citations of scholarly literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health. The database includes material of relevance to psychologists and professionals in related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work.

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Reaxys is searchable by structures, reactions, properties, text and authors. It incorporates a synthesis planner designed for the synthetic organic chemist.  Reaxys contains data from Beilstein (organic chemistry) and Gmelin (inorganic and organometallic chemistry). It also includes a chemical patents database.

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Science Direct (Elsevier)

ScienceDirect is a large scientific, technical and medical (STM) database providing access to full-text journals from Elsevier Science and partner publishers.


Scopus is a comprehensive scientific, medical, technical and social science database.

Solid State and Superconductivity Abstracts

Solid State and Superconductivity Abstracts presents global coverage on the theory, production, and application of solid state materials and devices - as well as high/low-temperature superconductivity technology. Topics covered: phase, crystal, and mechanical properties of solids, optical and dielectric properties, conductive and magnetic properties, exotic electronic structure and energy gaps, SQUIDs, impurity effects, flux structures and critical currents, ceramics, twinning phenomena, and more.

Synthesis lectures on Digital Circuits and Systems - Collections 1 & 2

The Synthesis Lectures on Digital Circuits and Systems series is comprised of 50- to 100-page books targeted for audience members with a wide-ranging background. The Lectures include topics that are of interest to students, professionals, and researchers in the area of design and analysis of digital circuits and systems. Each Lecture is self-contained and focuses on the background information required to understand the subject matter and practical case studies that illustrate applications.

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Thieme Electronic Book Collection

The eBook package provides access to titles from the Flexibook atlases and textbook series. Subjects covered include anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology and pharmacology.

Toxicology Abstracts

Toxicology Abstracts focuses on all branches of toxicology and the risks associated with the chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Coverage also includes the effects of alcohol and smoking, substance abuse and radioactive materials.


TOXLINE offers rapid access to information in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens.

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Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

ULLMANN'S Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistryis a state-of-the-art reference work detailing the science and technology in all areas of industrial chemistry. Subject areas include: inorganic and organic chemicals, advanced materials, pharmaceuticals, polymers and plastics, metals and alloys, biotechnology and biotechnological products, food chemistry, process engineering and unit operations, analytical methods, environmental protection, and many more.


VetMed Resource

VetMed Resource provides information on all aspects of veterinary medicine. It includes research records, full text documents and datasheets covering diseases and pathogens of animals. This database includes CAB Reviews and the Animal Health and Production Compendium.

Virology and AIDS Abstracts

Virology and Aids Abstracts provides comprehensive coverage of the world literature on all aspects of virology in humans, animals, and plants. Topics range from replication cycles to oncology. Coverage also includes hepatitis B virus vaccination, viral genetics, interferon.

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Water Resources Abstracts

Water Resources Abstracts provides summaries of the world's technical and scientific literature on water-related topics covering the characteristics, conservation, control, pollution, treatment, use and management of water resources. Abstracts are drawn from journals, books, conference proceedings, and technical reports in the physical and life sciences, as well as from engineering, legal and government publications.

Web of Science

Web of Science provides access to the Science, Social Sciences, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index™. It enables users to search multidisciplinary information from over 8,500, high impact research journals in the world. It also provides unique cited reference searching.

Wiley Online Library

Access to journals published by Wiley. Journals published by Blackwell are now part of the Wiley portfolio. 

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