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Physics Databases

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Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost )

Provides citations and abstracts to over 4,000 journals covering most academic areas of study including biological sciences, economics, communications, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, and women’s studies. Approximately two-thirds of the articles are available as full text. Also contains images which can be accessed by clicking on the “image collections” icon.
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Compendex

Comprehensive interdisciplinary engineering database which also covers physics, material science and optics. Provides citations and abstracts from periodicals, conference proceedings and other sources in many fields including mechanical, civil, chemical, computer and electrical engineering, as well as engineering management, physics, optics, and material science.
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Applied Science & Technology Full Text

Indexes and provides citations and abstracts to periodical articles covering engineering, math, physics, computer technology and other sciences.

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General Science Full Text (Wilson Web)

Provides citations, abstracts, and selected full text from periodical articles in many science fields including biology, chemistry, environmental science, nutrition, genetics, math, health, physics, physiology and zoology.

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Access World News (NewsBank)

Selected full-text newspaper articles and newswires from the United States and abroad. Access World News is particularly strong in providing access to local, state, regional, and national news.

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ACM Digital Library Portal

The ACM Digital Library Portal provides access to the ACM Digital Library and the Guide to Computing Literature. The Digital Library consists of full-text of all the publications of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). This includes journals, transactions and magazines, conference proceedings, and the SIG (Special Interest Groups) publications.

The Guide is a collection of bibliographic citations and abstracts of works published by ACM and over 3000 other computer science publishers.  Included in the Guide are citations to books, journal articles, conference proceedings, doctoral dissertations, master’s theses, and technical reports

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Biological & Agricultural Index Plus (Wilson Web)

Indexes periodical articles in agricultural fields including agricultural research, chemicals, economics and engineering. Also covers biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, ecology, genetics, microbiology, physiology, zoology and other related fields.

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Biological Sciences Database (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts)

Provides citations with abstracts to research literature in biomedicine, zoology, ecology and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science.

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Chemical Abstracts (SciFinder)

Covers Chemical Abstracts’ databases such as CAplus from 1907 to the present.  It is the premier database for searching the chemical literature and patents.  This database also provides access to key journals in the sciences and engineering including those in Elsevier’s ScienceDirect.  Apart from coverage in all areas of chemistry and chemical engineering, it includes chemical aspect in Agricultural Sciences, Biology and Life Science, Engineering, Food Sciences, Geological Sciences, Material Sciences, Medical Sciences, Physics and Polymer Sciences.

Unlike other databases at TCNJ, SciFinder Web requires pre-registration at the following URL to obtain an ID and PW.
https://scifinder.cas.org/registration/index.html?corpKey=FC069EE3-86F3-5055-3F54-9AB48A091608

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Compendex

Comprehensive interdisciplinary engineering database. Provides citations and abstracts from periodicals, conference proceedings and other sources in many fields including mechanical, civil, chemical, computer and electrical engineering, as well as engineering management.

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Engineering Information Village

Engineering Village provides access to a variety of engineering-related databases using one interface. Through a series of pulldown menus and searchable fields, users can search using keywords, author, and subject and include additional date, document type and language fields. When entering Engineering Village Compendex is the pre-selected database. Other databases available include United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Esp@cent (Patents from the European Patent Office), Website Abstracts from Scirus (websites evaluated based on research value, technical content and relevant information), IHS Standards Bookstore, and Lexis-Nexis Engineeering News.

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General Science Full Text (Wilson Web)

Provides citations, abstracts, and selected full text from periodical articles in many science fields including biology, chemistry, environmental science, nutrition, genetics, math, health, physics, physiology and zoology.

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JSTOR

A full text, full image archive of over 120 journals. Coverage of journals generally begins with their first volume and is updated to within three years of the current issue. Allows keyword searching of the full text of all articles, as well as browsing of particular journal issues. Subject strengths are African-American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, ecology, economics/finance, general science, history, literature, math/statistics, philosophy, political science, population/demography, and sociology.

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PubMed

Provides access to MEDLINE and OLDMEDLINE, the National Library of Medicine’s databases of bibliographic citations and abstracts for the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care systems and preclinical sciences. Also provides access and links to the integrated molecular biology databases maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information

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ScienceDirect (Elsevier)

Offered as a pilot project, access is provided to the full text of over 600 titles published by Elsevier. Coverage is primarily in the chemical, biological, and health sciences, but journals from the social sciences are also included. A green page icon next to the journal title indicates full text availability.
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Reference Tools

International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology

Featuring physical, thermodynamic, mechanical, and other key properties, it is a major reference source used by those involved in chemistry, physics and engineering. Select tables are interactive and all of the content is full-text searchable.


Smithsonian Physical Tables

Originally published by Smithsonian Institute Press, this reference source comprises tables of common physical and chemical data. It is of general interest to scientists and engineers, and of particular interest to those involved with physics in the larger sense.



Physical Sciences / Engineering Librarian

Valerie Tucci

E) vtucci@tcnj.edu

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