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Sciences Databases

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Applied Science and Technology Full Text (Wilson Web)

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

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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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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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IEEE Xplore

IEEE Xplore® digital library features journals, conferences and standards from IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) as well as the UK’s IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology).  IEEE Xplore contains almost one-third of the world’s current literature in electrical engineering, communications and computer science as well as literature in robotics, biomedical engineering, systems engineering and other related engineering and computer science topics including multi-media.   There is unlimited, full-text PDF access to more than 2 million documents from over 1.7 million authors.  This includes 149 IEEE journals, magazines and transactions, 23 IET journal and magazines, proceedings from over 900 IEEE and IET annual conferences, and 2,000 approved and published IEEE standards in key technology areas.

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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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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 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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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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MathSciNet: Mathematical Reviews on the Web

MathSciNet is a comprehensive database, created and maintained by the American Mathematical Society, covering the world’s mathematical literature since 1940. It includes subject indexing of recent and forthcoming mathematical publications, as well as reviews or summaries of articles and books that contain new contributions to mathematical research. Approximately 1700 current serials and journals are reviewed in whole or in part. Links to fulltext in databases such as JSTOR and Science Direct are available for some articles.

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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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SciFinder Scholar (Chemical Abstracts)

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.

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Physical Sciences / Engineering Librarian

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