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  • AccessMedicine: From McGraw-Hill Medical.  It is a comprehensive online medical resource that provides a complete spectrum of knowledge from the best minds in medicine.
  • ACM Digital Library (Association of Computing Machinery) provides full-text access to journals, magazines, transactions, conference proceedings and newsletters published by the ACM.
  • Agricola (AGRICultural OnLine Access) serves as the bibliographic catalog for the National Agricultural Library.  No full text.
  • ArticlesFirst contains bibliographic citations describing items listed on the table of contents pages of more than 13,000 journals in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and popular culture.
  • arXiv  provides full text access to preprints for physics, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, computer science and quantitative biology.
  • ASFA: Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts, provides abstracts in the areas of aquatic science, aquatic organisms, fisheries and oceanography.
  • ASME Digital Standards: ( American Society Of Mechanical Engineers):  The leading international developer of codes and standards associated with mechanical engineering.  
  • ASHRAE Standards: ( American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers): 228 ASHRAE current guidelines, current standards, essential standards, other language standards, and translations. 
  • ASTM Standards, formerly the American Society for Testing and Materials, is a vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information that covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering.
  • AtoZ Maps Online is a subscription-based database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. New maps are added to the collection every month.
  • BioCyc is a comprehensive resource for data on genes, metabolites, and metabolic pathways for more than 7,600 microbes and other species. BioCyc provides access to data in over 9,000 individual databases, and also provides a comprehensive set of informatics tools for data query, visualization and analysis. 
  • bioRxiv: A free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences, operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
  • BioOne Abstracts and Indexes covers biological, ecological and environmental sciences.
  • BIOSIS Previews indexes over 6,000 journals, books, and conference proceedings are indexed on a wide variety of biological and biomedical topics. An electronic version to the print counterparts, Biological Abstracts and Biological Abstracts/RRM.
  • Cambridge Structural Database records bibliographic, chemical and crystallographic information for organic molecules and metal-organic compounds whose 3D structures have been determined using X-ray and/or neutron diffraction.
  • CERN Document Server
  • ChemRriv™Beta: ChemRxiv, a new chemistry preprint server for the global chemistry community, is now available in a fully functioning Beta version for use and feedback by researchers. The Beta launch has been undertaken with initial strategic input from the American Chemical Society (ACS), Royal Society of Chemistry, German Chemical Society and other not-for profit organizations, as well as other scientific publishers and preprint services. The free-of-charge service is managed on behalf of the chemical science community by ACS and is powered by Figshare, an online digital repository for academic research. Harnessing Figshare’s new preprint capabilities, ChemRxiv will facilitate the rapid and open dissemination of important scientific findings.
  • CINDAS the Center for Information and Numerical Data Analysis and Synthesis (CINDAS) is a comprehensive and systematic research program on the properties and behavior of materials.
  • CiteSeerx is a scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science.
  • Cold Spring Harbor Protocols is an interdisciplinary journal providing a definitive source of research methods in cell, developmental and molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, protein science, computational biology, immunology, neuroscience and imaging.
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics/CRCnetBASE the online edition of the 91st Edition of the CRC handbook is now structure searchable. 
  • Dissertations and Thesis indexes graduate dissertations from over 1,000 North American, and selected European, graduate schools and universities. Dissertations published since 1980, and master's theses since 1988, include brief abstracts written by the authors.
  • DOE Green Energy is a Department of Energy electronic repository of research on renewable energy resources and energy conservation, including bibliographic citations, technical reports and patent information. Subject areas include but are not limited to solar, wind, bioenergy, hydroelectric, geothermal, tidal and wave power, and energy storage.
  • Earthquake Engineering Abstracts, provides abstracts on seismic phenomena, geology and civil infrastructure. 
  • Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management, indexes environmental biotechnology, engineering and pollution.
  • eScholarship provides open access to LBNL Reports and UC Scholarship.
  • Expanded Academic ASAP: Multiple topics.
  • Faculty of 1000 Biology reviews the most interesting papers published in the biological sciences, based on the recommendations of a faculty of well over 1000 selected leading researchers.
  • Faculty of 1000 Medicine is an evaluation and awareness service for medicine. Based on the recommendations of a selected faculty of nearly 2500 international researchers and clinicians. This database is designed to systematically highlight and review what are considered the most pertinent papers in all fields of medicine.
  • GeoRef indexes over 3,500 scholarly journals, books, maps, US and Canadian dissertations, conference proceedings, reports and government documents published worldwide on geology and other topics within the geosciences.
  • Google Dataset Search (Beta)Dataset Search lets you find datasets wherever they’re hosted, whether it’s a publisher's site, a digital library, or an author's personal web page. 
  • Google Scholara freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly and popular literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines.
  • govinfo:  The Government Publishing Office (GPO) provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. n addition to providing an advanced, metadata-powered search experience, govinfo also includes a content management system and a standards-compliant preservation repository. 
  • IEEE Xplore provides access to IEEE journals, transactions, letters, magazines and conference proceedings, IET journals and conference proceedings, IEEE Standards and IEEE educational courses.
  • ICSD (Inorganic Crystal Structure Database) contains an extensive list of known inorganic crystal structures published since 1913 with atomic coordinates.  Includes structural data of pure elements, minerals and intermetallic compounds, structural descriptors, bibliographic data and synthesis conditions.  (You do not need a log-in and password.  The center column should have a message that says "Welcome to ICSD Web version.  You are now logged in to[sic] ICSD."  If this is not the case, please contact the library.)
  • INSPEC Engineering and Materials Science (1898 - present)
  • JCR (Journal Citation Reports): measures research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals.
  • MathSciNet indexes articles and reviews of mathematical research literature published in the Mathematical Reviews Database.
  • NIST/TRC Web Thermo Tables This web application provides access to a collection of critically evaluated thermodynamic property data for pure compounds with a primary focus on organics.
  • Oceanic Abstracts covers oceanography, marine and brackish-water environments.
  • PapersFirst indexes papers presented at conferences, symposia, meetings, expositions, workshops, and congresses worldwide in a variety of disciplines.
  • PASCAL/FRANCIS :  PASCAL covers the fields of science, technology, medicine (1984-2015) and FRANCIS covers 15 disciplines in the social sciences and humanities (1972-2015).  This site offers free access to more than 14 million bibliographic references of articles, conference papers and conference proceedings produced by the French INIST-CNRS ( National Center for Scientific Research).
  • Phase Equilibria Diagrams Online, includes all diagrams and commentaries previously published in hard-copy (Vol. 14 and earlier) or electronic-only (post-Vol. 14) format, including the new content for Version 4.2 ( Volume 20 )..
  • Proceedings covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Centre, 1993 - present..
  • Project Euclida not-for-profit online publishing service that provides access to journals, monographs, and conference proceedings in the fields of theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics.  LBNL has access to most titles in this database. 

  • PubChem provides information on the biological activities of small molecules and is organized as three linked databases within the NCBI's Entrez information retrieval system.

  • PubMed indexes citations from MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, and other journals in the field of medicine and life sciences, and links to NCBI's integrated molecular biology databases including nucleotide sequences, protein sequences, 3-D protein structure data, population study data sets, and assemblies of complete genomes in an integrated system.

  • Reaxys is recommended for obtaining checked physico-chemical data and preparation/reaction methods for pure compounds, and especially for its near-comprehensive coverage of pre-1960 organic literature. Contains literature references in Beilstein and Gmelin going back to the 18th century. Reaxys is updated monthly.  (SciFinder and Reaxys are complementary resources, and although both are ultimately based on the primary literature, they are quite different in the ways they scan and index the literature, the ways they register compounds and index reactions, and in the time periods they cover.)
  • Science of Synthesis : The Houben-Weyl Methods of Molecular Transformations.  Over 48 volumes of synthetic chemical structure reference works. 
  • SciFinder Scholar (Use this link to register for SciFinder) excels with its more thorough coverage of literature and patents from 1967 forward, its comprehensive registration of all types of chemical compounds, polymers, and mixtures, and coverage of organic reactions after 1985. CAS also scans far more source journals than either Beilstein or Gmelin (over 9,000), indexes new material more rapidly, and is updated daily.
  • SciTech Connect DOE Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) is a free public access to full-text documents and bibliographic citations of Department of Energy research report literature. The Information Bridge contains documents and citations in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, renewable energy, and other topics of interest related to DOE's mission. 
  • SciValSciVal is a set of integrated modules that enables your institution to make evidence-based strategic decisions. (You will need to register to access the database.)
  • ScopusScopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.
  • SpectraBase: With hundreds of thousands of free spectra available, Bio-Rad's SpectraBase is an excellent resource for those wanting to look up NMR, IR, Raman, UV-Vis, and mass spectra by chemical name, synonym, CAS Registry Number, or InChIKey.  Users can zoom in on the spectra and upload and overlay their own spectrum for comparison.
  • Sustainability on JSTOR:  is a collection of academic and policy research on environmental stresses and their impact on society. This collection will contain a minimum of 145 journals and 5,000 research reports by its completion in 2018.
  • TOXLINE covers toxicology, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and antidotes.
  • Water Intelligence Online is a fully searchable, indexed archive of water and environmentally related information.
  • Web of Science indexes most science journals (1900 - present).
  • Wildlife and Ecology Studies Worldwide has citations for literature on wild mammals.  1935 and earlier - present 
  • Wiley Spectra Lab: NMR collection :A unique analytical platform that helps chemists identify unknown compounds from spectroscopic data, supporting GC-MS, FT-IR, Raman, ATR-IR, UV-Vis, and C-NMR, H-NMR, and X-NMR spectroscopies.  (Trial through April 2019.)
  • WorldCat lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.  

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