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Biology

  • Agricola serves as the bibliographic catalog for the National Agricultural Library.  No full text.
  • arXiv provides full text access to preprints for physics, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, computer science and quantitative biology.
  • bioRxiv: A free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences, operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Chemistry

  • 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.
  • 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.)
  • NIST/TRC Web Thermo Tables provides access to a collection of critically evaluated thermodynamic property data for pure compounds with a primary focus on organics.
  • 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.)
  • SciFinder Scholar (to request free access to SciFinder, please contact Licenses@lbl.gov) 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.

Computer Science

  • ArXiv provides full text access to preprints for physics, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, computer science and quantitative biology.
  • CiteSeerx is a scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science.

Energy

  • ArXiv provides full text access to preprints for physics, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, computer science and quantitative biology.
  • 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.
  • Information Bridge: 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.
  • JCR (Journal Citation Reports) measures research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals.

Engineering

  • 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.
  • IEEE Xplore provides access to IEEE journals, transactions, letters, magazines and conference proceedings, IET journals and conference proceedings, IEEE Standards and IEEE educational courses.
  • INSPEC\ indexes Engineering and Materials Science publications (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.

Geosciences

  • Earthquake Engineering Abstracts provides abstracts on seismic phenomena, geology and civil infrastructure.
  • 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 subjects within the geosciences.  Some full text.
  • JCR (Journal Citation Reports) measures research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals.

Material Science

  • ArXiv provides full text access to preprints for physics, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, computer science and quantitative biology.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 indexes Engineering and Materials Science publications (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.
  • SciFinder Scholar\ (to request free access to SciFinder, please contact Licenses@lbl.gov) 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.

Mathematics

  • ArXiv provides full text access to preprints for physics, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, computer science and quantitative biology.
  • 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.

  • 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. 

Physics

  • ArXiv provides full text access to preprints for physics, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, computer science and quantitative biology.
  • 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.
  • IEEE Xplore provides access to IEEE journals, transactions, letters, magazines and conference proceedings, IET journals and conference proceedings, IEEE Standards and IEEE educational courses.
  • INSPEC\ indexes Engineering and Materials Science publications (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.
  • 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.)
  • SciFinder Scholar(to request free access to SciFinder, please contact Licenses@lbl.gov) 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.

General

  • 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.
  • AtoZ Maps OnLine 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.
  • 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.
  • eScholarship provides open access to LBNL Reports and UC Scholarship.
  • Hoovers Online allows access to company profiles and information about key people in companies/industries. 
  • JCR (Journal Citation Reports) measures research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and shows the relationship between citing and cited journals.
  • PAIS International indexes books, journals, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, and web sources related to public policy, politics, economics, and social issues worldwide.
  • PapersFirst indexes papers presented at conferences, symposia, meetings, expositions, workshops, and congresses worldwide in a variety of disciplines.
  • World Almanac\ is a source for essential and authoritative facts for entertainment, reference and learning.
  • WorldCat lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.  

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