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October 16, 2008

Access Science

Access Science is a great first stop for information on science and technology. It includes the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, science news headlines, biographies of scientists and much more!

October 2, 2008

Essential Science Indicators

Essential Science Indicators ranks scientists, institutions, countries, and journals according to citations. It also includes the most highly cited papers and citation analysis (for analyzing research trends).

July 24, 2008

Cold Regions Literature

antarcticaccbigcrop.jpg The Antarctic Bibliography covers all disciplines related to the region including biological and geological sciences, medical sciences, meteorology, oceanography, atmospheric and terrestrial physics, expeditions, logistics equipment and supplies, and tourism.

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July 17, 2008

Engineering Village

If you're looking for research literature in any field of engineering, Engineering Village is a great place to go! It includes Compendex and INSPEC and has citations for journals, conference proceedings and papers, technical reports, books, and more from all over the world.

June 19, 2008

Materials Research Database with Metadex

Try Materials Research Database with Metadex if you're looking for literature on materials such as metals, alloys, polymers, ceramics, and composites.

May 8, 2008

How Do I Get to Transportation Articles?

The TRANSPORT Database indexes journal articles, conference papers, and technical reports on a wide range of surface transportation-related subjects, highly relevant in our world today.

April 24, 2008

More Phase Diagrams Online

BronzePD.jpg If you've ever had trouble finding a phase diagram, you can appreciate the ASM Alloy Phase Diagram Center which provides access to over 28,000 binary and ternary phase diagrams.

March 13, 2008

IEEE Xplore

ieee.gif A key information source for engineers, IEEE Xplore is a collection of journals, conference proceedings, and standards from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers with some content going back as far as the 50s.

December 13, 2007

What is the JCR?

Trying to decide where to publish? The Journal Citation Reports (JCR) can help. The JCR is where you can find impact factors for journals. Impact factors give you an idea how often, on average, articles from the journal are cited in a given year. A higher impact factor means articles are cited more often.

November 15, 2007

Looking for Thermodynamic Data?

If you're looking for thermodynamic data and don't know where to find it, try ThermoDex, a database created by the University of Texas' Chemistry Library. It can help you identify where to go to find those bits of information that you can still only find in books.

September 6, 2007

Science of Synthesis

Science of Synthesis is an electronic version of the reference work by the same name. It also provides access to Houben-Weyl (Methods of Organic Chemistry) which includes references back to 1835. Science of Synthesis covers both organic and organometallic synthetic methods. The methods are evaluated and include full experimental details. The content is full-text, structure, and reaction searchable.

August 30, 2007

Find Physics Articles

INSPEC is a great database to use for finding physics and astrophysics literature.

August 16, 2007

Following the Citation Trail

When you're trying to figure out where research went next after a really great article, try the Web of Science, the web interface for the Science Citation Index. It compiles cited references from journal articles and allows you to find articles that have cited older papers as well as following the trail of citations in many other directions. It covers important journals from a wide range of scientific and engineering disciplines, and we now have access back to 1975.

August 2, 2007

Finding Engineering Literature

If you're looking for research literature in any field of engineering, Compendex is a great place to go! It includes citations for journals, conference proceedings and papers, technical reports, books, and more from all over the world. In addition to being the premier engineering database, it covers related areas in science and management.

March 1, 2007

14 databases about the Environment in 1!

The Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management Database is a good place to go if you're looking for articles on environmental topics. It includes 14 databases that cover agricultural and environmental biotechnology, ecology, energy resources, environmental engineering, pollution, water resource issues, and more.

February 15, 2007

Spectra in SciFinder Scholar!

IR, mass and NMR spectra are now available in SciFinder Scholar for about 150,000 compounds. Access them by first going to the record for a substance (either by Locate>Substance Identifier or Explore>Chemical Structure). When you open the record, click on the Experimental Properties link. You'll see a See Spectrum link under Value for the type of data.

January 11, 2007

Index of Chemical Properties

Some chemical and physical property data can only be found in books. The Index of Chemical Properties can help you figure out which ones might have the information you need. Choose the type of substance (e.g., organic), then the property of interest (e.g., enthalpy), and you'll get a list of books and where to find them.

December 14, 2006

Nano Research at the U of M

What's going on in nanotechnology research at the University of Minnesota? The Nanotechnology at the University of Minnesota database will help keep you up-to-date. You can browse through citations for recent articles or search the archives. Local authors are tagged so you can see what kind of work they've been doing.