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AAPG datapages
Description:  This is the combined search-and-retrieval website for AAPG publications and related collections. Includes full-text and abstracts.
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Academic OneFile
Description:  A collection of peer-reviewed, full-text articles in HTML and PDF format with coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and other subjects; intended primarily for academic researchers. It also contains podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC, as well as full-text New York Times content to 1995.
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Academic search complete
Description:  A scholarly, multidisciplinary database providing indexing and abstracts for over 10,000 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, and others. Also includes full-text access to over 5,000 journals. Offers coverage of many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.
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ACM digital library
Description:  The ACM Digital Library includes bibliographic information, abstracts, reviews, and full texts of material published by the Association for Computing Machinery since its inception.
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ACS publications
Description:  This web page provides access to the electronic full-text of the over 30 titles published (or co-published) by ACS. Select either "Journals and magazines" or "Search the journals" to get to the list of titles available.
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AGRICOLA (EBSCO)
Description:  Over 2.5 million citations to journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audio-visual materials, and technical reports. The records describe publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines including plant and animal sciences, forestry, entomology, soil and water resources, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agricultural products, alternative farming practices, and food and nutrition. Auxiliary subjects that support NAL's Information Center activities, such as agricultural trade and marketing, rural information, and animal welfare are also included in the database. Coverage for AGRICOLA dates back to 1970.
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All that JAS : journal abbreviation sources
Description:  Registry of Web resources that list or provide access to the full title of journal abbreviations or other types of abbreviated publication titles (e.g., conference proceedings titles). Selected OPACs that offer abbreviated title searching have also been included.
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Alt HealthWatch
Description:  Provides full text for articles from more than 180 international and often peer-reviewed journals, reports and proceedings, as well as association and consumer newsletters. In addition, Alt HealthWatch includes hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Covers the full spectrum of subject areas of complementary and alternative medicine. The majority of the full text titles included in the database are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color.
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American Society for Microbiology Journals
Description:  Search and get full-text of the Society's 11 journals cover the spectrum of microbiology, from molecular and cellular biology to biomedical research and technology.
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AMS books online
Description:  American Mathematical Society (AMS) published books available for free download in PDF. AMS Books Online also contains links to other online books.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
ArXiv.org
Description:  A highly-automated electronic archive and distribution server for research articles. Covered areas include physics, mathematics, computer science, nonlinear sciences, quantitative biology and statistics. arXiv is maintained and operated by the Cornell University Library.
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Business source complete
Description:  Collection of bibliographic and full text content, including ndexing and abstracts for scholarly business journals back to 1886. Also includes searchable cited references for more than 1,200 journals and detailed author profiles for the 20,000 most-cited authors in the database. Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more. Covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.
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CE database
Description:  Abstracts and indexes journals, conference proceedings, books, standards, manuals, magazines and newsletters published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Subject areas covered include: aerospace engineering, architectural engineering, bridges, cold regions, computing practices, construction, earthquake engineering, education, engineering mechanics, environmental engineering, forensic engineering, geotechnical engineering, highways, hydrology, hydraulics, irrigation and drainage, management, materials engineering, structural engineering, transportation, urban planning, water resources, and ocean engineering.
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ChemistryCentral
Description:  "Chemistry Central is a new service publishing peer-reviewed open access research in chemistry, from BioMed Central - the leading biomedical open access publisher. This site features chemistry-related articles published in Chemistry Central Journal, BioMed Central journals and independent journals utilizing BioMed Central's open access publishing services. All original research articles published by, or in cooperation with, Chemistry Central are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication."--Home page, viewed June 30, 2008.
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Computer source
Description:  Provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications, covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software. In addition, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications. Computer Source provides researchers with full text journals. Leading general magazines are also provided. Many full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1985.
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Current index to statistics
Description:  "Bibliographic index to publications in statistics and related fields. References are drawn from 162 core journals (as of 2003) that are fully indexed, non-core journals from which articles are selected that have statistical content, proceedings and edited books, and other sources." -- Home page.
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Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Description:  Provides access to and transfer of scientific and technical information for U.S. Department of Defense personnel, contractors and potential contractors, and other U.S. government agency personnel and their contractors. Official website of the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), a component of the DoD's Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP).
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Dissertations & theses
Description:  Includes citations for over 2.7 million dissertations and theses from around the world, ranging from 1861 to those accepted last semester. Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts; master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. Where available, PQDT provides twenty-four page previews. More than 1.2 million are available for download in PDF format.
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DOE information bridge
Description:  Provides access to over 298,000 full-text documents and bibliographic citations of Department of Energy (DOE) research report literature primarily from 1991 forward produced by DOE, the contractor community, and/or grantees. 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.
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Energy citations database : 1948-present
Description:  Provides access to over 2.4 million science research citations and documents are made publicly available by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Includes scientific and technical research results in disciplines such as chemistry, physics, materials, environmental science, geology, engineering, mathematics, climatology, oceanography, and computer science. It includes bibliographic citations to report literature, conference papers, journal articles, books, dissertations, and patents.
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Engineering village 2
Description:  Provides access to Compendex, a comprehensive bibliographic database of scientific and technical engineering research, covering all engineering disciplines. Includes millions of bibliographic citations and abstracts from thousands of engineering journals and conference proceedings.
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Films on demand
Description:  A web-based digital video delivery service providing streaming videos from Films Media Group. Includes thousands of documentaries, teaching videos, and other academic materials.
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GeoScienceWorld
Description:  Serves as a comprehensive resource for research and communications in the geological and earth sciences, and SMU's access to GeoRef. Containing over 2.6 million bibliographic records covering subjects such as mineralogy and crystallography, general mineralogy, mineralogy of silicates, and mineralogy of non-silicates. Geology of North America is covered from 1785 to the present, and geology of the world is covered from 1933 to the present. Produced by the American Geological Institute.
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Google scholar
Description:  Online search engine by Google specializing in academic and research information. Uncovers documents from fee-based databases and digitial repositories not found when using Google. Google Scholar also links to full-text content owned by SMU library when searched on campus or from this link.
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Grant proposal guide
Description:  A guide to preparing grant proposals for NSF grants and to administering research awards.
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GreenFILE
Description:  Provides access to research including scholarly, government and general-interest information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. Topics include global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. GreenFILE is multidisciplinary by nature and draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.
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Health reference center : academic
Description:  Provides an integrated collection of general interest health and fitness magazines, medical and professional periodicals, reference books and pamphlets. Records are available in a combination of indexing, abstracts or full text formats. Designed for nursing and allied health students, as well as consumer health researchers.
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Health source consumer edition
Description:  Offers authoritative information on health-related questions. With this consumer-health database, discover healthy nutritional guidelines or search for the latest treatments for cancer. The content is also enhanced with several health books published by the People's Medical Society. With this database you can search for information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition features searchable full text for nearly 190 journals including Consumer Reports on Health and Menas Health, as well as abstracts and indexing for over 200 general health, nutrition and professional health care publications. Also included is USP Pharmacopoeia DI: Volume II Advice for the Lay Patient and 20 health research books, including books published by the People's Medical Society. Other feature! s include thousands of essays from Clinical Reference Systems covering eight major health related subjects, including adult health, behavioral health, cardiology, drug and medication information, pediatric health, senior health, women's health and sports medicine; Stedman's Medical Dictionary - providing users with access to terminology of genetics, oncology, pediatrics, pulmonology, emergency medicine, bacteriology, and laboratory medicine; and searchable full text for nearly 1,190 health-related pamphlets.
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Health source nursing/academic edition
Description:  Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals, including nearly 450 peer-reviewed journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. In addition, this database includes Clinical Pharmacology, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs for all U.S. prescription drugs, hard-to-find herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new drugs. The majority of full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1975.
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Helminthological abstracts
Description:  The database includes a fully searchable 10-year backfile of over 43,000 abstracts with approximately 4750 new records added each year. It covers taxonomy, biology, pathology, immunology, diagnosis, epidemiology, treatment and control of all helminths (Monogenea, Aspidogastrea, Digenea, Cestoda, Acanthocephala, Nematoda) parasitic in man and domestic and wild animals.
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IEEE ConferenceSearch
Description:  Information on more than 1,100 annual conferences and meetings sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) across the world. Listings include technical programs, trade events, training workshops, job fairs, presented by the organization's societies, geographic regions and specialized boards or committees. Includes access to IEEE's "Call for Papers" database.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
IEEE Xplore digital library
Description:  Provides access to the full text of IEEE content published since 1988 with select content published since 1893 from IEEE/IET journals, transactions, and magazines, including early access documents, conference proceedings, IEEE published standards and Standards Dictionary Online, and a collection of IEEE/Wiley e-books.
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IngentaConnect
Description:  Provides access to a comprehensive collection of academic and professional research articles online, nearly 4.5 million articles from 13,500 publications.
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IOPscience extra
Description:  Online service and index for journals from the Institute of Physics (IOP). Contains more than 250,000 articles, from 1874 to the present day. Includes links to related articles, references and citations; latest and most popular article listings; and news delivered from IOP's community websites.
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MathSciNet
Description:  MathSciNet is an electronic publication offering access to reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature. MathSciNet contains over 2 million items and over 700,000 direct links to original articles.
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MedicLatina
Description:  Spanish language collection of medical research and investigative journals published by renowned Latin American medical publishers. This unique database provides access to full text for nearly 100 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish. The majority of full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. A wide range of topics are covered including neuroscience, cardiology, nephrology, biomedicine, clinical research, pediatrics, human reproduction, clinical pathology, cancer research, and hematology.
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MEDLINE [EBSCO]
Description:  MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree numbers, tree hierarchy and explosion capabilities to search abstracts from over 4,600 current biomedical journals.
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Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy
Description:  Reference book with information about medical diagnosis for doctors and pharmacists.
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Military & government collection
Description:  Access to current news on all branches of the military and government. Full text for nearly 300 journals, periodicals, country reports from CountryWatch, and pamphlets; indexing and abstracts for more than 400 journals. Full-text titles available in PDF format or scanned-in-color.
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National Academies Press : nap.edu : publisher for the National Academies
Description:  Provides access to more than 4,000 e-books published by the National Academies Press (NAP). Nearly 200 new titles added annually from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
National environmental publications Internet site (NEPIS)
Description:  Access the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) publication library, with more than 7,000 in stock and 26,000 digital titles, free of charge. Search and retrieve, download, print and/or order only EPA publications from this site.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
Natural & alternative treatments
Description:  Natural & Alternative Treatments contains detailed information on more than 180 different conditions and the conventional and natural treatments used to treat them, over 200 herbs and supplements, plus drug-herb and drug-supplement interactions for more than 75 drug categories. These articles are entirely based on double-blind, placebo-controlled studies and other forms of meaningful scientific evidence. At present, more than 12,000 such studies are cited in the material, and new studies are added as they appear.
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NTIS : National Technical Information Service
Description:  The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) serves as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today. For more than 60 years NTIS has assured businesses, universities, and the public timely access to approximately 3 million publications covering over 350 subject areas.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
Patent full-text databases
Description:  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) Web Patent Full-Text Databases include the full text of all patents granted since 1976, and the patent number, issue date, and current US classification for all patents granted from 1790 through 1975. Patents from January 1976 to the present offer the full searchable text, including all bibliographic data, such as the inventor's name, the patent's title, and the assignee's name; the abstract; the full description of the invention; and the claims.
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PubMed
Description:  Includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. Includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.
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RAND Corporation (Reports and bookstore)
Description:  Search over 10,000 reports published by the RAND Corporation since 1946 and purchase documents published since 1998 through their bookstore along with a free download option. Catalogs and subject area bibliographies available for download and are commonly used by libraries and other institutions to review RAND's extensive inventory.
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Science & technology collection
Description:  Contains more than 820 leading full-text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community. In addition to full text, the collection offers indexing and abstracts for more than 1,750 journals. Topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, biology, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, marine sciences and materials science.
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ScienceDirect
Description:  A full-text database offering journal articles and book chapters published by Elsevier, including more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books. There are currently more than 9.5 million articles/chapters, a content base that is growing at a rate of almost 0.5 million additions per year.
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SciFinder
Description:  A comprehensive database for the chemical literature, indexing journal articles and patent records, chemical substances and reactions. It is a core research tool for chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, nanotechnology, physics, environmental science and other science and engineering disciplines. Covers 1907 to present.
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Sigma-Aldrich search center
Description:  Online version of Aldrich handbook of fine chemicals and laboratory equipment. Retrieve product data (ie: description, pricing and ordering information) with links to more product information documents using this interface
Access:  Internet (General Access)
SpringerLink
Description:  Provides online, full-text access to subscribed Springer journal titles and e-books. Site allows printing and downloading of e-books, and option to purchase print versions at a reduced rate. Subjects include: life sciences, chemical sciences, environmental sciences, geosciences, computer science, mathematics, medicine, physics & astronomy, engineering, architecture, and economics.
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Technical report archive and image library : TRAIL
Description:  A collaborative project to digitize, archive, and provide persistent and unrestricted access to federal technical reports issued prior to 1975.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
USGS publications warehouse
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Web of science
Description:  Provides access to the Science citation index expanded, Social sciences citation index and Arts & humanities citation index.
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Wiley online library
Description:  Provides full text access to journals, reference works, books, and databases published by Wiley in all the science disciplines.
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WorldCat
Description:  Provides access to book and archival collections from over nine thousand university, large public and research libraries around the world. Items can often be requested and obtained through the library's interlibrary loan department.
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