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Databases: find journal articles, technical reports, standards, etc.

  • Academic Search Complete. Provides full text for over 3,200 scholarly publications including Chemical Week, Industry Week, Advanced Materials & Processes.
  • Business Source Complete. Provides full text for over 2500 business journals.
  • ChemBioFinder. Allows for searching by chemical structure and retrieval of physical property data and relevant web sites.
  • Chemical Data Access Tool (CDAT). Use CDAT to find health and safety information submitted to EPA under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), including a broad range of health and safety information reported by industry under TSCA Sections 4,5, 8(d), and 8(e), unpublished, nonconfidential studies covering chemical testing results and adverse effects of chemicals on health and ecological systems, health and environmental effects information obtained through the High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge, and recently declassified confidential business information.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Provides access to the full text of over 1100 free scholarly journals. Some journals are searchable at the article level. Also provides access by broad subject areas.
  • DOE Information Bridge. FULL TEXT DATABASE. Full-text reports for 1995 to present contracted by the U.S. Dept. of Energy.
  • Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) Scientific and Technical Information Network. Access to all unclassified, unlimited citations to documents added from late December 1974 to present, many from 1998 to present in full text.
  • Energy Citations Database. Coverage is 1948 - Present. Contains bibliographic records for scientific and technical reports and papers sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies. It provides coverage of traditional and alternative forms of energy production and conservation. 
  • Entrez Search and Retrieval System. National Library of Medicine sponsored databases including protein and nucleotide databases and PubMed.
  • Google Scholar. Indexes scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports. Google Scholar includes articles from a variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities. They rank results based on their relevance criteria.
  • IngentaConnect (Formerly UnCover). Coverage is 1988 - Present. Good source for purchasing articles.
  • MasterFILE Premier. Provides full text for over 1,830 general reference, business, consumer health, general science. Full text extends back to January, 1990. Indexing and abstracts is available for an additional 1,000 journals.
  • MSDS Search - National Repository. FULL TEXT DATABASE.  This site pulls together in one place a great many sites containing material safety data sheets. Large list of manufacturers is included.
  • MSDS Solutions. FULL TEXT DATABASE.  Database providing access to over 1 million Material Safety Data Sheets. See also this listing of MSDS compilations.
  • National Standards Systems Network (NSSN).
  • National Technical Information Service (NTIS) Database. Contains over 2.0 million bibliographic records to research reports, computer products, software, video cassettes, audio cassettes and more from the latest research sponsored by the United States and select foreign governments. The complete electronic file dates back to 1964. Most records include abstracts. Full text to research reports may be purchased from NTIS using the links in the bibliographic records.
  • Science Accelerator, Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Department of Energy. Search collections of DOE research results, project descriptions, and accomplishments. These collections enable you to find out about ongoing research projects, explore significant DOE discoveries, learn about DOE Nobel Prize Winners, access and search scientific e-prints, locate science conference papers and proceedings, patents, and more.
  • Science.gov 5.0. A free, integrated single-search gateway to reliable science and technology information from 17 organizations within 13 federal science agencies - access to over 200 million pages of scientific information.
  • Searchable Physics Information Notices (SPIN). A bibliographic database published by the American Institute of Physics. It is updated every 2 weeks with coverage of all AIP journals and proceedings. Coverage also includes journals from other societies including the Electrochemical Society, Russian Academy of Sciences, etc.
  • TechStreet: Technical Information Superstore. Most comprehensive index for engineering standards. Also indexes books, materials physical property data, software and free professional trade magazines.
  • TOXNET. a cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas including TOXLINE.
  • U.S. Patent database. See also Maine's Patent and Trademark Resource Center.

Library Catalogs

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

  • Access Science. Online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. Includes over 8,500 online encyclopedia articles and 15,000 illustrations from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition and regularly updated, fully-searchable media-rich content, terms, images and video.Includes over 8,500 online encyclopedia articles and 15,000 illustrations from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition and regularly updated, fully-searchable media-rich content, terms, images and video.
  • Bartleby.com. Dictionaries, thesaurus, quotations, etc.
  • Infoplease.com. Encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, dictionary and thesaurus in one resource with good science and technology coverage. Nobel and science awards page
  • IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology.
  • Wikipedia. The free encyclopedia.
  • World of Chemistry. by Eric Weisstein. Wolfram Research. Access to the articles is provided by an index or major subject areas.

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