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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • DOE Data Explorer. Indexes raw data collections funded in whole or in part by the U.S. Department of Energy. Data collections reside at national laboratories, data centers, user facilities, colleges and universities, or the Web sites of professional organizations, consortiums, corporate institutions, or international organizations.
  • DOE Information Bridge. FULL TEXT DATABASE. Full-text reports for 1995 to present contracted by the U.S. Dept. of Energy.
  • Energy Portal Search. Provides access to government and research society databases and evaluated web sites.
  • Entrez Search and Retrieval System. National Library of Medicine sponsored databases including protein and nucleotide databases and PubMed.
  • Fossil Energy R & D Project Database. U.S. Dept. of Energy.
  • Ingenta (Formerly UnCover). Coverage is 1988 - Present. Good source for purchasing articles.
  • Maine Office of Energy Independence and Security. Provides information and links to web sites about energy resources for Maine.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • U.S. Patent database. See also the Patent and Trademark Resource Center web site.

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.
  • Dictionaries, thesaurus, quotations, etc.
  • Encyclopedia of Alternative Energy and Sustainable Living.
  • Encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, dictionary and thesaurus in one resource with good science and technology coverage. Nobel and science awards page


Educational Resources

Maine Resources

Federal Resources

Professional Societies and Government Agencies

Technical Data

  • Advanced Fuels Properties Database. From the Dept. of Energy and includes data on various physical, chemical, operational, and environmental, safety, and health properties.
  • ChemAlliance. Regulatory information for the chemical industries.
  • Chemfinder. Searchable database that contains 2D structures and 3D models, physical property information and appropriate Internet links. 
  • Energy Information Administration. Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government.
  • Provides access to statistical information from over 100 U.S. government agencies.
  • Helps consumers make informed fuel economy choices when purchasing a vehicle and helps them achieve the best fuel economy possible from the cars they own. Maintained jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Greencar. Provides news and technical information on green vehicles, green energy and technologies.
  • Home Energy Saver. Do-it-yourself energy audit. From the U.S. DOE.
  • NIST Chemistry WebBook. Contains spectral, thermochemical, thermophysical and energetics data.
  • NIST Data Gateway. Covers a broad range of substances and properties from many different scientific disciplines. U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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Updated: 06/20/2014
by Martin Wallace

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