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Academic Search Complete
A comprehensive scholarly, multidisciplinary database, featuring thousands of full-text journals. This resource offers coverage of information spanning a broad range of important areas of academic study including: anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women’s studies, zoology, and many other fields. full text icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
AGU Digital Library
The AGU Digital Library is a comprehensive collection of more than 100 years of Earth and space science research. It contains full text archives of AGU journals, books, and weekly newspaper, with linked reference lists. Coverage begins with volume 1 for each journal and extends to 5 years prior to the current year. Every year, the AGU Digital Library will expand to include another full year. Full Text Icon American Geophysical Union
American Chemical Society Web Editions + Archives
Search and access the full text of all titles published by ACS, which include over 35 peer-reviewed journals, stretching across a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines, such as chemistry, physics, and biology; the Chemical and Engineering News weekly magazine, with articles covering science and technology, business and industry, government and policy, education, and employment aspects of the chemistry field; the ACS Journal Archives, which allow access to over 130 years of original research in chemistry, dating back to the inaugural volume of the Journal of the American Chemical Society in 1879; and the ACS Symposium Series, a peer-reviewed collection of over 1,200 ebooks, dating back to the first title published in 1949. Full Text Icon ACS
Astrophysics Data System A NASA-funded project, the ADS maintains three bibliographic databases containing more than 9.0 million records: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, and arXiv e-prints. [Mirror sites] Full Text Icon Gov/NASA
Directory of Open Access Journals Service that provides access to quality controlled Open Access Journals. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use an appropriate quality control system, and it is not be limited to particular languages or subject areas. Full Text Icon TexShare icon TexShare
Dissertations and Theses
Contains more than 2 million entries for doctoral dissertations and master’s theses. The database includes citations for materials ranging from the first U.S. dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester. Since 1997, new publications have been available electronically, and many publications can be ordered through the system for a fee. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 North American graduate schools and European universities. Angelo State University faculty, students, and staff have free access to 24 page previews and the full text in PDF format, when available, of all ASU theses published through UMI Dissertation Publishing. Full Text Icon ProQuest
Dissertations and Theses in Texas Hosted institutional repository service, developed by the the Texas Digital Library, which allows Texas institutions of higher learning to preserve and provide wide online access to their scholarly and pedagogic output. Full Text Icon Texas Digital Library
DOE Information Bridge Provides free, convenient, and quick access to Department of Energy (DOE) research and development reports in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, renewable energy, and other topics Full Text Icon Gov
DTIC Online A DoD publicly accessible repository and database of releasable technical reports from 1986 to the present (more than 400,000 citations and abstracts); as well as access to the databases of technical reports of NASA and the Department of Energy (DOE). Full Text Icon Gov
Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics “Most comprehensive reference on astronomy and astrophysics ever published” (as claimed by publisher). Click on Search or perform inquiry from Quick Search at the top of the first Web Page Full Text Icon Nature Publishing Group
Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry
This compilation of more than 500 different entries encompasses all aspects of biochemistry, as well as the extensions of this subject into the related fields of molecular biology, cell biology, genetics and biophysics. Full Text Icon Elsevier
Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry
Provides authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the whole topic of spectroscopy, from theory to applications. Full Text Icon Elsevier
EnergyFiles Information and resources pertaining to energy science and technology Full Text Icon Gov
E-PRINT Network A vast, integrated network of electronic scientific and technical information created by scientists and research engineers active in their respective fields, intended for use by other scientists, engineers, and students at advanced levels. Also a gateway to over 12,000 websites and databases worldwide, containing e-prints in basic and applied sciences, primarily in physics but also including subject areas such as chemistry, biology and life sciences, materials science, nuclear sciences and engineering, energy research, computer and information technologies, and other disciplines of interest to DOE. Full Text Icon Gov
Federal R&D Project Summaries Consortium of federal agencies providing R&D summaries: Dept. of Energy, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation   Gov
Established by the American Geological Institute (AGI) in 1966, this database contains over 2.2 million references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses. The GeoRef database covers the geology of North America from 1785 to the present and the geology of the rest of the world from 1933 to the present. The database includes references to all publications of the U.S. Geological Survey. Masters’ theses and doctoral dissertations from US and Canadian universities are also covered.   Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
GreenFILE™ Research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology. Full Text Icon EBSCOhost
IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Access limited to a maximum of 5 simultaneous users.
Provides access to the technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. Contains full text documents from IEEE (journals, transactions, magazines, letters, conference proceedings, standards, and IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) publications.
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Online archive of non-current issues of scholarly journals. For the most part, the time interval between the last issue available in JSTOR and the most recently published issue of these journals varies between 3 and 5 years. Full Text Icon JSTOR
KnowItAll® Anyware
KnowItAll Anyware is a spectroscopy database and software resource providing access to over 1.3 million spectral records. The KnowItAll U collection contains NMR, IR, MS, Raman, UV-Vis, and Near IR data covering pure compounds and a broad range of commercial products used in pharmaceutical, forensic, polymer, and environmental chemistry. Database records are searchable by full spectrum, peak, structure, substructure, property (name, molecular weight, CAS Registry Number, boiling point, etc.) or any combination of the above. Full Text Icon Bio Rad Laboratories
MathSciNet Index of publications in mathematics and the sciences   American Mathematical Society
OSTI (Office of Scientific and Technical Information) Discover and use the scientific and technical information resources of the Department of Energy in broad disciplines such as physics, chemistry, materials, biology, engineering, energy efficiency, and other related subject areas. Full Text Icon Gov
Physical Review Online Archive
Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA) Full Text Icon American Physical Society
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
PNAS publishes research reports (describing the results of original research of exceptional importance), commentaries (which call attention to papers of particular note and are written at the invitation of the Editorial Board), perspectives (presenting a viewpoint on an important area of research and are written at the invitation of the Editorial Board), and colloquium papers (reports of scientific colloquia held under Academy auspices)  on a broad array of scientific topics. Full Text Icon National Academy Of Sciences
PubChem Developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Informations, PubChem includes substance information, compound structures, and BioActivity data in three primary databases, Pcsubstance, Pccompound, and PCBioAssay, respectively.
The PubChem substance database contains chemical structures, synonyms, registration IDs, description, related urls, database cross-reference links to PubMed, protein 3D structures, and biological screening results. If the contents of a chemical sample are known, the description includes links to PubChem Compound.
The PubChem Compound Database contains validated chemical depiction information that is provided to describe substances in PubChem Substance.
The PubChem BioAssay Database contains BioActivity screens of chemical substances described in PubChem Substance. It provides searchable descriptions of each BioAssay, including descriptions of the conditions and readouts specific to a screening protocol.
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Science Accelerator Science Accelerator empowers users to search, via a single query, important information resources of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) scientific and technical information. These resources contain the results of DOE research and development (R&D) projects and programs, descriptions of R&D projects under way or recently completed, major R&D accomplishments, and recent research of interest to DOE. Full Text Icon Gov
Science and Technology Collection
Covers subjects relevant to the scientific and technical community. Topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, and materials science. Full Text Icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
Provides access to more than 1000 scientific, medical and technical journals published by the world’s leading scientific publishers, many in full text. Full Text Icon Science Direct®
WebElements The periodic table on the WWW   Free
Wiley Online Library
Provide full-text access to journal articles in the fields of business; chemistry; computer science; earth and environmental science; education; engineering; law; life sciences; mathematics and statistics; medicine and healthcare; physics and astronomy; polymers and materials science; psychology; and social sciences. Full Text Icon Wiley