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 Database Description Full Text Service
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
GeoRef 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.   ProQuest
MathSciNet Comprehensive database covering the world’s mathematical literature since 1940. MathSciNet provides Web access to the bibliographic data and reviews of mathematical research literature contained in the Mathematical Reviews Database   American Mathematical Society
ScienceDirect® 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®
SciFinder Scholar Electronic version of Chemical Abstracts, the world’s largest and most up-to-date collection of chemical information. Covers journal articles, patents, technical reports, books, conference proceedings, and dissertations from around the world.
Please note: Registration is required. After you submit the form, CAS sends you an e-mail message with instructions for completing the registration process. Therefore, you must have an e-mail address with your organization’s e-mail domain.
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Wiley Online Library® Provides full text access to ournals, reference works, and books published by Wiley in the fields of chemistry, earth and environmental science, mathematics and statistics, physics and astronomy. Full Text Icon Wiley
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
ArticleFirst Tables of contents and indexing to articles from over 12,000 journals covering business, science, humanities, social science, medicine, technology, and popular culture.  Includes full text of selected articles Full Text Icon FirstSearch
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
Electronic Collection Online (ECO) A collection of scholarly journals in a variety of subject areas including education, medicine, psychology, science, and technology.  Full text articles are available only for the journals selectively licensed by the Library Full Text Icon FirstSearch
Emerald Fulltext Collection of over 42,000 articles from over 100 of the most prestigious management journals, complete with full text archives dating back to 1994 and abstracts back to 1989. Emerald Fulltext covers all major management disciplines from marketing, human resources management, library and information management and quality to operations management and more. Full Text Icon Emerald
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
Films on Demand Films On Demand is a Web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos from Films Media Group anytime, anywhere, 24/7. Choose from thousands of high-quality educational titles in dozens of subject areas. Special features allow users the ability to organize and bookmark clips, create and share playlists, personalize folders. Full Text Icon Films for the Humanities and the Sciences
GPO Monthly Catalog Covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.)   FirstSearch
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/Free
IEEE Xplore Digital Library Provides Web access to more than 3-million full-text documents from some of the world’s most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. Full Text Icon IEEE
JSTOR Online archive of non-current issues of scholarly journals grouped into multidisciplinary and discipline-specific collections. Full Text Icon JSTOR
KnowItAll® Anyware KnowItAll U 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
LexisNexis™ Academic Provides access to a wide range of news, business, legal, medical, and reference information. Full Text Icon LexisNexis™
Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA) The archive includes all of APS journal content from the first volume (1893 for Physical Review, 1958 for Physical Review Letters and 1929 for Reviews of Modern Physics) to 1999 Full Text Icon American Physical Society
ProceedingsFirst Provides tables of contents of papers presented at conferences worldwide. Each record contains a list of the papers presented at each conference   FirstSearch
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
WorldCat OCLC catalog of books, web resources, and other material worldwide   FirstSearch
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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]
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
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).
EnergyFiles Sponsored, developed, and maintained by the Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), this site combines information, tools, and technologies to facilitate access to and use of scientific resources. At this site you will find over 500 databases and Web sites containing information and resources pertaining to science and technology, with an emphasis on the physical sciences.
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 Web sites 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.
Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) Provides access to scientific and technical information, including Research & Development results and other funded activities at DOE labs and facilities nationwide and grantees at universities and other institutions.
Science.gov A gateway to over 50 million pages of authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. government agencies, including research and development results.
WebElements Periodic Table The periodic table on the WWW