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Primary Physics & Astronomy Databases & Article Indexes

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arXiv E-Print Archive
ArXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science and quantitative biology...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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INSPEC
Also Known as: Physics Abstracts , Computer and Control Abstracts , Electrical and Electronics Abstracts
The INSPEC database covers physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computers and computing, robotics, and information technology. It also has significant co...   [more]
Holdings: 1896 - present. Updated weekly.
Supplemental URLs
    Penn Inspec and Compendex Guide

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Scopus
Indexes most peer reviewed journals in science, technology, and medicine, and many in the social sciences, arts, and humanities. Scopus also includes a number of trade publications and conference pap...   [more]
Holdings: 1823-present, although most records are from 1996 or later.
Supplemental URLs
    Mobile Site
    Scopus Tutorials
    Scopus support center
    Scopus tutorials

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Web of Science
Also Known as: ISI Citation Indexes, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, SSCI, SCI, AHCI, ISI, WOK, Web of Knowledge
Indexes journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Allows for cited reference searching. Includes Science Citation Index, the Social Science Citation Index[more]
Holdings: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)--1945-present, Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)--1956-present, Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI)--1975-present. Updated weekly.
Supplemental URLs
    Web of Science Tutorials
    Cited Reference Searching Tutorial

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Important Physics & Astronomy Databases & Article Indexes

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Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)
Searchable databases of medical devices and radiation-emitting products including those previously approved for public use or declared substantially equivalent to a legally marketed device as well as ...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Compendex
Also Known as: Engineering Index , Ei Compendex , ei village , engineering village
The broad subject areas of engineering and applied science are comprehensively represented. Coverage includes nuclear technology, bioengineering, transportation, chemical and process engineering, ligh...   [more]
Holdings: 1884 - present. Updated weekly.
Supplemental URLs
    Penn Inspec and Compendex Guide

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CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
Also Known as: Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
Online version of the 91st edition of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics containing frequently used data in science including the periodic table of elements, basic constants and units, thermody...   [more]
Holdings: 2001-

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Durham-RAL HEPDATA Databases
Enables the high energy physicist to gain easy access to a wide variety of data and information on particle physics, ranging from literature searches to actual data. ...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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esp@cenet - European Patent Office
Also Known as: espacenet
Full text of EP, WO and other patents back to the 1970's (Also contains links to individual European country patent databases) ...   [more]
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    Esp@cenet Help
    Esp@cenet Assistant - tutorial
    European Patent Classification
    International Patent Classification (IPC) 8
    Glossary

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Google Scholar
Access to Google Scholar with Penn-only links to full-text articles. Once authenticated through Penn's proxy, full-text articles to which Penn Libraries subscribe will become available within the Goo...   [more]
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    Access Google Scholar without authenticating as a Penn user
    proxied Google Scholar connection

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INSPIRE
HEP database from CERN, DESY, Fermilab and SLAC. This SPIRES replacement contains LHC experimental notes, searchable figure captions extracted from 5 years of arXiv articles, SPIRES content, and more....   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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NASA / IPAC Extragalactic Database
Operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, this resource enables one to search objects, data ...   [more]
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NASA Astrophysics Data System
Also Known as: ADS
The Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a NASA-funded project which maintains four bibliographic databases containing more than 3.2 million records: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Instrumentation, Physics ...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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PubMed Plus (Penn Only)
Also Known as: PubMed Medline Pub Med
- from PubMed Central
PubMed is the public access version to Medline, the premier database for biomedical literature. PubMedPlus is an enhanced version with links to full-text journals that the Penn Library subscribes to....   [more]
Holdings: 1950 to the present. Updated daily.
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    PubMed Help
    PubMed Tutorial
    
    new Pubmed effective Spring 2020
    PubMed Plus for Handhelds

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SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts)
Also Known as: Chemical Abstracts
Chemical information: bibliographic, compound and reaction information. Accessed via a Mac or Windows client (SciFinder Scholar) which can be downloaded to any campus workstation. The database can on...   [more]
Holdings: 1907-present. Abstracts updated daily; compound registry and indexing updated weekly
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    SciFinder Scholar Resources from the CAS Learning Center

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SIMBAD: Set of Identifications, Measurements, and Bibliography for Astronomical Data
The SIMBAD astronomical database, created and maintained by the CDS, Strasbourg, brings together basic data, cross-identifications, observational measurements, and bibliography, for celestial objects ...   [more]
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Superconductivity Papers Database
This database is a free service providing searchable access to the superconductivity literature. The database includes 68000+ articles, from almost 60 chemistry, physics, and engineering journals. C...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Also Known as: USPTO
Covers all US patents from 1790 onwards. Download or view high-quality images of the actual pages of the patents, including diagrams and structures from 1790 onwards. Patents from 1976 - present are a...   [more]
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    Free PDF download of all pages

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VizieR Catalogue Service
VizieR provides access to the most complete library of published astronomical catalogues and data tables available on line, organized in a self-documented database. ...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Related Physics & Astronomy Databases & Article Indexes

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BIOSIS Previews (1993-2012)
The world's most comprehensive reference database in the life sciences. It covers original research reports and reviews in biological and biomedical areas. Coverage includes traditional areas of biolo...   [more]
Holdings: 1993-

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DoPP - Directory of Published Papers
This database can be used to locate future events such as conferences, congresses, meetings, and symposia. Results are sorted by year, dates, location, and name of event. If you locate a listing, cl...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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EBSCO MegaFILE
General, multidisciplinary periodical database, covering all scholarly disciplines, with many general and popular magazines, and news sources. Includes bibliographic citations with indexing and abstra...   [more]
Holdings: Coverage varies: mostly 1990s to present.

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FirstGov for Science
Also Known as: science.gov
Science.gov is a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results. Two major types of information are included - ...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Global Books in Print
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Holdings: Updated weekly.

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Incites Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
Also Known as: ISI JCR
Journal Citation Reports provides journal comparison by accumulating and tabulating citation and article counts. It includes the JCR Science edition,and the JCR Social Sciences edition...   [more]

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Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
Electronic theses and dissertations from approximately 200 international member universities and institutions....   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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NTIS National Technical Reports Library - NTRL
Also Known as: National Technical Information Service
The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) serves the USA as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available to...   [more]
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    NTRL Access Information

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Proquest Dissertations and Theses Fulltext (formerly Dissertation Abstracts)
Also Known as: Digital Dissertations, Dissertation Abstracts, UMI, DAI, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT), Proquest Dissertations and Theses Fulltext
Indexing (since 1861) and abstracting (since 1980) for doctoral-level dissertations completed at North American universities. Page images or fulltext of all available dissertations - including Penn d...   [more]
Holdings: Indexing 1861-present, abstracts 1980-present, page-image or fulltext PDF for available dissertations dissertations from 1997 to the present.

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SciTech Connect
Also Known as: energy citations database
SciTech Connect is a consolidation of the Energy Citations Database developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) Information Bridge t...   [more]
Holdings: 1948 - present
Unrestricted Access

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