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Primary Science & Engineering (General) Databases & Article Indexes

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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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Important Science & Engineering (General) Databases & Article Indexes

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Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Broad collection of fulltext scholarly journals and related periodicals in all scholarly disciplines. Includes bibliographic citations, indexing and abstracting for more than 8,000 periodicals. A comp...   [more]
Holdings: Coverage varies: mostly 1990s to present.

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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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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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CAB Abstracts (complete)
Formerly produced by Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux, now Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International, this database comprises international coverage of veterinary medicine, agriculture, fo...   [more]
Holdings: 1910-present.
Supplemental URLs
    CAB Thesaurus

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CiteSeer.IST Scientific Literature Digital Library
Also Known as: CiteSeer
CiteSeer is a scientific literature digital library that aims to improve the dissemination and feedback of scientific literature, and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability,...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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CogNet
Also Known as: MIT Cognet, CogNet (Library Edition)
A "central repository for the most current and topical electronic resources" in cognitive science and its six core areas: philosophy of mind, computational intelligence, cognitive psychology, linguist...   [more]

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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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Computing Research Repository (CoRR)
Also Known as: corr
The Computing Research Repository (CoRR) is a part of the arXiv.org e-Print archive. It is sponsored by ACM, the arXiv.org e-Print archive, NCSTRL (Networked Computer Science Technical Reference Libr...   [more]
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    Background and FAQs

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Derwent Innovations Index
Search more than 11 million patent records from 40 worldwide patent-issuing authorities. These include the US Patent and Trademark Office, European Patent Office, PCT (WO) applications and the Japanes...   [more]
Supplemental URLs
    Derwent Classification System
    Derwent Manual Coding and Classification Lookup
    Derwent Patent Assignee Codes Lookup
    Kind Codes (application, examined, granted, etc.)
    International Patent Classification (IPC)

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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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EMBASE
EMBASE provides current and comprehensive information on drugs and pharmacology, and all other aspects of human medicine and related disciplines. The database covers over 2,000 biomedical titles not...   [more]
Holdings: Embase, the Excerpta Medica database from Elsevier, 1974 to present. Embase Classic (Excerpta Medica Abstract Journals backfile), 1947-1973. Medline, from the U.S. National Library of Medicine inclu
Supplemental URLs
    Tutorial Videos
    Tutorial Guides

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Environment Abstracts
Also Known as: Proquest Environment Abstracts, Environmental Abstracts , lexisnexis environmental, lexis nexis environmental, sustainability science abstracts
Database collection for environmental studies. Environment Abstracts is the principal bibliographic abstracting service for the scholarly, professional, and policy literatures on the environment. Topi...   [more]

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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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Factiva
Also Known as: Dow Jones Factiva, Factiva Dow Jones
Provides access to sources of national and international news, business and general information. News sources include newspapers, magazines, media transcripts, wire services, pictures and web sites. I...   [more]
Holdings: Dates vary. Most publications begin in the late 1980's or early 1990's

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GeoRef
The principal tool for identifying the worldwide literature in geology and the geosciences....   [more]
Holdings: 1785 to the present (North American); 1933 to the present (entire world.) Updated bi-monthly.

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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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GREENR
GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) is a portal to reference resources on sustainability and the environment. It provides a multidisciplinary overview of emergi...   [more]

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History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Also Known as: HST , Wellcome Bibliography, History of Science, Technology and Medicine
ACCESS NOTE: 5 concurrent users

International bibliography on the history of science and technology from pre-history to the present, describing journal articles, conference proceedings, book...   [more]
Holdings: 1975 to the present. Updated annually.

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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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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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MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)
Fulltext general-interest and popular magazine database, covering nearly 2000 magazines and newsletters for a general readership. Combined with other databases in EBSCO MegaFILE....   [more]
Holdings: Coverage varies: mostly 1990s to present.

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MathSciNet
Also Known as: Mathematical Reviews , Current Mathematical Publications , MR , CMP , mathsci net
MathSciNet covers all aspects of mathematics and provides access to over 55 years of Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications. Resources in all languages are represent...   [more]
Supplemental URLs
    Penn MathSciNet Guide

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MEDLINE (complete file)
The premier database for bibliographic coverage of biomedical literature. MEDLINE encompasses information from Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing Index, as well as ot...   [more]
Supplemental URLs
    Pre-MEDLINE
    MEDLINE (latest years)

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MEDLINE (latest years)
The premier source for bibliographic coverage of biomedical literature. MEDLINE encompasses information from Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing Index, as well as othe...   [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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NCBI - National Center for Biotechnology
Established in 1988 as a national resource for molecular biology information, NCBI creates public databases, conducts research in computational biology, develops software tools for a...   [more]
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    NCBI Training and Tutorials Information

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Networked Computer Science Technical Reference Library
Also Known as: NCSTRL
Networked Computer Science Technical Reference Library (NCSTRL) is an international collection of computer science technical reports from CS departments and industrial and government research laborat...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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New York Times (1851-2012), ProQuest Historical Newspapers
- from Proquest Historical Newspapers
Full-text of the New York Times. News, editorials, letters to the editor, obituaries, birth and marriage announcements, historical photos, stock photos, and advertisements are all searchable and avail...   [more]
Holdings: 1851-2011

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Newsbank Access World News
Also Known as: NewsBank National Newspapers , America's Newspapers , Access World News , News Bank
Searchable fulltext of international and U.S. national, regional, and local newspapers. Coverage for current issues (i.e., yesterday in most cases) with extensive backfiles. Business and Management, ...   [more]
Holdings: Varies with title, 1970s or more recent to present.
    NewsBank U.S. Newspapers

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Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) (NYT & much more)
Also Known as: lexis/nexis, Lexis-Nexis, Lexis Nexis, LN Academic, LexisNexis Academic, Lexis Nexis Academic
Access to full-text national and international newspapers , including the New York Times, and the Times of London business and accounting information, biographical data, and some selected legal mat...   [more]
Supplemental URLs
    LN Academic becomes Nexis Uni transition
    LexisNexis Academic (old interface)

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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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Peerj and Peerj Computer Science Institutional Plan
The Penn Libraries have established an institutional membership with PeerJ, and will pay the cost of a basic membership for each Penn author (identified via their use of an email address in the @upenn...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Peerj Computer Science
Peerj Computer Science is an open access computer science journal. Penn Libraries has an institutional plan for its students and faculty. If you decide to publish with Peerj, the Penn Libraries will f...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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PhilSci Archive
Also Known as: Philosophy of Science Archive
Preprint server for the philosophy of science sponsored by the Philosophy of Science Association, the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Philosophy of Science and University Library system....   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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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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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.
Supplemental URLs
    PubMed Help
    PubMed Tutorial
    new Pubmed effective Spring 2020
    PubMed Plus for Handhelds

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ScholarlyCommons: Repository
Also Known as: Scholarly Commons
ScholarlyCommons@Penn is a repository of the research and scholarly output of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, administered by the Penn Library....   [more]
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    Penn Dissertations in ScholarlyCommons@Penn
    FAQ re joining and submitting papers

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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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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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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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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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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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Zentralblatt MATH
Zentralblatt MATH (ZBMATH) is the world's most complete and longest running abstracting and reviewing service in pure and applied mathematics. The ZBMATH database contains about 3 million bibliographi...   [more]

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Related Science & Engineering (General) Databases & Article Indexes

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Applied Science & Business Periodicals Retrospective (1913-1983)
Combined HW Wilson journal article indexes: Industrial Arts Index (1913-1958), Business Periodicals Index (1958-1982), Applied Science & Technology Index (1958-1983). Articles cover some of the most i...   [more]
Holdings: 1913 - 1983

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CAB Abstracts
Formerly produced by Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux, now Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International, this database comprises international coverage of veterinary medicine, agriculture, fo...   [more]
Holdings: 1910 to the present. Updated monthly.
Supplemental URLs
    CABICODES List
    CAB Thesaurus

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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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Proquest Statistical Insight
Also Known as: Statistical Universe, lexisnexis statistical
Statistical Universe indexes statistical data published in federal, state, and selected privately published titles, at the table level. In some cases the fulltext of the document is also available....   [more]

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