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Primary Engineering Databases & Article Indexes

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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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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 Engineering 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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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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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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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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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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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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Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience Database (MAUDE)
MAUDE allows you to search the Center for Devices and Radiological Health's database of information on medical devices which may have malfunctioned or caused a death or serious injury. ...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Materials Properties Locator Database
This database allows you to search for properties data (mechanical, physical, electrical, thermal, etc.) for particular types of materials which appears in print handbooks and reference books. Becaus...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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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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Medical Device Safety Reports
Medical Devices Safety Reports (MDSR) provide free access to more than 200 case reports containing recommendations for prevention or remediation of medical device hazards....   [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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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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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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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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SpringerMaterials
From the publisher: "Curated data and advanced functionalities to support research in materials science, physics, chemistry, engineering, and other related fields. --Covers multiple material classes...   [more]

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ThermoDex
ThermoDex contains records for printed and web-based compilations of thermochemical and thermophysical data for chemical compounds and other substances. An index of selected thermodynamics handbooks. ...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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TRID the TRIS and ITRD Database
TRID is an integrated database that combines the records from TRB's Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) database and the OECD's Joint Transport Research Centre's International Transpo...   [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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Related Engineering Databases & Article Indexes

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ABI/Inform - Proquest
Provides in-depth coverage of business conditions, trends, corporate strategies and tactics, management techniques, marketing, and product development, including complete runs of key business and mana...   [more]

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Acoustical Society of America
Readers can search or browse across all citations and abstracts of ASA content published online but only the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, JASA Express Letters and Acoustics Research L...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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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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Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
- from CSA Databases
Covers architecture, architectural design, archeology, furniture and decoration, historic preservation, the history of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, urban planning....   [more]
Holdings: 1930s to the present; selective coverage dating back to the 1860s, updated daily

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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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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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Platinum Group Metals (PGM) Database
The Platinum Group Metals (PGM) Database is a collection of published data and internal Johnson Matthey data defining the physical properties and characteristics of platinum group metals and their all...   [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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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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