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Important Materials Research Databases & Article Indexes

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Cambridge Structural Database
Also Known as: Cambridge Crystallographic Database, CSD
Available at a specific terminals in the Chemistry Library. The Cambridge Structural Database is now available for use in the Chemistry Library. CSD has long been a databank in wh...   [more]
Supplemental URLs
    connect to WebCSD
    download and install CSD Client Software - Penn Only

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reaxys
Reaxys is one of the largest handbooks of substances, their properties, and their reactions, combining data from three sources, the Beilstein Handbook of Organic Chemistry, the Gmelin Handbook of Inor...   [more]
Unrestricted Access
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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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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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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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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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Related Materials Research Databases & Article Indexes

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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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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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