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Below, we have compiled a list of databases that are particularly relevant for physics and astronomy.
Institute of Physics
Access to premium peer-reviewed journals in physics and related fields. Coverage: Varied. Full-Text.
Applied Science & Technology Source
Provides research and development within the applied sciences and computing disciplines. Topics include engineering, acoustics, chemistry, computers, metallurgy, physics, plastics, telecommunications, transportation, and waste management. Full text for almost 1,200 journals, citations to millions of articles. Includes leading trade journals, professional and technical society journals, and conference proceedings. Coverage Range: 1913 to present; Full-Text; Jumpstart Searchable.
Web of Science
Searches arts & humanities, social science, and science materials, and allows the user to see what other articles have cited a chosen paper. Provides access to Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975-Present), Science and Social Sciences Citation Indexes (1900-present), Conference Proceedings Citation Index (1990-present) Book Citation Index (2005-present), Current Chemical Reactions (1985-present), and Index Chemicus (1993-present). Coverage Range: 1900-present; Citations Only.
Covers the world's mathematical literature and literature in computer science, statistics, econometrics, and applications in areas such as physics, engineering, biology, and information systems. Coverage: 1940 to present. Citations Only.
Articles in the journals published by Elsevier. A collection of articles focusing on science, technology and medicine. Coverage: Varied some 1850 to present. Some Full-Text.
SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System
Portal for researchers in Astronomy and Physics, operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) under a NASA grant. The ADS maintains three bibliographic databases containing more than 7.8 million records: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, and arXiv e-prints. No "Get It!" button option but provides interesting options for tailoring your search (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/ads_abstracts.html). Citations Only.
General Science EBSCO
Covers everything from supernovas to marine pollution. A good starting point for researchers seeking information on a variety of scientific topics. Coverage: 1984-present. Some Full-Text.
Contains review articles that summarize the progress in some particular area or topic. Includes coverage of the biomedical sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, public health, and social sciences. You can search across the entire database or limit your search by subject area. Coverage: 1932-Present (varies by series). Some Full-Text.
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