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AAPG Bulletin

Browse the contents of the AAPG Bulletin from 1917 to present. Full-text is available as HTML or PDF. This platform is not optimal for searching; use AAPG Datapages for this. RSS feed available.
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ACM Portal

The Digital Library offers full text articles from every publication (journals, magazines, conference proceedings, transactions, etc.) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Also includes the ACM's Guide to Computing Literature, which offers bibliographic citations from major computing publishers.
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ACS Publications

Search or browse over 30 electronic journals published by the American Chemical Society, dating back to 1996.
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AGRICOLA

This is the NAL (National Agricultural Library)Catalog, covering all aspects of agriculture, forestry, and animal science, with over 3 million records from 880 sources as far back as the 15th century.
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APA Journals

This resource is a good place to browse your favorite journals published by the American Psychological Association. Includes practice, theory, social and personality development, review, and general research.
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American Geophysical Union

Search the journals published by the AGU, which includes both general and very specialized titles. AGU currently publishes a weekly newspaper, Eos; eighteen peer reviewed research journals; nine book series plus a number of miscellaneous books and maps; and assorted special reports.
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Annual Review Of Biochemistry

Synthesizes the vast amount of primary research literature and identifies the principal contributions in Biochemistry in one annual volume. Search or browse. Full text access from 1996 to present.
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Annual Review Of Cell And Developmental Biology

Synthesizes the vast amount of primary research literature and identifies the principal contributions in Cell Biology and Developmental Biology in one annual volume. Search or browse. Full text access from 1996 to present.
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Annual Review Of Clinical Psychology

Synthesizes the vast amount of primary research literature and identifies the principal contributions in Clinical Psychology in one annual volume. Search or browse. Full text access from 2005 to present.
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Annual Review Of Earth And Planetary Sciences

Synthesizes the vast amount of primary research literature and identifies the principal contributions in Earth Sciences in one annual volume. Search or browse. Full text access from 1996 to present.
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Annual Review Of Ecology, Evolution, And Systematics

Synthesizes the vast amount of primary research literature and identifies the principal contributions in Ecology, Evolution and Systematics in one annual volume. Search or browse. Full text access from 1996 to present.
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Annual Review Of Environment And Resources

Annually-published overview/synthesis of important topics in the study of environmental policy-related issues. Articles from 1996 to date are available online. Additional series are available here.
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Annual Review Of Genetics

Synthesizes the vast amount of primary research literature and identifies the principal contributions in Genetics in one annual volume. Search or browse. Full text access from 1996 to present.
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Annual Review Of Materials Research

Synthesizes the vast amount of primary research literature and identifies the principal contributions in Materials Research in one annual volume. Search or browse. Full text access from 1996 to present.
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Annual Review Of Microbiology

Synthesizes the vast amount of primary research literature and identifies the principal contributions in Microbiology in one annual volume. Search or browse. Full text access from 1996 to present.
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Annual Review Of Neuroscience

Synthesizes the vast amount of primary research literature and identifies the principal contributions in Neuroscience in one annual volume. Search or browse. Full text access from 1996 to present.
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Annual Review Of Physical Chemistry

Synthesizes the vast amount of primary research literature and identifies the principal contributions in Physical Chemistry in one annual volume. Search or browse. Full text access from 1996 to present.
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Annual Review Of Psychology

Annually-published overview/synthesis of important topics in the study of psychology. Articles from 1996 to date are available online. Additional series are available here.
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BioMed Central

An independent publishing house committed to providing immediate open access to peer-reviewed biomedical research. Subjects include biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, developmental biology, ecology, genetics, neuroscience, plant biology, psychiatry, zoology and much more.
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BioOne

An aggregation of 82 high-impact bioscience research journals. Most of BioOne's titles are published by small societies and non-commercial publishers.
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Cambridge Scientific Abstracts Biological Sciences

Abstracts and citations from 1982 to present, covering a very wide range of the biological sciences. Some subjects include biomedicine, zoology, ecology, and biotechnology. Also includes access to Biology Digest, rolling 10-year file of MEDLINE, Plant Science, rolling 5-year file of TOXLINE, Recent References, and the Web Resources Database.
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ChemWeb

Database of journal articles, books and other data pertaining to all fields in chemistry. Easy access to abstracts, papers, journals, books, conferences news, forums and The Alchemist newsletter.
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Engineering E-Journal Search Engine

An award winning service, provides full text content from over 250 freely available academic, professional and trade ejournals. Society journals are also included.
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Environment Complete

"Deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine and freshwater science, geography, pollution and waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more." Contains records from about 1,700 U.S. and international periodicals, some dating back to the 1940's, as well as full-text coverage of more than 650 journals, plus over 100 monographs and reference sources.
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Environmental Sciences And Pollution Management

Multidisciplinary database, provides unparalleled and comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 6000 serials including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications. Updated monthly, with coverage back to 1967.
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GEOBASE

Access to this resource will end on June 30, 2011

More than 500,000 records covering the worldwide literature on geology, geography, and ecology. Contains citations with abstracts covering worldwide literature in 2,065 on geography, geology, ecology, international development, and their related disciplines. Subject coverage includes cartography, climatology, energy, environment, geomorphology, hydrology, photogrammetry, sedimentology, geochemistry, geophysics, paleontology, petrology, volcanology, and much more.
Coverage: 1980 to the present. Updated monthly.
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GSA Publications Online

Search the materials published by the Geological Society of America, including journals, maps, field guides, memoirs, and special papers. W&L has full-text access to GSA Bulletin and Geology. A retrospective search is also available, but does not include full-text.
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GeoRef

Nearly 2 million records about geology and earth sciences. Contains earth science references and the index terms that describe them, scanned from more than 25,150 journals in 40 languages. New books, maps, and reports are also scanned. References include a complete bibliographic citation.
1785 to the present (North American); 1933 to the present (entire world). Updated twice monthly.
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GeoScience World

GeoScienceWorld (GSW) is a nonprofit corporation formed by a group of leading geoscientific organizations for the purpose of making geoscience research and related information easily and economically available via the Internet. GSW is an unprecedented collaboration of six leading earth science societies and one institute. The founding organizations include: American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), American Geological Institute (AGI), Geological Society of America (GSA), The Geological Society of London (GSL), Mineralogical Society of America (MSA), Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), and Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG).
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HubMed

HubMed is an alternative interface to the powerful PubMed. While the content is the same and searches will retrieve identical results, HubMed provides more options for viewing, sorting, exporting, tagging, citation analysis, and syndicating the results list. A link on the homepage will add a HubMed search box to your Firefox browser, or you may add the bookmarklet to Internet Explorer or other browsers to search. Many results also include a link to Scopus, where registered users may save articles of interest or find full text of articles in journals W&L has access to.

Perhaps the most useful tool is the option to create RSS feeds from your search. This is a great way to keep up with articles of interest.
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IngentaConnect

One of the most comprehensive collections of academic and professional research articles online - some 19 million articles from 29,500 publications, including 8,000 online. You can search all of these journals or browse specific topics. Provides access to the full text of online articles through online purchase of individual articles or through subscriptions to publications. You will have to use the Periodical Finder to get the full text of articles.
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IoP Electronic Journals

Searchable and browseable archive of journals published by the Institute of Physics.
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JSTOR

A digital archive of over 1,100 important scholarly journals. All issues of each journal are included in full-text except for the most recent 2-to-5 years, based on JSTOR's agreement with the journal's publisher.
August 2009 update: JSTOR is developing Data for Research, a tool for analysis of the content of the database.
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JSTOR Plant Science

This tool from JSTOR provides access to foundational plant science material such as plant type specimens, taxonomic structures, scientific literature, and related materials.

From the site's description:
* The world’s largest database of plant type specimens representing the botanical diversity of the planet. More than 600,000 specimens are available today. When complete, there will be an estimated 2.2 million.
* Over 175,000 scientific research articles and other content dating back hundreds of years from leading academic journals including Kew Bulletin, Mycologia, International Journal of Plant Sciences, Science, PNAS, and others.
* Foundational reference works and books such as The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa, Flowering Plants of South Africa, and illustrations from Curtis's Botanical Magazine.
* A significant set of correspondence, including Kew’s Directors' Correspondence which included hand-written letters and memorandum from the senior staff of Kew from 1841 to 1928.
* More than 20,000 paintings, photographs, drawings, and other images.
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MathSciNet

An index to the scholarly literature of mathematics, including articles, books, papers, and other materials. The electronic file corresponds to the printed publications Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications which have extensive coverage of some aspects of Computer Science (especially the computational side). Many of the scholarly journals of Computer Science are included.
Coverage: 1940 (the 1940 edition of Mathematical Reviews) to the present. Updated daily.
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Native Plant Information Network

The NPIN, which is part of the web portal for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, is essentially a searchable database of information on native plants (or wildflowers) of North America. The results list includes photos when available, which makes it easier to identify plants before going to the record. Records include plant characteristics, bloom color, distribution, Latin and common names, and more photos when available. Search by scientific or common name, then limit by state/province, bloom color, characteristics, habit, etc. More than 7,200 species included.
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PROLA

The American Physical Society's PROLA archive contains PDF images of all pages of Physical Review 1893-2007 and Reviews of Modern Physics 1929-present, and thus extends W&L's holdings, makes the whole collection searchable, and delivers the results to individual desktops. This online resource should be much more useable than the bound volumes.
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PsycINFO

The world's most comprehensive source for bibliographic coverage of psychology and behavioral sciences literature; with special subset files ClinPSYC. Subjects covered include education, linguistics, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, physiology, psychiatry, sociology, and other areas. Coverage includes 1,500 journals in more than 20 languages. Journal articles, dissertation abstracts, chapters, books (authored, edited, and other), reports, secondary publications are included.
Coverage: 1887 to the present. Updated weekly.
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PubMed / MEDLINE

The premiere index to the journal literature of medicine and related fields. It covers over 3,800 journals from the U.S. and 70 foreign countries and provides access to over 11 million citations in MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, and other related databases, with links to participating online journals. The database is updated daily. Coverage extends back to 1966.
W&L users also have access to a commercial form of the MEDLINE database via ProQuest.
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SIAM Journals Online

Electronic editions of SIAM's journals published on an accelerated article-by-article basis. 1997 to present. Online journal archive (1952-1996) available here.
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SciFinder Scholar

Online version of Chemical Abstracts, with many more options than the print version, now available on the web.
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Science Databases

Comprehensive list of databases and online indexes for the sciences
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ScienceDirect

Online full text access to our subscriptions to journals published by Elsevier, with an archive starting in 1999. This includes the Trends in . . . journals, Tetrahedron Letters, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, and many others. The database allows searching on over 1,700 journals from Elsevier Science including top titles such as The Lancet, Cell, and Tetrahedron and over three million articles and over 59 million abstracts from all fields of science.
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Scitation

Scitation includes links to many rich sources of information, including ISI's Web of Science, MEDLINE, Chemport/Chemical Abstracts Service, SPIN database, INSPEC, EDP Sciences, X-ArkiV, SLAC-SPIRES, and other Scitation journals, among others. The scope of online products and services hosted on the platform includes conference proceedings, virtual journals, magazines, standards, storefronts with rich e-commerce features, online portal sites, and almost 600,000 journal articles.
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Scopus

Described as the largest citation-and-abstract database in the world, Scopus features broad coverage of scientific, technical, medical, and social sciences literature, as covered in about 14,000 peer-reviewed resources, as well as academic Web sites from the Scirus database. Scopus also functions as a citation-indexing tool.
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