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Largest repository of graduate dissertations and theses. 5 million works; grows by 200,000 each year
International - content from universities in nearly 100 countries. Accessed by thousands of institutions.
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The world's leading database for the life sciences, covering subjects such as botany, zoology, microbiology, as well as agriculture, pharmacology, bio-physics, ecology, bio-engineering and experimental clinical medicine. Dates back to 1956 and covers not just journal articles, but also proceedings of meetings, conferences, reports, chapters in textbooks and other related resources. Further information
Core is the world’s largest collection of open access full text research papers - aggregating and enriching open access research papers from around the world. CORE will supply data for the UK REF 2021 Open Access Policy Audit to Research England.
EMBASE is a leading clinical medicine and biomedical database, with particular strengths in drugs, toxicology, biotechnology, health affairs and forensic medicine. EMBASE includes all MEDLINE records, plus several million of its own - giving it rather better coverage of the literature in topics such as pharmaceuticals and of the European literature in general.
MEDLINE is the world's best-known medicine and clinical science database, covering literature from around the world since 1946. It has a comprehensive set of controlled vocabulary called Medical Subject Headings (MeSH terms). MEDLINE is also available free on the web as PubMed.
The database contains more than 21.6 million records from 5,582 selected publications covering biomedicine and health from 1950 to the present. Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the MEDLINE database is widely recognized as the premier source for bibliographic and abstract coverage of biomedical literature. MEDLINE provides information from the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, as well as coverage in the areas of allied health, biological and physical sciences, humanities and information science as they relate to medicine and health care, communication disorders, population biology, and reproductive biology.
GEOBASE indexes research literature on human and physical geography, earth sciences, ecology, geology, environmental sciences, oceanography, geomechanics, alternative energy sources, pollution, waste management, and nature conservation.
The database covers thousands of peer-reviewed journals, trade publications, book series and conference proceedings.
System for information on Grey Literature in Europe. Open Grey is a multidisciplinary European database, covering science, technology, biomedical science, economics, social science and humanities. The records are in English. They include bibliographical data, the SIGLE classification codes with their wording, and possibly an English abstract (starting in 1997).
OpenGrey is operated by INIST-CNRS. OpenGrey combines the resources of major European information and document supply centres (including the British Library) who joined in an association known as EAGLE : European Association for Grey Literature Exploitation. Each centre was responsible for collecting grey literature produced in its own country. It also helps you to obtain a copy of the paper document, if no other information is available in the reference.
ProQuest One Literature gives faculty and students access to millions of sources, including: more than 3 million literary criticism citations, 14,000 dissertations, 20,000 ebooks, 1,300 videos, 1,200 full-text journals and 500,000 primary texts written by authors from more than 65 nations.
The Natural Science Collection includes the Agriculture & Environment Science database, Biological Science database, and Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Databases (as part of this it incorporates the abstract and indexing database ASFA - Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts). The collection includes full-text titles from around the world including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications and more. Coverage is from 1946 - to the present.
The key database for psychology and related subjects. Contains references and abstracts for scholarly journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertations, some dating back to the 1600s. The full-text is available for some journal articles. Where there is no full-text link, click on the Full Text Finder link to check for full-text.
Provided by the American Psychological Association’s (APA). The largest database of peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. Covers related subjects including medicine, law, neuroscience, business, human resource management, nursing, forensics, criminology, engineering, sociology and gerontology. Includes about 2500 journals, in many languages, from 1800s to present (including all articles from PsycARTICLES).
PubChem is the world's largest collection of freely accessible chemical information. Search chemicals by name, molecular formula, structure, and other identifiers. Find chemical and physical properties, biological activities, safety and toxicity information, patents, literature citations and more.
SciFinder, the online version of Chemical Abstracts, is the main database for chemistry. It provides easy access substance and reaction information, patent and journal references. It is for individual, not-for-profit use only. Personal registration required.
This is a very popular database for biological sciences and has a very useful 'Citation map' tool. It indexes a very wide range of journals across many academic subjects. For best results, use the Web of Science tab on the search page.