Chemistry and Physics Databases

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Database Database Description
Academic Search Complete

Multidisciplinary database that indexes journals from a wide range of subject areas, including literature, history, ethnic studies, computer science, engineering, physics, chemistry, and medical sciences. Includes many fulltext articles.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies.
Content Type: scholarly articles
ACS Publications

Provides full text access to over 30 magazines and peer-reviewed journals published by the American Chemical Society.

Dates of coverage: 1879 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles
American Mathematical Society Journals

Collection of journals published by the American Mathematical Society. 

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies
Content Type: scholarly articles
Science Citation Index (Web of Science)

Multidisciplinary database that covers over 5700 significant scientific and technical journals.

Dates of coverage: 1980 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles
Science Direct

Index to hundreds of journals from a wide range of subject areas, including science, computer science, medicine, education, business and social science.

Dates of coverage: 1993 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles

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Database Database Description
Blackwell Science Journals/Synergy

Now called Wiley Online Library. Access to over 1,600 journals, 200 reference works and 21,000 online books. Subjects include: Business, Finance & Management; Chemistry; Computer Science; Earth Science; Education; Engineering; Law; Life and Medical Sciences; Mathematics and Statistics; Physics; Psychology.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies
Content Type: ebooks, reference source, scholarly articles
IEEE Xplore

Fulltext collection of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and IEE (Institution of Electrical Engineers) conference proceedings, journals and standards.

Dates of coverage: 1988 - present
Content Type: scholarly articles
Wiley Interscience Journals

Now called Wiley Online Library. Access to over 1,600 journals, 200 reference works and 21,000 online books. Subjects include: Business, Finance & Management; Chemistry; Computer Science; Earth Science; Education; Engineering; Law; Life and Medical Sciences; Mathematics and Statistics; Physics; Psychology.

Dates of coverage: Coverage varies
Content Type: ebooks, reference source, scholarly articles