Databases





DATABASE TITLE FULL DESCRIPTION COVERAGE FULL TEXT
ABI/INFORM Complete Comprised of ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, ABI/INFORM Dateline and ABI/INFORM Archive, featuring over 3,000 full-text journals, 25,000 Dissertations, 14,000 SSRN working papers, key newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times, as well as country-and industry-focused reports and data. International coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world. Mobile site 1984 to current yes
ABI/INFORM Dateline Focuses on hard-to-find local and regional business news coverage of large corporations, privately held companies, local start-ups, executive profiles, marketing, finance, and industry news. Provides access to business information not typically found in national news sources. Contains news and analysis, information on local markets, and more gathered from major business tabloids, magazines, daily newspapers, wire services, and city, state, and regional business publications. 1985-current yes
ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry Search more than 750 business periodicals and newsletters with a trade or industry focus. Provides users with the latest industry news, product and competitive information, marketing trends, and a wide variety of other topics. Contains publications on every major industry, including finance, insurance, transportation, construction, and many more. 1971 - current yes
AccessEngineering AccessEngineering is an award-winning engineering reference tool for professionals, academics, and students##that provides seamless access to the world's best-known, most-used collection of authoritative, regularly updated engineering reference information. AccessEngineering also comprises dynamic online features, such as instructional, faculty made videos, calculators, interactive tables and charts, as well as personalization tools allowing users to organize crucial project information as they work. - yes
ACM Digital Library The ACM Digital Library is the full-text repository of papers from publications that have been published, co-published, or co-marketed by Association for Computing Machinery. Searches can be expanded to include results from the ACM Online Guide to Computing Literature, which indexes over 2 million articles, technical reports, theses, and other sources in the field of computing beyond the ACM’s. 1970-present yes
Aerospace Database The Aerospace Database provides bibliographic coverage of basic and applied research in aeronautics, astronautics, and space sciences. The database also covers technology development and applications in complementary and supporting fields such as chemistry, geosciences, physics, communications, and electronics. In addition to periodic literature, the database also includes coverage of reports issued by NASA, other U.S. government agencies, international institutions, universities, and private firms. 1962-present partial
Aerospace Structural Metals Database Contains 230 metal alloys used in the aerospace industry. Users may select and compare alloys based on 550 properties that have more than 85,000 related data curves. Results may be displayed with graphics, numbers, or text. ASMD also provides a thorough PDF overview of each alloy. 2000 yes
AgDevONLINE AgDevONLINE is a large repository of tools and resources for agriculture and food system development practitioners, applied researchers, and students. 2010- partial
AGRICOLA AGRICOLA serves as the catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library, as well as a primary public source for world-wide access to agricultural information. The database covers materials in all formats and periods, including printed works from as far back as the 15th century. The records describe publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human nutrition, and earth and environmental sciences. The print equivalent, Bibliography of Agriculture (1942 1969) is available in the Life Sciences Library. 1970-present partial
AIAA Aerospace Research Central AIAA Aerospace Research Library (formerly AIAA Electronic Library) provides a searchable interface to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' publications, covering all aspects of aerospace. Purdue’s subscription provides access to AIAA journals and meeting papers since the start of the society in 1963. 1963-present yes
Aluminum Industry Abstracts Provides coverage of the world's technical literature on aluminum, ranging from ore processing through applications. The Aluminium Industry Abstracts database includes information abstracted from approximately 2,300 scientific and technical journals, government reports, conference proceedings, dissertations, books, and patents. All aspects of the aluminum industry, aside from mining, are covered. - -
American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference Proceedings A searchable database of all ASEE conference proceedings articles from 1996-present focused on engineering education for all disciplines of engineering and technology. 1996-present yes
ANTE: Abstracts in New Technologies and Engineering ANTE: Abstracts in New Technologies and Engineering (formerly Current Technology Database), is an abstracting and indexing service monitoring publications from the U.K. and the U.S. Coverage includes new technologies such as information technology and computing, electronics, biotechnology, medical technology, as well as engineering (including construction, electrical and chemical engineering) and allied subject areas. Abstracts are available from January 1993 to the present.####Sources covered include over 350 periodicals, conference proceedings, technical reports, trade journal/newsletter items, patents, books, and press releases. 1981-pesent no
Applied Science & Technology Full Text & Index Retrospective Indexes over 400 English-language periodicals in a wide variety of industrial and mechanical arts, including aeronautics and space science, chemistry, computer technology, construction, engineering, and physics. 1913-1983; 1984-present partial
Art Full Text A comprehensive resource for art information from more than 900 periodicals, including 280 peer-reviewed journals, as well as indexing and abstracting of over 13,000 art dissertations. Researchers can track the careers of artists and review their materials and methods, and find books by and about artists, as well as interviews, profiles, and much more. Indexing of art reproductions helps users find virtually any work of interest—including works by emerging artists—as well as examples of styles and movements in art. 1984-current partial
ASABE Technical Library Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers,the ASABE Technical Library contains information on engineering in agricultural, food, and biological systems. The database includes the full-text of the following categories of materials from the Society: ASABE standards, ASABE journals, Technical meeting papers, conference proceedings, monographs, design topics and special publications. A category may be searched singly or all categories may be searched together. 1998 - present yes
ASCE Research Library ASCE Research Library is a comprehensive online tool for locating articles and conference papers published by the American Society of Civil Engineers in all disciplines of civil engineering. It provides access to more than 33,000 full-text papers from Journals (1993 - present) and Proceedings (1996 - present). 1993 - present yes
ASFA 2: Ocean Technology, Policy and Non-Living Resources In the wake of growing concern over limited natural resources, scientists and engineers are increasingly turning to the sea for answers. ASFA 2 is the source that puts professionals in touch with effective management solutions, alerts them to problems, and updates them on new legislation that affects management practices. Coverage spans the wide-ranging fields of oceanography: physical, descriptive, dynamical, chemical, geological, and biological aspects are extensively examined, as well as limnology, ocean engineering, and specific resources. From international policy and legislation to meteorology and climatology to technology and engineering, ASFA 2 covers the crucial current issues. 1971-current no
ASFA 3: Aquatic Pollution and Environmental Quality Because of increasing global concern over the consequences of marine and aquatic pollution, a separate volume addressing this subject was added to the ASFA series. ASFA 3 is the only abstracts journal devoted exclusively to research and policy on the contamination of oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, and estuaries. ASFA 3 contains information that will prove essential to specialists who deal in any capacity with aquatic environments and marine pollution problems, including biologists, oceanographers, limnologists, environmental engineers and scientists, industrial engineers, waste managers, corporate regulatory affairs managers, and government officials. 1990-present no
ASM Alloy Phase Diagram Database The ASM Alloy Phase Diagrams Center allows users to explore, search and view more than 11,000 binary and ternary phase diagrams and associated phase data for more than 2400 systems. current editions yes
ASM Materials Information ASM Materials Information consists of four main content areas: * ASM Handbooks Online, featuring the complete content of twenty ASM Handbook volumes plus two ASM Desk Editions. * ASM Alloy Center Online, featuring ASM property data, performance charts, and processing guidelines for specific metals and alloys. * ASM Micrograph Center Online, with over 2500 micrographs for industrially important alloys. * ASM Failure Analysis Center Online, with over 1000 case histories and authoritative handbook information on failure mechanisms and analysis methods. current editions yes
ASME Digital Collection ASME's primary repository of current and archival literature featuring: ASME's Transaction Journals from 1960 to the present, ASME's Conference Proceedings from 2002 to the present, and ASME Press eBooks selected from 1993 to the present. varies by title partial
ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library A vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information. The Library covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering.##**Please click on 'Yes, I Agree With the License' to access database** Late 1940s to present -
Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) Contains up-to-date news, full-text aviation magazines, World Aerospace Database, and Fleet Data. Publications include all editions of Aviation Week & Space Technology, Aviation Daily, Aerospace Daily, Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, Business & Commercial Aviation, The Weekly of Business Aviation, Defense Technology International, and Overhaul & Maintenance. Personalized accounts and alert services can be set up with Purdue logins. Detailed results may be downloaded in Excel spreadsheets. Current edition yes
Begell Digital Library Comprehensive, full-text database providing the latest research data and information across a broad spectrum of engineering and biomedical sciences and applied works. BDL contains 32 professional peer-reviewed journals, major engineering references, International Centre for Heat & Mass Transfer conference proceedings, eBooks and more. All information has been gathered from the most reliable sources in a given field and has been peer-reviewed and indexed. Varies yes
Beilstein / Gmelin (Reaxys) Now Reaxys. The Beilstein database contains information on more than 6 million organic compounds and 10 million single-step reactions. Each record contains information on preparation, reactions, physical and chemical properties and references to chemical literature from as early as 1779. The Gmelin database of inorganic and organometallic substances provides similar information, and is also available via this program. 1779-present no
Binary Alloy Phase Diagrams Complete contents of the 2nd Ed. of the Binary Alloy Phase Diagram books plus updates. - yes
BIOSIS Previews BIOSIS Previews® is the online version of Biological Abstracts® and Biological Abstracts/RRM® (Reports, Reviews, and Meetings), the largest collection of biological sciences records in the world. 1926 - present -
Birds of North America Online Birds of North America Online is the online version of the print publication jointly accomplished by the American Ornithologists' Union and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in 2002. The online version, a project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, contains the life histories of the 716 birds nesting in the USA and Canada with video accounts of behavior and recordings of birds' songs and calls. 2002- current yes
CAB Abstracts Compiled by CABI Publishing, CAB Abstracts provides comprehensive international coverage of the significant research and development literature in agriculture, forestry, aspects of human health, human nutrition, veterinary medicine and the management and conservation of natural resources. Sources scanned selectively for records are: professional and trade journals (over 9,000), reports, bulletins, conference proceedings, symposia, workshops, scientific texts, technical and popular books, theses, annual reports and a few categories of patents and standards. Online coverage extends back to 1910. Print coverage for various subjects is available for earlier years. 1910-present -
Cambridge Structural Database System (WebCSD) The CSD is a database of over 500,000 experimentally derived crystal structures for small molecules that have been published in over 700 journals. Structures can be represented in 2D or 3D format. 1923 - present no
Census of Agriculture The Census of Agriculture is the source of consistent, comparable, and detailed agricultural data for every county in America. The census is conducted every 5 years. 1992 - 2002 yes
Ceramic Abstracts/World Ceramics Abstracts Ceramic Abstracts/World Ceramics Abstracts is produced by Cambridge Scientific Abstracts in conjunction with CERAM Research Ltd. This is a comprehensive database for the ceramics industry, providing international coverage on the manufacture, processing, applications, properties and testing of traditional and advanced ceramics. Source materials include over 300 journals, conference proceedings, books, patents, standards and company product literature 1978-present no
CES EduPack CES EduPack provides a comprehensive database of materials and process information, powerful materials software tools, and a range of supporting textbooks, lectures, projects, and exercises. - yes
Chem Sources Online Chemical products and compounds - partial
Chemical Abstracts (SciFinder) SciFinder Scholar is a means of accessing the Chemical Abstracts database using a powerful and intuitive search engine to find references to articles easily. Search for chemical data using a molecular formula, chemical name, chemical structure, reaction components, author name, or topic of interest. 1907 - present partial
CHEMLIBnetBASE Collection of over 280 chemistry and chemistry related e-books. This resource includes a number of important titles such as: CRC Handbook of Fundamental Spectroscopic Correlation Charts, CRC Handbook of Organic Photochemistry and Photobiology, Ewing's Analytical Instrumentation Handbook, Handbook of Chemical and Biological Sensors, Industrial Solvents Handbook, Inorganic Materials Chemistry Desk Reference, and much more. - yes
CHEMnetBASE Includes access to the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics as well as a number of other resources with physical and chemical property data, including properties for natural products and drugs. Not only can you search within the CRC Handbook, but you have access to the following sources as well: Dictionary of Commonly Cited Compounds, Dictionary of Drugs, Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds, Dictionary of Natural Products, Dictionary of Organic Compounds, Polymers: A Property Database , and Properties of Organic Compounds - yes
ChemSpider ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database providing access to over 26 million structures, properties and associated information via text or structure searching. ChemSpider integrates and links compounds from more than 400 data sources and also points to appropriate journal literature. It is owned by the Royal Society of Chemistry. varies no
Civil Engineering Abstracts CSA / ASCE Civil Engineering Abstracts provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of the serials literature in civil engineering and its complementary fields, including forensic engineering, management and marketing of engineering services, engineering education, theoretical mechanics and dynamics, and mathematics and computation.##This database provides comprehensive international coverage as well as numerous non-serial publications. Many of the more recent records in the database include fields containing cited references, corresponding author's e-mail address, and publisher contact information. 1966 - present partial
ClimateWire Comprehensive coverage of the debate over climate policy and its effects on business, the environment and society. Updated daily at 8:00am, ClimateWire covers in-depth the key issues that surround the debate over climate change. - yes
Cold Spring Harbor Protocols Cold Spring Harbor Protocols is an interactive source of several hundred reliable, new and classic research techniques in molecular and cellular biology. Fully searchable by keyword and subject, the database covers protocols for the following topics: antibodies, bioinformatics/genomics, cell biology, chromatography, computational biology, DNA delivery/gene transfer, electrophoresis, genetics, high-throughput analysis, imaging/microscopy, immunology, laboratory organisms, molecular biology, neuroscience, plant biology, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), proteins and proteomics, RNA interference (RNAi)/siRNA, stem cells, and transgenic technology. The database also has an alphabetical listing of all protocol recipes and an alphabetical listing of all protocol cautions. In addition, it provides a mechanism for finding laboratory supplies. 2006 - yes
Compendex Compendex® is the most comprehensive interdisciplinary engineering database in the world with over 9 million records referencing 5,000 engineering journals and conference materials dating from 1884. 1884-present partial
Copper Technical Reference Library Encompasses all aspects of copper, its alloys and its compounds. From mining and extractive metallurgy, to antimicrobial properties, to use of copper in semiconductors, this database gathers information from academic journals, conferences and trade literature. 1965-present no
Corrosion Abstracts Corrosion Abstracts provides the world's most complete source of bibliographic information in the area of corrosion science and engineering. International sources of literature are scanned and abstracted in the areas of general corrosion, testing, corrosion characteristics, preventive measures, materials construction and performance, and equipment for many industries. Corrosion Abstracts provides engineers and scientists with a resource for solving corrosion problems by reviewing the documented experience of others and providing summarized findings in the article abstracts.####Sources covered include over 3,000 periodicals, conference proceedings, technical reports, trade journal/newsletter items, patents, books, and press releases. 1980-present no
COS Conference Papers Index Provides citations to papers and poster sessions presented at major scientific meetings around the world. Subject emphasis since 1995 has been in the life sciences, environmental sciences and the aquatic sciences, while older material also covers physics, engineering and materials science. Information is derived from final programs, abstracts booklets and published proceedings, as well as from questionnaire responses. Records include complete ordering information to obtain preprints, abstracts, proceedings and other publications derived from the conference, together with title and author information needed to track the specific papers. 1982-present partial
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Corresponding to the latest print edition, this resource allows searching and browsing of the numerous tables and data found in the print handbook. Can search by full-text, by chemical substance, or by a number of chemical properties. Interactive tables allow exporting of data to Microsoft Excel. - yes
Crop Protection Compendium The Crop Protection Compendium is an interactive database including information on thousands of insect pests, diseases, weeds, invasive plants and natural enemies of worldwide or regional importance. It also has detailed information on over 200 crops and crop production statistics by country and crop. In addition, the database provides identification keys and images, a decision-support tool for pest risk analysis, geographic information software to display global and regional maps, a bibliographic database, interactive glossary, and a library of published research documents. 2005 edition partial
Data Citation Index Discover research data, including data studies, data sets from a wide range of international data repositories and connect them with the scientific literature to track data citation. 1900-present no
Derwent Innovations Index Value-added patent information from Derwent World Patent Index as well as patent citation information from Patents Citation Index®. 1963-present no
Earthquake Engineering Abstracts Earthquake Engineering Abstracts (EEA) provides comprehensive, authoritative coverage of earthquake engineering and earthquake hazard mitigation. EEA currently comprises over 176,000 records (full citations and abstracts) from 1971 forward, plus several hundred earlier classic papers and reports. EEA includes over 50,000 journal articles, approximately 40,000 meeting abstracts, and approximately 22,000 research report's abstracts. Sources covered include over 3,000 periodicals, conference proceedings, technical reports, trade journal/newsletter items, patents, books, and press releases. 1971-present partial
Ecology Abstracts Ecology Abstracts covers journal literature pertaining to the relationships of organisms to each other and to their environments. About 285 journals are indexed, some completely, others, selectively. Included are relevant papers on evolutionary biology, economics, and systems analysis as they relate to ecosystems or the environment. There is detailed information on resource and ecosystems management and modeling as well as material on the impact of climate, water resources, soil, and man on environmental problems such as depletion, erosion, and pollution. 1982-present no
EIS Digests of Environmental Impact Statements The federal government issues hundreds of environmental impact statements each year - and this one resource provides detailed abstracts of all of those statements, also indexing them for easy reference. EIS extracts the key issues from complex government-released environmental impact statements, converting massive documents into concise, readable abstracts. Each entry includes a clear description of the project, sections on positive impact and negative consequences, and legal mandates. 1985-present partial
Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology This reference identifies current challenges and development paths sure to influence fields ranging from materials and surface science, chemistry, and biomedicine to computer technology, information processing, and mechanical, optical, and electrical engineeringexamining the design, application, and utilization of devices, techniques, and technologies critical to research at atomic, molecular, and macromolecular levels ranging from 1100 nanometers. - yes
Engineered Materials Abstracts Comprehensive index to world literature on engineered materials such as polymers, plastics, rubber, ceramics and composites. The database addresses manufacturing practices, properties and applications of these materials. 1986-present no
Engineering Research Database The ProQuest Engineering Research Database covers the international serial and non-serial literature pertaining to civil, earthquake, environmental, mechanical, and transportation engineering including their complementary fields of forensic engineering, management and marketing of engineering services, engineering education, theoretical mechanics and dynamics, and mathematics/computation. Content includes basic and applied research, design, construction, technological and engineering aspects of air and water quality, environmental safety, energy production and developments in new technologies. 1966-present no
ENGnetBASE The ENGnetBase eBook collection includes over 2300 cutting-edge and bestselling references. Provides access to the latest handbooks in civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering. - yes
Environment Abstracts This database encompasses all aspects of the impact of people and technology on the environment and the effectiveness of remedial policies and technologies, featuring more than 950 journals published in the U.S. and abroad. The database also covers conference papers and proceedings, special reports from international agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, associations and private corporations. Other materials selectively indexed include significant monographs, government studies and newsletters. Varies yes
Environment Index Contains more than 2.4 million records from more than 2,200 domestic and international titles going back to the 1888 (including more than 1,350 active core titles) as well as more than 200 monographs. Also features an in-depth thesaurus, and author profiles will be provided for 6,500 authors in the discipline. 1973-present no
Environmental Engineering Abstracts Environmental Engineering Abstracts covers the world literature pertaining to technological and engineering aspects of air and water quality, environmental safety, and energy production. More than 700 primary journals are thoroughly indexed and abstracted. Over 2,500 additional sources, including monographs and conference proceedings, are also monitored for relevant articles. 1990-present no
Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management This multidisciplinary database, provides unparalleled and comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 10,000 serials including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications 1981-present no
Ergonomic Abstracts Ergonomics Abstracts ia an international database of ergonomics and human factors information. The users that will benefit from Ergonomics Abstracts include ergonomists, health and safety specialists, human factors engineers, human computer interaction specialists, designers, systems analysts, industrial engineers, occupational psychologists and occupational and physical therapists. 1985-present no
Essential Science Indicators A unique compilation of performance statistics and trends extrapolated from counts of articles published in scholarly journals and the citations to those articles. 10-year rolling file: Updated every two months yes
ETDEWEB ETDEWEB contains energy content from the United States and worldwide sources. It includes the data from US Dept. of Energy's Energy Citation Database (Energy Research Abstaracts and Nuclear Science Abstracts) as well as international sources, e.g. International Atomic Energy Agency's Atomindex. 1946-present partial
Evolution of Flight, 1784-1991 Spanning more than two centuries, Evolution of Flight, 1784-1991 offers researchers a wealth of primary documents ranging from the early era of aviation to the high-tech air fleets of the twentieth century. With documents such as photographs, diaries, correspondence, scrapbooks, draft technical specifications, government documents, and other primary source material from Smithsonian libraries, including the National Air and Space Museum archives and library, this archive covers the technical and social impact of aviation with astonishing breadth and detail. The archive supports enthusiasts and researchers interested in early flight, inventions, the military, the development of the commercial airline industry, women’s studies, African American studies, and more. It is paired with modern Smithsonian Magazine and Air & Space Magazine back files to present unique and comprehensive insight. 1784-1991 yes
FAOSTAT This is a multilingual (English, French and Spanish) database currently containing over one million time-series records covering international statistics in areas including production, trade, land use, fertilizer and irrigation, fisheries and population. The time coverage of the data series sometimes varies, but is predominantly 40-50 years old. Data is downloadable. 1961 - present partial
GreenFILE Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 538,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 5,800 records. 1913 - partial
GREENR GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) offers authoritative content on the development of emerging green technologies and discusses issues on the environment, sustainability and more. Topic, organization, and country portals form research centers around issues covering energy systems, health care, agriculture, climate change, population, and economic development. - yes
Health and Safety Science Abstracts Published in association with the University of Southern California's Institute of Safety and Systems Management, this database provides the latest perspectives on topics of widespread concern such as aviation and aerospace safety, environmental safety, nuclear safety, medical safety, occupational safety, and ergonomics. 1981-present no
IBISWorld Information on over 700 US Industries in the US economy. Classifying Industry Reports at the 5-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), IBISWorld Industry Reports are at the granular level covering industry-specific titles from the popular to the not so popular. Each Industry Report is some 35-50 pages in length with abridged, 6-page Executive Summaries also available. Current 2 yrs yes
IEEE Xplore IEEE Xplore is an online delivery system providing full text access to the world's highest quality technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. 1988-present partial
ILI Materials Database Contains detailed information on tens of thousands of materials and products. It covers polymers, rubbers, resins, adhesives, fibers, ceramics, additives, pre-pregs, semi-finished products and more. The information is taken from manufacturer data sheets. It allows identification and comparison of a material's mechanical, physical, electrical, impact, thermal and processing properties. - partial
INCE Digital Library Is a full-text library of the two journals: Noise Control Engineering Journal and its earlier Noise Control Engineering and several conference proceedings published by the Institute of Noise Control Engineering. - yes
Industrial and Applied Microbiology (Microbiology A) Significant findings and practical applications in agricultural, food and beverage, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries are assembled in this journal, making it an indispensable resource for research laboratories and academic libraries in any of these areas. 1982 - present partial
INIS-International Nuclear Information System The INIS Collection contains information about peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology. It currently contains 2.7 million bibliographic abstracts of journal articles, research and development reports, conference papers, books, patents and theses and web documents. 1970 - no
Inorganic Crystal Structure Database ICSD Web is a comprehensive database of inorganic crystal structures. Contains records for elements, and binary, ternary, quaternary and quintenary compounds. Currently, 79% have been assigned a structure type, and the remainder are prototypes. Detailed searching forms for chemistry, symmetry, structure type, etc. are available, as well as analysis of large, complex data sets. 1913 - no
INSPEC Inspec® is a leading bibliographic information database covering the fields of physics, electronics, computing, control engineering and information technology with more than 7.7 million records taken from 3,500 technical and scientific journals and 1,500 conference proceedings. 1898-present partial
International Tables for Crystallography Comprises articles and tables of data relevant to crystallographic research and to applications of crystallographic methods in all sciences concerned with the structure and properties of materials. Emphasis is given to symmetry, diffraction methods and techniques of crystal structure determination, and the physical and chemical properties of crystals. Each volume also contains discussions of theory, practical explanations and examples, all of which are useful for teaching. - yes
Jane's All the World Aircraft Includes exhaustive technical detail on over 950 civil and military aircraft currently being produced or under development by more than 550 companies. It also shows photographs and line drawings and outlines specifications for dimensions, performance, structure, landing gear, power plants, and armaments. Early 1990s to present yes
Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports An English language archive of translations of foreign scientific, technical, and social science materials. 1957-1994 -
KCI-Korean Journal Database Provides access to articles from multidisciplinary journals covered in KCI. KCI is managed by the National Research Foundation of Korea and contains bibliographic information for scholarly literature published in Korea. 1980-present -
Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology Presents a wide scope of articles on chemical substances—including their properties, manufacturing, and uses. It also focuses on industrial processes and unit operations in chemical engineering and fundamentals and scientific subjects related to the field, as well as covering environmental and health issues concerning chemical technology. - partial
Knovel Knovel provides numerical and tabular data from leading engineering and science resources, including handbooks and encyclopedias. Some tables are interactively searchable. - yes
Materials Business File Covers technical and commercial developments in iron and steel, nonferrous metals, composites, plastics, etc. Over 1,300 publications including magazines, trade publications, financial reports, dissertations, and conference proceedings are reviewed for inclusion. Concentrates on the commercial aspects of materials science rather than on the scientific; however, new technologies, new alloys, and new materials announced by the trade press are included, along with other industry developments. 1985-present partial
Mechanical and Transportation Abstracts Comprehensive bibliographic database for research on mechanical and transportation engineering from many worldwide reference sources. It covers 3000 journals and includes 320,000 citations. 1966 - present no
MEDLINE (EBSCO interface) MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. 1964-present no
MEDLINE (PubMed interface) PubMed provides access to citations from biomedical literature and also access and links to the other Entrez molecular biology resources. 1950 - partial
MEDLINE (Web of Science) The U.S. National Library of Medicine® (NLM®) premier life sciences database. - -
Microelectronics Packaging Materials Database (MPMD) Contains data and information on the thermal, mechanical, electrical, and physical properties of materials used in the construction of electronic components and assemblies. The MPMD contains properties of over 825 materials with approximately 16,803 data curves. Pull-down menus allow browsing by material and property. Current yes
NIST/TRC Web Thermo Tables Provides online access to the "TRC Thermodynamic Tables - Hydrocarbons" and "TRC Thermodynamic Tables - Non-Hydrocarbons." Almost 900,000 data points for over 7,700 compounds are provided, including information on critical properties, heat capacities, vapor pressures, phase transition properties, refraction indexes, volumetric properties, transport properties, reaction state-change properties, and more. Professional edition no
NTIS Database NTIS, produced by the National Technical Information Service, is the preeminent resource for accessing the latest U.S. government-sponsored research and worldwide scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related information. NTIS is the central source for the sale of unclassified and publicly available information from research reports, journal articles, data files, computer programs and audio visual products from Federal sources. 1964-present partial
Oceanic Abstracts Focused exclusively on worldwide technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment with comprehensive coverage on marine biology and physical oceanography, fisheries, aquaculture, non-living resources, meteorology and geology, plus environmental, technological, and legislative topics. - yes
OECD iLibrary OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data. It replaced SourceOECD in July 2010. It contains content published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and the International Transport Forum (ITF). 1998 - current yes
OneMine OneMine includes a broad selection of the full-texts of articles and peer-reviewed journals to support undergraduate or advanced studies in mining and minerals, and for organizations engaged in research and development. Articles are available PDF formats. 1850-present yes
OnePetro A collection of technical documents and journal articles serving the oil and gas exploration and production industry. - -
Phase Equilibria Diagrams Online Contains over 21,000 phase diagrams online with full commentary published by NIST/Amercian Ceramic Society. The latest feature includes new figures as .pdf files, which are identical in quality to the diagrams in the 21 printed volumes. Phase Equilibria Diagrams Online may be searched by chemical system and published author s last name as well as volume, language, publication year, and figure number. The content retrieved shows the Diagram which may be augmented by specialized tools as well as the Commentary which includes a full view of chemical system, discussion of the diagram, references, footnotes, figure number, and figure notes. Current yes
Pollution Abstracts This database provides fast access to the environmental information necessary to resolve day-to-day problems, ensure ongoing compliance, and handle emergency situations more effectively. Pollution Abstracts combines information on scientific research and government policies in a single resource. Topics of growing concern are extensively covered from the standpoints of atmosphere, emissions, mathematical models, effects on people and animals, and environmental action in response to global pollution issues. To ensure comprehensive coverage, material from conference proceedings and hard-to-find documents has been summarized along with information from primary journals in the field. 1981-present partial
ProQuest Statistical Insight Provides access to statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, States, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. Search between approximately 200,000 to 500,000 tables with advanced Search Tables functionality. 50+ years yes
PubMed PubMed, available via the NCBI Entrez retrieval system, was developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). Entrez is the text-based search and retrieval system used at NCBI for services including PubMed, Nucleotide and Protein Sequences, Protein Structures, Complete Genomes, Taxonomy, OMIM, and many others. PubMed provides access to citations from biomedical literature. LinkOut provides access to full-text articles at journal Web sites and other related Web resources. PubMed also provides access and links to the other Entrez molecular biology resources. 1950 - partial
Reaxys (Beilstein/Gmelin) Reaxys combines the Beilstein (organic chem), Gmelin (inorganic chem), and Chemical Patents databases into one search interface. Users can search by structure, substructure, reaction, text, and property data. Reaxys indexes experimental reaction data and chemical/physical properties for over 10 million compounds and 22 million reactions. Information originates from around 3800 journals and patents from various patent offices. 1771 - present no
Risk Abstracts Provides coverage on risk arising from industrial, technological, environmental, and other sources, with an emphasis on assessment and management of risk. Risk-related concerns ranging from public and environmental health to social issues and psychological aspects are included. 1990-present partial
SAE Technical Papers and Standards References thousands of papers and standards covering the latest advances and research in all areas of mobility engineering including ground vehicle, aerospace, off-highway, and manufacturing technology. Standards include SAE Aerospace Materials Specifications (AMS) and Aerospace Standards (AS). and Ground Vehicle Standards (J). Includes detailed summaries and complete SAE Technical Reports in PDF for 1990-present. Most earlier papers are indexed here and available on microfiche or print in the Engineering Library or the Hicks Repository. 1990-present partial
Safari Books Online Safari Books Online is the premier on-demand digital library providing over 30955 technology, digital media, and business books and videos online to academic and library users. - -
SciELO Citation Index Access to scholarly literature in sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities published in leading open access journals from Latin American, Portugal, Spain and South Africa. 1997-present yes
Science Citation Index Expanded Provides bibliographic and citation information needed to find research data, analyze trends and journals, and share findings. Data from over 8,500 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals across 150 disciplines. 1900 - present partial
Science Online Full-text access to Science, ScienceExpress (the preprint version of Science), three virtual knowledge environments, Science Now, and other web sites. - yes
SciFinder SciFinder is a means of accessing the Chemical Abstracts database using a powerful and intuitive search engine to find references to articles easily. Search for chemical data using a molecular formula, chemical name, chemical structure, reaction components, author name, or topic of interest. 1907 - present partial
Security & Management Practices SMP provides access to reports covering topics like deploying network security appliances, using biometric technologies for network and physical security, managing organizational risk, planning for disruptions, securing the enterprise network and more. Access to all archived reports and a weekly digest to keep you on top of security industry-related news. 2002 - current yes
Shock and Vibration Digest Shock & Vibration Digest includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to shock and vibration, including noise, vibration technologies, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. 1969 - present no
Specifications and Standards Specifications and Standards (IHS Standards Expert) indexes national and international standards. It features online full-text standards in .pdf from ASTM International, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), International Code Council (ICC), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Titles with a red View icon are available full-text. ASTM and ICAO also permit access to redline versions while AASHTO, ICC, and ICAO give access to revised, withdrawn, and obsolete publications. Details and History should be checked for earlier versions. Current partial
SPIE Digital Library Provides access to Includes more than 350,000 technical papers. These papers were published either in the SPIE Proceedings series or in one of the nine SPIE journals. SPIE journals and proceedings are core information resources for the subject areas of optics, photonics and imaging. Approximately 18,000 papers added annually. 1990-present yes
SPRESIweb Choose "IP Login" to begin searching. With an emphasis on organic molecules, SPRESIweb Allows structure, chemical reaction, property, and text searching from over 1350 journals and numerous conferences and patents. SPRESIweb provides access to 7 million molecules and 3.9 million reactions from 645,000 references. SPRESIweb also has a useful Synthesis Tree Search (STS) feature that allows you to build a synthesis pathway. SPRESIweb also contains information on commercial availability and is particularly strong in non-English language journals. 1974-2011 no
Sweets Source Allows user to find information on a specific construction product or manufacturer. Provides a searchable collection of information on building materials based on manufacturer's catalogs. Arranged in 16 building trades divisions, the directory of construction may be searched by state and city, name of company and business type. Current partial
Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science Synthesis is an innovative information service for the research, development, and educational community in engineering and computer science. The basic component of the library is a 50- to 100-page "Lecture," a self-contained electronic book that synthesizes an important research or development topic authored by an expert contributor to the field. 2005 - yes
Technology Research Database This comprehensive database provides a single mega-file of all the unique records available through its components: the CSA Materials Research Database with METADEX, CSA High Technology Research Database with Aerospace, and the CSA Engineering Research Database. Content represents the most comprehensive and current coverage of the relevant serial and non-serial literature available. 1962-present partial
Thermophysical Properties of Matter Database (TPMD) Contains thermophysical properties of over 5,000 materials with approximately 50,000 data curves. This database is searchable by material, by property, or by partial string (name). For all data curves, the material composition, experimental conditions, raw or smoothed data, and references are given. Dynamic graphing capabilities allow users to compare the same property of multiple materials, change scale ranges, and export and import data. - yes
Toxicology Abstracts Indexes citations and abstracts of journal articles, conference proceedings, books, technical reports, patents, theses, and dissertations on the science, medical, and social science aspects of toxic substances. 1981-present partial
TOXLINE Offers rapid access to information in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens. Provides bibliographic citations and abstracts from journal articles, monographs, technical reports, theses, letters, meeting abstracts, papers and reports. Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, information in the database is drawn from a number of discrete files including Toxicity Bibliography and Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology. 1999-present partial
TRID TRID is a newly integrated database that combines the records from TRB's Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD's Joint Transport Research Centres International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database. TRID provides access to over 900,000 records of transportation research worldwide. - partial
Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry Leading reference in applied chemistry, industrial chemistry, and chemical engineering. Peer-reviewed encyclopedia describing physical and chemical properties, production, applications, economic data, toxicology, and occupational health for substances ranging from raw materials or specialty chemicals. Fully international in scope and coverage, it contains 1,050 major articles, nearly 15,000 tables, 25,000 figures, and innumerable literature sources and cross-references. - partial
USENIX Conference Proceedings Conference proceedings from USENIX covering developments of all aspects of computers, in particular operating systems. varies varies
Water Resources Abstracts Provides summaries of the world's technical and scientific literature on water-related topics covering the characteristics, conservation, control, pollution, treatment, use and management of water resources. Abstracts are drawn from journals, books, conference proceedings, and technical reports in the physical and life sciences, as well as from engineering, legal and government publications. 1967-present partial
Web of Science Includes Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Social Sciences Citation Index. Collectively, these indexes cover 8,700 scholarly and technical journals completely and 13,300 selectively, in more than 230 disciplines. The Web of Science gateway allows searching the indexes individually or in combination. Features include cited reference searching, access to records related to a particular article, and number of times an article has been cited. 1900-present partial
World Aviation Directory (AWIN) Contains up-to-date news, full-text aviation magazines, World Aerospace Database, and Fleet Data. Publications include all editions of Aviation Week & Space Technology, Aviation Daily, Aerospace Daily, Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, Business & Commercial Aviation, The Weekly of Business Aviation, Defense Technology International, and Overhaul & Maintenance. Personalized accounts and alert services can be set up with Purdue logins. Detailed results may be downloaded in Excel spreadsheets. Current information partial