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Article Databases and Indexes
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Search both Inspec and Compendex for articles and conference papers related to engineering, computer science, and physics.
Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes
Covers over 5000 publications in the biological and medical sciences, including biochemistry, biophysics, biotechnology, botany, environment, microbiology, and zoology.
Locate citations for articles, conference papers, technical reports and chapters of books.
Requires registration. The best database for chemistry-related topics - you need to download special software to use it from your home or office computer (PC 2000/XP/Vista or Mac OS 10.3/10.4) or you can access it from a public computer in the Walter, BioMedical, or Magrath libraries by clicking on the SciFinder icon on the desktop (note: access is contractually restricted to current U of MN faculty, students and staff). SciFinder Scholar includes journal and patent literature with references as far back as 1907 as well as information on chemical regulatory data, suppliers, reactions, and substances. You will need to download and log in to VPN before you can access SciFinder from off-campus.
An abstract and citation database with a single search platform searching content from ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciTopics, and relevant Web content.
General Reference Sources
General Reference Works
Knovel provides online access to reference books, databases, and conference proceedings from a number of publishers that cover all areas of engineering and includes content relevant to related sciences (e.g., chemistry and earth sciences). It includes interactive graphs and tables and is a good starting point when you need a piece of data quickly.
Produced by the American Society for Testing and Materials, this resource provides instant access to the current digital edition of the Annual Book of ASTM Standards. Please note that if you are looking for older or inactive standards, the Science & Engineering Library has the Annual Book of ASTM Standards in print from 1975 to 2006.
Style Manuals and Writing Guides
RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).