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Article Databases - Science and Engineering
Use an article database to search for articles on a topic. Note that many of these sources only index journal articles -- they might not have the full text. To find the full text, use the gold UC E-Links button to do an automated search, search for the journal title in the UCLA Library Catalog, search our collection of E-Journals in Science and Engineering, or request through Interlibrary Loan.
|Date varies||Academic Seach Complete (EBSCOhost)||Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database.|
|Date varies||Access World News (Formerly America's Newspapers)||Provides full-text information and perspectives from U.S. and international sources, each with its own distinctive focus offering diverse viewpoints on local, regional and world issues.|
|Date varies||ACM Digital Library||
Provides access to Journals, Magazines, Transactions, Proceedings, Newsletters and more published by ACM.
ACM Digital Library User Guide (video)
|1975+||ADS (NASA Astrophysics Data System)||Covers astronomy, astrophysics, geophysics, and physics.|
|1962+||Aerospace Database||Bibliographic coverage of basic and applied research in aeronautics, astronautics, and space sciences; also covers technology development and applications in supporting fields such as chemistry, geosciences, physics, communications, and electronics. Includes journal literature, reports issued by NASA, other U.S. government agencies, international institutions, universities, and private firms.|
|Agricola (NAL)||Citations to the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library and others, including printed works from the 15th century.|
|1967+||Agricultural & Environmental Science Database||Coverage of the agricultural and environmental sciences, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications. Includes the AGRICOLA, TOXLINE, Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management, Ecology Abstracts, and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) databases. Can also be searched as part of the Natural Science Collection.|
|2002+||AIAA ARC (Aerospace Research Central) Library||Access to the AIAA Journals and Conference Papers for 2002 and later.|
|1990+||Article First (journals) (OCLC FirstSearch)||Citations from the table of contents of journals in the sciences, social sciences, the humanities, and popular culture.|
|1960+||ASME Digital Collection||Indexes all American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) publications including journals, conference papers, and ebooks. Full text to journals from 1960 to present, Conference Proceedings from 2002 to present, and ebooks from 1993 to present.|
|Biological Science Database||Coverage of the life sciences, including scientific journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications. Includes the Biological Sciences, MEDLINE, and TOXLINE databases. Can also be searched as part of the Natural Science Collection.|
|1926+||BIOSIS (life sciences) (ISI)||
Citations to journals, books, conference proceedings, and technical reports, in all areas of the life sciences and biology, many of which contain abstracts.
BIOSIS Quick Guide
|Business Databases by Type|
|Business Source Complete (EBSCOhost)||Full text from scholarly business journals and other sources such as management journals, marketing journals and economic reports.|
|1884+||Compendex (engineering) (Engineering Village 2)||
Indexes journals, conference proceedings, dissertations, books, and reports in all engineering fields. Online equivalent of Engineering Index.
Quick Guide to Compendex
|1982+||Conference Papers Index||Provides citations to papers and poster sessions presented at major scientific meetings in the life sciences, environmental sciences and the aquatic sciences, while older material also covers physics, engineering and materials science.|
|1948-2000||Declassified Documents Reference Service (DDRS) (Gale InfoTrac)||Covers previously classified government documents.|
|Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database||Coverage of the earth, atmospheric, and oceanic sciences, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, and government publications. Includes the Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), the Oceanic Abstracts, and the Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA). Can also be searched as part of the Natural Science Collection.|
|1971+||Earthquake Engineering Abstracts||Over 70,000 articles on earthquake engineering, prediction and public policy with worldwide coverage.|
|Embase||Covers biomedical areas; contains deep biomedical indexing and search forms to assist in building comprehensive search strategies.|
|Factiva (news and business) (Dow Jones and Reuters)||Access to business and general news sources, including newspapers, magazines, wire services, Web sites, photographs, and trade and industry publications.|
|1669+||GEOREF (geology, geophysics)||3500 journals in the geological sciences, plus USGS, Canadian and state survey publications, theses, maps and guidebooks. Online equivalent of Bibliography and Index of Geology. Coverage for areas outside North America begins in 1933.|
|1976+||GPO (U.S. government publications)||Complete text of government information from the U.S. Government Printing Office.|
|GreenFILE (EBSCOhost)||Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment including global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling. Note: this is a free database accessible to all.|
|History of Science, Technology and Medicine (OCLC FirstSearch)||Contains citations from publications in the history of science, the history of technology, and allied historical fields in a variety of languages.|
Covers IEEE and IET publications including journals, magazines, conference proceedings, and standards. Subject coverage includes electrical and electronic engineering, computer engineering, computing science, and related disciplines.
IEEE Xplore User Guides
|1898+||Inspec (electrical engineering, computers, physics) (ISI WoK)||
Covers journal and conference proceedings indexed by Physics Abstracts, Electrical and Electronics Abstracts, and Computer and Control Abstracts.
Inspec on Web of Knowledge guides
|JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments)||Protocols resource of video articles; Biology, Neuroscience, Immunology and infection, Medicine, Bioengineering, Chemistry and Engineering sections only.|
|Date varies||LexisNexis (news, law, reference)||
Provides access to a wide range of news, business, legal and reference information including company, industry and market news; also general medical and health topics.
LexisNexis User Guide (Adobe PDF document)
|1985-present||Los Angeles Times Current||Offers full text from 1985 to the present.|
|1881-1985||Los Angeles Times Archive||Offers full page and article images with searchable full text from the first issue in 1881 to 1985 and full text from 1985 to the present.|
|1962+||Materials Science & Engineering Database||Featuring content from 1962 to present, supports numerous areas of both materials science research and engineering. Includes scholarly articles, as well as patents, conference proceedings, and government reports.|
Online equivalent of Mathematical Reviews with links to many full-text articles. Produced by the American Mathematical Society.
MathSciNet Tutorials (videos)
|1974+||Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts||Over 180,000 abstracts on meteorology, climatology, atmospheric chemistry, and related environmental sciences.|
|NASA/NACA Technical Report Server (NTRS)||Abstracts and full texts of publications published under the auspices of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 1915-1958, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1958+.|
|1857+||New York Times||Offers full text from 1857 to the present.|
|1964+||NTIS National Technical Reports Library (NTRL) (government technical information)||Covers U.S. government sponsored research and worldwide scientific, technical and business related information. Indexes over 2 million technical reports with over 500,000 reports in full-text.|
|OCLC FirstSearch (all databases)|
|1972+||PAIS (public affairs)||Covers social and public policy, political science, public administration, current affairs, and related topics.|
|1993+||PapersFirst (OCLC FirstSearch)||Provides citations to presented papers in all disciplines.|
|1993+||Proceedings (OCLC FirstSearch)||Provides lists of papers presented at conferences, meetings, and congresses.|
|1861+||ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (UMI)||
Provides access to American Ph.D. dissertations since 1861. Abstracts provided for all Ph.D. and Masters Theses since 1988. Full-text of UC dissertations since 1997 and all full-text dissertations in the database.
ProQuest User Guide
|Date varies||ProQuest Statistical Insight (Formerly LexisNexis Statistical)||Provides comprehensive access to statistical sources from over 200 federal agencies, 50 state governments, 100 international intergovernmental organizations, and 500 private and academic sources.|
Covers medical literature.
Access to Beilstein's Handbuch der Organischen Chemie, and Gmelin's Handbuch der Anorganischen Chemie. Provides chemical data on organic substances and reactions, including structures, properties, bioactivity records, preparation details and specific reaction pathways; also provides citations and some abstracts to the primary organic chemistry literature.
Reaxys Learn and Support
|1906+||SAE Mobilus (formerly Digital Library)||Indexes all Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) publications. Provides the full text of technical papers published since 1906, and journal articles published since 1998.|
|Date varies||ScienceDirect (Elsevier)||Provides access to journal articles and book chapters published by Elsevier. UCLA will not have access to every journal and book available on this platform.|
|1907+||SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts)||
Includes Chemical Abstracts (1907+), Registry (1957+), and CASREACT (1907+) databases. Must register with a UCLA email address before accessing database. Already registered? Go directly to SciFinder Web.
Web support and training for SciFinder, including e-seminars and how-to guides
|1952+||Sociological Abstracts||Indexes publications in sociology and the social and behavioral sciences.|
|1990+||SPIE Digital Library||Contains more than 275,000 technical papers on optics and photonics from SPIE Journals and Conference Proceedings published from 1990 to the present.|
|Date varies||SpringerLink||Provides access to journal articles and book chapters published by Springer. UCLA will not have access to every journal and book available on this platform.|
|1967+||Trans Tech Publications||
The German Swiss publisher, Trans Tech Publications is a major provider of journals and monographs in Engineering Research and Materials Science.
|1920+||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 Centreâs International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database. TRID provides access to over 940,000 records of transportation research worldwide.|
|Date varies||Web of Science (Web of Knowledge)||
Online equivalent of Science, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Citation Indexes.
Web of Science Training Support
|1864+||Zoological Record||Covers all areas of zoology including paleontology.|