Environmental & Sustainable Engineering

Subject Librarian
email Kathleen Flynn

emailkflynn@albany.edu
phone(518) 437-3943
location_onScience Library: SL-142

Key Databases

Environment Complete

Environment Complete contains full text for 750 journals and more than 130 monographs, as well as indexing for many other titles. Subject areas covered include agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.

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Coverage:
1940+
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
GreenFILE

A bibliographic database containing nearly 300,000 records covering information about enviromental concerns. Contains backfiles to volume one, issue one for Bioscience, Journal of Environmental Planning & Management, Journal of Ecology, and Conservation Biology. Also contains bibliographic information for key nonscholarly titles.

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Coverage:
1972+
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected.
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
GeoRef

Worldwide technical literature on geology and geophysics.

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Coverage:
1785 +
Updated:
Biweekly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Energy Citations Database

The Energy Citations Database contains bibliographic records for energy and energy-related scientific and technical information from 1948 to the present. It was designed and developed by the U.S.Department of Energy's Office of Scientific and Technical Information to provide better access to information produced by DOE and its predecessor agencies. The bibliographic records include citations to technical reports, conference papers, journal articles, books, dissertations, and patents.

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Coverage:
1948 +
Updated:
Continually
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Energy and Power Source

Energy and Power Source is a full-text database designed to support the informational needs of the energy and power industries. This collection provides unmatched full-text coverage of information relevant to many areas integral to the energy and power industries, encompassing all competent industries within, including those focuses on petroleum, natural gas, electric power, coal, nuclear power, renewable energy, and others. Energy and Power Source offers cover-to-cover indexing for more than 1,000 publications, including journals, monographs, magazine and trade publications, all directly dealing with energy-industry-related issues. Hundreds of key energy-focused industry and market reports are also included.

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Coverage:
Varies.
Updated:
Varies.
Fulltext:
Yes, selected.
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users.
AGRICOLA

Records covering agriculture, animal science, forestry (including plant ecology), botany, zoology, pollution, pesticides and human nutrition.

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Coverage:
1970 +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Web of Science (also known as WOS)

The Libraries' Web of Science subscription includes coverage from 1983 on for Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts and Humanities Citation Index. It also includes citation coverage for books, conference proceedings, data sets, patents and other materials (coverage dates vary).

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Coverage:
1983+
Updated:
regularly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
SciFinder (new users)

SciFinder is only available to registered users. Registration instructions for University at Albany faculty, students, and staff. SciFinder Registration Instructions

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Coverage:
1907 +
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
SciFinder (registered users)

SciFinder is the Web version of Chemical Abstracts and includes the CAplus database, the CAS Registry file, and Medline. It contains citations and abstracts from journals, conference proceedings, patents, and dissertations, as well as chemical substance and reaction information. SciFinder replaces the SciFinder Scholar client version.

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Coverage:
1907 +
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selectetd
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Hazardous Substances Data Bank

Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) is part of the National Library of Medicine's Toxicology Data Network. It contains toxicology data and information on potentially hazardous chemicals. The data is peer reviewed and is derived from books, government documents, technical reports and journal articles. HSDB includes over 4,500 individual substance records. Each record contains human health effects, emergency medical treatment, animal toxicity studies, metabolism/pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, environmental fate/exposure, chemical/physical properties, chemical safety and handling, occupational exposure standards, manufacturing/use information, laboratory methods, special references, and synonyms and identifiers. HSDB may be searched by chemical name or name fragment, CAS registry number, or subject terms.

Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Unknown
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
NTIS - National Technical Reports Library

The National Technical Information Service maintains and disseminates a large collection of scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related information produced for and by U.S. government agencies. The NTIS database contains the records of millions of publications along with audiovisual materials, computer data files, and software. Nearly 1,000 new items are added weekly, many only available through NTIS. All records include an abstract, and many of the publications are freely available in PDF format. Other documents and materials may be purchased.

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Coverage:
1964 +
Updated:
Weekly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
knovel Critical Tables

Knovel has developed a new online resource, knovel Critical Tables (kCT). It is based on the International Critical Tables of Numeric Data, Physics, Chemistry, and Technology, and includes up-to-date, evaluated data on over 13,000 compounds. The tables contain data on organic and inorganic compounds, and pure substances. New tables will be added to kCT on a regular basis. kCT is fully searchable.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Regularly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Applied Science & Technology Source (includes Applied Science and Technology Full Text)

Providing access to the full text from more than 1,400 journals and magazines, this database covers academic journals, trade journals, professional society journals, directories, buyers’ guides, and conference proceedings. Subjects covered include applied mathematics, artificial intelligence, chemistry, computing, information technology, energy, engineering, materials, robotics, solid state technologies, and textiles. Applied Science and Technology Sources was formed by the merger of EBSCO and Wilson databases, and includes coverage of the Industrial Arts Index (1913-1957).

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Coverage:
1913+
Updated:
continually
Fulltext:
Yes, selected.
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users

Other Databases

Academic Search Complete

Scholarly, multidisciplinary database. Includes more than 7,000 full-text periodicals(6,000+ are peer reviewed) in the social sciences, humanities, and science and technology.

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Coverage:
Many from 1990, some indexed as early as 1887
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
BIOSIS Citation Index

This resource broadly indexes the biological literature in journal articles, books and meetings. Complete cited reference searching is available from 2006 forward.

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Coverage:
1991 - Current
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
INSPEC

INSPEC is the world's largest bibliographic database in the field of physics, electrical engineering and electronics, computers and control engineering, and information technology. Over 330,000 new records from 4,000 journals and 2,000 conference proceedings are added each year.

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Coverage:
1968 +
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
MEDLINE with Full Text [via ProQuest]

MEDLINE with Full Text provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. MEDLINE with Full Text uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. The database provides full text for more than 1,470 journals indexed in MEDLINE.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts

Citations in English for the most important meteorological and geoastrophysical research published in worldwide literature sources. Subject coverage includes meteorology, astrophysics, physical oceanography, hydrosphere/hydrology, environmental sciences, and glaciology.

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Coverage:
1974 +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Salem Science

A database that contains the complete content of printed science reference sets from Salem Press owned by the University Libraries. Currently includes: Careers in Chemistry, Encyclopedia of Energy, and Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Annually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
ScienceDirect

Contains the full-text of over 1,100 Elsevier journals. Backfile coverage starts with 1995.

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Coverage:
1995+
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users.
Springer LINK

Extensive collection of fulltext journal articles from the science publisher Springer. Access the fulltext electronic version of articles from journals to which the Libraries subscribe. Please see the list of subscribed titles.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Wiley Online Library

Multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Continually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users