Science

Subject Librarian
email Sue Kaczor

emailskaczor@albany.edu
phone(518) 437-3942
location_onScience Library: SL-141

Key Databases

EBSCO : Academic Search Complete

Scholarly, multidisciplinary database. Includes more than 9,000 full-text periodicals (7,900+ 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
Computers & Applied Sciences Complete

Indexes and abstracts over 1,900 academic journals and professional publications, and provides full text access to more than 830 periodical, books, conferences, and encyclopedias. Subject coverage includes computing theory and practice; engineering and applied science; and social and business implication of technology.

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Coverage:
Varies with publication
Updated:
Continually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
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
Google Scholar  

Scholarly, multidisciplinary database for access to articles, papers, books, theses, etc. in the social sciences, humanities and sciences. (In order to link to materials owned by the University at Albany Libraries, you must set preferences when off campus. When you open up Google Scholar, select Settings. Then under Library Links check University at Albany, State University of New York - Full-Text @ My Library, SUNY - Albany - ProQuest Fulltext, University at Albany SUNY - Cengage Gale Full Text, University at Albany, SUNY - Find It @ UAlbany Libs, and Open Worldcat.)

Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
No (Links to University Libraries and free resources)
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

Other Databases

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
Directory of Open Access Journals

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, with the goal of covering all subjects and languages. More than 800 open access journals are in the directory.

DOAJ is hosted by Lund University Libraries Head Office . The project is funded by Open Society Institute - Budapest and also supported by SPARC, The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition.

Coverage:
Varies by individual title
Updated:
Includes information regarding titles added in the last thirty days
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Directory of Published Proceedings

Directory of available literature from conferences, meetings and symposia. Search by sponsor, publisher, location, category and year.

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Coverage:
1994 +
Updated:
Weekly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
PolicyMap

PolicyMap is a fully web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) and mapping product. Data includes demographics, home sale statistics, health data, mortgage trends, school performance scores and labor data like unemployment, crime statistics and city crime rates. A complete list of GIS data available can be found in their data directory.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Continuously
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
SCIELO: Scientific Electronic Library Online

Provides access to scientific journals published in Latin American countries.

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Coverage:
Varied
Updated:
Continuously
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.