Comprehensive List of Indexes, Abstracts, and 
Full-Text
Services Related to the Natural & 
Applied Sciences* Held by University Libraries
**

compiled by Charles H. Smith, Science Librarian


*Includes literature-search resources in Agriculture, Mathematics, the Natural Sciences, Engineering & Technology, and Human & Physical Geography (but not in the Health Sciences, except insofar as some of these may relate directly to the others)

**For mention of additional related sources, including links to free services on the Internet, consult each of the pages in our Departmental Research Guide series.  Also, use our TDNet Electronic Journal Finder to access Libraries' electronic journals, magazines, and newspapers, as well as some indexes and databases containing full-text articles (this service also includes a comprehenisve A-Z listing of electronic journal/magazine titles we carry).

Note: In the entries below "ref." and "ref.per.ind." are location codes for items kept in the Reference Department on the first floor of Helm Library; all paper items noted below are shelved in the Helm Library unless indicated "Cravens" or "in storage."  See a librarian for exact locations.

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Electronic Services With Sci-Tech Related Full-Text Capabilities
Indexes/Abstracts/Bibliographies (including electronic services)
E-Journals (back to the University Libraries website)

• Electronic Services w/Sci-Tech Related Full-Text Capabilities •

ABI/Inform Global ProQuest (primarily business and economics directed, but including many technology-oriented trade publications) [WWW-accessed database]
 
Academic Search Premier (journals and magazines covering the range of science and social science subjects) [EBSCOhost]
 
ACM Digital Library (a large collection of citations and full-text from ACM journal and newsletter articles and conference proceedings) [WWW-accessed database]
 
ACS (American Chemical Society) Web (full-text of articles from over 30 ACS journal series from 1995 on) [WWW-accessed database]
 
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (a collection of around forty ejournals centering on petroleum geology, some with deep backfiles) [WWW-accessed database]
 
Annual Review series (full-text of state-of-the-art essay reviews for major subjects within the biological sciences) [WWW-accessed]
 
BioOne (full-text of articles from over 150 bioscience journals) [WWW-accessed]
 
Cambridge Journals Online (abstracting and some full-text for Cambridge University Press journals) [WWW-accessed]
 
DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals (full-text from scholarly journals of all subjects and in multiple languages) [WWW-accessed database]
 
Electronic Journal Service: EJS (Ebsco product with full-text articles, tables of content, and abstracts across all subject areas) [WWW-accessed database]
 
GeoScienceWorld (several dozen geosciences-oriented ejournals) [WWW-accessed database]
 
Google Scholar (conducts seaches within the scholarly literature; now linked to WKU full-text holdings) [WWW-accessed]
 
GreenFile (covers literature on man's impact on the environment) [EBSCOhost]
 
HighWire (contains free full text for hundreds of journals in the life sciences, along with indexing and abstracting for all journals in MEDLINE. Articles that are not free are available for purchase with a credit card. The database contains cited references (with free links to the full text of the articles), along with citation analysis of journals on HighWire)
 
IEEE Computer Society Magazine Package (articles from 14 IEEE magazines back to 1988) [WWW-accessed database]
 
IOPScience (Institute of Physics) (over 250,000 articles from the serial publications of the IOP) [WWW-accessed database]
 
JSTOR (provides the full text/full image web access of the complete archival collections of over 1000 core scholarly journals up to the most recent three to five years) [WWW-accessed database]
 
LexisNexis Academic (for coverage of the science and technology related law literature) [WWW-accessed database]
 
MasterFILE Premier (1900+ journals and magazines covering the range of science and social science subjects) [EBSCOhost]
 
Nature (Magazine) Online (full-text of the leading English science journal/magazine) [WWW-accessed]
 
PerAbs (2000+ journals and magazines covering the range of science and social science subjects) [(1987-) FirstSearch: Academic Affairs account]
 
Project Muse (scholarly journals, mostly in the humanities) [WWW-accessed database]
 
Science (Magazine) Online (full-text of the leading AAAS science journal/magazine) [WWW-accessed]
 
ScienceDirect (abstracting and some full-text for Elsevier Publishers journals) [WWW-accessed]
 
SpringerLink (access to over 1000 Springer Publications journals with content back to about 1997) [WWW-accessed database]
 
Web of Science (a state of the art abstracting tool covering more than 11,000 scholarly journals in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, with links to full text as available) [WWW-accessed]
 
Wiley InterScience (abstracting and some full-text for John Wiley Publishers journals) [WWW-accessed]
 
WilsonSelect Plus (1600+ journals and magazines covering the range of science and social science subjects) [(1994-) FirstSearch: Academic Affairs account]
 

• Indexes/Abstracts/Bibliographies (incl. electronic services) •

   General (multi-subject) and Miscellaneous
   Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering and Technology
   Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy
   Agriculture and Biology
   Geography, Geology, and Environment


• General (multi-subject) and Miscellaneous •

A
cademic Search Premier (3000+ journals and magazines) [(1984-) EBSCOhost]
 
ArticleFirst (index to articles from 12000+ journals and magazines) [(1990-) FirstSearch: Academic Affairs account]
 
Cambridge Journals Online (abstracting and some full-text for Cambridge University Press journals) [WWW-accessed]
    
Dissertations and Theses FullText (Dissertation Abstracts) [(1861-) WWW-accessed database; (1952-82 + indexes through to 1992) Room 109 Helm Library]
 
DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals (full-text from scholarly journals of all subjects and in multiple languages) [WWW-accessed database]
 
Electronic Journal Service: EJS (Ebsco product with full-text articles, tables of content, and abstracts across all subject areas) [WWW-accessed database]
 
General Science Index/Abstracts [v.1-20 (1978-98) ref.per.ind. Q1.A3 G4x]
 
Google Scholar (conducts seaches within the scholarly literature; now linked to WKU full-text holdings) [WWW-accessed]
 
Government Periodicals [see ProQuest Government Periodicals Index]
 
Government Reports Announcements and Index [v.67-96 (1967-96) govt. C51.9/3; now available as NTIS electronic catalog]
 
GPO Monthly [see MarchiveWeb Docs]
 
GreenFile (covers literature on man's impact on the environment) [EBSCOhost]
 
Index to U.S. Government Periodicals [(1970-87) govt. ref.] (continued as ProQuest Government Periodicals Index)
 
IngentaConnect (free online index to articles from 28000+ journals and magazines, plus purchasable full-text) [WWW-accessed database]  
 
Kentucky Checklist of State Publications [(1968-92) govt.: Kentucky; from 1995 available on WWW]
 
LexisNexis Academic (for coverage of the science- and technology-related law and other literature) [WWW-accessed database]
 
MarciveWeb DOCS (enhanced GPO) [(1976-) WWW-accessed database]
 
MasterFILE Premier (2800+ journals and magazines) [(1984-) EBSCOhost]
 
Monthly Catalog, U.S. Government Publications [(1895-1995) govt. ref.]
 
Monthly Checklist of State Publications [(1910-93) govt. LC30.9]
 
PapersFirst (index of papers given at meetings worldwide) [(1993-) FirstSearch: Academic Affairs account]
 
PerAbs (2000+ journals and magazines) [(1987-) FirstSearch: Academic Affairs account]
 
ProceedingsFirst (index of meetings worldwide) [(1993-) FirstSearch: Academic Affairs account]
 
ProQuest Government Periodicals Index [WWW-accessed database]
 
Science Citation Index [(1961,1964-97) ref.per.ind. Q1.A1 S3x]
 
ScienceDirect (abstracting and some full-text for Elsevier Publishers journals) [WWW-accessed]
 
Web of Science (a state of the art abstracting tool covering more than 11,000 scholarly journals in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, with links to full text as available) [WWW-accessed]
 
Wiley Interscience (abstracting and some full-text for John Wiley Publications journals) [WWW-accessed]
 
WilsonSelect Plus (1600+ journals and magazines, all in full-text) [(1994-) FirstSearch: Academic Affairs account]
 
WorldCat (OCLC Online Union Catalog of nearly all published monographs and serial titles) [(1200 A.D.-) FirstSearch]

• Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering and Technology •
 
ABI/Inform Global ProQuest (includes many technology-oriented trade publications) [WWW-accessed database]
 
Abstracts of Papers Presented to the American Mathematical Society [v.9-19 (1988-1998) ref.per.ind. QA1.A517]
 
ACM Guide to Computing Literature [(1977-97) ref.per.ind. QA76.C5854]
 
American Mathematical Society Abstracts (see Abstracts of Papers Presented...)
 
Applied Science & Technology Index: ASTI (engineering, computer science, technology, mathematics, and physical sciences) [(1958-97) ref.per.ind. TA1 .A66; (1983-) WWW-accessed database]
 
ASTI (see Applied Science & Technology Index)
 
Computer Literature Index [(1980-2001) ref.per.ind. QA76.5 .Q31ax]
 
Computing Reviews [v.1-4 (1960-63) microforms; v.5-47 (1964-2006) ref.per.ind. QA1.C6x]
 
Current Index to Statistics. Applications, Methods and Theory [v.1-3,7- (1975-77,1981-97) ref.per.ind. QA276.A1 C87]
 
Current Mathematical Publications [current year only, ref.per.ind. QA36 .M7x] (now covered by MathSciNet)
 
Information Science Abstracts [v.5-28 (1970-93) ref.per.ind. Z699.A1 D6]
 
IOPScience (Institute of Physics) (over 250,000 articles from the serial publications of the IOP) [WWW-accessed database]
 
Mathematical Reviews [v.1- year 2009 in storage; year 2009- ref.per.ind. QA1.M76] (now covered by MathSciNet)
 
MathSciNet [WWW-accessed database]
 
Microcomputer Abstracts [v.15-18 (1994-97) ref.per.ind. QA75.5 .M5x] (continues Microcomputer Index)
 
Microcomputer Index [v.3(4)-14 (1982-93) ref.per.ind. QA75.5 .M5] (continued by Microcomputer Abstracts)

• Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy •
 
ACS (American Chemical Society) Web (full-text of articles from over 30 ACS journal series from 1995 on) [WWW-accessed database]
 
Analytical Abstracts [v.14-37 (1967-79) in storage]
 
Applied Science & Technology Index: ASTI (chemistry, physics, and applied sciences and mathematics) [(1958-97) ref.per.ind. TA1 .A66; (1983-) WWW-accessed database]
 
ASTI (see Applied Science & Technology Index)
 
Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts [v.11-73 (1974-2000) ref.per.ind. QB1.A8x]
 
Chemical Abstracts [v.1-121 (1907-94) in storage; now covered by SciFinder Scholar]
 
IOPScience (Institute of Physics) (over 250,000 articles from the serial publications of the IOP) [WWW-accessed database]
 
Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts [v.23-33 (1972-82) ref.per.ind. QC851.A62]
 
Physics Abstracts [(1932-94) ninth floor Cravens Library: QC1.P46]
 
Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports [(1965-95) govt. NAS1.9/4; from 1996 available on WWW]
 
SciFinder Scholar (enhanced access to Chem Abstracts, MEDLINE, and patent databases online) [WWW-accessed database requiring (free) subscription with individually registered password and ID]
  
The Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) (astrophysics literature, including much full-text of professional articles) [WWW-accessed database]


• Agriculture and Biology •
 
AGRICOLA [(1986-) WWW-accessed database; (1970-) EBSCOhost]
 
Animal Breeding Abstracts [v.39-61 (1971-93) ref.per.ind. SF1.A63]
 
Annual Review series (full-text of state-of-the-art essay reviews for major subjects within the biological sciences) [WWW-accessed]
 
Bibliography of Agriculture [(1942-69) govt. A17.18]
 
Bibliography of Bioethics [v.12- (1986-) ref. R724.B5x]
 
BioDigest (briefs of primarily nontechnical articles) [(1989-) FirstSearch: Academic Affairs account]
 
Biological Abstracts [v.1-98 (1926-94) ninth floor Cravens Library: QH301.B37; v.23-32 (1949-58) microforms]
 
Biological and Agricultural Index [v.19-83 (1964-98) ref.per.ind. S1 .B5x]
 
BioOne (full-text of articles from over 150 bioscience journals) [WWW-accessed database]
 
Current Advances in Plant Science [v.4-26(2) (1974-94) in storage]
 
GreenFile (covers literature on man's impact on the environment) [EBSCOhost]
 
HighWire (contains free full text for 362 journals in the life sciences, along with indexing and abstracting for all journals in MEDLINE. Articles that are not free are available for purchase with a credit card. The database contains cited references (with free links to the full text of some of the articles), along with citation analysis of journals on HighWire)
 
Index to American Botanical Literature (New York Botanical Garden) [WWW-accessed database]
 
Index Medicus (see MEDLINE or PubMed)
 
Kentucky Epidemologic Notes & Reports [(1970-) govt.: Kentucky RA651 .K3x; from 2000 available on WWW]
 
MEDLINE (indexing/abstracting of 9000+ titles) [(1965-) EBSCOhost]
 
NLM Gateway (gateway to several National Library of Medicine databases) [WWW-accessed database]
 
Plant Breeding Abstracts [v.1-49 (1930-79) in storage]
 
PubMed (covers MEDLINE) [WWW-accessed database]
 
Soils and Fertilizers Abstracts [v.18-61 (1955-98) ref.per.ind. S590.S67]
 
Taxonomic Literature [v.1-7 & supplements 1-6 ref.per.ind. QK96 .R42x]
 
Weed Abstracts [v.20-36 (1971-87) ref.per.ind. SB611.W35]
 
Weekly Epidemiological Record [v.55-81 (1980-2006) ref. RA651.A483; from 1926 on available on WWW through DOAJ]
 
Wildlife Abstracts [(1935-80) govt. I49.17/2]
 
Wildlife Review [nos. 98-251 (1960-95) govt. I49.17]

 

• Geography, Geology, and the Environment •
 
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (a collection of around forty ejournals centering on petroleum geology, some with deep backfiles) [WWW-accessed database]
 
American Statistics Index: ASI (indexing/abstracting of publications including statistical compilations) [(1974-2001) govt. ref. Z7554.U5 A46; also available as WWW-accessed database as part of ProQuest Statistical Universe]
 
Antarctic Bibliography [(1951-61,1965-98) govt. LC33.9]; see related website Bibliography on Cold Regions Science and Technology
 
Bibliography and Index of Geology [v.33-58 (1969-94) Cravens Library: Z6031.G46] (covered by GEOREF)
 
Bibliography and Index of Geology Exclusive of North America [v.1-32 (1933-68) Cravens Library: Z6031.G4] (continued by Bibliography and Index of Geology; covered by GEOREF)
 
Bibliography of American Paleobotany [(1994,1997-) Cravens Library: Z6033.P2 B58x]
 
Current Geographical Publications (AGS) [v.31-47 (1968-1984) ref.per.ind. G1.C8x; now available on WWW as GEOBIB]
 
Energy Research Abstracts ('ERDA') [(1976-95) govt. E1.17; now available on WWW]
 
Environment Reporter--Cases [v.1-53 (1970-2002) law]
 
EPA Publications Bibliography [(1970-2000) govt. EP1.21/7; now available on WWW]
 
GEOBIB (American Geographical Society; continues Current Geographical Publications) [(1985-) WWW-accessed database]
 
Geographical Abstracts (series A-G) [(inc.) ref.per.ind.: check TOPCAT under title Geographical Abstracts]
 
Geographical Abstracts: Human Geography [(1989-95) ref.per.ind. G1.G3x] (covered by GEOBASE)
 
Geographical Abstracts: Physical Geography [(1992-95) ref.per.ind. G1.G33x] (covered by GEOBASE)
 
Geophysical Abstracts [nos.156-299 (1954-71) govt. I19.43]
 
GEOREF [(1785/1933-) WWW-accessed database now connected with GeoScienceWorld]
 
GeoScienceWorld (several dozen geosciences-oriented ejournals, plus direct connection to GEOREF) [WWW-accessed database]
 
GreenFile (covers literature on man's impact on the environment) [EBSCOhost]
 
Handbook of Latin American Studies [v.1- (1935-) ref.per.ind. Z1605.H23]
 
Index to Current Urban Documents [v.1-23 (1972-95) ref. Z7165.U5 I654]
 
Leisure, Recreation and Tourism Abstracts [v.11- (1986-) ref.per.ind. GV191.6 .R86]
 
Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts [v.23-33 (1972-82) ref.per.ind. QC851.A62]
 
Pollution Abstracts [v.1-29 (1970-98) ref.per.ind. TD172.P65]
 
Population Index [v.28-65 (1962-99) ref.per.ind. HB881.A1 P83]
 
Remote Sensing of Earth (Natural) Resources (title varies) [(1977-94) ref.per.ind. G70.4 .Q37]
 
Sage Urban Studies Abstracts [v.1-22 (1973-94) ref.per.ind. HT51.S24]
 
Selected Water Resources Abstracts [v.4-24 inc. (1971-91) govt. I1.94/2; (1987-91) govt. microforms I1.94/2]
 
Social Sciences Citation Index [(1985-94) ref.per.ind. H1.S6x]
 
Social Sciences Index/Abstracts [(1974-) ref.per.ind. AI3.S62]
 
Sociological Abstracts [(1963-) WWW-accessed database]
 
U.S. Geological Survey. Bibliography of North American Geology (govt.: shelved with USGS Bulletin)


Questions or comments: Charles H. Smith (x6079 charles.smith@wku.edu) regularly updated