Engineering and Technology Databases

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Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 4,600 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,500 journals and a total of more than 10,000 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for nearly 1,000 journals .

To 1900, includes 1,288 works by 209 poets, along with six landmark anthologies of American poetry. The database gathers the works of the most influential American poets, from the Colonial period to the early twentieth century. The bibliographic basis for American Poetry is the Bibliography of American Literature, Yale University Press, 1955-1991.

Bibliographic data and some full text articles from literature published in the Annual Reviews series: Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Biomedical Sciences.

EBSCO's AP News provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press on a continuous basis. This content is monitored by EBSCO and relevant results are provided when users enter searches in EBSCOhost. This collection includes AP Top News, WorldStream, Financial News, AP Online, U.S. Politics & Government and 50 State Reports. End users can immediately access the full text of the NewsMonitor-delivered web content, by following the link in the record. The index to the full text content in AP News is held for a rolling 30-day archive by EBSCO, so users can enjoy the previous 30 days of news relating to their search interests.

Offers nearly 9,000 full-text articles from the journals, magazines, and conference proceedings, since 1991, of the Association for Computing Machinery, the world's oldest and largest educational and scientific computing society. Tables of Contents are cited from articles published in ACM journals and magazines (1985­) and conference proceedings (1985­1996).

A link to all of the online databases from Cambridge Scientific Abstracts.

Provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study to create a research and reference resource of unprecedented scope and depth encompassing the breadth of the communication discipline. CMMC offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for more than 550 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of 737 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for over 440 journals

Covers the research and development spectrum of the computing and applied sciences disciplines. CASC provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,000 academic journals, professional publications, and other reference sources from a diverse collection. Full text is also available for more than 950 periodicals.

Covers the research and development spectrum of the computing and applied sciences disciplines. CASC provides indexing and abstracts for more than 2,000 academic journals, professional publications, and other reference sources from a diverse collection. Full text is also available for more than 950 periodicals.

Early in the last century, suffragette Alice Gram Robinson realized that discerning students of the legislative process had few places to turn to for, in her words, “an impartial view of controversial issues.” With the launch of Congressional Digest in 1921, Robinson pioneered what was to become an enduring publication format: the even- handed presentation of opposing views on contentious national questions, Pro & Con. Alice Gram Robinson’s vision of neutral analysis of current controversies is as essential to elevating policy debates in the era of 24/7 cable chatter as trusted, independent journalism was to offsetting a sensationalistic and censored press in the early twentieth century. Today, under the Congressional Digest banner, students, teachers, librarians, policymakers, and other concerned citizens still have a time-honored, impartial source for information on controversial topics – with no agenda beyond the promotion of independent thought and a well-informed electorate.

Bibliographic data to worldwide articles on corrosion science and engineering.

Is often the first source that librarians recommend when researchers are seeking original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Founded in 1923 as Editorial Research Reports, CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Reports are published weekly in print and online 44 times a year by CQ Press, a division of Congressional Quarterly Inc. Each single-themed, 12,000-word report is researched and written by a seasoned journalist. The consistent, reader-friendly organization provides researchers with an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.

Is made up of over 6000 online books that span over 40 disciplines. In addition to e-books published under the imprint of CRC Press, CRCnetBASE also includes online reference from Auerback and Chapman & Hall. The powerful research platform has been adopted throughout the world at academic and corporate institutions.

DLA, a department in the University Libraries at Virginia Tech, evolved from the Scholarly Communications Project (SCP) begun in 1989. Project's focus is to work with the university community to host born-digital works, beginning in 1991 with the faculty-edited electronic journals. In 1995 included electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) completed by VT graduate students. In 1996 SCP and the Special Collections Department merged to enhance access to rare books, manuscript collections, and the University Archives

Includes information that ranges from medical, scientific and industrial applications in electronics to new technologies in communications. Theoretical and applied research summaries are provided as well as business and marketing aspects.

Provides full-text access to the world's highest quality technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. Contains full-text documents from IEEE journals, transactions, magazines, letters, conference proceedings, standards and IEE (Institute of Electrical Engineers) publications.

Provides full-text access to 35 IOP journals published since 1996 where available, and perpetual access to IOP's 2004 Historic Archive 1874-1994.

Full-text searchable e-journal about the challenges and uncertainty of electronic publishing.

Index, abstracts, and full text covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more. Designed for a general (as opposed to academic) audience.

Bibliographic data on industry news, international trade data, government regulations, and management issues related to the metals and materials industries.

Bibliographic data and abstracts to articles covering mechanical engineering, engineering management, and production engineering.

Full text to 134 periodicals in all academic disciplines including the humanities, social sciences, and the sciences. The full-text of these online journals is generally available for the past several years, through abstracts of articles date back additional years. Articles are available in PDF and/or HTML formats.

A collection of over 5500 electronic books covering a wide variety of technology and business topics including: certification practice exams, databases, desktop applications, e-business, graphics, hardware, Internet, IT management, markup languages, multimedia, networking, operating systems, programming, security, software engineering, web development, Windows, and much more. (ProQuest) As of October 2009, Safari Books Online uses Adobe Flash version 9 or above to display content. You may have trouble accessing a Safari title if Flash is not updated on your computer.

Supporting high school curricula and university coursework, Science in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography, this revolutionary, this curriculum-oriented online experience is designed to boost achievement for students and researchers.

Wiley offers articles from 1,500 journals, including peer-reviewed primary research and survey journals in all subject areas.