Databases A-Z

Academic Search Complete   UCB access only
All sciences
1865 - present

Multi-disciplinary database that includes journals, monographs, reports, conference proceedings, and more. Full text is available for some journals.
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ACM Digital Library   UCB access only
1954 - present

Provides full-text access to journals, magazines, transactions, conference proceedings, and newsletters published by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). Includes most historical and all current publications. Also offers access to the Guide to Computing Literature, a collection of citations and abstracts to computer science research published by ACM and other publishers.

Astronomy, Physics
Varies

The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System is a Digital Library portal for researchers in Astronomy and Physics, operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) under a NASA grant. The ADS maintains three bibliographic databases: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, and arXiv e-prints.

AGRICOLA   UCB access only
1970 - present

Covers books and journal articles, with many state agricultural and USDA publications being added from the early 1900s. Subjects include agriculture, agricultural economics, animal science, entomology, horticulture, nutrition, plant diseases, and soil science. Lists all the holdings at the National Agricultural Library, including audiovisual materials.
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AIAA Electronic Library   UCB access only
Engineering
1963 - present

Provides full-text access to meeting papers and journal articles published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). You can also access meeting papers published since 1990 at MICROFICHE 27298 in the Engineering Library.

1978 - present

An international database on all aspects of marine, freshwater, and brackish environments. Subjects include biology, ecology, fisheries, aquaculture, oceanography, and limnology. Citations come from journals, reports, monographs, dissertations, gray literature, and conference proceedings.
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Astronomy, Physics
1969-2000

Includes Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts.

Varies

Full-text preprints for physics, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, computer science, and quantitative biology.

ASCE Online Research Library   UCB access only
Engineering
1995 - present

Indexes the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) journals back to 1995 and conference proceedings from 2005 on. Links to the full text are provided for all papers.

ASME Digital Library     UCB access only
Engineering
Varies

Full text Journals and Conference Proceedings from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Journal coverage: 1960-present Proceedings coverage: 2002-present

Engineering
1930 - present

Indexes over 1,000 scholarly and professional journals covering archaeology, architecture, architectural design, engineering, environmental design, city planning, furniture and decoration, interior design, historic preservation, history of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design and planning. Selective coverage back to the 1860s.

BIOSIS Previews   UCB access only
1926 - present

Indexes over 6,000 journals, books, and conference proceedings on a wide variety of biological and biomedical topics. Includes citations from Biological Abstracts and Biological Abstracts/RRM.

Business Source Complete   UCB access only
1965 - present

Covers nearly every area of business including management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, and marketing. Provides full text for more than 7,400 scholarly business journals and other sources, including nearly 1,100 peer-reviewed business publications. Contains full text Datamonitor reports on companies and industries in all fields, including the sciences and engineering.
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CAB Abstracts   UCB access only
1910 - present

Indexes books, journals, conference proceedings, reports, and other sources from the agricultural literature and from more than 100 countries. Covers topics such as biodiversity, biotechnology, pest control, environmental pollution, animal science, nutrition and food technology, crop production, natural resources, forestry, environmental policy, and rural development. A new archive of literature from 1910 - 1972 has just been added, combining 17 printed abstracts into a single database. (The material previously accessible through TREECD is included in the CAB Abstracts Archive.)
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Engineering
1956 - present

Indexes all American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) publications, including journals, conferences, books, standards, and manuals. Book records date back to the early 1900s.

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Captures full-text computer science articles, papers, and technical reports freely available on the web. Search the full-text documents or their citations.

Varies

The Cochrane Library contains high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. It includes reliable evidence from Cochrane and other systematic reviews, clinical trials, and more. Current issue is UCB access only.

Compendex   UCB access only
Engineering, Physics
1884 - present

Indexes over 5,000 journals, conferences, technical reports, and other materials related to the engineering and technical literature.
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Computing Reviews   UCB access only
1985 - present

Reviews of computing literature, written by experts in the Computer Science field and qualified by the Association for Computing Machinery. Includes reviews of journals, conference proceedings, books, and book chapters.

Current Index to Statistics   UCB access only
Statistics
1975 - present

Indexes over 160 core journals, conferences, and books related to statistics.

Varies

Provides bibliographic information on major computer science journals and proceedings. Initially focused on database systems and logic programming, it is gradually being expanded toward other fields of computer science.

Dissertations and Theses  UCB access only
All sciences
1861 - present

Provides access to the full text of most of the dissertations added to the database since 1997. Some earlier dissertations are also available in full-text. Also included, with more than 1.5 million entries (dating back to 1861), is the Dissertation Abstracts International (DAI) database, the authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations. It is possible to search this database by thesis advisor!

1971 - present

Indexes journals, conference papers, technical reports, maps, videos, slides, and computer files in the field of earthquake engineering and earthquake studies. Covers structural dynamics, seismology, geology, architecture, political science, economics, planning, public policy, and hazards mitigation as they relate to earthquake studies.

Elsevier Geography   UCB access only
Geography
1990 - present

Indexes over 2,000 journals, monographs, books, conference proceedings, and theses covering the international literature in physical and human geography, as well as international development issues.

Energy Central Professional     UCB access only
Other
Varies

This database contains news, industry data, and company profiles for the oil and gas, nuclear, and alternative energy sectors. Use the "News Quick Search" box in the upper left to search for news from the last thirty days, and "Archive News" in the upper right for news stories going back more than ten years.

1981 - present

Indexes over 6,000 journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books, and government publications covering agricultural biotechnology, air quality, aquatic pollution, bacteriology, ecology, energy resources, environmental biotechnology, environmental engineering, environmental impact statements, hazardous waste, industrial hygiene, microbiology, pollution, risk assessment, safety science, toxicology, water pollution, waste management, and water resource issues. Includes Environmental Engineering Abstracts (1990 - present) and Water Resources Abstracts (1967 - present).
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ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) / U.S. Department of Education
Public health
Varies - see description

ERIC provides access to educational literature, including school health, health promotion, and other public health topics. Sources include journals, books, conferences and meetings, reports, theses/dissertations, and audiovisual media. Also includes materials on tests, measurement, and evaluation.
ERIC via ProQuest (1966 to present) Note: Access limited to UC faculty, staff, and students.
ERIC via Institute of Education Science (U.S. Department of Education; 1966 to present; some full-text 1993 to present)

Engineering
1876 - present

Contains technical reports, conference proceedings, journal articles, and books on energy related topics including research and development, policy and planning, renewable energy technologies, and more. Also indexes energy information from member countries of the International Energy Agency. Includes some full text.

Varies

Indexes journal articles, book chapters, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, books, audio-visuals, and news articles relating to bioethics and professional ethics.

Faculty of 1000  UCB access only
Varies

Highlights and reviews the most pertinent papers published in the biological sciences and medicine, based on the recommendations of an international faculty of well over 10,000 researchers.

Gartner     UCB access only
Other
Varies

Gartner provides in-depth market research on information technology industries, including computer software, hardware components, and wired and mobile telecommunications. It is only available to students, faculty, and staff with a valid CalNet ID.

GeoRef   UCB access only
1785 - present

Indexes over 3,500 scholarly journals, books, maps, U.S. and Canadian dissertations, conference proceedings, reports, and government documents published worldwide on geology and other subjects within the geosciences. Covers the geology of North America from 1785 to the present and the geology of the rest of the world from 1933 to present.

Geography
1950 - present

Produced by Esri, this bibliography covers the literature of geographic information systems, science, and technology. It indexes journals, conference proceedings, books, and reports from the origins of GIS to the present.

Global Health   UCB access only
1973 - present

Indexes over 5,000 journals, books, reports, conference proceedings, patents, theses, and electronic only publications. Topics include environmental and occupational health, food safety and hygiene, infectious diseases, medical microbiology, nutrition, public health, toxicology, zoonoses, and more.

All sciences
Varies

Indexes journal articles and other scholarly publications from selected online resources, especially in the sciences and engineering. Includes content from free resources (such as ArXiv and university websites) as well as subscription resources (such as electronic journals from selected publishers). If the library has licensed them, you can access subscription resources from any computer on-campus or from off-campus via the proxy server. Use the UC-eLinks option, when available, to find the UCB access to a publication.

GreenFile   UCB access only
1941 - present

Provides access to scholarly, government, and popular articles on environmental issues including green building, renewable energy, pollution, recycling, sustainable agriculture, and more. Full text is available for some titles.

All sciences
1976 - present

The History of Science, Technology, and Medicine database contains citations from journal articles, conference proceedings, books, book reviews, and dissertations in the history of science, the history of technology, and allied historical fields in a variety of languages. Subjects covered include agriculture, biology, construction, chemistry, energy, engineering, geology, linguistics, mathematics, medicine, music, philosophy, physics, social sciences, town planning, transport engineering, and zoology.

Public health
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HSTAT is a "free, Web-based resource of full-text documents that provide health information and support health-care decision making." It includes evidence reports and technical reviews from the AHRQ, protocols from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), and more. From the National Library of Medicine.

IEEE Xplore   UCB access only
1988 - present

Provides full-text access to transactions, journals, magazines, and conference proceedings published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE). Includes some historical publications. Also includes all current IEEE standards.

Public health
Varies

IndexCat is the online counterpart of the Index-Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General's Office, 1880-1961. IndexCat has more than 3.7 million references to monographs, dissertations, journal articles, and more. Journal articles were included in Series 1-4, but not in Series 5 (1959-1961). IndexCat is a linked, hierarchical structure. Each IndexCat record is linked to at least one other record. You can view and browse records in the dictionary arrangement of the original printed catalogue and it is possible to use a record retrieved from one search and view items indexed to another subject heading without invoking a new search.
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INSPEC   UCB access only
1898 - present

Indexes over 4,000 scholarly journals, conference proceedings, books, reports, and dissertations in physics, electrical engineering and electronics, computers and control, and information technology.
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Engineering, Physics
Varies

Produced by the International Atomic Energy Agency and provides access to scientific literature published worlwide on the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. International coverage of technical reports, conference papers, journal articles, books, patents, laws, standards, and more. Some full text.

Mathematics
1868 - 1942

Freely available search of historical journals and books related to mathematics.

Journal Citation Reports    UCB access only
All sciences
1998 - current

Comprehensive and unique resource that allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 11,000 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers.

LexisNexis Academic   UCB access only
All sciences
1988 - present

Provides full-text access to more than 70 million articles from newspapers, journals, newsletters, broadcast transcripts, reference works, and other documents.

Public health
1982 - present

Produced by the Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information, LILACS covers literature related to the health sciences that has been published in Latin American countries. Contains citations from journals, theses, chapters of theses, books, chapters of books, congress and conference proceedings, technical and scientific reports and governmental publications. This site also provides access to other databases of the Virtual Health Library, such as Sanitary Engineering and Environmental Sciences, Literature on Adolescence Health, Latin American and Caribbean Basic Health Legislation, and more.

Material ConneXion  UCB access only
Engineering, Physics
Varies

Comprehensive information on over 7,000 new materials for architecture, engineering, and other design disciplines. An extensive resource for advanced, innovative, and sustainable materials. Includes images, detailed material descriptions, usage characteristics, and manufacturer and distributor contact information for architecture, interiors, product packaging, transportation and more.

Engineering
2000 - present

Provides access to over 14,000 peer-reviewed papers from the Materials Research Society Proceedings from 2000 to the present, with selected papers from 1998 and 1999.

MathSciNet   UCB access only
1940 - present

Indexes articles and reviews of mathematical research literature. Includes citations from Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications.
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1974 - present

Includes citations and abstracts from over 600 journals plus conference proceedings, books, and technical reports on meteorology, climatology, atmospheric chemistry and physics, astrophysics, hydrology, glaciology, physical oceanography and environmental sciences. Produced by the American Meteorological Society.

MICROMEDEX Healthcare Series   UCB access only
1974 - present

A search interface of several databases with referenced information about drugs, toxicology, diseases, acute care, and alternative medicine.

Public health
Varies

The NCJRS database has summaries of criminal justice publications, including government reports, books, journal articles, and unpublished research reports. Includes several public health topics, such as violence and abuse, alcohol and drugs, HIV/AIDS, and more. Includes a browsable alphabetical subject list. NCJRS also has a searchable database of over thousands of full text publications from various government agencies.

All sciences
Varies

NTRL is the gateway to indexes, abstracts, and technical reports of the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). The NTIS archives reports from the Departments of Defense, Energy, Transportation, Agriculture, Health and Human Services, and other government agencies. Some full text available.

Natural Standard   UCB access only
Varies

Natural Standard is an international research collaboration that aggregates and synthesizes data on complementary and alternative medical therapies, such as herbs and dietary supplements. Information presented is evidence-based, consensus-based, and peer-reviewed. Natural Standard is a full-text source, and contains additional references to the primary literature.

1920 - present

Indexes technical reports, conference papers, journal articles, and other publications sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). Some reports are available in full text online.

Oceanic Abstracts   UCB access only
1981 - present

Indexes worldwide technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment. A leading source of information on topics relating to the oceans, marine biology, physical oceanography, fisheries, aquaculture, non-living resources, meteorology and geology, as well as environmental, technological, and legislative topics.

Varies: 1917--

Provides full text access to core journals and conference proceedings published by the Optical Society of America (OSA) and related publishers, covering optics and photonics. The ImageBank includes more than 200,000 images.

PAIS   UCB access only
1914 - present

The PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) International database covers public policy, politics, economics, and social issues worldwide, including topics such as health policy, public health, health planning, social policy, and health services. The database is updated monthly and indexes journal articles, books, statistical directories, conference reports, and government reports from over 120 countries.

PapersFirst   UCB access only
All sciences
1993 - present

Indexes papers presented at conferences, symposia, meetings, expositions, workshops, and congresses worldwide in a variety of disciplines.

Public health
Varies

Contains 300,000 citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports related to population, family planning, and related health issues.

ProQuest Statistical Insight   UCB access only
Other
Varies - see description

Provides access to the American Statistics Index (ASI) (1973–present), the Statistical Reference Index (SRI) (1980–present), and the Index to International Statistics (IIS) (1983–present). Provides links to about 2,000 publications on federal agency web sites. The full texts of these citations are on microfiche: ASI and IIS microfiche are housed in the Doe/Moffitt Government Information collection; SRI microfiche are in the Business and Economics Library.

PsychiatryOnline   UCB access only
Varies

Contains several full-text psychiatry journals, textbooks, and practice guidelines as well as the the American Psychiatric Association's DSN-IV-TR (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

1840 - current

Indexes over 1,300 journals, conference proceedings, books, reports, and dissertations in psychology and enriched with literature from psychiatry, education, business, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, law, linguistics, and social work.
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PubMed   UCB access only
1947 - current

Access to citations from MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, other journals in the field of medicine and life sciences, and links to NCBI's integrated molecular biology databases including nucleotide sequences, protein sequences, 3-D protein structure data, population study data sets, and assemblies of complete genomes in an integrated system.

1987 - present

Indexes journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, and other materials about earthquakes, earthquake engineering, natural hazard mitigation, and related topics.

Reaxys   UCB access only
Chemistry
1779 - present

Reaxys is a web-based interface for three chemical information databases, Beilstein, Gmelin and the Patent Chemistry Database (PCD). Structure, reaction and citation searching are possible. Reaxys is a key resource for locating information on how to synthesis organic, inorganic and organometallic compounds. It is also a good source for critically evaluated data on on physical, chemical, spectral, bioactivity, or toxicological properties of chemical compounds.

Optometry
Varies

The Vision Science Reference Database is a current literature database service provided by the University of Waterloo Centre for Contact Lens Research (CCLR). Includes citations and abstracts from the most current articles on subjects in ophthalmology and optometry from professional journals, including major publications not normally covered by other databases. In addition, the site features a gallery of clinical photos and links to other useful resources. One time free registration is required.

SAE Digital Library  UCB access only
Engineering
1906 - current

Indexes all Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) publications, including technical papers and standards. Provides the full text of technical papers published since 1998, full text of SAE International Journal articles since 2011, and abstracts for technical papers published since 1967. You can also access technical papers published since 1984 at MICROFICHE 22983 in the Engineering Library.

SciFinder Scholar/Chemical Abstracts   UCB access only
1907 - present

Indexes over 9,000 journals, patents, conferences, books, technical reports, and dissertations related to chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, and the biomedical sciences.
Use is restricted to current UC faculty, staff, and students.

1940 - current

SciTech Connect includes technical reports, bibliographic citations, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia, and data information sponsored by the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessors, the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Includes citations from Nuclear Science Abstracts. SciTech Connect contains all the full-text documents and citations previously found in Information Bridge and Energy Citations Database.

Scopus   UCB access only

Varies

Indexes over 21,000 journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, and book series in the sciences, technology, medicine, arts, humanities, and social sciences literature. Scopus is a one-year trial ending on December 31, 2014.

1969 - present

Contains more than 62,000 abstracts of journal articles, books and book chapters, dissertations, reports, conference proceedings and conference papers, government documents, policy or legal documents, editorials, letters, and comments on articles related to the scientific, medical, technical, policy, behavioral, legal, and historical literature related to smoking and tobacco use and its effect on health.

Sociological Abstracts   UCB access only
1952 - present

The primary database for the literature in sociology; covers demography, education, law, social psychology, and sociology. Sources include journals, books, conferences and meetings, and dissertations. Sociological Abstracts Guide

SPIE Digital Library   UCB access only
Engineering, Physics
1990 - present

Provides access to full-text papers from SPIE proceedings and journals. SPIE is the International Society for Optical Engineering.

TOXLINE   UCB access only
Last 5 years plus current year

Indexes journals, monographs, technical reports, theses, letters, meeting abstracts, conference papers, and reports in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens. Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, information is drawn from a number of sources including Toxicity Bibliography and Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology.

Engineering
1965 - present

Indexes over 940,000 records of transportation research worldwide.
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Earth sciences
1880 - present

Includes citations for approximately 75,000 publications of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), including the USGS numbered series. Many of these publications are available in full text online. Some older publications are in the DJVU format, which requires a plug-in.

Optometry
1975 - present

Produced by the Southern College of Optometry Library, Visionet is the only widely available online index to the optometric journal literature. There is some overlap with MEDLINE.
Login and password are required: see Fong Optometry & Health Sciences Library staff for password and further information.

Web of Science   UCB access only
All sciences
1900 - current

Indexes over 5,300 of the leading science journals across 164 scientific disciplines within engineering, physical, and life sciences, and provides searching of cited references. Also includes the Arts and Humanities Citation Index and the Social Sciences Citation Index.
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Biosciences
1935 - present

Coverage of literature on mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Partial coverage from 1935 - 1970 and full coverage from 1971 to date, derived from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Biological Survey, and the National University of Costa Rica. Includes wildlife behavior, wetlands, economics and management.

Zentralblatt MATH   UCB access only
Mathematics, Statistics
1868 - present

Indexes over 2,300 serials and journals in pure and applied mathematics.

Zoological Record   UCB access only
Biosciences
1864 - present

Covers about 4,500 international scientific journals plus books, meetings, conferences, reviews, and electronic documents. Comprehensive coverage of literature in all aspects of zoology, including systematics, ecology, behavior, evolution, and conservation. Access is by author, subject, geographic area, and taxa, with a thesaurus of about 10,000 terms arranged in 80 hierarchies. Includes abstracts.
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