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General/Multidisciplinary Databases in the Sciences

Librarian Subject Specialist

Cory Craig — (530) 752‑0347 — PSEL Reference/Collections (
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Subject Specific Databases

Agricola [via OvidSP] ( [Restricted] VPN

NOTE: default UCD Search Type set to Advanced Ovid Search. Published by the National Agricultural Library, the Agricola database describes publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines including: animal science; veterinary science; entomology; plant science; forestry; aquaculture and fisheries; farming, farming systems and crops; agricultural economics; extension and education; food and human nutrition; and earth sciences and environmental sciences. The Bibliography of Agriculture is the print index to the agricultural literature going back to 1942 located on the Shields Library, Third Floor, at call number Z 5071 .U63

IMPORTANT: The largest and most comprehensive agricultural literature database is CAB Abstracts.

Coverage: 1970-present

General Databases

Web of Science [via Web of Knowledge] ( [Restricted] VPN

NEW interface loaded July 17, 2011 -- result retrievals will be larger due to search design changes.

Provides access to the content from three Thomson Reuters ISI (Institute for Scientific Information) Citation Databases: Science Citation Index Expanded; Social Sciences Citation Index; Arts & Humanities Citation Index.

Coverage: 1900-present [Science 1899-, Social Sciences 1900-, Arts & Humanities 1975-]
Academic Search Complete [via EBSCO] ( [Restricted] VPN
Academic Search Complete (ASC) provides coverage of multidisciplinary, full-text academic journals to support scholarly research in all areas of the arts, humanities and the social, life and physical sciences. The database includes the full-text articles from 9,100 journals, with an additional 13,690 journals indexed and abstracted. Searches can be restricted to peer-reviewed articles.
Coverage: 1887-present
ArticleFirst [via FirstSearch/OCLC] ( [Restricted] VPN
Citations from the table of contents pages of over 12,000 journals in the sciences, social sciences, the humanities, and popular culture.
Coverage: 1990-present
INSPEC [via Web of Knowledge] ( [Restricted] VPN
Citations from scholarly journals, conference proceedings, books, reports, and dissertations in physics, electrical engineering and electronics, computers and control, and information technology.
Coverage: 1898-present
Journal Citation Reports (JCR) ( [Restricted] VPN

Journal Citation Reports is an annual publication by Thomson Reuters with each yearly data analysis being completed in the following year. The most recent edition is always published in the summer following the year analyzed.

Journal Citation Reports indicates the most frequently cited journals in a field, the highest impact journals in a field, and the largest journals in a field. JCR Science Edition contains data from over 7,300 journals in science and technology. JCR Social Sciences Edition contains data from over 2,200 journals in the social sciences. NOTE: For disciplines that have longer timespans for citation, consider sorting for ranking by using the 5-year Impact Factor sort.

Coverage: 2007-2012
Related: ( is a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results. Search selected science and technology web sites and government databases. Sciencegov
Conference Papers Index [via Proquest] ( [Restricted] VPN
Major areas of coverage include agriculture, biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, forestry, biology, environmental science, soil science, biotechnology, and clinical medicine.
Coverage: 1982-present
PapersFirst [via FirstSearch/OCLC] ( [Restricted] VPN

Index of papers presented at worldwide conferences, symposia, meetings, expositions, workshops, and congresses as received by the British Library Document Supply Centre.

Coverage: 1993-present