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Provides citations and abstracts to journal articles, conference proceedings, government reports, and books in all fields of engineering and technology. Access to this database will cease on March 31, 2022.
Vendor: Elsevier Coverage: 1969 - present Full Text: Partial
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Vendor: American Institute of Physics Coverage: 1893 - present Full Text: Partial
Provides access to citation/abstract details for hundreds of thousands of worldwide publications such as journals (including open access journals), conference papers, books, and book chapters. Includes journal impact factors in the Journal Citation Reports tab.
Vendor: Clarivate Analytics Coverage: 1980 - present Full Text: None
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Vendor: National Academy of Sciences Coverage: Varies Full Text: Partial
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