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Searches publications in several fields, including physics, engineering, chemistry, geosciences and acoustics, and from several science and engineering societies. Publication types include journals, conference proceedings, ebooks, standards, and patents.
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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Full-text access to McGraw-Hill resources and publications including instructional videos and classic books such as Marks’ Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers and Perry’s Chemical Engineers Handbook.
Vendor: McGraw-Hill Full Text: Complete
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Collection of ebooks on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine.
Vendor: National Academy of Sciences Coverage: Varies Full Text: Partial
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