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Search article databases to find journal articles and conference papers. These databases index articles published in selected journals, magazines, conferences, and other sources. Most of these databases include citations and abstracts with links to full text. To get the full text, use the UC-eLinks button.

Core Engineering Databases

Compendex   UCB access only
1884–present
Indexes over 5,000 journals, conferences, technical reports, and other materials related to the engineering and technical literature.
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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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PubMed   UCB access only
1947–present
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.

Web of Science   UCB access only
1900–present
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 & Humanities Citation Index and the Social Sciences Citation Index.
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Academic Search Complete   UCB access only
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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ACI Digital Library   UCB access only
1905–present
Provides full-text access to journals, conference proceedings, and special symposium publications from the American Concrete Institute (ACI).

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.

AIAA Electronic Library   UCB access only
1930–present
Provides full-text access to meeting papers and journal articles published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

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

ASCE Online Research Library   UCB access only
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
Full text Journals and Conference Proceedings from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Journal coverage: 1960-present/ Proceedings coverage: 2002-present.

ASTM Digital Library   UCB access only
1930–present
Access to full text of all ASTM International publications including books, symposia papers, technical publications, and journals. Also includes access to the ASTM Standards collection.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals   UCB access only
1930–present
Indexes over 1,000 scholarly and professional journals covering archaeology, architecture, architectural design, 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.
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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.
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CE Database
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.

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

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.

DBLP Computer Science Bibliography
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.

Earthquake Engineering Abstracts   UCB access only
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.

Embase   UCB access only
1940–present
Biomedical and pharmacological database that indexes journals and conference papers in biochemistry, bioengineering, medical devices, and more.

Energy Central Professional   UCB access only
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.

Energy Citations Database
1948–present
Note: As of July 2013, ECD will be merged with DOE's Information Bridge into the new SciTech Connect.Indexes energy-related technical reports, conference papers, journal articles, books, dissertations, and patents 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. Some reports are available in full text online.

Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management   UCB access only
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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ETDE World Energy Base
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.

ETHXWeb
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
Highlights and reviews the most interesting papers published in the biological sciences, based on the recommendations of a faculty of well over 1,000 selected leading researchers.

Frost & Sullivan   UCB access only
Contains market research on the following industries: Aerospace and Defense; Automotive and Transportation; Chemicals, Materials and Food; Electronics and Security; Energy and Power Systems; Environment and Building Technologies; Healthcare; Industrial Automation and Process Control; Information and Communication Technologies; and Measurement and Instrumentation. Users must enter their name and email to login. Unlimited access and viewing but downloading of full reports is unavailable.

Gartner   UCB access only
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.
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Google Scholar
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.

ICE Virtual Library   UCB access only
1836–present
Provides full-text access to the journals and proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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.

International Nuclear Information System (INIS)
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.

LexisNexis Academic   UCB access only
1988–present
Provides full-text access to more than 70 million articles from newspapers, journals, newsletters, broadcast transcripts, reference works, and other documents.

LexisNexis Statistical   UCB access only
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 Library.

Material ConneXion   UCB access only
Comprehensive information on over 7,000 new materials for architecture, engineering, and other design disciplines. Includes images, detailed material descriptions, usage characteristics, and manufacturer and distributor contact information for architecture, interiors, product packaging, transportation and more.

Materials Research Society Proceedings Library   UCB access only
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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National Technical Reports Library (NTRL)   UCB access only
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.

NTRS: NASA Technical Report Server
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.

OnePetro   UCB access only
Online library of technical literature for the oil and gas exploration and production industry. Includes full text of papers published by the Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Petroleum Institute, NACE International, ISOPE, and more.

PapersFirst   UCB access only
1993–present
Indexes papers presented at conferences, symposia, meetings, expositions, workshops, and congresses worldwide in a variety of disciplines.

Quakeline
1987–present 
Indexes journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, and other materials about earthquakes, earthquake engineering, natural hazard mitigation, and related topics.

SAE Digital Library   UCB access only
1906–present
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.
First time users must register at the UC SciFinder Scholar page.
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SciTech Connect
1940–present
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
Scopus is a one-year trial ending on December 31, 2014.
Indexes over 21,000 journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, and book series in the sciences, technology, medicine, arts, humanities, and social sciences literature.

SPIE Digital Library   UCB access only
1990–present
Provides access to full-text papers from SPIE proceedings and journals. SPIE is the International Society for Optical Engineering.

TRID Online
1965–present
Indexes over 470 journals, books, conferences, and technical reports related to all modes and disciplines of transportation.
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