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Journal Indexes and Databases

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Academic Search Complete
Provides full text for more than 4,000 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. This database is updated daily.
List of journals included.

Full-text of journals published by the American Chemical Society. Titles may also be available in OhioLINK's Electronic Journal Center.

Annual Reviews
Contains critical reviews of significant primary literature in the areas of biology, biomedicine, chemistry, physics, sociology, and related disciplines. Published yearly, this is the online, full-text version of the printed Annual Review of...series.
(1998 - present)

Search the journals of the APS, by journal, volume, page or article. Titles are also available through OhioLINK's Electronic Journal Center.

ArticleFirst (OCLC) (1990 - Current)
Contains citations to journal articles covering the humanities, popular culture, science, technology, business and the social sciences. Updated daily.

Beilstein Handbook (via Reaxys) (1772 - Current)
Access chemical data in the areas of organic, organo-metallic, and inorganic chemistry. Databases included are the Beilstein Handbook, the Gmelin Handbook, selected literature from 1772 to today, and organic chemistry and life science patents from US (since 1976), World and European (since 1978) patent publications. Reaxys is updated monthly.

Biological Abstracts (1969 - Current)
Biological Abstracts is now available as part of BIOSIS Previews.

BioOne
Provides access to significant literature in the biosciences. Full-text access to select titles is available through the BioOne site and also through the Electronic Journal Center.

BIOSIS Previews (including Biological Abstracts) (1969 - Current)
An international database covering the life science disciplines, indexing nearly 7,000 journals. Updated monthly.

Cambridge Structural Database
Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) contains crystal structure information for over 245,000 organic and metal organic compounds. All of these crystal structures have been analysed using X-ray or neutron diffraction techniques. For each crystallographic entry in the CSD there are three distinct types of information stored. These are conveniently categorised in terms of their "dimensionality": bibliographic information, chemical connectivity, 3D Molecular Structure, and 3D Crystal Structure. The web version provides a full range of text/numeric search options, in addition to more complex search functionality, including: substructure searching,and reduced cell searching, similarity searching.

Note: This version supercedes the cd-rom version.


Citation Indexes (1980 - Current)
Three multidisciplinary "Web of Science" databases covering the journal literature in the areas of the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Updated weekly.
Tutorial

Compendex (1969 - Current)
Comprehensive interdisciplinary engineering database, with abstracts from over 5,000 international journals, conference papers and proceedings, and technical reports. Includes links to full-text. Updated weekly.

Compendex Historical (1884 - 1968)
Index and abstracts to engineering literature published from 1884-1968.

Current Protocols in Molecular Biology
Current Protocols are used in laboratories around the world as the authoritative sources for effective, reliable methods in biological research and experimentation. The web version is searched via the table of contents and provides links to figures, tables, recipes, literature citations, cross-references, and internet URLs in the full-text HTML format. PDF format for printing is also available.

While this resource is available via the web, it requires a user id and password. Please check with the reference desk to access this resource.


Current Protocols in Nucleic Acid Chemistry
Current Protocols are used in laboratories around the world as the authoritative sources for effective, reliable methods in biological research and experimentation. The web version is searched via the table of contents and provides links to figures, tables, recipes, literature citations, cross-references, and internet URLs in the full-text HTML format. PDF format for printing is also available.

While this resource is available via the web, it requires a user id and password. Please check with the reference desk to access this resource.


Help guides for specific chemistry, physics, and liquid crystal related resources.

Dissertation Abstracts (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses) (1861 - Current)
Includes citations for dissertations dating from the first U.S. dissertation issued in 1861. Contains abstracts for dissertations from 1980 to the present and for master's theses from 1988 forward. The work of authors from over 1,000 North American graduate schools and European universities are also included. Titles published since 1997 are available in PDF digital format and have 24 page previews available.

e-ROS: Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis
e-EROS offers systematic and exhaustive coverage of reagents used in organic synthesis. Classical reagents, new "designer" reagents and catalysts are included. Search by CAS numbers or InChIís or InChI Keys, authors with full-text links to their articles, keywords and phrases, reagent or reaction name, citation information, or structure, and more.

Electronic Journal Center (OhioLINK)
Full-text coverage of selected journals in the areas of arts, humanities, math, medicine, science, engineering, computer science, and social sciences. This link gives the current status of access to EJC titles. For some, links are provided through publishers' web sites.

Electronic Journal Center (OhioLINK)- How to Set Up E-Journal Alerts
Instructions for setting up a profile in the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center, for receiving e-mail notifications of new journal issues and setting other personal options.

Comprehensive treatment of all areas of inorganic chemistry, including Main Group Elements; Transition Metals and Coordination Chemistry; Organometallic Chemistry; Bioinorganic Chemistry; Solid State, Materials, Nanomaterials and Catalysis; and General Inorganic Chemistry, Theoretical and Computational Methods. Articles are arranged alphabetically and are searchable keyword. HTML and PDF formats are available.

Each of the 600 demonstrations is concisely produced and narrated, each stands alone and illustrates a particular principle of physics. The demonstrations are augmented by slow-motion photography and animation. Videos are accompanied by a printer-friendly PDF page which may contain graphics, tables or figures not easily rendered on the web. Videos are available in RealVideo format and may be streamed or dowloaded.

Faculty of 1000. Biology
Reviews the most interesting papers published in the biological sciences, based on the recommendations of a faculty of well over 2,300 selected leading researchers.

GeoRef (1785 - Current)
Provides historical and current information in geology and related areas.

This free database provides some searchable access to current geoscience publications that are not yet included in the GeoRef Database. The unedited references contain key terms along with bibliographic information, but no abstracts, links to full text, or library holdings are given.

Gmelin (Reaxys) (1772 - Current)
Access chemical data in the areas of organic, organo-metallic, and inorganic chemistry. Databases included are the Beilstein Handbook, the Gmelin Handbook, selected literature from 1772 to today, and organic chemistry and life science patents from US (since 1976), World and European (since 1978) patent publications. Reaxys is updated monthly.

Use to search for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Includes articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (1975 - Current)
Describes journal articles, conference proceedings, books, book reviews, and dissertations in the history of science, technology, medicine and allied historical fields. Updated annually.

Inspec (1969 - Current)
Provides access to the world's scientific and technical literature in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computers and computing, and information technology; also has significant coverage in areas such as materials science, aeronautics, oceanography, nuclear engineering, geophysics, biomedical engineering and biophysics. Searches Physics Abstracts and more.

Inspec Archive (1898 - 1968)
All aspects of physics (originally published as Physics Abstracts), Electrical and electronic engineering (introduced as a separate journal in 1903, and originally published as Electrical and Electronic Abstracts), Computing and control engineering (introduced as a separate journal in 1966, and published initially as Control Abstracts, later renamed to Computer and Control Abstracts). Also known as "Electronic Access to Science Abstracts Journals 1898-1968".

ISI Web of Science (1980 - Current)
Three multidisciplinary "Web of Science" databases covering the journal literature in the areas of the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Updated weekly.
Tutorial

Journal Citation Reports: JCR
The JCR allows the evaluation and comparison of journals using citation data drawn from over 7,500 scholarly and technical journals from more than 3,300 publishers in over 60 countries. All areas of science, technology, and social sciences are covered. The JCR can show you the most frequently cited journals in a field, the highest impact journals in a field, and the largest journals in a field allow for journal evaluation and comparison. NOTE: Citation data are not meant to replace informed peer review. Careful attention should be paid to circumstances that can influence citation rates such as language, journal history and format, publication schedule, and subject specialty.

Use this tool to determine the availability of online or print journals available at Kent State, as well as online titles available through OhioLINK.

JSTOR
JSTOR is an electronic archive of complete journal backruns, current to within 2 to 5 years. The collections include: Arts & Sciences I-VIII, Business Collection I-III, Ecology & Botany, General Science, and Language and Literature. For Kent State University, students and faculty now have access to 381 JSTOR journals representing over 2 million articles.

A database of of approximately 75,000 thermotropic liquid crystals, which contains free access to the chemical structures and registration numbers of compounds found in LiqCryst 3.2. It also includes 17,000 references from journals, books, conferences, patents and proceedings and Ph.D. theses.

MathSciNet (1940 - Current)
Searchable web version of Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications. This database is produced by the American Mathematical Society. Updated daily.

MEDLINE (1949 - Current)
International index for medical literature, produced by the National Library of Medicine. Addresses all aspects of medicine and health care and offers citations from nearly 4,000 journals, books and book chapters, research and other sources. Includes citations originally found in the print indexes that date from 1950-1965.

PubMed provides free, worldwide access to MEDLINE. It also contains links to the full-text versions of articles at participating publishers' Web sites and access to PREMEDLINE basic citation information. NOTE: accessing PubMed through this URL will provide links to online, full-text articles available through KSU and OhioLINK.
Using RefWorks with PubMed citations (U.C. Berkeley)

A standard handbook with methods and techniques for studying enzymes. DNA, RNA, biophysical, biochemical and biotechnological topics are also included.

Patent Chemistry (Reaxys) (1772 - Current)
Access chemical data in the areas of organic, organo-metallic, and inorganic chemistry. Databases included are theBeilstein Handbook, the Gmelin Handbook, selected literature from 1772 to today, and organic chemistry and life science patents from US (since 1976), World and European (since 1978) patent publications. Reaxys is updated monthly.

PubMed provides free, worldwide access to MEDLINE. It also contains links to the full-text versions of articles at participating publishers' Web sites and access to PREMEDLINE basic citation information. NOTE: accessing PubMed through this URL will provide links to online, full-text articles available through KSU and OhioLINK.
Using RefWorks with PubMed citations (U.C. Berkeley)

Reaxys (Beilstein/Gmelin/Patent Chemistry) (1772 - Current)
Access chemical data in the areas of organic, organo-metallic, and inorganic chemistry. Databases included are the Beilstein Handbook, the Gmelin Handbook, selected literature from 1772 to today, and organic chemistry and life science patents from US (since 1976), World and European (since 1978) patent publications. Reaxys is updated monthly.

Royal Society of Chemistry Journals Archive (1841 - 2004)
Provides full-text access to the journal archive of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Includes more than 200,000 original articles published from 1841 to 1996. Use the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center for full-text access to RSC titles after 2004. Advance article access is not available.

NOTE: You must use the provided checkbox to restrict your search to the journal archive.


Science Citation Index Expanded (1980 - Current)
This "Web of Science" database covers the journal literature of the sciences. It indexes more than 5,700 major journals across 164 scientific disciplines, with all cited references captured. Updated weekly.
Tutorial

Science of Synthesis: Houben-Weyl Methods of Molecular Transformations (OhioLINK) (1909 - Current)
Science of Synthesis, formerly Houben-Weyl Methods of Organic Chemistry, is the premier source for information on synthetic chemistry. It includes access to published literature from journals, books, and patents since the 1880's, with an effort toward balancing works from industry and academica.

SciFinder Scholar
Meta database Patent and Journal References from all scientific disciplines, Substance information, Chemical reactions, Regulated chemicals information, Commercially available substances. Searches simultaneously the following sources: Chemical AbstractsPlus; CAS REGISTRY; CHEMLIST; CHEMCATS -Online Chemical Catalogs File, MEDLINE and OLDMEDLINE 1958- present. Chemical Structure searches are limited to exact matches of a drawn structure as well as structure with substitution at open positions on the drawn structure.

NOTE: SciFinder Scholar is located in the CD-ROM folder found in the start menu of the public work stations.


SciFinder Web Version (1907 - Current)
Online version of SciFinder Scholar which includes access to patent and journal literature in most scientific disciplines, Substance information, chemical reactions, regulated chemicals information, commercially available substances are also available. Searches simultaneously the following sources: Chemical AbstractsPlus; CAS REGISTRY; CHEMLIST; CHEMCATS -Online Chemical Catalogs File, MEDLINE and OLDMEDLINE 1958- present. Substructure and exact structure searching are available. Use the link below to create your account.
Create SciFinder Web Version account

A comprehensive science-specific search engine that filters out non-scientific sites and finds peer-reviewed articles such as PDF and PostScript files. Searches specialty sources, such as Medline, ScienceDirect, the U.S. Patent Office, BioOne, and more.

Scopus (1996 - Current)
Scopus is a database that gives author and journal ranking analysis. It works in a similar way to ISI Web of Science and its Citation Indexes. While Scopus does cover many journals that ISI does not, the strongest coverage in the sciences. Scopus uses its H index as a measure of citations for journals and authors.
Scopus Searching LibGuide

Guides to using the various databases, as well as tips for better searching, provided by OhioLINK.

Each of the virtual journals included presents an online collection of relevant papers from a broad range of "source" journals in the physical sciences. Full-text freely available for those journals to which Kent State University Libraries and Media Services subscribes.

Web of Knowledge (1965 - Current)
Three multidisciplinary "Web of Science" databases covering selected journal literature and conference proceedings in the areas of the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Updated weekly.
Tutorial

Web of Science (1965 - Current)
Three multidisciplinary "Web of Science" databases covering selected journal literature and conference proceedings in the areas of the arts and humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Updated weekly.
Tutorial

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