Wolbach Library: General Science Resources

Many of these resources are restricted to SAO and Harvard ID holders with PINs. Please follow these instructions to request a PIN.

  • Aerospace & High Technology Database
      From ProQuest; covers research in aeronautics, astronautics, and space sciences published in periodic literature, NASA and other U.S. government agencies' reports, and other institutional publications.
  • ARIBIB - ARI Bibliographic Data Base for Astronomical References
      Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts online; coverage ends in 2000.
  • arXiv.org e-Print archive
      ArXiv.org is a searchable full text database of preprints in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science and computer science.
  • Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
      Abstract service with links to full text when available. The above link is for CfA and Harvard affiliates to access ADS via the Library's proxy server.
  • CDS Bibliographic Service
  • Chemical Abstracts
      To access Chemical Abstracts one must use SciFinder Scholar software. To get a username and password for the system one must contact the Chemistry Librarian at 617-496-2728. Once registered click HERE! This can be confusing, for additional help contact the Digital Resources Librarian at Wolbach Library.
  • Computing Reviews
      Published by the Association for Computing Machinery and hosted online by Reviews.com; provides full text reviews of the computer science literature, pointing readers to journal articles, books, technical reports, proceeding articles, and theses which the reviewers judge to be of high quality and relevance in their fields.
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics 90th Ed.
      Published by the CRC Press; the primary source for chemical and physical data. This online edition now allows for chemical structure searching, when a Java Applet is installed locally.
  • Dissertations and Theses Full Text
      Indexes dissertations and masters' theses from most North American graduate schools as well as some European universities. Provides full text for most indexed dissertations from 1990-present.
  • DOI Resolver
  • Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics
      Published by Grove's Dictionaries; a database of over 3,000 articles commissioned by 800 professionals in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics.
  • Factiva.com
      Contains over 8,000 business and news publications, including trade journals, newswires, and company and stock reports, most in full text.
  • Google Scholar
      Google Scholar enables you to search for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research.
  • Government science information search enginge
      Science.gov is a gateway to government science information and research that provides over 36 scientific databases and 200 million pages of information with just one query.
  • IEEE Electronic Library (IEL)
      Includes access to the AbstractPlus records and full text published since 1988 and select content published since 1913 from: IEEE journals, transactions, and magazines; IEEE conference proceedings; IET journals; IET conference proceedings; IEEE published standards; IEEE Spectrum Magazine; and Proceedings of the IEEE.
      The Institution of Electrical Engineers' (IEE) bibliographic database which covers the fields of physics, electronical engineering and electronics, computers and control engineering and information technology.
  • inSPIRES
      The next-generation High Energy Physics (HEP) information system built by CERN, DESY, Fermilab and SLAC.
  • LexisNexis Academic
      This resources offers access to more than 7,000 English language newspapers, newsletters, magazines, trade journals, wire services and broadcast transcripts.
  • MathSciNet
      Covers material from Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications, from 1940 to the present.
  • Meteorological and Geophysical Abstracts
      Citations and abstracts from literature in the following fields: meteorology, climatology, atmospheric chemistry and physics, physical oceanography, hydrology, glaciology, and related sciences.
  • NACA-National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
      The UK archive of digitized NACA Reports maintained by the AERADE team.
  • NTIS - National Technical Information Service
      Provides access to millions of scientific and technical reports produced by or for U.S. federal agencies.
  • NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server
      Simultaneously searches abstract and technical report servers maintained by various NASA centers and programs.
  • ProQuest Advanced Technologies and Aerospace Collection
      Provides coverage of basic and applied research in aeronautics, astronautics, and space sciences. Also covers technology development and applications in complementary and supporting fields such as chemistry, geosciences, physics, communications, and electronics.
      Indexes the journal literature of the sciences from 1940 to the present; includes cited reference search capability. The Web of Science is part of the Web of Knowledge suite of database offerings.
  • Safari Technical Books Online
      Safari Tech Books Online provides access to more than 5,500 full-text e-books from O'Reilly, Sams, Peachpit Press, Que, Addison-Wesley, and other publishers. The system is distributed by ProQuest Company. Coverage includes information technology, programming, and computer applications.
  • SciFinder Scholar
      See Chemical Abstracts entry above.
  • TRAIL:Technical Report Archive & Image Library
      TRAIL is an initiative led by the University of Arizona in collaboration with CRL and other interested agencies to identify, digitize, archive, and provide access to federal technical reports issued prior to 1975.
  • Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory
      Provides bibliographic information on thousands of periodicals, including indexing information.
  • Web of Science
      Indexes the journal literature of the sciences from 1940 to the present; includes cited reference search capability. The Web of Science is part of the Web of Knowledge suite of database offerings.
  • WorldCat
      A bibliographic database that includes the holdings of thousands of OCLC member libraries.

Many more article search engines are available through the Harvard Libraries portal.


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