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IEEE/IEE Electronic Library Star
All IEEE journals (including Spectrum), standards, transactions, and major conference proceeding since 1988, plus some content since 1952, to present.
Also known as: IEEE Xplore
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Inspec Star
Comprehensive index of articles and other scholarly work on electrical engineering: electronics, control engineering, telecom, computing, IT, etc., 1898-present.
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ACM Digital Library Star
The journals of the Association for Computing Machinery, and its conference proceedings, with some works published by affiliated organizations, 1947-present.
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Engineering Village Star
Comprehensive access to engineering journal articles, conference papers, and web sites, 1884-present.
Also known as: Compendex
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Additional Databases in Computer Science

Academic Search Premier
A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.
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Dissertations and Theses @ UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst dissertations in full text.
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Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering
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Expanded Academic ASAP
Articles from scholarly and general-interest periodicals relating to the humanities, social sciences, and non-technical general sciences, 1980-present.
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Gale Virtual Reference Library
A collection of several hundred current subject encyclopedias.
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ISI Proceedings
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Indexes published literature of the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, and conventions in the sciences and social sciences, 2001-present.
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LexisNexis Academic
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Massive database of US and international newspapers; case and statutory law and law reviews; business periodicals, 1980-present.
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Science.gov
A site that organizes access to agriculture, computer, health, energy and other scientific information from U.S. government agencies. Current.
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ScienceDirect
Full-text scholarly journals in the sciences and the social sciences. Dates of coverage vary: oldest is 1994-present.
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Springer Extra Materials
Video and data files and other material supplementing some books published by Springer. Search by ISBN.
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SpringerLink
Full text books, 2005-2010, and current journals from science publisher Springer, mainly in English.
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Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science
Peer-reviewed, expert reports on R&D topics in engineering and comp. sci. Includes Coll. 1-4.
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Web of Science
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Provides a search by cited reference, topic, author, and more for articles in almost all important English-language journals. Arts and Humanities covers 1975-present; Social Sciences 1900-present; and Science 1900-present.
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