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  • A to Z Maps Online
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    This collection of world, continent, country, and state maps contains > over 145,000 current maps, including political maps, physical maps, and thematic maps on population, weather, trees, etc. In the link to Education--Teaching Tools are games, images and puzzles.
  • ArticleFirst
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    Contains the table of contents pages and holdings information from more than 13,000 journals in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and popular culture. Although most of the journals are published in English, journals in other languages are also included. Updated daily.
  • Current Contents Connect
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    Part of Web of Knowledge, Current Contents is a multidisciplinary current awareness Web resource providing access to complete bibliographic information from over 8,000 of the world's leading scholarly journals and more than 2,000 books. Users can also search a premium collection of evaluated scholarly Web sites and access evaluated, full-text Web documents in three general resource types: preprints, funding information and research activities.
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
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    This web site provides access to the full-text content of 4,274 e-books purchased by the USC Libraries from netLibrary. The books are searchable by both author and title. In addition, all books included in this collection are accessible through Homer.
  • Essential Science Indicators (ESI)
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    Essential Science Indicators (ESI) is one of ISI/Thomson's Web of Knowledge databases that provides more aggregate citation analysis than do the citation indices. "Types of data featured in ESI include most cited author rankings, institutional (university, corporate, government research lab) rankings, national rankings, and journal rankings....The data in ESI are limited to ISI-indexed journal articles only." ESI is updated bimontly (every other month).
  • INSPEC
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    Scientific and technical journals and conference proceedings in physics, electrical engineering and electronics, computing and control, and information technology. Produced by the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) Information Division, the database is updated weekly.
  • LexisNexis Academic
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    Database of full text online news, business, financial, legal, medical, biographical, government and domestic and international newspaper resources.
    Please check all license agreements posted on the Lexis/Nexis Website at http://www.lexisnexis.com/terms/general. Failure to follow the Terms & Conditions may result in revocation of the Lexis/Nexis license for the University of Southern California. Furthermore it is expressedly forbidden to write search scripts to search this databases.
  • NASA Images
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    Created through a partnership between NASA and the Internet Archive, NASA imagines offers public access to NASA's image, video, and audio collections in a single, searchable resource. “The site contains everything from classic photos to educational programming and HD video, and is growing all the time as we continue to gain both new and archived media from all of NASA's centers. Through the development of nasaimages.org we hope to promote education and facilitate scholarship in the math and sciences at all levels, and to build general interest and excitement around space exploration, aeronautics, and astronomy”.
  • PapersFirst
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    Published information received by The British Library Document Supply Center.
  • ProceedingsFirst
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    Citations of every congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received at The British Library. Updated 24 times a year.
  • SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System Journals
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    The Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a NASA-funded project which maintains four bibliographic databases containing more than 3.6 million records: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Instrumentation, Physics and Geophysics, and preprints in Astronomy. The main body of data in the ADS consists of bibliographic records, which are searchable through the Abstract Service query forms, and full-text scans of much of the astronomical literature which can be browsed though the Browse interface. Please note that all abstracts and articles in the ADS are copyrighted by the publisher, and their use is free for personal use only. For more information, please read ADS' page detailing the Terms and Conditions regulating the use of the resources. In addition to its databases, the ADS provides access and pointers to a wealth of external resources, including electronic articles, data catalogs and archives, and currently have links to over 4.6 million records maintained by the collaborators.
  • Science Citation Index Expanded
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    The Science Citation Index, a part of the Web of Science, is a multidisciplinary database of bibliographic information indexed so that you can search for specific articles by subject, author, journal, and/or author address. Because the information stored about each article includes the article's cited reference list (often called its bibliography), you can also search the databases for articles that cite a known author or work.

    The Science Citation Index (SCI) indexes 5,700 major journals across 164 scientific disciplines, covering approximately 2,100 more journals than its print and CD-ROM counterparts, with all cited references captured.

  • Scirus
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    Scirus searches an international collection of institutional repositories and other resources, so it can be a good way to find technical reports, preprints, and other less common publications. Scirus includes basic and advanced search functions, and sorts results into journals vs. web sites. Elsevier ScienceDirect journals are prominently featured in the journal results, with direct links. USC subscribes to the majority of ScienceDirect titles, so Scirus is a good way to search those online journals. For more detailed information, see this electronic resources review in the online peer-reviewed journal Issues in Science and Technology Libraries
  • SIMBAD Astronomical Database
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    Maintained by the Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS), France, it provides basic data, cross-identifications, bibliography and measurements for astronomical objects outside the solar system. Simbad on the Web is the WWW interface to the Simbad database with full search function of its content.
  • SPINPlus
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    SPINPlus is comprised of SPIN, a funding opportunities database designed to provide up-to-date information on over 5,000 current federal, non-federal, & international funding sources; GENIUS, which provides a searchable resource for locating academic investigators/research partners for potential collaborations; and SMARTS, an electronic matching and funding opportunity notification system which provides a direct link to comprehensive & available national and international research funding information. Includes a Quick Reference Guide (under help) and a tutorial.
  • Web of Science
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    Web of Science (a.k.a. Web of Knowledge): Provides citations covering over 10,000 high-impact journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as international proceedings coverage for over 120,000 conferences. Includes:Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-Expanded); Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI); Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI); Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S); Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Sciences & Humanities (CPCI-SSH); Index Chemicus (IC); and Current Chemical Reactions (CCR-Expanded). Powerful tools include cited reference searching, Citation Maps, and the Analyze Tool.