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  • Applied Science & Technology Index Retrospective: 1913-1983 (H.W. Wilson)
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    Applied Science & Technology Index Retrospective™ offers indexing for more than 1,400 periodicals—with citations to more than three million articles—this database is the perfect reference for tracking down important studies, exploring historic controversies, finding papers by innovators, researching the development of particular technologies, and more.
  • Applied Science & Technology Source
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    Applied Science & Technology Source offers extensive coverage of research and development within the applied sciences and computing disciplines. This resource offers full text for almost 1,200 journals, citations to millions of articles. The content within Applied Science & Technology Source derives from numerous sources, including leading trade journals, professional and technical society journals, and conference proceedings.
  • 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.
  • e-Contemporary Mathematics
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    This high-quality series of refereed proceedings – written by recognized experts in their fields – maintains high scientific standards. Volumes draw from worldwide conferences and symposia sponsored by the American Mathematical Society and other organizations. This series is an important resource for keeping abreast of the latest findings and trends in mathematics.
    Please click on "View the most recent volume" to access the CMS titles.
  • 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).
  • European Mathematical Society Publishing House e-Books
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    This site features the European Mathematical Society's entire e-book collection from 2004 up to the present.
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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.
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    A growing full text collection of core social science, humanities, and science journals. Some backfiles date back to the early 1800s. Fields covered include: anthropology, ecology, economics, education, finance, mathematics, philosophy, political science, sociology, literature, biology.

    For a complete list of periodicals available in full text, see

  • 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 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.
  • MathSciNet
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    MathSciNet is the searchable Web database providing access to over 55 years of Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications.

    MathSciNet covers Mathematical Reviews (in full-text) from 1940 to the present. Mathematical Reviews provides timely reviews or summaries of articles and books that contain new contributions to mathematical research. Items listed in the annual indexes of Mathematical Reviews but not given an individual review are also included. The approximately 1600 current serials and journals indexed and reviewed in whole or in part by MathSciNet are listed in the Abbreviations of Names of Serials.

  • 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.
  • Project Euclid Prime
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    Euclid Prime is a growing aggregation of high-impact, peer-reviewed titles in theoretical and applied mathematics and statistics hosted by Project Euclid.
  • ProQuest - Multiple Databases
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    ProQuest Multiple Databases is a multi-disciplinary index suitable for both undergraduates and graduate students. It simultaneously searches dozens of subject areas, indexes thousands of general and scholarly titles, and provides full-text for a significant number of the articles included from a variety of contemporary research databases. It is an excellent starting place for research for a paper, particularly if one isn't sure where to begin their research.
  • 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
  • SIAM ebook
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    This site features the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics' e-book collection.
  • SIAM Journals Online
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    This links to the society's e-journal portal, listing their fourteen journals. The date range for online volumes is from 1997 to present. The actual Home Page for the society is
  • 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.
  • Zentralblatt MATH
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    The ZMATH Database contains about 2.8 million entries drawn from about 3500 journals and 1100 serials. The date range is from 1868 to present. The database is edited by the European Mathematical Society, FIZ Karlsruhe, and Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften.