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A Library research database is an online resource that contains articles and information from print sources such as magazines, newspapers, journals and reference books. These research databases provide access to resources across a wide spectrum of topic and subject areas. Database content can be easily searchable by: keywords, title, author or subject. The NCAR Library subscribes to the following database services. For information regarding copyright restrictions please consult Copyright and Electronic Resources.

If you are attempting to access these resources remotely, you will need to use the remote access link on the NCAR Library website to gain access, due to pre-arranged IP ranges.

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Database Service Years Covered Notes
American Geophysical Union (AGU) Journals Online   Contains nearly 100 years of Earth and space sciences research from AGU's preeminent journals. Access to the journals' primary research and Eos' interdisciplinary contributions from 1896 through 1995 provides a rich historical foundation for current work across the Geosciences. Subscription does not include access to digital books.
American Meteorological Society (AMS) Journals Online   AMS publishes eleven atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic journals - in print and online. Both formats are available.
Astrophysics Data Systems 1975 - Present The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System Abstract Service provides a gateway to the online Astronomy and Physics literature.
Books 24x7   Read and search full-text e-books in the computing field. Provides leading on demand business, technical and engineering content containing thousands of digitized "best-in class" books, book summaries, research reports and best practices.
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CiteSeerX   CiteSeerX is a scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science disciplines.
First Search Varies with each database Service connects you to information in a wide range of subjects in 11 databases including:
  • GeoBase - worldwide literature on geography, geology, and ecology
  • ERIC - journal articles and reports in education
  • WorldCat - catalogs of books and other materials in libraries worldwide
  • AGRICOLA - materials relating to all aspects of agriculture, forestry, and animal science
  • Article First - general subject areas
Google Scholar   Search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.
IEEExplore 1913 - Present Contains engineering articles from IEEE journals and conferences. Includes access to AbstractPlus records and full text articles published since 1988 and select content published since 1893. View tutorials and review user guides.
Ingenta   Search tables of content and abstracts. Full text articles are not always available.
Jstor   Archival of scholarly journals, conference proceedings, primary source materials and books.
Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA) 1975 – Present References to literature on meteorology, climatology, atmospheric chemistry and physics, astrophysics, hydrology, glaciology, physical oceanography and environmental sciences.
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Science Direct   Search from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books. Many journals go back to Volume 1, Issue 1.
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SpringerLink   Search all Springer Journals.
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Web of Science 1972 – Present Indexes articles only in peer reviewed journals and some open access journals in the physical and social sciences. Includes the number of times papers are cited.
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