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Articles (Online Databases) - North Dakota State University Libraries have invested in databases designed to end your searches with high quality, relevant content.
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If you don’t know where to start, try one of these:

Library databases (also called indexes) are like search engines (but search journal, magazine, newspapers and other sources), usually dealing with a broad subject.

  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
    This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,500 journals, including full text from 1975-present for more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles.
  • JSTOR - Journal Storage (ITHAKA)
    JSTOR includes scholarship published in over one thousand of the highest-quality academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as monographs and other materials valuable for academic work.
  • ProQuest Databases (ProQuest)
    Full-text and bibliographic databases. Subject coverage includes general reference, business, health, arts, children's, computing, education, humanities, international, law, military, medicine multicultural, newspapers, nursing, psychology, sciences, social sciences, telecommunications, women's interests, genealogy, and many more.
  • ScienceDirect (Elsevier)
    ScienceDirect is one of the world's largest electronic collections of science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information. It offers journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books.
  • SciFinder Registration
    In order to use SciFinder, please visit the SciFinder Registration page first to create an account for yourself.
  • SciFinder (CAS)  
    SciFinder is a research discovery tool that allows you to explore the CAS databases containing literature from many scientific disciplines including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and more!
  • Web of Knowledge (Thomson Reuters)  Icon  Icon
    Subject coverage includes sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. The database provides bibliographic content and tools to access, analyze, and manage research information.
  • Find Newspaper Articles
    Databases for searching newspapers, online newspaper indexes, and directories of regional newspapers.

Database Trials

NDSU Libraries is currently evaluating the following databases. The NDSU community is invited to participate in the free trial access. Please provide any feedback you may have to your subject librarian.

  • CHEMnetBASE (Free trial ends October 18, 2014)

    CHEMnetBASE is a collection of chemistry databases from CRC Press. This resource includes:

    Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
    Combined Chemical Dictionary
    Dictionary of Natural Products
    Dictionary of Organic Compounds
    Dictionary of Drugs
    Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds
    Dictionary of Commonly Cited Compounds
    Dictionary of Marine Natural Products
    Dictionary of Food Compounds
    Dictionary of Carbohydrates
    Polymers: A Property Database
    Properties of Organic Compounds

    Each product is a separate entity and can only be searched on its own. All are substructure-searchable and most use the Marvin applet from Chemaxon (Polymers and Properties of Organic Compounds use the PsiBase plugin from Hampden Data Services).
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