The databases listed below are abstract services that help you find information systematically by indexing the published documents in specific disciplines. They use consistent indexing practices, are continuously updated, and are compiled by experts. No one service covers all aspects of any discipline. Often using two or three services produces the best results. Some, like the "Applied Science and Technology Abstracts," are meant as quick introductions to a topic. Others, like "Scopus" attempt to find all relevant materials. Each of these services has its own interface.
The most comprehensive AGI database in the geosciences and continues to grow by more than 100,000 references a year. The database contains over 3 million references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses.
Contains bibliographic citations to United States federal government publications from 1976 to the present. Based on the Monthly Catalog of US Government Publications, GPO contains references to books, reports, studies, serials, maps, and other publications.
Abstracts and index to worldwide scientific and technical papers in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computing, information technology, manufacturing, production and mechanical engineering. Includes more than 14 million records, 5,000 journals, and more than 2,500 conference proceedings.
Synthesis is an information service for the research, development, and educational communities in engineering and computer science. It combines authoritative content with digital delivery to create a product that is substantially more useful than traditional print or digital publications.