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StarBest Bet Databases in Astronomy

Web of Science Star
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Provides a search by cited reference, topic, author, and more for articles in almost all important English-language journals. Arts and Humanities covers 1975-present; Social Sciences 1900-present; and Science 1900-present.
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Inspec Star
Comprehensive index of articles and other scholarly work on electrical engineering: electronics, control engineering, telecom, computing, IT, etc., 1898-present.
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Scitation Star
The journals of six key physics and engineering societies, 1893-present.
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Additional Databases in Astronomy

Academic Search Premier
A good starting point: articles from key journals in many scholarly disciplines, with some trade journals and magazines, 1975-present.
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Encyclopedia of Astrobiology
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Expanded Academic ASAP
Articles from scholarly and general-interest periodicals relating to the humanities, social sciences, and non-technical general sciences, 1980-present.
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Google Scholar
Use within UMass’ IP range to access many UMass online journal subscriptions. In Scholar Preferences, you can choose to export citations to RefWorks bibliographic manager.
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ISI Proceedings
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Indexes published literature of the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, and conventions in the sciences and social sciences, 2001-present.
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NASA Technical Reports Server
References to Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports (STAR), journal articles, conference reports, 1958 -present.
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ScienceDirect
Full-text scholarly journals in the sciences and the social sciences. Dates of coverage vary: oldest is 1994-present.
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SciFinder Web
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Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) databases of chemistry and related scientific fields. Mid 1800's -
Also known as: Chemical Abstracts
MEDLINE
CAPlus
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Springer Extra Materials
Video and data files and other material supplementing some books published by Springer. Search by ISBN.
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SpringerLink
Full text books, 2005-2010, and current journals from science publisher Springer, mainly in English.
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WorldCat
The combined catalogs of most U.S. libraries. Material not owned by UMass Amherst can usually be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.
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