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Selected Abstracts and Indexes

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Most Important Indexes

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Web of Science (SciSearch)
Web version of Science Citation Index and Current Contents. Stanford faculty and students only. SciSearch includes Science Citation Index and all of the Current Contents series as a web database. Pre-1974 years of Science Citation Index are at the Falconer Biology, Physics, and Lane Medical Libraries. Alerts, a current awareness service that allows you to get an email message for new items on topics of interest, is also available via LANL.

Other Indexes of Interest

ABI/Inform (1971+)
From ProQuest — many fulltext articles in business, finance, management, etc. beginning 1991 and Wall Street Journal, fulltext 1995+. Stanford Only. One of the largest electronic sources of business information. Citations provide complete bibliographic information, indexing, and abstracts from more than 1,000 business journals. More than half of those sources are indexed cover-to-cover. More than 350 are international journals that provide business news and analysis from around the world.
Expanded Academic ASAP Updated monthly. (1983+)
Abstracts are available beginning 3/93 to the present. Expanded Academic ASAP provides cover to cover indexing of more than 390 periodicals in science and engineering. Coverage includes trade and industrial publications, journals issued by professional and technical societies, and specialized subject periodicals, as well as “special issues” such as buyers’ guides, directories, and conference proceedings. For earlier years, back to 1918, the print equivalent, Applied Science and Technology Abstracts (AST), is available in the Engineering Library. For problems with AST or specialized assistance, contact the Engineering Library.
Biocommerce Abstracts (Slough, England: BioCommerce Data, Ltd., 1997-). Vol. 18, no. 1 (6th Jan. 1997)-
Published semimonthly, with cumulative volumes issued quarterly. Notes: Continues Abstracts in Biocommerce v.1(1982)-v.18(1996)
LOCATION: Biology Indexes TA164 .A2 FALCONER UNBOUND JNL (Library has v.19(1997)-)
BioethicsLine [More Information] (1973+)
Through Ovid from the Lane Medical Library. Produced jointly by the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the BioethicsLine database includes more than 47,000 records of English-language materials on bioethics. Documents are selected from the disciplines of medicine, nursing, biology, philosophy, religion, law, and the behavioral sciences. Selections from popular literature are also included. Covered document types include journal and newspaper articles, monographs, court decisions, bills, laws, and audiovisual materials. Approximately 100 primary sources and 40 indexes and databases are scanned for citations.
BIOSIS via ISI Web of Knowledge (1926+)
BIOSIS indexes the worldwide literature of research in the biological and biomedical sciences. Stanford has access to BIOSIS data covering 1926 to the present via ISI Web of Knowledge, and 1969 to the present via the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Chemical Abstracts (CAS) Online
Available through:
SciFinder Scholar (client-server)
Stanford students, faculty, and staff only. No training required. CAS is available Mon–Thurs, 5pm–5am; Fri, 5pm–midnight; Sat, midnight–3pm; Sun, 3pm–5am Mon. Chemical Abstracts Online is the most comprehensive index for chemistry and chemical engineering, covering materials published in all types of formats.
Dissertation Abstracts (1881+)
Stanford only. Dissertations Abstracts (through ProQuest Digital Dissertations) is a definitive subject, title, and author guide to virtually every American dissertation accepted at an accredited institution since 1861, when academic doctoral degrees were first granted in the United States. The database covers more than 1.2 million doctoral dissertations and masters theses. More than 40,000 titles are added each year. In addition, citations for thousands of Canadian dissertations, and an increasing number of papers accepted abroad, are included in the database. Professional and honorary degrees are not included. All subject areas are covered. Abstracts are included for a large majority of the degrees granted after January 1980. British and European dissertations are included in the database from January 1988 forward. In addition, abstracts are included for Masters Abstracts from Spring 1988 to the present.
EI/Compendex (T) (1884+) engineering
EI Compendex is the machine-readable version of The Engineering Index, which provides abstracted information from the world’s significant literature of engineering and technology. EI Compendex provides worldwide coverage of approximately 2,600 journals and selected government reports and books. Subjects covered include: civil, energy, environmental, geological, and biological engineering; electrical, automotive, nuclear, and aerospace engineering; and computers, robotics, and industrial robots.
History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (T) (1976+)
This is the electronic version of two annually published bibliographies: (1) CURRENT BIBLIOGRAPHY IN THE HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY, published in the journal TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE; and (2) CURRENT BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND ITS CULTURAL INFLUENCES (CBHS), published in the journal ISIS. Coverage begins with the 1987 CBHT and the 1976 CBHS and goes forward to the most recent. Searches in this file are actually sent to a database maintained by the Research Libraries Group as part of their CitaDel service.
LexisNexis Academic
Web access to selected Lexis-Nexis files. Stanford only. Search for Company News or Company Financial Information. Results include full-text documents. Search Biographical Information to find information originally published in American Men and Women of Science and the Complete Marquis Who's Who Biographies. Use Reference and Directories to use Forbes Annual Directory, Quotations, Eventline (directory of meetings and conferences), and other resources such as World Business Opportunities and the International Trade Show. Also includes many legal documents.
Magazine & Journal Articles Updated Weekly. (1988+)
From Melvyl; indexes over 1500 periodicals. Magazine Database provides indexing and abstracting of more than 500 popular magazines and provides extensive coverage of current affairs, the performing arts, business, sports, recreation and travel, consumer product evaluations, science and technology (including all ACS journals), leisure time activities and much more. In addition, selective complete text is present for over 100 publications. The full text of these articles is searchable and complete articles (except for graphics and equations) can be displayed online.
NCBI GenBank (Online) (Bethesda, MD: National Center for Biotechnology Information, [1995]-)

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