Browse by subject - Science

1 - ACM Digital Library
Description: A comprehensive collection of full-text articles and bibliographic records covering the fields of computing and information technology. The full-text database includes the complete collection of ACM's publications, including journals, conference proceedings, magazines, newsletters, and multimedia titles. In addition to the full-text database, the ACM Digital Library is integrated with and includes unrestricted access to the Guide to Computing Literature bibliography.
Coverage: 1954-
Publisher: Association of Computing Machinery
Full text: Yes
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2 - ACS Journals
Alternative titles: also known as 'American Chemical Society Journals'
Description: A full-text platform providing access to over 40 peer-reviewed research journal titles in the chemical and related sciences published by the American Chemical Society.
Coverage: 1996-
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Full text: Yes
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3 - Brill Journals Collection
Description: A full-text journal database of 197 journal titles published by Brill covering Arts and Humanities, Health and Life Sciences, Science, Engineering and Technology and Social Sciences.
Publisher: Brill
Full text: Yes
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4 - Cambridge Books Online
Description: A full-text e-book collection. Library users have access to over 2100 titles, covering 2005-2006 and 2012-2013(print publication years), plus open access titles.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Full text: Yes
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5 - Cambridge Journals Online
Description: A full-text journal database of over 300 journal titles from Cambridge University Press covering life sciences, mathematics, science, engineering medicine, social sciences, humanities and law.
Full text: Yes
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6 - ChemSpider
Description: A chemical structure database providing access to over 34 million structures, properties and associated information, integrating and linking compounds from around 500 data sources.
Full text: Yes
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Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/238
7 - Complete dictionary of scientific biography
This resource is part of: Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description: An online dictionary providing information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.
Publisher: Gale
Full text: Yes
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8 - Credo Reference
Description: A full-text collection of over 600 high-quality reference books from the world's leading publishers, with over 4 million entries and 1 million images. Titles range from art, language, business, and history, to geography, music, literature, science and religion, and biography.
Publisher: CredoReference Inc
Full text: Yes
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9 - Dawson e-books
Description: A full-text e-book database providing access to a selection of titles
Full text: Yes
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10 - DOAJ : Directory of Open Access Journals
Alternative titles: also known as 'Directory of Open Access Journals'
Description: A full-text database providing access to over 7,000 open access journal titles.
Full text: Yes
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Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/153
11 - Ebook Central
Alternative titles: previously known as 'EBL Ebook Library'
also known as 'ProQuest Ebook Central'
Description: A full-text e-book database providing access to a small selection of e-book titles Please login for onsite and remote access
Full text: Yes
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12 - E-book Collection via EBSCOHost
Alternative titles: previously known as 'Netlibrary'
Description: A full-text e-book collection providing access to over 3,500 titles
Publisher: EBSCO
Full text: Yes
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13 - Electronic Enlightenment
Description: A wide-ranging online collection of correspondence of the early modern period, representing people across Europe, the Americas and Asia, and containing over 70,000 letters and documents from over 8,500 correspondents.
Coverage: 1609-1900
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Full text: Yes
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14 - Essential Science Indicators
This resource is part of: Web of Science
Description: A compilation of science performance statistics and trends extrapolated from counts of articles published in over 12,000 scholarly journals and the citations to those articles.
Coverage: 2005-
Publisher: Thomson Reuters
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15 - Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC)
Alternative titles: also known as 'PubMed Central'
previously known as 'UK PubMed Central'
Description: Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC) offers free access to biomedical literature resources including:
  • PubMed abstracts (about 28 million)
  • Europe PMC full text articles (about 2.6 million, of which over 570,000 are Open Access)
  • Patent abstracts (over 4 million European, US, and International)
  • National Health Service (NHS) clinical guidelines
  • Agricola records (500,000)
  • Supplemented with Chinese Biological Abstracts and the Citeseer database.
  • Coverage: 1850 onwards
    Full text: Yes
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    Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
    https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/155
    16 - Europeana
    Description: A digital portal to over 4.6 million digitised books, manuscripts, newspapers, film clips, maps, photos and sound from cultural institutions across Europe
    Full text: Yes
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    Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
    https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/101
    17 - Gale Virtual Reference Library
    This resource includes: Complete dictionary of scientific biography
    Description: A full-text e-book collection currently providing access to the 26 volume Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography
    Publisher: Gale
    Full text: Yes
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    18 - German Digital Library
    Alternative titles: also known as 'Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek'
    also known as 'DDB'
    Description: The DDB aims to be a central, national portal providing unrestricted access to millions of digitised books, archives, images, sculptures, pieces of music and other sound documents, as well as films and scores, from all over Germany.
    Full text: Yes
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    Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
    https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/223
    19 - GreenFILE
    Description: An indexing and abstracting database of nearly 300,000 records covering environmental concerns, with full text for selected titles
    Publisher: EBSCO
    Full text: Yes
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    20 - Journal Citation Reports
    This resource is part of: Web of Science
    Description: A citation database for the evaluation and ranking of the world's leading journals by impact factor, total citations and articles, and cited half-life.
    Publisher: Thomson Reuters
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    21 - JoVE
    Alternative titles: also known as 'Journal of Visualized Experiments'
    Description: Library users only have access to Biology content published between August 2013 and July 2015

    JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, is a peer reviewed scientific video journal publishing scientific research in a visual format. Access covers the Biology section (previously called General).
    Coverage: August 2013 - July 2015
    Publisher: JoVE
    Full text: Yes
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    22 - JSTOR
    Description: A full-text journal archive of over sixteen hundred leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
    Coverage: 1800 onwards
    Full text: Yes
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    23 - JSTOR Plant Science
    Description: An online research tool for aggregating and exploring the world’s botanical resources, aimed at those researching, teaching or studying botany, biology, ecology, environmental and conservation studies
    Full text: Yes
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    24 - Karger journals collection
    Alternative titles: also known as 'Karger medical and scientific journals collection'
    Description: A full-text database of 130 medical and scientific journals published by Karger.
    Coverage: 1991-
    Full text: Yes
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    25 - Oxford Journals Online
    Alternative titles: previously known as 'OJO'
    Description: A full-text journal database of over 200 journal titles covering life sciences, mathematics, physical sciences, medicine, social sciences, humanities, and law, from Oxford University Press
    Coverage: 1996 onwards
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Full text: Yes
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    26 - PubMed
    Description: An online database with over 20 milion citations to biomedical literature, with links to some full-text content.
    Full text: Yes
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    Access: This is an open access resource. It can be accessed via the following URL:
    https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/goto/156
    27 - SAGE Journals
    Description: A full-text journal database of over 600 journal titles, including those of over 245 learned societies and institutions, across a range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. Library users have access to the Sage Premier collection
    Coverage: 2013-
    Publisher: Sage
    Full text: Yes
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    28 - ScienceDirect Books
    Alternative titles: also known as 'Science Direct'
    Description: A full text, peer-reviewed scientific and technical database. Library users have access to monographs in the life, health and physical sciences, from 2010-
    Coverage: 2010-
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Full text: Yes
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    29 - Scientific American Archive
    Description: A full-text digital archive of the journal Scientific American, covering all 4960 issues from 1845 to 2005, and containing more than 133,700 articles.
    Coverage: 1845-2005
    Full text: Yes
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    30 - SCRAN
    Description: A digital library of over 360,000 images, movies and sounds from museums, galleries, archives and the media relevant to or about Scotland and beyond.
    Coverage: Prehistory onwards
    Publisher: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
    Full text: Yes
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    Access: Access to this resource is restricted to our Edinburgh reading rooms and to Kelvin Hall, Glasgow.