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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering: Databases

getting full text articles

The Find it at GT button will link you to the articles that are available online; & to the corresponding print version, when available, on our shelves. It will also link you to the Interlibrary Loan form to request articles not available in print or online. For journals available in print only, use the Catalog to locate the record. Please always pay attention to the coverage information.

Major Databases

why use databases

  • Database can quickly scan many sources over many years for you to retrieve matches on your topic so that you can avoid flipping through pages of journals/magazines.
  • An essential tool to verify citation information
  • To gain access to full-text of some materials
  • To obtain specially packaged or commercial information products (e.g. statistics or price information about chemical compounds)

Type of databases

  • Bibliographic databases (e.g. Compendex, SciFinder, and etc.) – provide a descriptive record including such things as author, title, subject, publisher, abstract etc. of an item, but the item itself is not provided in the database.
  • Full-text databases (e.g. Knovel, CRCNetBase, Referex and etc.)  – provide the full-text of publications.
  • Combination databases (e.g. Academic Search Premier, Web of Science and etc.) – contain a combination of the bibliographic records for some items and both the record and the full-text of other items.
  • Meta-databases (e.g. ScienceDirect, SpringerLink, and etc.) – allow one to search for content that is indexed by other databases.