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AAPG datapages
Description:  This is the combined search-and-retrieval website for AAPG publications and related collections. Includes full-text and abstracts.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Academic search complete
Description:  A scholarly, multidisciplinary database providing indexing and abstracts for over 10,000 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, and others. Also includes full-text access to over 5,000 journals. Offers coverage of many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Dissertations & theses
Description:  Includes citations for over 2.7 million dissertations and theses from around the world, ranging from 1861 to those accepted last semester. Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts; master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. Where available, PQDT provides twenty-four page previews. More than 1.2 million are available for download in PDF format.
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Energy citations database : 1948-present
Description:  Provides access to over 2.4 million science research citations and documents are made publicly available by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Includes scientific and technical research results in disciplines such as chemistry, physics, materials, environmental science, geology, engineering, mathematics, climatology, oceanography, and computer science. It includes bibliographic citations to report literature, conference papers, journal articles, books, dissertations, and patents.
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Description:  Serves as a comprehensive resource for research and communications in the geological and earth sciences, and SMU's access to GeoRef. Containing over 2.6 million bibliographic records covering subjects such as mineralogy and crystallography, general mineralogy, mineralogy of silicates, and mineralogy of non-silicates. Geology of North America is covered from 1785 to the present, and geology of the world is covered from 1933 to the present. Produced by the American Geological Institute.
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Google scholar
Description:  Online search engine by Google specializing in academic and research information. Uncovers documents from fee-based databases and digitial repositories not found when using Google. Google Scholar also links to full-text content owned by SMU library when searched on campus or from this link.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Grant proposal guide
Description:  A guide to preparing grant proposals for NSF grants and to administering research awards.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Description:  Provides access to over 500,000 aerospace-related citations, over 200,000 full-text online documents, and over 500,000 images and videos. The NTRS integrates historical NASA information with more recent research from various research facilities. The types of information found in the NTRS include: conference papers, journal articles, meeting papers, patents, research reports, images, movies, and technical videos.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
National Academies Press : : publisher for the National Academies
Description:  Provides access to more than 4,000 e-books published by the National Academies Press (NAP). Nearly 200 new titles added annually from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council.
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National environmental publications Internet site (NEPIS)
Description:  Access the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) publication library, with more than 7,000 in stock and 26,000 digital titles, free of charge. Search and retrieve, download, print and/or order only EPA publications from this site.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
NTIS : National Technical Information Service
Description:  The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) serves as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today. For more than 60 years NTIS has assured businesses, universities, and the public timely access to approximately 3 million publications covering over 350 subject areas.
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Patent full-text databases
Description:  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) Web Patent Full-Text Databases include the full text of all patents granted since 1976, and the patent number, issue date, and current US classification for all patents granted from 1790 through 1975. Patents from January 1976 to the present offer the full searchable text, including all bibliographic data, such as the inventor's name, the patent's title, and the assignee's name; the abstract; the full description of the invention; and the claims.
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Science & technology collection
Description:  Contains more than 820 leading full-text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community. In addition to full text, the collection offers indexing and abstracts for more than 1,750 journals. Topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, biology, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, marine sciences and materials science.
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Science citation index expanded
Description:  Science Citation Index Expanded is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the sciences, from 1900-present. It fully indexes 5,900 major journals across 150 scientific disciplines.
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Description:  A full-text database offering journal articles and book chapters published by Elsevier, including more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books. There are currently more than 9.5 million articles/chapters, a content base that is growing at a rate of almost 0.5 million additions per year.
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Description:  A comprehensive database for the chemical literature, indexing journal articles and patent records, chemical substances and reactions. It is a core research tool for chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, nanotechnology, physics, environmental science and other science and engineering disciplines. Covers 1907 to present. Includes PatentPak.
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Technical report archive and image library : TRAIL
Description:  A collaborative project to digitize, archive, and provide persistent and unrestricted access to federal technical reports issued prior to 1975.
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USGS publications warehouse
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Description:  Provides access to book and archival collections from over nine thousand university, large public and research libraries around the world. Items can often be requested and obtained through the library's interlibrary loan department.
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