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AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists) Datapages
Coverage:1917-

Full text access to papers from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and over 40 regional publishers.  Major publications that can be retrieved from the database include the AAPG Bulletin, AAPG Special Volumes, Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology, Journal of Petroleum Geology, and Journal of Sedimentary Research, with coverage from 1917 onwards.  Note:  PTTC Tech Place articles are not included with McMaster's subscription.

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American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database

This site is an interface to a crystal structure database that includes every structure published in the American Mineralogist, The Canadian Mineralogist, and the European Journal of Mineralogy.

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Antarctic Bibliography

The Antarctic Bibliography covers all disciplines related to the region including biological and geological sciences, medical sciences, meteorology, oceanography, atmospheric and terrestrial physics, expeditions, logistics equipment and supplies, and tourism.

 

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ASTIS: Arctic Science and Technology Information System
Coverage:1974-

The purpose of the Arctic Science and Technology Information System is to make information about northern Canada more accessible. The ASTIS database covers all subjects and contains two types of information: citations to publications and descriptions of research projects... Most of the citations in the database are to publications produced since 1978... Research projects are included from 1974.

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Bibliography on Cold Regions Science and Technology

The Bibliography on Cold Regions Science and Technology includes references to scientific and engineering research related to material and operations in a winter battlefield, the nature and impact of cold on facilities and activities, cold-related environmental problems, and the impact of human activity on cold environments.

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E-print Network

This site is a gateway to over 12,700 Web sites and databases worldwide, containing e-prints in basic and applied sciences, primarily in physics but also including subject areas such as chemistry, biology and life sciences, materials science, nuclear sciences and engineering, energy research, computer and information technologies, and other disciplines of interest to DOE.

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Energy Citations Database (via SciTech Connect)
Coverage:1948-

Energy Citations contains bibliographic records for energy and energy-related scientific and technical information from the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies, the Energy Research & Development Administration (ERDA) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). The Database provides access to DOE publicly available citations from 1948 through the present, with continued growth through regular updates. Energy Citations includes bibliographic records of literature in disciplines of interest to DOE such as chemistry, physics, materials, environmental science, geology, engineering, mathematics, climatology, oceanography, computer science and related disciplines. It includes citations to report literature, conference papers, journal articles, books, dissertations, and patents.

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GEOBASE
Coverage:1980 to the present

Covers worldwide literature on geography, geology, ecology and related disciplines. Contains references to over 1.1 million journal articles, books, conference proceedings, reports, etc. from over 2,065 journals and other sources. Includes abstracts.Subject areas covered include: cartography, climatology, energy, environment, geochemistry, geomorphology, geophysics, hydrology, meteorology, paleontology, petrology, photogrammetry, sedimentology, and volcanology.

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Geologic Guidebooks of North America

Searchable, bibliographic database of geologic field trip guidebooks of North America with library holdings.

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GeoRef
Coverage:1785 to the present

Covers worldwide literature in geology and earth sciences. Contains references to over 2.3 million journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports, and theses from over 25,150 sources. Includes abstracts. Subject areas covered include: crystallography, economic geology, environmental geology, engineering geology, geochemistry, geophysics, hydrogeology, hydrology, marine geology, mineralogy, oceanography, and paleontology.

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GEOSCAN database

GEOSCAN database, comprising more than 45 000 records of publications released by CCRS [Canada Centre for Remote Sensing] or Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) authors ... is now the repository for all Earth Sciences Sector (ESS) bibliographic information.

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GeoScience World

A searchable database to journals published by geological societies. Our subscription includes access to 36 fulltext titles, with key titles from the GSA, Geological Society of London, Mineralogical Association of Canada, and more.

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Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
Coverage:1997 to current
Note:
  • Updated annually, usually in June.
  • Tables can be sorted by clicking column headings
  • To change the indicators that display in a table, select Customize Indicators
  • To see the calculations for Journal Impact Factor (and other metrics), click on the hyperlinked number in the table.

Provides citation data that helps evaluate and compare more than 11,800 scholarly journals in the areas of business, science, technology, and social sciences. Journals can be retrieved by title, subject area/category, country/territory or publisher and sorted by several criteria such as total cites and impact factor. JCR is comprised of two editions: Science (SCIE) and Social Sciences (SSCI).

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Journals @ Scholars Portal

The Scholars Portal e-journals database contains over 50 million articles from over 20,000 full text journals covering many disciplines. Allows you to

  • search and access full text articles from a range of academic publishers
  • browse journals by subject
  • subscribe to RSS feeds for journal updates
  • search for figures and tables within articles
  • link to cited and citing references
  • print, email and download records
  • save citations to bibliographic management software
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Online geographical bibliography
Coverage:1985 - 2005

GEOBIB indexes international literature on all aspects of geography. It includes references to books, articles, atlases, maps, pamphlets and other publications under both topical and regional subjects. Updated in part by Current Geographical Publications. Bibliography covering the period up to 1976 is available in paper format as the Research Catalogue of the American Geographical Society (MILLS Bookstacks ZG 58.A5).

As of December 2005 The American Geographical Society has ceased adding new content to GEOBIB, but the database will remain available indefinitely.

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ScienceDirect - Elsevier
Coverage:Varies by title

ScienceDirect provides online access to over 2000 journals published by Elsevier from their first volumes to current, with strong collections in the social sciences, pure and applied sciences, engineering, and medicine.  This service allows you to browse or search the journals and access full text articles (PDF & HTML).  McMaster has access to most but not all journals on this site. 

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SciFinder
Coverage:varies by database (see description below)

SciFinder by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) enables users to search online the Chemical Abstracts family of databases. SciFinder is searchable by chemical structure, chemical name, CAS Registry Number, molecular formula, chemical reaction, research topic, author name, specific reference (abstract number or patent number),company name/organization and table of contents of selected journals.

The following databases are available through SciFinder: 1. CA Plus - an enhanced version of Chemical Abstracts - 1907 to present, 2. CAS Registry - a database of chemical structures and names indexed by CAS from 1957 to the present, 3. CASREACT - includes records of single and multistep chemical reactions from the Organic and Organometallic sections of Chemical Abstracts from journals (1985 to present) and patents (1991 to present), 4. CHEMCATS - database of commercial suppliers for chemical compounds, 1996-2001 catalogs and chemical libraries, 5. CHEMLIST - regulatory information records from 1979 to present, 6. MEDLINE - medical database with coverage from 1958 to present

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Springer eBook Collection
Coverage:eBooks, 2005 to current (with some exclusions) | Selected series, 1997 to current

Includes online access to the 2005- book collection from Springer, along with select series back to 1997. Covers subjects in the areas of: behavioral sciences, biomedical & life sciences, business & economics, chemistry & material science, computer science, earth & environmental sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences & law, mathematics & statistics, medicine, and physics & astronomy

Exclusions: McMaster has not purchased the humanities and social sciences titles (primarily Palgrave, 2016- ), or the Energy collection. Select imprints, and the 'Methods in' series, are also not included in the purchase.

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Web of Science
Coverage:1976 to the present, but can vary by index

The Web of Science Core Collection consists of several separate multidisciplinary citation indexes that can be searched independently or in combination. Included by default are the:

  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI)
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH)
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)

​Indexing over 12,000 scholarly journals (including open-access titles) and over 160,000 conference proceedings, the Web of Science contains bibliographic information on all types of documents appearing in journals including articles, citations, letters, corrections, additions, excerpts, editorials and reviews. Information from these indexes can be retrieved by topic (i.e., includes title,abstract and keywords), by author, by publication name, by address, by organization, by cited reference (or bibliography) and more. 

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Web of Science (All Databases) (formerly Web of Knowledge)

The Web of Science platform provides access to the following products and databases:

  • BIOSIS Previews
  • KCI-Korean Journal Database
  • MEDLINE
  • Russian Science Citation Index
  • SciELO Citation Index
  • Web of Science Core Collection:  Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, and Emerging Sources Citation Index

Also includes access to the EndNote web citation manager (see link at top of  Web of Science screen). Accounts must initially be created from within the McMaster IP range.

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Wiley Online
Coverage:Varies: 1995 onwards for many titles. Includes backfiles for former Blackwell titles.

Provides fulltext articles from more than 1400 journals in a wide range of subjects.

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WorldCat (McMaster only)
WorldCat Open WorldCat

WorldCat is the world's largest library catalogue, merging the holdings of over 72,000 institutions worldwide. The database includes books, journals, maps, recordings, films, scores, and other materials located in public, academic, corporate, school and specialized libraries all over the world. McMaster's holdings will be listed first. Items not in our library can be requested via RACER (interlibrary loans).

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