Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sources: Science!

Here's a list of sources I'm using to find research papers. Many of them support searching by author or keyword, so once you find one article on point, you can use its attributes to find others. Unfortunately many of them reveal abstracts only and require you to purchase full texts (but I suppose that's how they pay for the servers).
(This is not one of my amazingly witting and wittily amazing posts; it's just something I need to keep track of for myself and don't mind sharing. Hey, it's a scrapbook!)

General Purpose
  • ProQuest via KCLS: http://www.kcls.org/  (click on "Databases"). ProQuest via KCLS requires a KCLS account, which is free to King County (WA) residents. It is likely that libraries in other counties have similar arrangements. I like ProQuest because you can often get the full text of the article, not just the abstract, although you do have to affirmative select out the non-scholarly stuff.
  • RAND Corporation: http://www.rand.org/. RAND has ponderworthy stuff within its areas of interest, and you can often get the full text for free.


Health & Medicine



Sources I haven't used as much

Child Trends DataBank http://www.childtrendsdatabank.org/

Penn State Population Research Institute:

  • ABI/INFORM by ProQuest
  • Cabell Directory
  • Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA)
  • Computer Science Bibliography (DBLP)
  • Computer Literature Index (CLI)
  • DEST Register of Refereed Journals
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • Documents in Computing and Information Science(DoCIS)
  • Intute: Science, Engineering & Technology
  • J-Gate: Informatics
  • The International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
  • The Index of Information Systems Journals
  • Ulrich Periodical Directory

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