Compendex/Engineering Village: Most comprehensive index of articles on engineering topics published in peer reviewed and trade journals. Covers U.S. and international journals. Uses a sophisticated search engine that provides for searching by topic and other parameters at multiple levels. Provides the capability for setting up search alerts.
SciFinder Scholar: This is a sophisticated search engine for the literature of chemistry. Includes searching on chemical bonds, structures, reactions plus citations to international patents and journals. There are a limited number of user id's available for this database.
Web of Science: Offers multidisciplinary access back to 1900 to articles in the highest impact research journals. Also provides searching and analysis of citation patterns.
Digital Dissertations and Theses: Provides indexing and full text access to dissertations and theses. Coverage focuses mainly on North America but includes other countries as well.
Other Useful Databases that are available at CSU.
Using "FindIt @ CSU" when searching databases:
If you see the above icon next to an article you are searching for, click on it to see if there is an electronic version of the journal or magazine available in another database. You will be taken to a screen which will show options for obtaining the article whether it be here at CSU or through ILL (Interlibrary Loan).
We are piloting chat reference during the Spring 2015 semester, with limited hours.