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Historical Abstracts

Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, history of education, and more. Materials indexed include abstracts to books, journals, and dissertations.


This database is a digitized archive of the backfiles of selected scholarly journals. Provides access to materials in African-American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, General Science, History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology, and Statistics. Full text is available.


Indexes and abstracts over a thousand mathematical related publications and is the online version of Mathematical Reviews, produced by the American Mathematical Society.

SciFinder n

Chemical Abstracts Service database of the chemical literature; indexes journals, conference proceedings, patents, dissertations, reports, and books. Includes step-by-step synthetic procedures for reactions, as well as retrosynthesis information. Some full text is available.

Web of Science

Multidisciplinary index covering topics in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. It is the electronic equivalent of the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Science Citation Index. Some full text is available.

zbMATH Open

Formerly known as Zentralblatt MATH, this open database provides easy access to bibliographic data, reviews, and abstracts from all areas of pure and applied mathematics. Some full text is available.

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Amanda Schilling
Amanda Schilling

STEM Librarian, National Weather Center Library Branch Manager