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Use the online databases listed below to search for articles, conference proceedings, and other materials from journals, books, and other sources.  If you don't find the full-text of something you need, make sure to contact a librarian using the contact information on this page. If you are off campus, make sure you are logged into the library website for full access to the databases.

For Engineering research, see the Engineering subject guide.

  • AIP conference proceedings
    AIP Conference Proceedings report findings presented at many of the most important scientific meetings around the world. Published proceedings are valuable as topical status reports providing quick access to information before it appears in the traditional journal literature.
  • arXiv
    arXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics. arXiv is maintained and operated by the Cornell University Library with guidance from the arXiv Scientific Advisory Board and the arXiv Sustainability Advisory Group, and with the help of numerous subject moderators.
  • Inspec (1896- ) (Engineering Village)
    USF has purchased the archive to Inspec, providing access to over 873,000 abstract records spanning the years, 1898 through 1968. When combined with the Inspec database, researchers are provided seamless access to over 100 years of coverage (1898 – Present), over 9 million records with 400,000 added each additional year.
  • IoP electronic journals
    Provides access to full text of journals published by the Institute of Physics to which USF subscribes. Gives tables of contents for those to which USF does not subscribe. The USF Libraries are registered with IOP to provide online fulltext for over 30 Institute of Physics journals. These titles range from Journal of Physics to Europhysics Letters.
  • ScienceDirect
    A web database for scientific research that contains the full text of more than 1000 Elsevier Science journals in the life, physical, medical, technical, and social sciences available throught the Internet. Contains abstracts and articles from the core journals in major scientific disciplines. The journals are arranged under subject areas for topical navigation.
  • Web of Knowledge
    ISI Web of Knowledge includes the resource databases: Web of Science, Current Contents Connect, Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and Biosis Previews.
  • Web of Science
    The ISI Web of Science provides seamless access to the Science Citation Expanded®, Social Sciences Citation Index®, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index™. It enables users to search current and r etrospective multidisciplinary information from approximately 8,500 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world.

Finding the Full Article

Many of the article databases in Science, Engineering, and Medicine will provide direct links to the full article being indexed.  If the full article is available online through another source you can find it by clicking on one of the following links:



The Find It @ USF or SFX link will direct you to online full text, if it is available, or to the Library Catalog to check for print holdings.


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