Q. Is there a list of core science databases?

Answered By: Kathryn Ray
Last Updated: Jul 16, 2020     Views: 8

General Science Databases

Science Database This link opens in a new window Alternative Name: Science Journals (ProQuest)
Abstracts and some full text of journals and magazines in biology, ecology, environmental science, medicine, engineering, physics, and astronomy.

link opens in a new windWeb of Science Core Science Collection
A combined citation index which includes the Science Citation Index, the Social Sciences Citation Index, and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Also includes the Journal Citation Reports, which provide journal performance metrics, including Impact Factor.

General Databases with Significant Science Content

JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive  This link opens in a new window
Full-text of back issues of core journals in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. May not include the most recent content.

Scopus This link opens in a new window
A citation and abstract database for peer-reviewed research literature, primarily in the sciences and social sciences.

Google Scholar
Use this search engine to find scholarly articles.  AU's version includes links to many of our databases. From the library's homepage on the left under Start Your Research, scroll down and click on  Google Scholar.  You will be prompted to log in.

Specific Discipline Subject Guides include a tab listing core "Best Bets" databases

To search additional Subject Guides, go to the library's homepage under
Research Resources > Subject Guides.


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