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ACM Digital Library; ACM

Provides full-text access to articles published in ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) since 1947. Particularly useful for Computer Science and Sciences.

computer science;

ACS Journals; ACS

ACS Journals provides abstracts and full text for journals and magazines from the American Chemical Society.

chemistry; sciences;
journal collection

AGRICOLA; National Agriculture Library

AGRICOLA is a catalog and index to the holdings of the National Agricultural Library (NAL), with links to many full text records on all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines.


AIP Complete; AIP

AIP Complete provides abstracts and full text for journals and magazines from the American Institute of Physics.

sciences more

American Doctoral Dissertations; EBSCO

This free research database indexes thoundands of theses and dissertations accepted by American universities from 1902 to the present and provides links to full text, when available.

general subjects; arts and sciences; business; health sciences; sciences; social sciences  

Biology Database; Proquest

Science and biology - journal articles and magazine.


BIOSIS Citation Index; Thomson Reuters

The premier biological database from the Web of Science.


Biomedical Reference Collection Basic; EBSCO

Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic provides access to 100 full text journals covering such disciplines as clinical medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and the preclinical sciences. All journals in the database are also indexed in MEDLINE.

biology, medicine;
health sciences; sciences

Boston Public Library Electronic Resources
Note: see BPL eCard web page

A wide range of electronic resources available to Boston Public Library card holders. Note: cards may be obtained via the BPL's web page and are available to residents of Massachusetts. Please see BPL eCard web page for more information.

arts and humanities; business;
general subjects; health sciences; reference;
social sciences; sciences; statistics

Cambridge Core; Cambridge

Full text of select Cambridge University Press ebooks.

general subjects; sciences more
Chemical Abstracts - Please see SciFinder Scholar;CAS chemistry;

Computing Database Database; Proquest

Database design, software development, web commerce, LANs, WANs, intranets and the internet - journal articles.

computer science;

Derwert Innovations Index

A resource for patent literature from 40 patent issuing authorities.


Environmental Studies and Policy; Gale/Cengage

Provides full-text magazine and journal articles on environmental policy issues from varying scientific, government and business viewpoints. Coverage 1980 to present.

sciences; social sciences

Films on Demand; Films Media Group

A collection of streaming films and video segments in the humanities & social sciences, business & economics, science & mathematics, health & medicine, technical education, family & consumer sciences, careers & job searching, and guidance & counseling. Closed captions and/or interactive transcripts are available for many, but not all, titles.

online films; general subjects; arts and humanities; health sciences; sciences; social sciences more

Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture; Gale/Cengage

Scholarly and popular coverage of horticulture.


GeoBase (Engineering Village); Elsevier

Provides abstracts of over 2,000 geoscience journals, as well as book chapters, conference proceedings and reports. Some works link to full-text. Subjects include: Earth sciences, ecology, geology, human and physical geography, environmental sciences, oceanography, geomechanics, alternative energy sources, pollution, waste management and nature conservation.

geography; geology; sciences; social sciences more

GeoRef; Proquest

The premiere database of the American Geosciences Institute.


GeoRef in Process; Proquest

This database contains records that are, literally, in the process of being indexed prior to their integration in the main GeoRef database. The majority of the records originate from non-English language literature that was not necessarily published recently. GeoRef In Process does NOT contain the most current records and should not be confused with a database of Recent References.


Global Issues In Context; Gale/Cengage

Provides a variety of source types on international issues including reference works, academic journal, magazine and newspaper articles, videos, audio files, statistics, and vetted websites. Full-text.

global news; arts and humanities; business; health sciences; sciences; social sciences more


Provides indexing and abstracts of scholarly, government and general interest articles on human impacts to the environment. Some full-text is available through links to other databases.

environment; sciences more

Handbook of Green Chemistry; Wiley

The Handbook of Green Chemistry is a landmark publication in green chemistry. It covers highly topical areas in green chemistry such as feedstocks, green chemical engineering, green catalysis (homogeneous, heterogeneous and biocatalysis), separation techniques and solvents like supercritical fluids, ionic liquids and reactions in water.

chemistry; sciences more

Index Chemicus; ACS
See SciFinder Scholar

This resource provides researchers, administrators, faculty, and students with quick, powerful access to chemical compound information.

chemistry; sciences  

JoVE Science Education Database; JoVE

JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, is a peer reviewed scientific video journal. Established in 2006, the resource publishes scientific research in a visual format to help researchers overcome two of the biggest challenges facing the scientific research community today; poor reproducibility and the time and labor intensive nature of learning new experimental techniques.

peer reviewed scientific video journal more

JSTOR: Arts and Sciences Collections I-IX

Provides full-text access to back issues of selected scholarly books and journals across all academic disciplines. Particularly useful for Humanities and Social Sciences. Journals have a 3-5 year embargo on current issues. SSU subscribes to nine collections: Arts and Sciences I-IX.

journal collection; arts and humanities; health sciences; sciences; social sciences more

MathSciNet; AMS
See: EBSCOhost

Provides access to the world’s mathematical literature from the American Mathematical Society (AMS) since the 1940s with monthly updates. It is not full-text. Particularly useful for Mathematics and Sciences.


Oxford Journals Online; OUP

An online collection of over 200 online journals published by Oxford University Press. Includes Oxford Journal Archive for the humanities and social sciences.

e-journals; arts and humanities; health sciences; sciences; social sciences more

Oxford Scholarship Online; Oxford University Press

Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) is an online library offering access to thousands of academic works from the celebrated scholary list of Oxford University Press. OSO covers subjects across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law.

arts and sciences; business; general subjects; health sciences; social sciences; sciences more

Proquest Central; Proquest

Access many Proquest databases through PQ Central.

arts and humanities; business; general subjects; health sciences; sciences; social sciences more

Science Citation Index: 1988-present - see Web of Science; Thomson

Premier science research database.

sciences more
Science Database; Proquest

Science and technology - journal articles.

Science in Context; Gale/Cengage

Science In Context is an engaging online resource providing contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. By integrating authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content with headlines and videos, Science In Context draws students into the subject matter, showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity.

sciences more

ScienceDirect College Editions; Elsevier

Search full text articles for over 1900 titles in the Health & Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Social & Behavioral Sciences collections from 1995 to present.

full-text journal collection; health sciences; sciences; social sciences more

Scientific American; Nature

Full text of the journal from its beginnings.

sciences more
SciFinder Scholar Web Version; CAS

SciFinder Scholar provides access to a number of chemistry databases including Chemical Abstracts and the chemical Registry database. Available to Salem State University faculty/staff/students only. MUST have active Salem State University email account.
Online Registration Form - on-campus only
Online Registration Form - on- and off-campus through proxy server

Science Database; Proquest

Science and technology - journal articles.


Telecommunications Database; Proquest

Telecommunications - journal articles, magazines and newsletters.


Vault: Rankings and Reviews of Companies, Interships, Schools; Vault provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession—and how to position yourself to launch and build the career you want.

all subjects more

Web of Science

This includes:

BIOSIS Citation Index, 1926-present
Current Contents Connect, 1998-present
Data Citation Index, 1900-present
Derwert Innovations Index, 1963-present
SciELO Citation Index, 1997-present
Zoological Record, 1864-present

Web of Science Core Collection:
Science Citation Index Expanded (1988-present)
Social Sciences Citation Index (1988-present)
Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1988-present)
Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (1990-present)
Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Social Science & Humanities (1990-present)
Book Citation Index– Science (2005-present)
Book Citation Index– Social Sciences & Humanities (2005-present)
Current Chemical Reactions (1985-present)
(Includes Institut National de la Propriete Industrielle structure data back to 1840)
Index Chemicus (1993-present)

arts and humanities; sciences; social sciences more

Wiley Online Library; Wiley

Wiley Online Library provide access to over 6 million articles from over 1500 journals, over 19,000 online books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases.

business; sciences; social sciences; health sciences;
journal collection