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What is a database?
Databases are collections of articles and other sources of scholarly information. They can be searched by using keywords, or words that describe a topic. Databases often provide peer-reviewed or scholarly articles for your research.
Locating Full-Text Articles
Select Find it @ FAU if the article you are looking for does not appear as full text in the database.
All of the databases in this discipline can be found in our Engineering and Technology databases section.
ACM Digital Library
Contents/Info: The ACM Digital Library is a vast collection of citations and full text from ACM journal, magazine and newsletter articles. In addition, this resource provides access to transactions, conference proceedings and the ACM Guide to Computing Literature
Compendex (Engineering Village)
Compendex is the most comprehensive interdisciplinary engineering database in the world. It contains over 8 million records and references over 5,000 international engineering sources including journal, conference, and trade publications.
Computer and Information Systems Abstracts
Content/Info: Comprehensive database of the research and applications in the field
Computer Science (Gale OneFile)
Some Full Text. This database provides access to computer-related product introductions, news and reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology.
More than 2,000 scholarly journals in engineering, science, and social science disciplines.
IEEE Xplore:IEEE/IEL Digital Library
Contents/Info: IEEE/Institution of Engineering and Technology Journals, Conference Proceedings, and Standards from 1988 to the present.
Content/Info: Includes Physics Abstracts, Computer and Control Abstracts, and Electrical and Electronics Abstracts. The largest English language file of bibliographic information and abstracts on the world's output of published works in physics, electrical engineering and electronics, computing, and information technology. Covers scientific and technical journals and conference proceedings. Includes some books, reports, and dissertations
Materials Science & Engineering Collection (Proquest)
Contents/Info: The ProQuest Engineering Collection contains engineering related full-text articles, granular access to millions of figures and tables within articles, and the entire range of bibliographic records from the CSA Engineering Research Database,a comprehensive index to world literature on technological and engineering innovations.
Contents/Info: American Mathematical Society's Mathematical Reviews on the web including Current Mathematical Publications. Provides timely reviews or summaries of articles and books that contain new contributions to mathematical research.
Web of Science
Contents/Info: Three unique citation databases which allow searching cited references as well as traditional searches independently or in combination: the Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts and Humanities Citation Index.
Scholarly Journals vs. Popular Magazines
Scholarly journals have articles written by researchers who are considered experts in a field. These journals are also known as "peer-reviewed," "refereed" or "academic" journals. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) is a scholarly journal.
Popular magazines have articles written by writers or journalists. Time or Newsweek are examples of popular journals.
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