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The Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database provides extensive coverage of advanced technology literature, 1962-present, using controlled vocabulary managed by expert editorial teams. Topics covered include aeronautics, astronautics, communications, computer and information technology, electronics, lasers, solid-state materials and devices, space sciences, and telecommunications. For more ...
ProQuest Agricultural & Environmental Science Collection provides the citations and full-texts from these specialist A&I databases: ProQuest Environmental Science & Pollution Abstracts and ProQuest Environmental Abstracts. Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 6,000 serials including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books, government publications, and Environmental Impact Statements.
Agricultural & Environmental Science Collection is based on the citation databases AGRICOLA and TOXLINE, 1960-present, including their specialized thesauruses. It also includes content previously available in the ESPM (Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management) service and over 10,000 Environmental Impact Statements (EIS).
The Biological Science Database provides comprehensive coverage of biological science fields from 1982-present, including animal behavior, aquatic life and fisheries, chemoreception, biochemistry, ecology, plant science, toxicology, virology, microbiology, immunology genetics, health and safety science, oncogenes, entomology, endocrinology, and neuroscience. For more ...
ProQuest's atmospheric science coverage extends Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA) by providing a sizable element of full-text access along with comprehensive discovery through the extensive abstracts and indexes structured using controlled vocabulary managed by expert editorial teams. For coverage of aquatic science, the collection features the entire range of bibliographic records from Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA). For more ...
Featuring citations and full-text content from 1962 to present, the Engineering Database is an interdisciplinary resource that provides easy access to millions of abstracts for new technologies and engineering research, including civil, mechanical, environmental, earthquake, mechanical, and transportation engineering. Sources go beyond scholarly journals to include grey literature including patents, conference proceedings, government reports, and more to provide the researcher with the widest awareness and discovery of developments in the field.
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