Scientific Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete

    Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing thousands of full-text peer-reviewed journals. with some content dating to 1887. Strong in biology disciplines.

  • ACM Digital Library

    A full-text collection of over 35 journals published by the Association for Computing Machinery and bibliographic citations from major publishers in computing. Articles are on all aspects of computer science.

  • Agricola

    Contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. Coverage dates back to 1970 and includes millions of citations from a wide variety of sources.

  • Agricultural & Environmental Science Database

    This database includes the renowned AGRICOLA, Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management, and Environmental Impact Statement databases and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.

  • American Chemical Society Journals

    Full text of peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences.

  • Annual Reviews (Index to Annual Reviews)

    Each year, Annual Reviews critically reviews the most significant primary research literature to guide researchers to the principal contributions of their field and help them keep up to date in their area of research.

  • ASFA: Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts

    This database provides extensive coverage of research on aquatic organisms for scientists researching the world's living aquatic resources. Marine, freshwater and brackish water organisms and environments are examined, including biology and ecology of aquatic organisms, and legal, policy and socioeconomic issues.

  • Astrophysics Data Service

    Access to four databases containing more than two million abstracts in the areas of astronomy and astrophysics, instrumentation, physics and geophysics, and the Los Alamos preprints in astronomy. Coverage is from 1975 to the present.

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  • BioMed Central

    Full-text of 180 peer-reviewed open access journals in the areas of bioinformatics, genomics, ecology, genetics, biochemistry and other areas of biology and medicine.

  • Birds of the World

    Provides comprehensive life histories for each species of bird breeding in the USA (including Hawaii) and Canada.

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  • Cabell’s Journal Whitelist

    A source for publication information, evaluation metrics, and submission details for reputable journals in a multitude of disciplines

  • Chicago Manual of Style

    The 15th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style Online.

  • CINAHL Complete

    Provides broad content coverage including over 50 nursing specialties, speech & language pathology, nutrition, general health & medicine and more. Full text for 1,400 journals indexed in CINAHL with full text dating back to 1937.

  • Clase/Periodica

    CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities and PERIODICA covers journals specializing in science and technology. Together they offer access to more than 300,000 bibliographic citations from documents published in 2,600 scholarly journals published in the Spanish, Portuguese, French and English languages.

  • Computer Source: Consumer Edition

    Full text journals and consumer computer titles in the following subject areas: computers, electronics, the internet, telecommunications, computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software.

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  • E-Journal Finder

    Find access by journal title or subject to e-journals licensed by the MRL/College of Charleston

  • eBook Collection (EBSCO)

    A collection of eBooks provided by EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary)

  • Ebooks (OCLC FirstSearch)

    OCLC catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide.

  • Ebrary

    A large collection of electronic books across all subject areas.

  • Encyclopedia Britannica

    Encyclopedia Britannica online including articles not in the print edition, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, and the Britannica Book of the Year (1994 - present), with thousands of web links selected by editors.

  • Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics

    Covering the fields of astronomy and astrophysics this encyclopedia includes the full text of over 2,750 articles, plus links to the primary literature, and is frequently updated with new material.

  • Encyclopedia of Life

    The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is an ambitious project to organize and make available via the Internet virtually all information about life present on Earth. At its heart lies a series of Web sites—one for each of the approximately 1.8 million known species. Each site is constantly evolving and features dynamically synthesized content ranging from historical literature and biological descriptions to stunning images, videos and distribution maps.

  • Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences

    Includes original articles covering all the physical, chemical and biological aspects of ocean science.

  • Environmental Impact Statements: Digests

    Detailed abstracts of hundreds of environmental impact statements issued by the U.S. government. Database coverage is from 1985 to present and updates are bimonthly. *This database has been aggregated into Agricultural and Environmental Science Database which includes includes the renowned AGRICOLA, Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management, and Environmental Impact Statement databases.

  • Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management

    Abstracts and citations are drawn from thousands of serials, including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications. *This database has been aggregated into Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Database which includes includes the renowned AGRICOLA, Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management, and Environmental Impact Statement databases.

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  • GeoRef

    Comprehensive geoscience database includes references to geoscience maps, serial, and non-serial literature, all publications of the U.S. Geological Survey, master's theses and doctoral dissertations from US and Canadian universities. North American resources from 1669; worldwide coverage from 1933.

  • GreenFILE

    Indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. This resource offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE serves as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet.

  • GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)

    Focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organization, and country portals form research centers around issues covering energy systems, health care, agriculture, climate change, population, and economic development. Portals include authoritative analysis, academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics, and rich multimedia. Use Browse Issues and Topics, World Map, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.

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  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

    Includes scholarly full text journals focusing on the nursing and allied health fields but also covers many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for more than 800 journals.

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  • Journal Citation Reports

    Offers a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world's leading journals, with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data.


    JSTOR offers archival journal collections in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Current coverage is often not available in JSTOR, but may be available in other databases/individual e-journals.

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  • LexisNexis Academic

    Source for critical news, legal, and business information. Comprehensive access to newspapers, broadcast transcripts, wire services, and blogs from around the globe. Extensive legal sources for federal and state cases and statutes. Business information on over 80 million U.S. and international companies.

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  • MathSciNet

    Encompassing both Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications, this index is the most comprehensive in the discipline. Covers 1940 to the present.

  • MEDLINE with Full Text

    MEDLINE with Full Text provides the authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and pre-clinical sciences found on MEDLINE, plus the database provides full text for more than 1,470 journals indexed in MEDLINE.

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  • Nursing Resource Center

    Collection of core content from recognized reference, textbook and journal publications in the nursing field. Includes animations, disease and drug overviews, and sample care plans.

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  • Oceanic Abstracts

    Abstracts of scholarly journal articles in the areas of marine biology and physical oceanography, fisheries, aquaculture, non-living resources, meteorology and geology. Also includes environmental, technological, and legislative topics.

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  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global

    World’s most comprehensive international collection of dissertations and theses, spanning from 1743 to the present day. Includes most Grice Marine Lab Masters Theses.

  • Proquest Science & Technology Databases

    Simultaneously searches the following databases: Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (includes Oceanic Abstracts), Dissertations & Theses Full Text: Science & Technology, Environment Sciences and Pollution Management, and GeoREF

  • PubMed Central

    The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

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  • Reviews in Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine

    Reviews in Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine (formerly The Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine) covers both the molecular and cellular basis of life and medicine. Updated quarterly, this reference work contains more than 500 articles. As of April 2015, it is published in a "Volumes and Issues" format, with previously published articles archived as "Topical Supplements."

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  • Safari Tech. Books Online

    A collection of 58 technical books dealing principally with computer science (XML, HTML, Java, Linux, Unix, etc.). To see the titles to which we subcribe, click on the BookShelf option near the top of the page. Only one person at a time may use this database so PLEASE LOG OUT AS SOON AS YOU ARE FINISHED.

  • searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results. is governed by the interagency Alliance

  • ScienceDirect Journals

    Full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters published by Elsevier

  • SciFinder

    SciFinder provides access to several Chemical Abstracts Service databases. It is the world's largest and most comprehensive database of chemical information. NOTE: First time users must register with SciFinder Registration before using the Scifinder database. Registration is restricted to those with a CofC email account. Other users must come to the Marine Resources Library for access.

  • SciTech Connect (U.S. Department of Energy)

    SciTech Connect includes technical reports, bibliographic citations, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia, software, and data information sponsored by DOE through a grant, contract, cooperative agreement, or similar type of funding mechanism from the 1940s to today. This collection continues to grow as new scientific and technical information resulting from DOE research becomes available.

  • Scopus

    An abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, covering over 23,000 journals as well as book series and conference proceedings, dating back to 1970. This citation-only index provides links to full text via other CofC resources when available.

  • SpringerLink

    Some full-text of journals published by Springer. Provides access to each journal issue's table of contents and full text to those titles licensed by the library.

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  • Web of Science

    Provides quick, powerful access to the world's leading citation databases. Current and retrospective coverage in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, dating from 1980.

  • WorldCat

    Over 60 million listings of many types of material (books, journals, audiovisual, etc.) cataloged by libraries around the world. Updated daily.

  • WorldCat Dissertations

    A searchable database (not full text) of over 5,000,000 dissertations and theses worldwide. Updated daily.

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  • Zoological Record Plus (1970-Current)

    Provides extensive coverage of the world's zoological and animal science literature, from biochemistry to veterinary medicine. Easily searchable collection of international references.