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SLA Open Access science resources


Federated Searches:

  • DOE Information Systems www.scienceaccelerator.gov Federated search covering Department of Energy related research, articles and conference proceedings
  • Science Gov – www.science.gov Searches over 50 U.S. Government science-related databases and websites
  • Sciruswww.scirus.com Maintained by Elsevier, this federated search covers journals and science related materials from the web
  • WorldWideScience.Orgwww.worldwidescience.org/about.html Federated search developed by the Department of Energy that covers national and international government science resources

Major Science Publisher Open Access Initiatives

Science Journals

  • BioMed Centralwww.biomedcentral.com/journals/bysubject Publisher of 220 open access peer-reviewed science, technology and medicine journals.
  • Directory of Open Access Journalswww.doaj.org Focus on scientific journals using quality-controlled measures—somewhat spotty but decent international coverage
  • HighWirewww.highwire.stanford.edu Publishers of 1700+ peer-reviewed science journals—older content is frequently open access
  • Public Library of Science www.plos.org Advocacy organization and publisher of 7 high quality peer-reviewed open access journals

Subject Specific Resources

  • Agricolawww.agricola.nal.usda.gov Agriculture and agriculture-related database from the USDA
  • arXivwww.arxiv.org arXiv provides open access to nearly 800,000 e-prints in the area of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics.
  • CiteSeerwww.citeseer.ist.psu.edu Digital library and search engine focused on computer and information science.
  • Defense Technical Information Centerwww.dtic.mil/dtic A searchable repository for all publicly accessible DOD science and technical research.
  • Poplinewww.popline.org Database covering family planning and reproductive health with excellent international coverage.
  • PubChem ––  www.pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov The 3 databases in PubChem provide information on the biological activities of small molecules.
  • PubMed www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and on-line books.  Free full text is linked to when available.
  • Toxnetwww.toxnet.nlm.nih.gov From the United States National Library of Medicine databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and toxic releases.
  • TRIDwww.trid.trb.org Transportation-related research covering 940,000 records of transportation research worldwide.
  • UBiowww.ubio.org/index.php?pagename=home Universal Biological Indexer and Organizer uses names and taxonomic intelligence about organisms

Source: SLA Open Access science resources

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