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University Libraries - Article Databases


Top Databases

  • Engineering Village

    The Engineering Village platform provides access to Compendex, the comprehensive database for Engineering research, and Inspec, the premier database for physics and related areas.

  • ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Electronic Journals

    Not all titles listed by this provider are available to the USC-Columbia campus. USC users can access the full text of only those journals to which the USC Libraries subscribe. Try the PDF or HTML links.   If you are prompted to LOGIN, you should request the article through our Interlibrary Loan service.

  • IEEE Xplore

    Major database for electrical engineering and computer science literature, featuring high-quality content from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Our subscription does not include fulltext access to everything in the database, but to content from IEEE journals, transactions, and magazines published since 1998.

  • Applied Science & Technology Source

    Covers a wide variety of applied science specialties—from acoustics and aeronautics, to neural networks and nuclear & civil engineering.

Additional Databases (alphabetical)

  • ACM Digital Library - Electronic Journals

    Collection of ACM [Association for Computing Machinery] journals, magazines and conference proceedings from 1950 to the present.

  • American Chemical Society Publications - Electronic Journals

    Full text access to the American Chemical Society's peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences from 1879 to the present.

  • Biological Sciences

    This interdisciplinary database offers abstracts and citations to a wide range of research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology, and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science.

  • BioMed Central

    BioMed Central is both a searchable bibliographic database and an independent publishing house committed to providing immediate free access to peer-reviewed biomedical research. 

  • Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in . . .

    Does not include impact factors but you can find acceptance rates, manuscript guidelines, and review process information for journals.  Search by topic areas, words in journal name, acceptance rate, type of review process, or publisher.  Directories for the fields of:

    • Business (Accounting, Economics & Finance, Management, Marketing)
    • Computer ScienceBusiness Information Systems
    • Education (Educational Curriculum & Methods, Educational Psychology & Administration, Educational Technology & Library Science)
    • Psychology & Psychiatry
    • Nursing and Health Administration
  • Computer Source

    The database provides both technical journals and consumer computer titles covering the latest information and current trends in high technology.

  • Computing Literature

    A searchable collection of bibliographic citations and abstracts of works published by ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and other publishers.

  • Conference Papers Index

    Conference Papers provides citations to papers and poster sessions presented at major scientific meetings around the world. Subject emphasis since 1995 has been in the life sciences, environmental sciences and the aquatic sciences, while older material also covers physics, engineering and materials science.

  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics

    Use the Table of Contents on the left to explore different sections of the handbook.

  • Dissertations and Theses

    Contains citations,abstracts and possibly full text for over 2 million dissertations and theses. The database accepts over 90 percent of doctoral dissertations in North America.

  • EIS: Digests of Environmental Impact Statements

    EIS extracts the key issues from complex government-released environmental impact statements, converting massive documents into concise, readable abstracts.

  • Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering

    Incorporates the fundamentals of life, engineering, mathematical, and information sciences with the methodologies and systems of biomedical engineering.

  • Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management

    Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 1500 scientific journals and thousands of other sources including conference proceedings, environmental impact statements, reports, books and government publications.

  • Gartner (via VIP)

    The University of South Carolina has a site license with Gartner which provides access for Students, Faculty and Staff to IT research, consulting and event information. Gartner is known for its comprehensive body of global research that reports on and analyzes the technologies that drive business and organizational success. 

    To access Gartner, login to VIP and click on the Technology link.

  • IEEE Computer Society Digital Library

    Provides full-text online access to the society's magazines and transactions and thousands of conference publications.

  • Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)

    A peer-reviewed video format journal for biological research.  With visualized experiments you get real-life training on difficult techniques in: Basic Protocols, Cellular Biology, Developmental Biology, Immunology, Medicine, Microbiology, Neuroscience and Plant Biology.

    View JoVE videos on your  iPhone, Android, tablet or other mobile device. To download JoVE Mobile, search for 'JoVE' in the Apple app store or on Google Play.

  • NTIS (National Technical Information Service)

    Contains scientific, technical, engineering, and related business information produced by or for the U.S. government and complementary materials from international sources. It contains bibliographic citations for over 750,000 documents and links to full-text of documents on government web sites or documents under 20 pages.

  • Oxford Reference

    Fully-indexed, cross-searchable database of over 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.

  • PubMed-Medline (with USC links)

    Premier database of worldwide biomedical literature including research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, and health care services.

  • Royal Society of Chemistry - Electronic Journals

    This platform provides full text access to all journal content from the Royal Society of Chemistry Publishing. 

    free RSC Mobile app for iOS (iPad, iPhone and iPod) is now available on iTunes.  For more information go to

  • ScienceDirect

    Only those journals to which USC-Columbia subscribes are available full text. Strongest coverage in the sciences, but includes some business, humanities and social science journals.

  • SciFinder Web *Registration Required*

    Provides access to the full Chemical Abstracts database with citations to the literature of chemistry and patents, as well as compound information including structure, chemical names, formulas, Registry Numbers and reaction information for organic and organometallic reactions - plus substructure and reaction searching.

    First time users:  register for SciFinderAs part of the registration process you'll be sent an email.  Instead of clicking on the link in the email, copy & paste the link into a browser to complete the registration process.

    Once you register you can use SciFinder Mobile

  • SIAM Electronic Journals

    Only those Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics  journals to which USC-Columbia subscribes are available full text.


    Information in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens.

  • Web of Science

    Indexes thousands of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world. Also has cited reference searching and ways to refine and analyze your search results. Includes three indexes: Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1975 to present), Social Sciences Citation Index (1956 to present), Science Citation Index Expanded (1899 to present).