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 (1900 to present), Science Citation Index Expanded (1899 to present).
Note: Previously our subscription began social sciences coverage in 1956. Coverage now extends back to 1900 in the social sciences.
Besides the subject citation databases, the Web of Science Core Collection also includes: Book Citation Index (2005 to present), Conference Proceedings Citation Index (1990-present), Current Chemical Reactions, and Index Chemicus
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.
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.
Full-text of back issues of more than 100 scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Issues are entered on-line after having been published for 2-5 years.
Additional Databases (alphabetical)
Academic Search Complete
Covers all subject areas. Has a mix of magazines and journals, including many that are peer-reviewed.
AGRICOLA - Agricultural Online Access
Citations and abstracts for articles on all aspects of agriculture from 15th century to the present.
Provides full-text access to critical review articles that synthesize the primary contributions in the areas of biomedical, physical, and social sciences.
Applied Science & Technology Source
Covers a wide variety of applied science specialties—from acoustics and aeronautics, to neural networks and nuclear & civil engineering.
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.
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.
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.
Ethnographic Video Online: Volumes I and II
Streaming videos covering cultures from every region of the world.
General Science Full Text
Provides full text from more than 100 periodicals dating as far back as 1995, in addition to indexing and abstracts for nearly 300 periodicals back to 1984.
Covers the international technical literature on geology and geophysics.
Provides access to unedited, recently submitted references to geoscience publications. Each weekend, completed references are removed from the Preview database and transferred to GeoRef. New references are then added.
Provides online access to core, peer-reviewed journals in the geosciences and is inter-operable with GeoRef.
Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
This database contains a structured vocabulary developed primarily for the field of art history, but with the potential for wide applications in related disciplines such as archeology, history and geography
This freely accessible research database focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment.
Hospitality and Tourism Complete
Scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. U.S. and international sources.
International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center
Offers information on virtually every dimension of security & counter-terrorism.
Provides full-text access to a selection of prestigious humanities and social sciences journals.
Social Sciences Full Text
Full-text articles from over 300 English-language journals and indexing for nearly 750 journals in the social sciences.