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ScienceDirect This link opens in a new window
Full-text scholarly journal articles.
PsycInfo This link opens in a new window
Human factors/psychological scholarly research
Dissertations & Theses Global This link opens in a new window
Searchable access to doctoral and master's final papers.
AIAA Aerospace Research Central This link opens in a new window
Full-text AIAA books, papers and journals in aviation and aerospace.
Engineering Village (EI Compendex) This link opens in a new window
Engineering/technology scholarly research.
Access to Engineering Village ended on March 31st.
CRCnetBASE (now part of Taylor & Francis) This link opens in a new window
Full-text access to human factors- and ergonomics-related books. CRCnetBase content is now available in Taylor & Francis eBooks.
Engineering Case Studies Online This link opens in a new window
Documentaries, accident reports, case studies, lectures and interviews on engineering failures and successes.
AccessEngineering This link opens in a new window
Engineering publications from McGraw-Hill. If you have access issues, try clearing your browser cookies.
PubMed Central This link opens in a new window
Full-text archive of biomedical and life science journal literature at the NIH/Nat’l Library of Medicine.
SAGE Journals This link opens in a new window
Scholarly journals (human factors, ergonomics, etc.).
Other Useful Databases
IEEE Xplore Digital Library This link opens in a new window
Provides full-text access to all IEEE journals, magazines, conference proceedings, transactions, and standards
Jane's All The World's Aircraft (IHS) This link opens in a new window
Searchable online edition of the All the World's Aircraft series.
Nexis Uni (formerly Lexis-Nexis Academic) This link opens in a new window
Includes news articles, legal cases, and company information.
Proquest One Academic This link opens in a new window
ProQuest One Academic includes these collections: ProQuest Central, Academic Video Online, Academic Complete, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses.
United States Census Bureau Census Data This link opens in a new window
Demographic and economic statistics. Search by geography down to the local level, including cities and towns and census designated places. View detailed race, age and gender breakdowns, and compare communities
United States Census Bureau QuickFacts This link opens in a new window
Facts about people, business, and geography. Provides profiles for the nation, states, counties, and places.
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What is the difference?
- Are fee-based; the library pays to license them.
- Are available to registered members of the library.
- Focus on a specific body of information (i.e. Aeronautics, Engineering)
- May contain articles, books, gov documents, maps, technical reports.
- Contain information written by professional writers and subject experts.
- Are searched with search engines such as Google, Yahoo, or Ask.com
- Are generally freely accessable.
- Are available to anyone with an internet access.
- May NOT be current, updated, or show no date at all.
- Can cover any topic at all.
- Contain information written by anyone (convicts, teachers, children, students, or psychopaths).