Alternative Titles
Bulletin signaletique

This resource offers bibliographic indexing for millions of records. Produced by Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (INIST-CNRS), the database provides multidisciplinary and multilingual coverage of humanities and social sciences.

FRANCIS covers subjects such as: administrative sciences, archeology, art history, business management, company management, data processing and law, economics, education, employment and training, energy economics, ethnology, geography, history of science, information science, Latin America, linguistics, literature, philosophy, prehistory, psychology, public health, religion and sociology.

 Content Includes:

    More than 2,300 publications
    Over 2.5 million records
    Records back to 1972

Also Contains:

    Conference Proceedings
    Journal Articles


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Very Short Introductions Online

Alternative Titles
Oxford Very Short Introductions, Very Short Introductions, VSI

Launched by Oxford University Press in 1995, Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory.

Since the series was launched it has continued to offer new books each year for students and scholars, and the avidly curious, offering a bridge between reference content and higher academic work. All titles provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects, written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable.

The online collection includes more than 350 individual books published from 2000-currrent year.

If you are accessing this from a mobile device, you should be sent to the mobile interface automatically.

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Alternative Titles
Energy Wire, EW, E&E, E & E News

Updated daily at 8:30am, EnergyWire is designed to bring readers deep, broad and insightful coverage on the business and political issues surrounding the rapidly expanding unconventional energy industry in the United States and around the world.

From Capitol Hill to government agencies to the industry and Wall St., EnergyWire covers the key issues, including:

- shale oil and gas development, liquefied natural gas (LNG), oil sands, deepwater and arctic drilling, enhanced oil and gas recovery, and other emerging fossil energy sources
- environmental concerns and the effects on water resources
- the debates over regulatory authority and land and mineral rights
- technology development
- finance, mergers and acquisitions
- pipelines, LNG terminals and other energy infrastructure
- economic consequences
- regulatory and legislative issues
- global energy supply and geopolitical implications

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Optics InfoBase


Optics InfoBase provides access to the journals of the Optical Society of America, plus OSA's major meetings (past and current) including CLEO (lasers), FiO (annual meeting) and OFC (fiber). It also includes access to OSA’s Optics ImageBank, containing more than 200,000 indexed images and figures from OSA journals.

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ISAJ (Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals) database

Alternative Titles
Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals

Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals

Press release 
Baghdad, Jun 20, 2012 

The Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research of Iraq is pleased to announce the launch of the new service "Iraqi Academic Scientific Journals" (IASJ).

IASJ is one platform where all scholarly journals published by the Iraqi universities and research institutions are indexed and discovered. All journals in IASJ are peer-reviewed and open access.

The main aim of IASJ is to improve the online discoverability and visibility of and access to the published scholarly research of iraqi academics. IASJ will help Iraqi authors to disseminate their research globally.

At the moment IASJ is launched in a Beta version with only 71 journals published by 18 institutions. The service will be further developed and will cover all journals, more than 200 journals publisher by 40 academic institutions in Iraq.

IASJ is developed and hosted by SemperTool, a company specialized in building digital library products. All content of IASJ will be included in the Iraqi Virtual Library System IVSL and it's discovery systemLibHub provided by SemperTool.

214 Academic peer-reviewed journals 37 institutions 56128 articles
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AAPG Datapages

AAPG Datapages provides full-text access to publications of the
American Association of Petroleum Geologists and related publications
produced by other societies concerned with geology and petroleum

Publications from the following societies are represented:

All AAPG Publications from 1917 to present (including AAPG Bulletin,
AAPG Non-Technical and Memorials, AAPG Special Volumes, Archie Series,
Computer Applications, Course Notes, Discovery Series, Hedberg,
Memoirs, Methods, Special Publications, Studies in Geology, Treaties
Atlas, Treatise Handbooks, Treatise Reprints, Pacific Section of AAPG

Abilene Geological Society (AGS)

Alabama Geological Society

Appalachian Geological Society

Ardmore Geological Society (AGS)

Asociación Colombiana de Geólogos y Geofisicos del Petróleo (ACGGP)

Boletín de la Asociación Mexicana de Geólogos Petroleros (AMGP)

Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists (CSPG)

Circum Pacific Council Publications

Dallas Geological Society (DGS)

East Texas Geological Society (ETGS)

Environmental Geosciences (DEG)

Forth Worth Geological Society (FWGS)

Four Corners Geological Society

Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (GCAGS)

Geological Society of Trinidad & Tobago

Houston Geological Society (HGS)

Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA)

Kansas Geological Society (KGS)

Lafayette Geological Society (LGS)

Montana Geological Society

New Orleans Geological Society (NOGS)

North Dakota Geological Society

Ohio Geological Society (OGS)

Oklahoma City Geological Society (OCGS)

Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC)

Panhandle (Texas) Geological Society (PGS)

Petroleum History Institute

Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists

Saskatchewan Geological Society)

Society for Organic Petrology (TSOP)

Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)

Tulsa Geological Society (TGS)

Utah Geological Association (UGA)

Williston Basin Symposium

Wyoming Geological Association (WGA)

This online subscription is provided through the AAPG Foundation
Digital Products Fund by an endowment established by Rose marie
D’Alosio and C.N. (Tom) Tinker in honor of the Tinker Family
Geoscientists, each of whom either studied at Michigan and/or studied
under Michigan graduates at other universities.
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Looking for Today's Science?

After reviewing the use and cost of Today's Science in comparison to other resources we have available online, the University Library has decided to cancel our online subscription to Today's Science effective September 1, 2012.

As an alternative to Today's Science, we recommend Science News.  Current coverage (Jan. 4, 1997- date) can be found via Wiley Online access to Science News and older content can be found in Science News in JSTOR.

If you have questions or concerns about this decision, please contact the University Library’s General Reference & Popular Press Electronic Resources Team at

To continue on to Today's Science, click here.

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ProQuest Science Collection


Searches 12 ProQuest databases in the natural sciences:


This bibliographic database, produced by the National Agricultural Library, consists of worldwide literature citations for journal articles, monographs, proceedings, theses, patents, translations, audiovisual materials, computer software, and technical reports pertaining to all aspects of agriculture and related fields. Since 1985, the CAB Thesaurus has been used to select controlled vocabulary terms for subject indexing. Library of Congress Subject Headings are used as controlled vocabulary for cataloging records.


This database has comprehensive focus on trade, technical and scientific literature concerning all aspects of water resources. Major subjects of coverage include water resources and supplies management, water legislation, water quality, potable water distribution, wastewater collection, water treatment technologies, wastewater and sewage treatment and ecological and environmental effects of water pollution.

BioOne Abstracts & Indexes

This database is an indexed and fully-searchable collection of abstracts developed by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), the University of Kansas, the Greater Western Library Alliance and Allen Press. It provides a unique aggregation of nearly 100 high-impact bioscience research journals from around 70 publishers.

Environmental Engineering Abstracts

This database is a comprehensive index to world literature on all technological and engineering aspects of air, water and soil quality, environmental safety, sustainability and energy production.

Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management

This multidisciplinary database provides unparalleled and comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 10,000 serials including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications. ProQuest Deep Indexing: Environmental Science supplements the database with access to over a million indexed charts, figures, graphs, maps, photographs, and tables from the scholarly research and technical literature for selected records.


The GeoRef database, established by the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) in 1966, provides access to the most comprehensive geoscience literature of the world. GeoRef contains millions of references to geoscience maps, serial, and non-serial literature. The database includes references to all publications of the U.S. Geological Survey. Master's theses and doctoral dissertations from US and Canadian universities are also covered. Coverage for North American resources starts in 1669, whereas worldwide coverage starts in 1933.

Industrial and Applied Microbiology Abstracts (Microbiology A)

Significant findings and practical applications in agricultural, food and beverage, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries are assembled in this database.

Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts

This database includes records drawn from the world's literature on meteorology, climatology, atmospheric chemistry and physics, astrophysics, hydrology, glaciology, physical oceanography and environmental sciences. MGA is produced by the American Meteorological Society. ProQuest Deep Indexing: Atmospheric Sciences supplements the database with access to indexed charts, figures, graphs, maps, photographs, and tables from the scholarly research and technical literature for selected records.

NTIS Database (National Technical Information Service)

Containing millions of bibliographic records, this database is the preeminent resource for accessing the latest research sponsored by the United States and select foreign governments. The database represents billions of dollars in research. Contents include research reports, computer products, software, video cassettes, audio cassettes and more. The complete electronic file dates back to 1964.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I

This database is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1861 to the present day.

ProQuest Research Library

ProQuest Research Library provides one-stop access to more than 4,000 periodicals from one of the broadest, most inclusive general reference databases ProQuest has to offer. Search from a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 academic disciplines.

Zoological Record Plus

This database is produced by Thomson Scientific and formerly by BIOSIS and the Zoological Society of London. It provides extensive coverage of the world's zoological and animal science literature, covering all research from biochemistry to veterinary medicine.

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National Geographic Virtual Library

Alternative Titles
National Geographic Archive, NatGeo
National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994, National Geographic Magazine, 1995-current, National Geographic: People, Animals & the World

This collection brings together a complete archive of National Geographic magazine — every page of every issue — along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.

This Virtual Library includes:

    National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994
    National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1995-Current
    National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World


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Shapiro Science Library

Shapiro Library
919 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1185
(734) 764-7490 (p)

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The Shapiro Science Library provides services and resources to support research, teaching, and scientific inquiry in the fields of Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geological Sciences, Mathematics, Natural Resources and Environment, Physics and Statistics.

We are located on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Shapiro Library Building, which also houses the Shapiro Undergraduate Library, Askwith Media Library and Michigan Publishing. Please see our virtual tour for more information about our facilities and services.

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