Science

Aerospace Database

Alternative Titles
Aerospace Technology Database
Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports (STAR)
International Aerospace Abstracts
Aerospace & High Technology Database
Description

Contains citations, with abstracts, to literature on basic and applied research in aeronautics, astronautics, and space sciences. The database also includes coverage of reports issued by NASA, other U.S. government agencies, international institutions.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1962 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9123
Access
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OAIster

Alternative Titles
OAI, Open Archives Initiative, Oyster, Oister
Description

Uses the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) protocol to gather over 30 million records of free, useful, wide-ranging digital resources hosted at over 1,100 institutions. Covers resources of all kinds, including digitized books and articles, born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies, datasets, theses, technical reports, research papers, etc. All records contain a digital object link allowing users access to the object in a single click.

Type
Search Engine
Coverage
Varies by resource
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9105
Access
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ProQuest Dissertations & Theses

Alternative Titles
PQDT, ProQuest Digital Dissertations (PQDD)
Dissertation Abstracts, Diss. Abs., Diss Abs
Index to Theses
Description

Indexing & authors' abstracts for most doctoral dissertations and some masters theses accepted each year in the United States and Canada (since 1861), plus thousands more from Great Britain and Ireland (since 1716), and selected other universities around the world (as far back as 1637).  Includes full-text (in PDF) of most* dissertations submitted at University of Michigan and the 14 other CIC/Big Ten Universities since 1997. 

[Note: Currently access is also provided to the full text of many additional dissertations from additional institutions, but this expanded full text access is temporary.]

*Two factors cause a certain percentage of dissertations not to be included:

1) Increasingly, universities are requiring that doctoral degree candidates deposit their dissertations into the university's online repository, and are changing submission to ProQuest from a requirement to an option.  For example, as of 2012, University of Michigan requires deposit of dissertations into its Deep Blue online repository, and no longer requires submission to ProQuest.  To the extent that authors elect not to submit their dissertations to ProQuest, its listings for dissertations are becoming gradually less complete over time.  (Its listings for dissertations filed at U-M have declined from being about 80% complete for 2012 to only about 25% to 20% complete for 2013 and 2014, respectively.)

2) Authors of dissertations have the right to restrict access to the full text of their dissertation from all ProQuest databases and document delivery services if they so choose.  Some publishers recommend or require blocking of access to the full text of a dissertation as a condition of publishing a revised version of a dissertation as a scholarly book.  If access to a dissertation listed in ProQuest has been restricted by the author, a notification of this appears in the full record display, to the right, above the MGet It button.

Type
Article Index
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1637 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9069
Access
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CQ Supreme Court Collection

Description
Provides historical analysis and commentary of Supreme Court decisions, biographies of Supreme Court justices, Supreme Court institutional history, and the U.S. Constitution.
Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9053
Access
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CQ Congress Collection

Description

Provides analysis of members of Congress, their legislative voting behavior, interest groups, and their interactions in crafting public policy. Also explains institutional and organizational history, the legislative process, and public policy decision-making.

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9051
Access
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eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

Alternative Titles
EBSCO e-Books, NetLibrary, Net Library
Description

A collection of over 28,000 electronic books on all topics, mostly published between 1990 and 2005 (though some titles were published as long ago as 1913 and a few were published as recently as 2010).  Includes 800+ electronic editions of computer manuals, reference books, and other books placed on course reserve at the U-M Ann Arbor University Library.  Permits reading of book cover-to-cover online, browsing books by topic, searching within and across books, and printing of up to 60 pages of a book at a time.  Books can be downloaded using the free Adobe Digital Editions software to devices supporting Adobe ebook DRM, including iPad, iPhone, Soney eReader, and Nook. These books were formerly available through the NetLibrary interface.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
Full text of assorted books published since 1913. (Mostly published 1990-2005.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9035
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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UM-MEDSEARCH

Description
The University of Michigan's access to MEDLINE, and Cochrane databases and various full-image biomedical journals.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
Varies by database.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9021
Access
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TOXNET

Description

Toxicology data, citations and abstracts for the toxicology literature, Toxic Release Information (annual estimated releases of toxic chemicals to the environment), and chemical information (nomenclature, identification, structures).

Type
Article Index
Coverage
mid 1960's to present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9003
Mobile Version
Access
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Nature Online

Description

Online access to the journal Nature and its sister publications in Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Medicine, Neuroscience, and Structural Biology.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1996 - (Varies by journal title)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8947
Mobile Version
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