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Supports multiple Research Clusters. An extensive, fully searchable, index of abstracts and bibliographic citations from earth sciences, social sciences, technology, medicine, and health. Provides tools to track, analyze, and visualize the impacts of research.
Provides access to peer-reviewed papers, dissertations, book citations, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from a variety of content providers. Some content is available in full text. At this time Google Scholar is not considered comprehensive for academic content.
A collection of U.S. and international dissertations and theses. Provides full text for graduate works added since 1997, selected full text for works written prior to 1997. Contains a significant number of new international dissertations and theses both in citations and in full text. Content spans 1743 – Present.
A resource for reporting and analysis of companies, industries and business conditions in various countries. Includes industry and company profiles, case studies, company news, financial deals, forecasts, and analyst commentary. SWOT analysis and Porter’s Five Forces models are available for some companies.
A collection of industry market reports and data searchable by keyword, industry sector, and report listings. Subscription includes US Industry Reports (NAICS), China Industry Reports (excluding Archives), and Global Industry Reports.
Anatomy of a Scholarly Article: Sciences
View the following PowerPoint tutorial to learn more about the structure of a scholarly article in the Sciences.
Anatomy of a Scholarly Article: Social Sciences
View the following PowerPoint tutorial to learn more about the structure of a scholarly article in the Social Sciences.