Rutgers University Libraries Selected Public Access Indexes and Databases

By contract, remote access to the Rutgers University Library's indexes, databases, and electronic journals is available only to current Rutgers students, faculty and staff, although you are certainly welcome to come in and use these resources on-site in any Rutgers library.

However there are many useful bibliographic databases that are available for use without subscription or institutional affiliation. We have assembled a select list of these here.


Multidisciplinary Addictions Agriculture Anthropology Architecture *NEW* Area Studies
Biological Sci Business/Econ Children Children's Books Computer Sci Criminal Just
Demographics Disaster Manag Drama E-Books Education Energy
Engineering Environment Film *NEW* Geology Government Pub Health Sci
History Jewish Stud Law Library/Info Sci Literature Marine Biology
Military Mortuary Science Music Mystery Newspapers Nutrition
Patents Philanthrophy Physics Psychology Real Estate Rehabilitation
Religion Science Fiction Slavery Speeches Sports *NEW* Standards
Tests Transportation Women's Stud

Multidisciplinary Indexes

Addictions

Agriculture

Anthropology

Architecture

Area Studies

Biological Sciences

Business and Economics

Children

Children's Books

Computer Science

Criminal Justice

Demographics

Disaster Management

Drama

E-Books

Education

Energy

  • Energy Database *NEW*
    Index to over 4 million records contributed by the member countries and international partners of the International Energy Agency's Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDE). Records and abstracts of journal articles, reports, conference papers, books, websites and other documents. Links to full text when available. Requires registration for access.

  • DOE Information Bridge
    Index, with links to full text, of thousands of research reports either produced or sponsored by the Department of Energy since 1994.

  • Energy Citations Database
    Index to energy and energy-related report literature, conference papers, journal articles, books, dissertations, and patents from the Department of Energy and its predeccesor agencies from 1948 to the present.

Engineering

  • Civil Engineering Database *UPDATED*
    From the American Society of Civil Engineers. Index to all ASCE journals, conference proceedings, books, standards, manuals, magazines, and newsletters. Journals indexed back to 1958; article abstracts available back to 1970.

  • Engineering E-journal Search Engine *UPDATED*
    Searches the full text of 250 free engineering, computing, and mathematics electronic journals.

  • RAM: Recent Advances in Manufacturing
    Index to over 500 periodicals, as well as books, papers, and media, on all aspects of manufacturing including manufacturing management, quality management, product development, manufacturing systems and processes, and applied technologies. From the Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library (EEVL). 1990- .

Environment

  • APIRS Online: the Database of Aquatic, Wetland and Invasive Plants *UPDATED*
    University of Florida index to over 65,000 articles, books, and reports. Literature on aquatic and wetland plant ecology, physiology, utilization and control from the 18th century to the present.

  • NCSE's Congressional Research Reports Database *UPDATED*
    Browse or search some 1700 CRS reports on environmental issues. 1991- .

  • DUCKDATA: A Bibliographic Data Base of North American Waterfowl (Anatidae) and Their Wetland Habitats *UPDATED*
    "A comprehensive bibliography of published literature on the ecology, conservation, and management of North American waterfowl and their wetland habitats." Includes books, journals, theses, and documents. Maintained by the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

  • Ecolex: A Gateway to Environmental Law
    Index to treaties, local and national legislation, major national and international judicial decisions, as well as books, articles and other literature relating to environmental law. Links are made to full text when available. From the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the World Conservation Union (IUCN), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

  • ESPIS: Environmental Studies Program Information System *UPDATED*
    From the Minerals Management Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Full text searching of the technical summaries of over 700 MMS-sponsored environmental research projects, as well as over 2000 research reports "addressing the interaction of the OCS gas and oil development with the social and economic aspects of the human environment; the oceanographic, meteorologic, and geologic aspects of the physical environment; and the various endangered species, marine birds, fish, and mammals of the biological environment." 1973-

  • FS Info *UPDATED*
    The online catalog for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service Library Network. Includes approximately 200,000 records of natural resources literature (books, articles, reports, etc.) plus about 70,000 records and links to Forest Service Research publication back to 1904. Many links to full-text resources.

  • Hydrotheek
    Index to articles, books, conference proceedings, and reports dealing with hydrology, water management, ecology and sewage purification. From the Stichting Toegepast Onderzoek Waterbeheer (STOWA), the Foundation for Applied Water Research. 1983- .

  • The Land, Soil and Water Database *UPDATED*
    Index to over 100,000 articles, book chapters, and proceedings related to land use planning, sustainable use, GIS, remote sensing, soil science, hydraulics and hydrology, water management, and ecosystems. Emphasis on the Netherlands, Western Europe, and developing countries. 1980- .

  • NEPIS: National Environmental Publications Internet Site *UPDATED*
    Search a full-text collection of over 20,000 archival and current Enviromental Protection Agency reports and documents.

  • PESTIS: Pesticide Information Service Database
    Index to a collection of articles, newsletters, reports, and fact sheets that deal with pesticides and alternative farming practices.

  • Water and Climate Bibliography *NEW*
    Searchable database of some 3600 citations to scientific literature pertaining to climate change and freshwater resources worldwide. From the Pacific Insitute.

Film

  • Film Literature Index *NEW*
    Index to scholarly and popular film and television periodicals worldwide from 1976 to 2001. Search or browse citations.

  • MRQE: Movie Review Query Engine *UPDATED*
    Links to some 560,000 film reviews in newspapers, journals, and other online sources. Some sources require a subscription. Approximately 65,000 films indexed.

Geology

Government Publications

  • Catalog of U.S. Government Publications *UPDATED*
    Index to the electronic and print publications created by Federal agencies. Identifies which depository libraries have received publications; includes links to online publications when available. Currently includes more than 500,000 records generated since July 1976; plans are to expand the database back to the late 1800s.

  • GPO Access: Multi-Database Search
    Search one or across multiple U.S. government databases. Access to federal budgets, congressional bills and reports, the Congressional Record, the Federal Register, economic reports, the Public Papers of the Presidents, Supreme Court Decisions, the U.S. Code, etc.

  • GrayLIT Network: A Science Portal of Technical Reports *NEW*
    Index to technical reports from the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and NASA. Links to full text.

  • Historic Government Publications from World War II: A Digital Library *UPDATED*
    Search or browse a collection of over 300 United States government documents produced during World War II. Emphasis on 'home-front' publications, e.g., "99 Ways to Share the Meat," "Choosing Women for War-Industry Jobs," "Home Frant in National Defense," etc. Catalog records include extended description of contents; publications available as pdf or html (jpeg) files. Digital project from the Southern Methodist University Libraries.

  • UNISPAL: UN Information System on the Question of Palestine
    Search or browse a large collection of current and historical United Nations documents concerning the question of Palestine and related issues since 1946.

Health Sciences

  • PubMed *UPDATED*
    Search over 16 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. Links to full-text if available.

  • NLM Gateway
    Allows one-step searching of multiple National Library of Medicine databases including Medline/PubMed and MedlinePlus, the consumer health site.

  • BiblioSleep
    Searchable bibliography of citations and abstracts of "all sleep and sleep-related papers from 1990 to the present." From the UCLA Brain Information Service.

  • National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature Databases *UPDATED*
    ETHX on the Web indexes "the world's largest collection related to ethical issues in medicine and biomedical research. " ETHX includes over 180,000 records for books, books chapters, journal and newspaper articles, government reports, court decision, bills, and AV materials. The Genetics and Ethics database, a subset of ETHX, has over 22,000 records relating to that topic. From the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University.

  • Cancer Literature in PubMed
    Search the biomedical literature and have your results automatically limited to cancer-related citations.

  • CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) on PubMed *UPDATED*
    Search the biomedical literature and have your results automatically limited to complementary and alternative medicine. Includes links to full-text articles if available.

  • Database of International Rehabilitation Research *UPDATED*
    Index to over 27,000 citations to journal articles and conference proceedings from 1990 to the present concerning rehabilitation research conducted outside the United States. From the Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE).

  • ETOH: The Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database *UPDATED*
    Index to over 170,000 articles, books, dissertations, conference papers, and reports on all aspects of alcohol and alcoholism. Citations/Abstracts from late 1960s through 2003. From the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) [Archived Database].

  • IBIDS: International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements *UPDATED*
    Index to over 730,000 citations and abstracts of scientific and consumer literature from 1986 to the present on dietary supplements, including vitamins, minerals, and botanicals. From the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health, and the Food and Nutrition Information Center(FNIC) of the National Agricultural Library.

  • Literature, Arts, and Medicine Database
    Annotated bibliography of prose, poetry, and the visual and performing arts deemed to be useful for Medical Humanities teaching and related projects.

  • CAIRSS for Music
    Search for journal articles relating to music education, music psychology, music therapy, and music medicine.

  • NAPS: New Abstracts and Papers in Sleep *NEW*
    Current literature in the sleep field. Offers a free weekly email alert of new citations in a specific area of interest. The NAPS Archives, browsable by author, keyword, or category, include one year's worth of NAPS citations.

  • PILOTS Database *UPDATED*
    Index to over 30,000 citations, most with abstracts, to worldwide literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health consequences of exposure to traumatic events. Produced by the National Center for PTSD.

  • REHABDATA Literature Database *UPDATED*
    Index to over 69,000 items in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), including reports, studies, and papers submitted by projects funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, as well as articles published in rehabilitation-related periodicals. Publications from 1956 to the present.

  • Smoking and Health Resource Library *UPDATED*
    Index with abstracts to about 67,000 articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, reports, conference papers, and documents on the use of tobacco and its effect on health. Focus on information published in the last 35 years, although some earlier references are included. From the CDC's Office on Smoking and Health.

  • ToxNet
    The Toxicology Data Network. A group of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas, including TOXLINE, the toxicology literature index.

History

Jewish Studies

  • Felix Posen Bibliography Project on Antisemitism
    Search two extensive (about 40,000 items) bibliographic databases: The Annotated Bibliography on Antisemitism (1965- ); and the "'Jewish Question' in German-Speaking Countries, 1848-1933". Works on the Holocaust are included as part of the history of anitsemitism in the 20th century. From the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism.

  • RAMBI: Index to Articles on Jewish Studies *UPDATED*
    Extensive searchable bibliography "of articles in the various fields of Jewish studies and in the study of Eretz Israel." From the Hebrew University. 1966- .

Law

  • Contents Pages From Law Reviews
    View or search tables of contents of more than 750 law reviews and other scholarly journals relating to law received by the University of Texas Tarlton Law Library. Current awareness service--pages removed after three months.

  • National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature Databases *UPDATED*
    ETHX on the Web indexes "the world's largest collection related to ethical issues in medicine and biomedical research." ETHX includes over 180,000 records for books, book chapters, journal and newspaper articles, government reports, court decisions, bills, and AV materials. The Genetics and Ethics database, a subset of ETHX, has over 22,000 records relating to that topic. From the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University.

  • Ecolex: A Gateway to Environmental Law
    Index to treaties, local and national legislation, major national and international judicial decisions, as well as books, articles and other literature relating to environmental law. Links are made to full text when available. From the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the World Conservation Union (IUCN), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

  • European Integration Current Contents *UPDATED*
    View or search tables of contents of over 100 journals relevant to European Integration research - law, human rights, economics, history and political sciences. Coverage from 1998 for most journals. A project of the Academy of European Law at the European University Institute in Florence, and the NYU School of Law.

  • GPO Access: Multi-Database Search
    Search one or across multiple U.S. government databases. Access to federal budgets, congressional bills and reports, the Congressional Record, the Federal Register, economic reports, the Public Papers of the Presidents, Supreme Court Decisions, the U.S. Code, etc.

Library and Information Science

Literature

Marine Biology

  • AlgaeBase *UPDATED*
    Index to published literature--journal articles, books, and book chapters--relating to terrestrial, marine, and freshwater algae. Over 36,000 citations and over 5100 images.

  • Freshwater Crayfish Literature Database *UPDATED*
    Index to over 17,500 references to freshwater crayfishes. Includes links to PDFs when available.

  • Sea Turtle Bibliography
    Index to over 12,000 references (articles, books, papers, dissertations) dealing with all aspects of sea turtle biology, conservation and management. From the Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research (ACCSTR) at the University of Florida.

Military Science

  • Index to Military Periodicals *UPDATED*
    Index to some 100 English-language military and aeronautical periodicals. From the Air University Library. 1988- .

  • Staff College Automated Military Periodicals Index (SCAMPI) *UPDATED*
    Current (1996 to the present) index to over 60,000 articles on military and naval art and science, operational warfare and related research. Also includes miscellaneous reports from RAND and the U.S. General Accounting Office. From the Joint Forces Staff College Library.

Mortuary Science

  • The Morgue: Mortuary Journals Database *UPDATED*
    Author and subject index to fifteen English-language journals in the field of mortuary science, 1997 to the present. From the Library of Kansas City Kansas Community College.

Music

  • Musica Virtual Choral Library *UPDATED*
    Search for scores by composer, title, keywords, voicing, genre, language, etc. Database includes some 145,000 choral music citations.

  • Bach Bibliography *UPDATED*
    Search a database of over 23,000 citations to scholarly literature, including books, articles, theses, and conference papers, relating to Johann Sebastian Bach.

  • Beethoven Bibliography Database
    Over 15,000 citations of published, and selected unpublished, materials from the 18th century to the present relating to Ludwig von Beethoven. From the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies at San Jose State University.

  • Bibliography of Sources Related to Women's Studies, Gender Studies, Feminism, and Music *UPDATED*
    Extensive bibliography on women and music from the Committee on the Status of Women of the Society for Music Theory.

  • CAIRSS for Music
    Search for journal articles relating to music education, music psychology, music therapy, and music medicine.

  • Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology-Online *NEW*
    Search or browse more than 13,500 bibliographic records for completed dissertations and new dissertation topics in the fields of musicology, music theory, ethnomusicology, and related disciplines. From the Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature at Indiana University.

  • Music Education Resource Base including the Canadian Music Index
    Bibliographic database of more than 31,000 citations relating to music and music education from 35 Canadian and international journals and other sources covering the period 1956 to the present. From the University of Victoria.

  • Music Education Search System
    Consists of three databases: The Music Journals database, an index to 12 journals in music education, most indexed back to the first issue; the Poland-Cady Abstract Collection, more than 4500 citations with abstracts to important writings in the field of music education written prior to 1965; and an index to the Boletin de Investigacio Educativo Musical, the most important music education research journal in Latin America.

Mystery

  • Mystery Short Fiction: 1990-2004 *UPDATED*
    Browsable index to English-language mystery short fiction published in magazines, anthologies, and single-author collections.

Newspapers

  • U.S. News Archives on the Web
    Arranged by state. Most archives can be searched for free; there is usually a charge to retreive the full text of an article.

  • International News Archives on the Web
    Arranged by region and country.

  • NewsLibrary
    Allows you to simultaneously search all NewsBank Media Services newspapers in a selected state; or search across a group of NewsBank newspapers that you have individually selected.

Nutrition

  • IBIDS: International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements *UPDATED*
    Index to over 730,000 citations and abstracts of scientific and consumer literature from 1986 to the present on dietary supplements, including vitamins, minerals, and botanicals. From the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health, and the Food and Nutrition Information Center(FNIC) of the National Agricultural Library.

Patents

  • U.S. Patent Office Databases
    Search and view patents granted/applied for through the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Patents issued between 1790 and 1976 are searchable only by patent number and current US classifications. Full-text since 1976, full-page images since 1790.

  • Canadian Patent Database *UPDATED*
    Index to Canadian patents from 1869 to the present. Abstracts available for patents granted after August 15, 1978; images available for patents granted since 1920. From the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO).

Philanthropy

  • Catalog of Nonprofit Literature *UPDATED*
    Formerly the Literature of the Nonprofit Sector (LNPS), the Catalog of Nonprofit Literature is an index to some 25,000 books, articles, reports, and non-print resources dealing with philanthropy, fundraising, charitable and corporate giving, nonprofit management, etc. Has begun adding links to full text when available.

Physics

Psychology

  • PsycARTICLES Direct *UPDATED*
    Browse tables of contents, or search and retreive citations and abstracts, from about 50 journals as well as books published by the American Psychological Association. Fee-based access to individual articles. 1894- .

  • PILOTS Database *UPDATED*
    Index to over 30,000 citations, most with abstracts, to worldwide literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health consequences of exposure to traumatic events. Produced by the National Center for PTSD.

Real Estate

Rehabilitation

Religion

Science Fiction

Slavery

Speeches

Sports

Standards

Tests and Measurements

Transportation

United Nations

Women's Studies


Corrections? Additions?
Natalie Borisovets (natalieb@andromeda.rutgers.edu)
John Cotton Dana Library
Rutgers-Newark
June 8, 1999
Revised November 21, 2006