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Top Databases for Scholarly Literature, including Articles, Conference Papers, etc.

    Provides open access to preprints and eprints in astrophysics, physics, mathematics, computer science and other subjects.
  • Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
    Data for physics and astrophysics, as well as articles, papers, and preprints, operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
  • INSPEC / Compendex / Engineering Village
    Searches scholarly journal articles and conference proceedings in physics, astronomy, electrical & electronics engineering, computer sciences.
  • ScienceDirect
    A full-text scientific database with journal articles and book chapters from thousands of journals and books.
  • Scopus
    Excellent source for citation searching or finding original articles in physics and astronomy.
  • SpringerLink
    Full-text access to journals published by Springer as well as other publishers.
  • Web of Science
    Scholarly articles in all disciplines, including astronomy/astrophysics. This database can also be used to identify articles that cite an author or article that you specify.