Please note that many databases licensed by the libraries are not part of xSearch. Please see Databases for a comprehensive list. You may also find it helpful to use Topic Guides which contain print and digital resources. For reference help, please consult a Subject Librarian.
Reaxys Xcelerate is a fully integrated electronic chemistry database that contains organic, inorganic and organometallic substance, property, and reaction data for small molecules housed previously in the Beilstein, Gmelin, and Chemistry Patent databases. Includes coverage from 1771-present for 400 journals. Coverage also includes English language-only patents from the major chemistry patent classes of the U.S., European, and World Patent Offices.
Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal (Red ALyC) is a database of full-text articles from scholarly journals in the social sciences, humanities, and science published primarily in Latin American and Caribbean countries.
Reference Universe provides a single search across more than 47,000 English-language subject encyclopedias and scholarly compendia from 1980–present. The database contains more than 30 million citations to both e-versions and print from all major and minor reference publishing houses.
This site was designed for use as reference and research tool to help users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds, and locate people. Reference USA’s database includes real-time access to more than 20 million businesses, 222 million consumers, U.S. new businesses, and U.S. new homeowners, and movers. Note: Maximum download per search — 100 records on campus, 25 records remotely.
RILM has over 500,000 records and is a comprehensive, ongoing guide to publications on music from all over the world, with abstracts written in English. All scholarly works are included: articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, dissertations, Festschriften, films and videos, iconographies, critical commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings, conference proceedings, electronic resources, and reviews. Updated monthly, covers 1835–present.
The Royal Society publishes ten journals covering the broad spectrum of the life sciences, physical sciences and cross-disciplinary sciences. Two of their journals are fully open access and the other eight all offer an open access option for authors.
The Royal Society of Chemistry’s eBook collection is a definitive point of reference for anyone working in the chemical sciences. Over 1000 books, equating to over 20,000 chapters spanning more than 40 years, have been brought together and digitised as fully-searchable pdf files. The result is a comprehensive overview of research and opinion in a multitude of areas of chemical science. Updated continuously.
Scientific publisher of biology, biophysics, chemical science, materials, medicinal drug discovery and physics high-impact journals. Stanford's access includes the RSC Journals Archive. Updated daily, covers 1841-present.
The Russian National Bibliography contains over 2 million Russian bibliographic citations from over 21,000 publishers in all disciplines. Search for citations from books, newspapers, journals, dissertation abstracts, musical scores, and maps. Search in Cyrillic. Updated daily, covers 1998–present.
In collaboration with the Scientific Electronic Library (eLibrary.RU), the Russian Science Citation Index on Web of Science™ enables discovery of new insights from Russian publications. Includes over 600 titles in fields such as engineering, material science, and ecology. Content is provided in Russian and English. Years covered: 2005-present. Updated Monthly.
SAGE is the world's 5th largest journals publisher. Our portfolio includes more than 750 journals spanning the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology, and Medicine, and more than 300 are published on behalf of learned societies and institutions. SAGE Journals Online is the online delivery platform that provides online access to the full-text content of individual SAGE journals.
SAGE Research Methods is a tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. Users can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and other areas of research.
Since its inception in the early 1950's, Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials has become the primary source for those who need to evaluate the hazardous potential of substances used in commerce. Sax's is the only reference that combines data on toxicology, flammability, reactivity, explosive potential, and regularity information for over 28,000 substances.
SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online) is a database index of about 650 open access journals covering research in Latin America, Spain, Portugal, the Caribbean and South Africa. Subjects covered include: Agricultural sciences; Applied social science; Biological sciences; Engineering; Exact and earth sciences; Health sciences; Linguistics, letters and arts; Mathematics; Physics; and Social sciences. SciELO is a program of the Sao Paulo Research Foundation for the cooperative publishing of open access journals on the internet. Updated weekly, covers 1997 to present.
Published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science is one of the world’s leading journals of original scientific research, global news, and commentary. Updated weekly, covers 1880–present.
Science of Synthesis provides a critical review of synthetic methodology developed to-date in the fields of organic and organometallic chemistry. As of November 2013, Science of Synthesis includes 30,000 synthetic methods with 275,000 reactions for 2,700 different types of compounds.
Science.gov is a gateway to government science information and research results. Science.gov enables you to search multiple resources with one query. Multimedia resources available include: Library of Congress Glass Negatives from the Papers of Wilbur and Orville Wright; Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey; MedlinePLUS Videos and Cool Tools; NASA Video Gallery; NIX NASA Image Exchange; NOAA Photo Library; NSF Multimedia; ScienceCinema; USDA Plant Image Gallery; and the USGS Multimedia Gallery.
Coverage is strong for the life and physical sciences, medicine, and technical fields, but also includes some social sciences and humanities ScienceDirect provides access to more than 2,500 journals plus over 17,000 eBooks (Full-Text) (Stanford subscribes to selected journals). All of the content is published by Elsevier and its subsidiary publishers.
Covers the full range of scientific disciplines, including those published by Elsevier, Pergamon, Academic Press, plus Woodhead Publishing, and Gulf Professional Publishing imprints, over 17,000 eBooks, 59,000 Major Reference Works chapters, 8,100 time-stamped Reference Modules articles and 200,500 Book & Handbook Series chapters are available on ScienceDirect.
Scientific Data is an online-only, peer-reviewed publication for descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets. The ISA-explorer tool helps discover datasets from NPG (Nature Publishing Group) Scientific Data. Using the ISA (Investigation, Study, Assay) model, these metadata files provide a machine readable overview of the study that generated the data. The ISA model records the data’s provenance, how it was generated and where it is located – all prerequisites of publication with Scientific Data.
SciTech Connect is a new portal to free, publicly available DOE research and development (R&D) results. SciTech Connect incorporates the contents of two of the most popular core DOE collections and employs an innovative semantic search tool enabling scientists, researchers and the scientifically- attentive public to retrieve more relevant information.
Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources. With over 18,000 titles, Scopus supports research needs in the scientific, technical, medical and social sciences fields and, more recently, also in the arts and humanities. Scopus includes “Articles-in-Press” information for over 3,000 journals. Updated daily, covers 1996–present plus selected coverage that goes back as far as 1823.
For more than a quarter century, "Sittig's Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens" has proven to be among the most reliable, easy-to-use and essential reference works on hazardous materials. Sittig's 5th Edition remains the lone comprehensive work providing a vast array of critical information on the 2,100 most heavily used, transported, and regulated chemical substances of both occupational and environmental concern.
The Smithsonian Collections Search Center is an online catalog containing most of Smithsonian major collections from their museums, archives, libraries, and research units. There are 9.0 million catalog records relating to areas for Art & Design, History & Culture, and Science & Technology with 1,085,400 images, videos, audio files, podcasts, blog posts and electronic journals. This catalog is regularly updated as catalog records are being added and revised.
Provides access to the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Motion Imaging Journal (back to 1916), SMPTE Standards Documents Collection, and SMPTE Conference Proceedings Collection (content starting from 1969).
CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials, and provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers. Updated monthly, covers 1952–present.
The SPIE Digital Library is the most extensive resource available on optics and photonics, providing unprecedented access to 300,000 technical papers from SPIE Journals and Conference Proceedings from 1990 to the present. As new books are published, they will be available in SPIE eBooks first. eBooks cover 1989–present.
Springer’s eBook collection delivers complete access to the largest collection of scientific, technical and medical publications available today. Stanford has over 75,000 ebooks from Springer and about 6,000 new titles are added annually.
Springer Protocols Handbooks collects a diverse range of step-by-step laboratory methods and protocols from across the life and biomedical sciences. Each protocol is provided in the Springer Protocol format: readily-reproducible in a step-by-step fashion. Each protocol opens with an introductory overview, a list of the materials and reagents needed to complete the experiment, and is followed by a detailed procedure supported by a helpful notes section offering tips and tricks of the trade as well as troubleshooting advice.
SpringerLink is an integrated full-text database for over 2,400 fully peer-reviewed journals, over 40,000 ebooks, over 1,100 book series, over 170 eReference books, and over 21,000 protocols that are published by Springer. Subject collections cover humanities, social sciences, sciences, engineering, and medicine. There are also two featured “library” collections: Chinese Library of Science and the Russian Library of Science. Updated: Daily.
SpringerMaterials is a database that allows materials scientists and related scientists to identify materials and their properties. It is the most comprehensive collection of data in the fields of physics, physical and inorganic chemistry, materials science, and related fields. More than 1,000 authors and editors worldwide screen original literature and critically evaluate data and its corresponding experimental setup.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP). From its inception, the SEP was designed so that each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field. All entries and substantive updates are refereed by the members of a distinguished Editorial Board before they are made public. Consequently, our dynamic reference work maintains academic standards while evolving and adapting in response to new research.
This site provides access to browse and search digital collections owned by the Stanford University Libraries. It includes these collections: Beautiful Books, David Rumsey Collection, Douglas Menuez Photography Collection, Herbert Matter Photograph Collection, Leon Kolb Collection of Portraits, Maps of Africa, Medieval Manuscripts and Fragments, Stanford Historical Photograph Collection, the American Enlightenment, the Barry Lawrence Ruderman Collection, the Eliasaf Robinson Tel Aviv collection, ca. 1909-1960, and the Reid W. Dennis Collection of California Lithographs. Check back frequently for the addition of new collections.
The Sustainability database explores the management of human use and conservation of the natural resource base, ensuring the attainment and continued satisfaction of human needs in the present as well as maintaining the potential to meet the needs and aspirations of future generations. This involves the maintenance of species diversity & genetic diversity within the species and protection of the habitat/ecosystem they rely upon. The economy is an important aspect of Sustainability and should be seen as "a means to an end" not an end in itself. Coverage includes relevant papers, reports, books and reviews from standard peer-reviewed scientific journals. To ensure comprehensive coverage, material from conference proceedings and hard-to-find gray literature has also been summarized
The Synthesis Digital Library is an information service for the research, development and educational communities in engineering and computer science. Called “Lectures,” the basic component of the library is a 50- to 100-page electronic book that synthesizes an important research or development topic, authored by a prominent contributor to the field.