This is a collection of links to online databases of technical reports, preprints, articles, and citations that can be accessed by anyone. Registered Library patrons can get articles through submitting a research request or an interlibrary loan request. Library patrons are encouraged to subscribe to our Alert Services to get updates of new articles on specific topics.
ArXiv - A repository of electronic preprints in the hard sciences.
Astrophysics Data System - Includes four sets of abstracts: 1) astronomy and astrophysics/planetary sciences/solar physics, containing 674,411 abstracts; 2) instrumentation, containing 605,446 abstracts; 3) physics and geophysics, containing 1,073,145 abstracts; and 4) Los Alamos preprint server, containing 3,902 abstracts. Also includes links to the full text of articles appearing in most of the major astronomical journals.
Air University Index to Military Periodicals (AULIMP) - Indexes significant articles from military and aeronautical periodicals from 1988 to present. No full-text, but includes links to some journal's websites.
Computational Sciences Division Papers and Publications Archive - searchable list of mostly full-text papers from Ames Research Center's Computational Sciences Division, 1998-present.
DoD Scientific and Technical Information Network - The public version of the Defense Technical Information Center's STINET database.
FindArticles.com - "Find articles in the CBS Interactive Business Network Library"
Google Scholar - Specialized search engine that searches for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web. Google Scholar also automatically analyzes and extracts citations and presents them as separate results, even if the documents they refer to are not online.
HighWire Press - "HighWire hosts: 1690 Journals, Books, Reference Works & other Scholarly Publications".
Kidon Media-Link - Links to Major Media around the globe.
Lexis-Nexis - A full-text database with articles from major newspapers, trade journals, and newswires. Also an excellent source for legal and legislative information. Request a search Limited to NASA HQ employees.
Medline/PubMed - A service of the National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 11 million citations from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. To search only space life sciences click on Limits and under Subsets select Space Life Sciences.
Science.Gov - A science portal of technical reports. Search multiple databases at once, a product of the Department of Energy (DOE).
Science Research Portal - A free, publically available web portal which searches thousands of high quality science journals and databases at one time.
Scitation - List of online journals hosted by the American Institute of Physics.
Space Future Papers & Publications - collection of conference papers and published articles on every aspect of space exploration. Many are available in full-text.
Virtual Technical Reports Center - lists institutions that offer full-text technical reports or searchable abstracts on the web (University of Maryland Libraries).
Last Updated: May 2012