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Geographic Information Systems

Databases: find journal articles, technical reports, standards, etc.

  • Academic Search Complete. Provides full text for over 3,200 scholarly publications.
  • AGRICOLA. Agricultural Online Access. Sponsored by National Agriculture Library. 1970 to present.
  • AGRIS. Sponsored by the United Nations. Food and Agriculture Organization. 1965 to present.
  • ASCE Civil Engineering Database (CEDB). ASCE's CEDB covers bibliographic records of ASCE documents published back to 1958, including journals, conference proceedings, books, standards, manuals, magazines, and newsletters. Some full-text available.
  • Business Source Complete. Provides full text for over 2500 business journals.
  • Citeseer.com. Scientific Literature Digital Library. NEC Corp. Indexes Postscript and PDF research articles on the Web. Has citation searching component.
  • Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) Scientific and Technical Information Network. Access to all unclassified, unlimited documents added from late December 1974 to present, many from 1998 to present in full text.
  • Google Scholar. Indexes scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports. Google Scholar includes articles from a variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities. They rank results based on their relevance criteria.
  • IEEE Xplore. Index to IEEE and IET publications in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics.  Full text of IEEE and IET journals, conference proceedings and standards is available at Fogler Library.
  • Ingenta (Formerly UnCover). Coverage is 1988 - Present.
  • MasterFILE Premier. Provides full text for over 1,830 general reference, business, consumer health, general science. Full text extends back to January, 1990. Indexing and abstracts is available for an additional 1,000 journals.
  • NASA Technical Report Server (NTRS). This database collects, archives, and disseminates aerospace information produced by NASA and other relevant worldwide research. 
  • National Environmental Publications Internet Site (NEPIS). Index to over 9,500 full-text EPA reports.
  • National Standards Systems Network (NSSN).
  • National Technical Information Service (NTIS) Database. Contains over 2.0 million bibliographic records to research reports, computer products, software, video cassettes, audio cassettes and more from the latest research sponsored by the United States and select foreign governments. The complete electronic file dates back to 1964. Most records include abstracts. Full text to research reports may be purchased from NTIS using the links in the bibliographic records.
  • Science Accelerator, Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Department of Energy. Search collections of DOE research results, project descriptions, and accomplishments. These collections enable you to find out about ongoing research projects, explore significant DOE discoveries, learn about DOE Nobel Prize Winners, access and search scientific e-prints, locate science conference papers and proceedings, patents, and more.
  • Science.gov 5.0. A free, integrated single-search gateway to reliable science and technology information from 17 organizations within 13 federal science agencies - access to over 200 million pages of scientific information.
  • Searchable Physics Information Notices (SPIN). A bibliographic database published by the American Institute of Physics. It is updated every 2 weeks with coverage of all AIP journals and proceedings. Coverage also includes journals from other societies including the Electrochemical Society, Russian Academy of Sciences, etc.
  • TechStreet: Technical Information Superstore. Most comprehensive index for engineering standards. Also indexes books, materials physical property data, software and free professional trade magazines.
  • TI Technical Articles. Find links to technical articles written by TI engineering experts for engineering trade magazines. Topics include how to select or design with amplifiers, data converters, clocks, interface and power management. They also address applications, such as audio, industrial, medical, high reliability and many others. Several sorting options can help you with your search.
  • TRID: the TIRS & ITRD Database. TRID is the world's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic resource on transportation research information. It is produced and maintained by the Transportation Research Board of the US National Academies with sponsorship by State Departments of Transportation, the various administrations at the U.S. Department of Transportation, and other sponsors of TRB's core technical activities. ITRD is produced by ITRD member organizations under the sponsorship of Joint Transport Research Centre (collectively JTRC) of the International Transport Forum and Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and ITRD. TRID covers all modes and disciplines of transportation and contains more than 900,000 records of published research. Over 64,000 records contain links to full-text documents. A Transportation Research Thesaurus is available to download and provide guidance on searching TRID.
  • URISA Proceedings and Journal articles index. Coverage is 1987 - 2002. Keyword search and table of contents available. 
  • U.S. Dept. of Energy. Scientific and Technical Information.
  • U.S. EPA Web Search. Provides advanced searching of the EPA web site.
  • U.S. Patent database. See also the Patent and Trademark Resource Center web site.
  • U.S.G.S. Water Resources of the United States.

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

  • Access Science. Online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms. Includes over 8,500 online encyclopedia articles and 15,000 illustrations from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition and regularly updated, fully-searchable media-rich content, terms, images and video.Includes over 8,500 online encyclopedia articles and 15,000 illustrations from the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, 10th Edition and regularly updated, fully-searchable media-rich content, terms, images and video.
  • GIS Dictionary. Association for Geographic Information.
  • Glossary for the Geographer's Craft. Univ. of Colorado.
  • Glossary of GIS terms. Compiled by ESRI.
  • Infoplease.com. Encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, dictionary and thesaurus in one resource with good science and technology coverage. Nobel and science awards page

Educational Resources

News

  • C|net. Online home of CBS Interactive's C|net program. Includes current reviews of software and hardware, industry news and a vast archive of freeware, shareware and demos.

Maine Resources

Professional Societies

Government Agencies

Journals

  • GIS Journals. Journals available freely over the internet or through subscritions maintained by Fogler Library, University of Maine. Some titles only available to the University of Maine community.  

Software

Data Sets

Standards

Internet Directories

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Updated: 04/17/2014
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