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Space Sciences: Finding Articles

Full-text Journals

These are only a few of the journals available in print or online through the library:

AIAA Journal


Astronomical Journal

Aviation Week & Space Technology

Journal Of Aerospace Engineering

Sky and Telescope


Database access checklist

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Many workplaces, such as schools, have special firewalls and other security software that may block access to the library's proxy server. If you don't have administrator priveleges on your workplace computer, you will need to consult your system administrator or IT department to change the firewall settings.

Biological Sciences Databases


These databases offer full text articles and/or citations to articles in the biological sciences.

Academic Search Complete -

Provides full text coverage for more than 5,990 general and scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies 

Engineering Index -

"The most comprehensive bibliographic database of scientific and technical engineering research available, covering all engineering disciplines"

IEEE Xplore ASPP -

"Delivering full text access to the world's highest quality technical literature in engineering and technology."

Science and Technology Collection -

Contains over 830 leading full text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community.  In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 1,740 publications.

Science Citation Index Expanded -

Provides researchers, faculty and students with quick, powerful access to 6,500 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals bibliographic and citation information needed  to find research data, analyze trends, journals and researchers, and share findings.

ScienceDirect -

Provides access to full text articles for scientific, technical and medical research.

Finding Articles