"S" Databases

  • Safari Books Online

    A collection of e-reference books on information technology topics.
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    One concurrent user at a time.
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  • Scholastic Go!

    Access to reference resources from Grolier.
    Provided by the KYVL
    To access this off campus, go to the KYVL site and use the KYVL password. Ask Steely Library! for access details.
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  • SciFinder

    Scholar provides access to the CAplus database of chemical literature and U.S. and foreign chemical-related patents, to CASREACT, to the Registry database from Chemical Abstracts Service, and to Medline. It includes journal articles, book chapters, patents, conference proceedings, technical reports, substance database and dissertations covered in Chemical Abstracts as well as articles currently being indexed, book reviews and biographical information.

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    1840 - present, updated daily
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  • SciTech Connect

    SciTech Connect is a portal to free, publicly-available DOE-sponsored R&D results including technical reports, bibliographic citations, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia and data information. SciTech Connect is a consolidation of two core DOE search engines, the Information Bridge and the Energy Citations Database. SciTech Connect incorporates all of the R&D information from these two products into one search interface. SciTech Connect was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) to increase access to science, technology, and engineering research information from DOE and its predecessor agencies.
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  • ScienceDirect

    The three collections that comprise the College Edition of ScienceDirect are as follows: Health & Life Sciences - Consisting of over 1,100 titles, the HLS collection delivers an immense amount of peer-reviewed journal content covering nursing and allied health, biology, sports science, environmental science, veterinary sciences, and much more. Physical Sciences & Engineering - The PS&E collection brings together over 730 journals to deliver cutting edge information in the areas of chemistry, physics, computer science, mathematics, engineering, information technology, energy, and more. Social & Behavioral Sciences - Comprised of over 380 high-quality journals, the S&BS collection delivers comprehensive coverage in the fields of business administration, management, accounting, psychology, political science, education, economics, sociology, and more.
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  • Scopus

    Scopus is a large abstract and citation database which covers 15,000 peer-reviewed journals from more than 4,000 international publishers. The majority of the publications are in science fields, however humanities and social sciences are represented. It also includes coverage of:

    • Over 1200 Open Access journals
    • 500 Conference Proceedings
    • Over 600 Trade Publications
    • 200 Book Series

    Scopus contains millions of records, of which 16 million records include references going back to 1996 (75% include references), and 17 million pre-1996 records go back as far as 1841. Scopus also covers 386 million quality web sources, including 22 million patents. Web sources are searched via Scirus, and include author homepages, university sites and resources such as the preprint servers CogPrints and ArXiv.org, and OAI compliant resources.
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    Scopus Alerts (Lite) (mobile iPhone App)

    1841 - present, updated bimonthly
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  • Small Business Reference Center

    The Small Business Reference Center is a comprehensive resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business, offering full-text periodicals and reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos and reference books. It supports small business owners in all relevant areas from planning, financing and managing a business to exit strategies. Users also have the ability to search within specific 'Business Topics' and 'Business Types' relevant to their needs.
    Mobile Version:

    Small Business Reference Center Mobile
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  • Social Services Abstracts

    Provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database abstracts and indexes over 1,300+ serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews.
    Mobile Versions:

    Social Services Abstracts Mobile
    Social Services Abstracts Mobile (EBSCOhost)
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    Social Services Abstracts (EBSCOhost)

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  • Social Work Abstracts

    Social Work Abstracts offers extensive coverage of more than 450 social work and human services journals dating back to 1965. Produced by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the database provides indexing and abstracts dealing with all aspects of the social work field, including theory and practice, areas of service and social issues and problems. Researchers seeking scholarly and professional perspectives on subjects such as therapy, education, human services, addictions, child and family welfare, mental health, civil and legal rights, and more will find Social Work Abstracts to be an indispensable resource.
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    Social Work Abstracts Mobile

    1965 - present
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  • Social Work Abstracts (print index)

    Index to professional journals in social work.

    Steely Library Reference Collection - Social Work Abstracts
    Steely Library Reference Collection - Social Work Research & Abstracts (previous title)

    1965 - present, updated quarterly

  • Sociological Abstracts

    Provides abstract information on international literature in sociology and related disciplines. Includes abstracts for articles and book reviews from more than 1800 journals. It also includes abstracts for books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
    Mobile Versions:

    Sociological Abstracts Mobile
    Sociological Abstracts Mobile (EBSCOhost)
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    Sociological Abstracts (EBSCOhost)

    1952 - present

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  • Sociological Collection

    This database provides coverage of more than 500 full-text journals, including more than 500 peer-reviewed titles. Sociological Collection offers information in all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture, and social structure.
    Provided by the KYVL.
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    Sociological Collection Mobile
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  • Something About the Author

    Something About the Author Online is a complete archive that preserves the full integrity of the print reference series. Search on an author's name and the screen will display the writer's biographical profile in Something About the Author's familiar format: personal data, addresses, career, awards and honors, writings, sidelights (essay on the author's life and works), adaptations, additional sources and more. Something About the Author Online also includes hundreds of specially commissioned autobiography essays from Something About the Author: Autobiography Series.
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  • Statistical Insight

    Provides access to: statistical information; indexing and full text statistical data from U.S. government publications from 2004 (indexing from 1973), state and private sources from 2007 (indexing from 1980), and international organizations from 2007 (indexing from 1980); and visualization tools.
    Mobile Version:

    Statistical Insight Mobile
    1973 - present
    See also:

    ASI [American Statistics Index] (print index)
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