Research & Documentation Online 5th Edition

General resources in the sciences

General Science Index.

New York: Wilson, 1978–. An index designed for the nonspecialist, covering about 190 major research publications and popular science magazines. Some libraries subscribe to an electronic version that includes abstracts and full text of selected articles.

Philadelphia: Institute for Scientific Information, 1961–. An interdisciplinary index to nearly 6,000 science journals. It can be searched by author or keyword and allows searches by cited source, an efficient way to trace the influence of a piece of research. The electronic version, part of the Web of Knowledge, has a powerful Related Records search, which identifies articles that cite one or more of the same sources.