Optics Databases

Database Name Description
OSA Publishing provides indexing and abstracts to access over one dozen journals and 70 conference proceedings in the field of optics. Full text is provided for the journals Applied Optics, Journal of the Optical Society of America Part A (JOSA A), Journal of the Optical Society of America Part B (JOSA B), Optics & Photonics News, and Optics Letters.
SPIE (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers) Digital LibrarySPIE Digital Library provides the world’s largest collection of optics and photonics research, with papers spanning biomedicine, communications, sensors, defense and security, manufacturing, electronics, energy, and imaging. The library subscription includes access to all SPIE proceedings back to 1962, all journals, and hundreds of ebooks, including selected conference video presentations. See the HELP page for more information on using this database, including instructions on creating a personal account for custom features such as e-mail alerts and mobile access.
Searches the following databases simultaneously: INSPEC(engineering, computer science, physics),  Inspec Archive - Science Abstracts 1898-1968,   General Science Abstracts,   and Science & Technology Collection.   How to Search This Database
IEEE XploreIEEE Xplore, produced by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, is ideal for conducting research in the field of electronics, electrical engineering, telecommunications, wireless communications, and computer engineering. It provides access to IEEE transactions, journals, magazines, conference proceedings, as well as current IEEE standards. Complete full text is provided back to 1988, with select content reaching back to 1952.  How to Search This Database
MathSciNetComprehensive database produced by the American Mathematical Society. Covers much of the world's mathematical literature since 1864, providing access to bibliographic data and reviews of mathematical research literature from journals, conference proceedings, and books. 1,800 journals are currently indexed by MathSciNet as well as hundreds of books. MathSciNet fosters the navigation of mathematics literature by providing links to original articles when available. In addition, users can follow trends in mathematical literature usage by going to the "Journal Citations" tab and clicking on "Top 10 Lists" to view the most cited journals.  How to Search This Database.
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Science Citation Index Expanded (1899-present)ISI’s Science Citation Index Expanded provides access to approximately 8,300 journals in the natural, life, physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences going back as far as 1899. Each article contains full indexing with abstracts as well as complete bibliographies, allowing for cited reference searching. Full-Text links are provided for articles which are part of the library’s collection.
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SciFinder is the world’s premier database for chemical literature, containing millions of searchable records derived from thousands of international journals published from 1907 to the present. In addition to journal articles, SciFinder also indexes chemical patents, dissertations, conference proceedings, and technical reports. Learn search techniques through SciFinder Tutorials and How To Guides.

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