Tip: The databases on ProQuest (ERIC, LLBA, MLA, PsycINFO, Socioloical Abstracts) or EbscoHost (Academic Search Complete, PsycINFO) can be searched together by "choosing databases", but you will lose database-specific search fields, such as the age group limiter in PsycINFO. Same with the Web of Science/INSPEC cross search.
Provides access to scholarly literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences. Includes journal articles, books, chapters, and dissertations. Includes approximately 2,500 journals. Updated weekly. NOTE: Includes full-text jrnl articles from PsycARTICLES and Psychology:A SAGE Full-Text Collection.
Indexes 16+ million journal articles and conference papers in physics, electrical engineering and electronics, and computer science. Also good for related disciplines like geophysics, astronomy, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, ocean engineering, and acoustics. Indexes IEEE conference papers and standards. ****You can now cross search with Compendex for a more comprehensive search of the engineering literature; duplicate results can be removed.
Full-text access to IEEE & IEE/IET transactions, journals, magazines & conference proceedings, IEEE standards, and IEEE e-books. Browse by journal title, conference name, author. Citing articles of IEEE papers now listed. Includes titles in cognition, communication, and data science.
1947-present. The ACM Digital Library includes bibliographic information, abstracts, and full text of works published by the Association for Computing Machinery. The Guide to the Computing Literature indexes journal articles and conference proceedings from additional societies and commercial publishers including IEEE, Springer, Elsevier, SIAM, Usenix, etc., making this database the first choice for computer research. Provides bibliometrics on Authors and Institutions. Beta UCSD institutional profile now available.
If you don't see either of these icons in a library database:
Use this icon:
It will automatically search for the full text of an article.
It may open up the article automatically, or you will get a menu of options to get the article (either a full page or a side menu):
- Choose any of the links to get the article online, if available
- See if the article is available in print (links out to the library catalog)
- Request via interlibrary loan if we don't have it.
1. Go to the Google Scholar homepage and click in the top left corner of the screen.
2. Choose Settings or the in the top right of the menu.
3. Select Library Links from the left-side menu.
4. Search for University of California, San Diego.
5. Mark check box next to this option and Save.
When you search for articles, you will now see an extra column with additional links on the right. Where you see UC-eLinks, you may click it to view the UC-eLinks menu from which you can get the full text through the library databases. From this menu, choose whichever online option is available.
(Note: If you are not logged into the VPN (see home page of this guide), when you choose an article, you will be asked to log in with your UCSD username and password)