Chemistry and Life Sciences


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CAB Abstracts

Agriculture and forestry, chemistry, nutrition, food technology and science, medicinal plants and pharmacology, biotechnology, environmental sciences, tourism, etc. 14 simultaneous users.
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FSTA Food Science & Technology

Database with references from more than 4'600 publications in the field of food science and technology as well as nutrition from 1969. Acces for BFH, ZHAW.
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Knovel

Fundamentals for engineers (handbooks, reference works) and interactive tools for calculation (equations, tables, graphs, unit converter) in the fields of

  • Engineering (general, mechanical, manufacturing, civil)
  • Construction materials
  • Composites
  • Nondestructive testing & evaluation
  • Sustainable energy
  • Project administration

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Landolt-Börnstein

Landolt-Börnstein is included in SpringerMaterials. For more information, see SpringerMaterials.
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RSC ChemSpider

Free chemical structure database - searchable by chemical name or chemical structure.
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RSC Gold

31 current journals, 2 magazines, the journal archive as well as 6 databases of the Royal Society of Chemistry. 
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RSC Gold - Analytical Abstracts

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RSC Gold - Chemical Hazards in Industry

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RSC Gold - Laboratory Hazards Bulletin

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RSC Gold - Natural Product Updates

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RSC Gold - Synthetic Reaction Updates

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SpringerMaterials

Landolt-Börnstein database with data and fonctions in physics, chemistry, engineering and material sciences. Contains documents and experimental data for 290'000 substances.
Options for searching by substance, property or keyword .
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Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

Reference work of chemistry as well as chemical and life science engineering; 7th edition.
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Web of Science

Multidispiplinary database including:

  • Science Citation Index
  • Social Science Citation Index (with economics)
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index (with architecture)
  • Conference Proceedings Citation Index: - Science - Social Sciences & Humanities

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Agricola

Bibliography of the US National Agricultural Library.
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Agris

FAO bibliography of international agricultural literature.
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Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry

 Review articles of important research in this field from 2008.
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Annual Review of Biochemistry

Review articles of important research in this field from 1932.
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Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering

Review articles of important research in this field from 1999.
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Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Review articles of important research in this field from 2010.
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Annual Review of Food Science and Technology

Review articles of important research in this field from 2010.
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Annual Review of Plant Biology

Review articles of important research in this field from 1950.
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Cambridge Books Online

All collections: Click on "Access to" to open the search interface for Cambridge e-Books. In "Advanced Search" mode you can limit your search to accessible content only. The e-books can be opened, saved and printed chapter by chapter as PDF. Unlimited simultaneous access. Titlelists by subject can be found below. 
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Derwent Innovation Index

Patent database with explanations (abstracts) for each patented invention. Similar patents are grouped in patent families and precise classification of patents.
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Dissertations & Theses (A&I)

References for more than 2.4 million dissertations and master's theses worldwide from 1861. Abstracts are available for dissertations from 1980 and for master's theses from 1988. Previews of the first 24 pages are available for some dissertations.
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Espacenet

Patents: Espacenet, the database of the European Patent Office, contains patent information (original documents including illustrations) from 72 countries and regions.
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Factiva

Newspapers and magazines worldwide, including several Swiss publications, as well as company information and press photographs. Alerts are not possible.
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GreenFILE

GreenFILE contains information on the impact of humans on the environment. The following topics are covered: global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, etc.
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Index suisse de l'environnement

This database lists several hundred of public and private Swiss institutions active in the environmental area.
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Inspec

Published by the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE): Physics, Electronics, Information Technology, Control and Mechanical Engineering as well as interdisciplinary fields such as Nanotechnology, Geophysics, Biomedical and Material Sciences. References from IEEE, SPIE, commercial editors and government agencies.
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Journal Citation Reports

Provides information on academic journals, such as the impact factor, as a measure to assess the significance of a publication.
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Medline (Ovid)

Database of the National Library of Medicine (USA): clinical medicine, anatomy and physiology, dentistry, pharmacology and pharmaceutics, psychiatry and psychology, healthcare.
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Medline (ProQuest)

Database of the National Library of Medicine (USA): clinical medicine, anatomy and physiology, dentistry, pharmacology and pharmaceutics, psychiatry and psychology, healthcare.
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Medline (Web of Science)

Database of the National Library of Medicine (USA): clinical medicine, anatomy and physiology, dentistry, pharmacology and pharmaceutics, psychiatry and psychology, healthcare.
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Nexis deutsche Suchoberfläche

Swiss and international newspapers and magazines (e.g. Tages-Anzeiger, Handelszeitung, Le Temps, Le Monde, New York Times) as well as country and company information.
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Nexis interface française

Swiss and international newspapers and magazines (e.g. Tages-Anzeiger, Handelszeitung, Le Temps, Le Monde, New York Times) as well as country and company information.
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NZZ (via Genios)

Archive of the NZZ and NZZ Folio from 1993 to the present and the NZZ am Sonntag from 2002 to the present.
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OECDiLibrary

The Swiss Fachhochschulen have a subscription to the OECD Statistics, Books & Periodicals, such as OECD Economic Outlook, OECD Economic Surveys, OECD Journal.
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Perinorm

Information on important national and international norms. Please request user name and password in your library.
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PubMed

Contains the references of biomedical literature in Medline as well as life sciences journals and e-books. Free resource published by the US NIH (National Institutes of Health).
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Zentralblatt für Mathematik

Pure and applied mathematics (mechanics, physics, economics, biology, chemistry, information technology, communications, operations research, statistics, etc.)
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arXiv

Preprint server at Cornell University (previously Los Alamos) with articles in physics, mathematics, IT, quantitative biology, statistics.
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bioRxiv

The preprint server for biology initiated by the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences. Articles are not peer-reviewed or edited.
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eLife

Collaboration project between funders and practitioners of research to communicate discoveries in the life and biomedical sciences.
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Encyclopedia of Life, The

Website dedicated to documenting all species on earth.
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GetInfo

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Portal für Organische Chemie

Overview of news in the field of chemistry, organic reactions and the most important chemicals.
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WorldWideScience.org

Global science gateway: federated searching in national and international scientific databases.
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