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Information Technology: Databases

Web of Science

Articles,  books, proceedings, and patents.
Contains over 90 million references.


Articles, books and conference proceedings.
Contains 75 million publications from 1970-.

Google Scholar


To gain access to material ÅAU pays for you need to change some settings: Settings, Library links, search for Åbo and tick the box for Akademi Akademi University Library –Fulltext ÅAB, save.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Journal, newsletter articles and conference proceedings from ACM.
For data processing, computer technology and information processing.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers / Institution of Engineering and Technology (IEEE/IET)

Journals, transactions, conference proceedings and standards.
3.5 million references for information sciences, data processing and electrical engineering.



arXiv is a free distribution service and an open-access archive for scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics. Materials on this site are not peer-reviewed by arXiv.

How to read a scientific article? (5:10)

Science Direct (Elsevier)

2,500 journals and 30,000 books from 1995-


1,250 Journals and 10,000 books in chemistry, environment, medicine and biosciences.


More than 1,200 journals.


Articles and online books.
24 million references in medicine.

Business Communications Company


References and data for solving engineering problems.

Journal of Visualized Experiments

Mostly medicine, some chemistry, environment and engineering.

  • On the Research tab, we have access to JoVE Journals
  • On the tab Education, JoVE Science Education we have access to: Basic Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Engineering and Environmental Sciences


More than 19 000 life cycle inventory (LCI) datasets. The datasets contain information on rawmaterials, emissions released to water, soil and air, electricity demanded, and the products, co-products and wastes produced.