Applied Science & Technology Database


Applied Science & Technology is a great database for articles about computer software and theory, engineering, geology, space science, artificial intelligence, and applied mathematics. This database also contains a substantial image collection. The best method for searching in this database is to use the Advanced Search option.
To make sure you retrieve only viewable results, click the Full Text box before searching.
The Advanced Search has multiple search bars so you can enter more than one term at a time. Note that single terms or phrases, not sentences, work best in databases. The number of search results are shown before the list of articles. There are multiple ways in this database to narrow the results down. You can choose to view only articles from scholarly peer-reviewed journals. You can also select results that are from a particular source type like magazines, newspapers, journals, or books. You can choose a publication date range by typing in the years or using the slider bar. This is helpful to help narrow to historic or current information. Notice that the number of search results was reduced by adjusting the date range. The source type of each article is represented by a graphic. Periodicals are another name for magazines in this database. To view an article, click on the title.
On the description page, you will find citation information
including title, author, and source information.
Subject Terms are standardized terms that describe the content of the article. This is a great place to find additional keywords and search terms. The abstract provides a summary of the article and can help you decide whether this article is relevant to your search. Full text options for articles can include HTML or PDF versions. PDFs are a scan of the original article and contain page numbers to help with in-text citations. To send yourself a copy of the article and the citation, click on the E-Mail link.
From here, enter the name is your preferred email
provider. Don’t forget to choose a citation style as well. Just make sure to check the database-generated citation against an official guide for accuracy.

Danny Hutson

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