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Professional organizations and database companies develop and maintain databases. You may find that several database companies provide fee-based access and value-added features to the information. An example of a value-added feature is a link to full-text.

Free or Selected Free Content

Google. The Search Engine, Google Books, Google Scholar, and YouTube. Type "conference abstracts" or similar terms to get a list of links to conference abstracts, papers, and proceedings.

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals. Infrastructure Services for Open Access CIC (is4oa), (UK). Type "conference abstracts" or similar terms to get a list of links to conference materials.

LocatorPlus®, National Library of Medicine (NLM). 1094 CE - . Find records for journals, books, reports and audiovisuals in the NLM collection. Includes selected links to free full-text items.

NLM Gateway, NLM. 1989 - . The database transitioned to a new pilot project including Meeting Abstracts (1989 - 2010). Meeting Abstracts contains selected abstracts from meetings and conferences in the subject areas of AIDS, Health Services Research, and Space Life Sciences.

DMOZ: Open Directory Project, AOL, Inc. New York. Type "conference abstracts" or similar terms to get a list of links to conference abstracts.

ERIC: Education Resources Information Center, US Department of Education. Early 1900s - . Covers education research and information. Search as "conference proceedings" and Limit to Keywords (all fields). You can also search a topic and limit to Speeches/Meeting Papers under "Publication Type". Links to selected free full text are available.

Fee-Based or Subscription Content

The content at these resources are available for a fee. You can get them through a paid organizational or individual membership/subscription. The conference sponsor or publisher may offer them for sale to individuals without a membership or subscription.

Association for Computing Machinery. ACM: Digital Library. New York: Association for Computing Machinery. Major international computer science organization. Information about proceedings is in the ACM E-store.

BioMed Central Ltd. BioMed Central. London (UK): BioMed Central Ltd. Type "conference proceedings" or similar terms to retrieve a list of links to papers, posters, and abstracts. Springer owns BioMed Central.

EBSCOhost. CINAHL: Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature. Ipswich (MA): EBSCO Industries. c1981 - . Includes publications from nursing associations and about health sciences librarians.

IEEE Xplore. Piscataway (NJ): Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 1951 - . Papers from IEEE conferences. Selected content from early 1900s - . Also available through Curran Associates.

Thomson Reuters

  • Biological Abstracts/RRM® . Thomson Reuters. Contents depend on which databases your institution purchases. 1926 - . Includes patents. Uses NLM MeSH Headings. Subscription required.
  • Thomson Reuters. ISI Web of Science. Philadelphia, PA: Thomson Reuters. 1900 - . Covers Science Citation Index Expanded (1900 - ) and Social Sciences Citation Index (1900 - ).
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