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Research Guide for Materials Science: Finding full-text articles

Finding Conference Papers

The following Series of Conference Proceedings in full-text.

AIP Conference Proceedings 

ACM Digital Library (Conference Proceedings)

ACS Symposium Series (printed only)

British Standards Online

ECS Transactions - Electrochemical Society 

IEEE Conference Proceedings and Standards

MSR Symposia Proceedings (print copies)

and more ...

Electronic Journals

Oxford University subscribes to an extensive number of e-journals including the major collections from reknowned publishers and societies. Search our e-journals portal by journal title and follow links to full-text articles.


Oxford Research Archive (ORA) includes Oxford E-theses from 2006 onwards, and articles submitted by Oxford University authors.

If you want to submit article or a dissertation to ORA follow instructions on the web site.

Search ORA institutional repository for full-text articles. 

Search SOLO for Oxford Doctoral Dissertations (printed and electronic).

Repositories, e-print servers, archives

Archives, subject repositories, e-print servers and institutional repositories are addtional sources of full-text articles and other publications.

arXiv e-print server 
Open access to e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics

SAO/NASA/Astronomical Data Service (ADS)
The ADS maintains three bibliographic databases containing more than 11.0 million records covering publications in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Physics, and the arXiv e-prints

CDS - National Chemistry Database Service funded by the EPSRC and hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry is a ‘free at the point of access’ facility for all members (students and academics) of UK academic institutions (includes the CSD -Cambridge Structural Database System)

ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database providing fast text and structure search access to over 32 million structures.

CERN Articles & Preprints - the collection contains something like 400,000 documents, out of which about 50% can be accessed electronically.

CORE portal  (COnecting REpositories)  includes more than 20 million articles from scientific publications aggregated from Open Access Repositories (OARs)

inSPIRE -HEP-HEP Data  High Energy Physics databases 

Europe PubMedCentral, PubMed Central, UK PMC are full text article resources for biomedical and life sciences.

Zenodo is a respository of research outputs from across all fields of science, stored at CERN