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Snow flakes highly magnified by a low-temperature scanning electron microscope (SEM). The colours are called "pseudo colours", they are computer generated and are a standard technique used with SEM images.


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Web of Science  Provides a search by cited reference, topic, author, and more for articles in almost all important English-language journals. Arts and Humanities covers 1975-present; Social Sciences 1956-present; and Science 1900-present.  Works poorly with Safari. 

PubMed  National Library of Medicine's comprehensive database of citations to medical journal articles, with links to UMass-subscribed full text, 1966-present.

SciFinder Web  Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) databases of chemistry and related scientific fields. Mid 1800's-present. SciFinder Web requires account registration with UMass Amherst email account. License terms require that users connect to SciFinder Web through a computer on the UMass Amherst network.

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Safari Books Online - Highly regarded tech and business books. Read online or print one page at a time.

Siam ebooks - About 400 scholarly and applied e-books published by the Society, on the mathematics of many disciplines.

Springer eBooks - Full text books and journal articles from science publisher Springer, mainly in English, 2005-8.  Some soft cover editions of books are available through MyCopy service for $24.95 (including shipping and handling).



The IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology  Also known as the "Gold Book" this is a collection of nearly 7,000 terms. with authoritative definitions, spanning the whole range of chemistry.


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