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Search Engines

Here are links to the search engines we use to find scientific articles that relates to Indoor Air Quality for free. CDPH-IAQP does not receive any financial aid by linking to these websites.


PubMed is a free search engine accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. The United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health maintains the database as part of the Entrez system of information retrieval.From 1971 to 1997, MEDLINE online access to the MEDLARS computerized database had been primarily through institutional facilities like medical libraries. PubMed, first released in January 1996, ushered in the era of private, free, and home-computerized MEDLINE searching. The PubMed system was offered free to the public in June, 1997, when MEDLINE searches via the web were demonstrated, in a ceremony, by Vice President Al Gore. -from wikipedia-


AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) is a database created and maintained by the United States Department of Agriculture. The database serves as the catalog and index for the collections of the United States National Agricultural Library, but it also provides public access to information on agriculture and allied fields. -from wikipedia-


Citations from the educational literature including journals, books, curricula, guides, conferences and meetings, reports, dissertations, and audiovisual media. Some full-text available.


Citations on environmental sciences: ecology, environmental health, environmental planning, environmental chemistry, and related disciplines.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines. Released in beta in November 2004, the Google Scholar index includes most peer-reviewed online journals of Europe and America's largest scholarly publishers, plus scholarly books and other non-peer reviewed journals. It is similar in function to the freely available CiteSeerX and getCITED. It is also similar to the subscription-based tools, Elsevier's Scopus and Thomson ISI's Web of Science. Its advertising slogan – "Stand on the shoulders of giants" – is taken from a quote by Isaac Newton and is a nod to the scholars who have contributed to their fields over the centuries, providing the foundation for new intellectual achievements. -from wikipedia-


IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System) is a database of human health effects from environmental exposure.

Microsoft Academic Search

Microsoft Academic Search is a free public search engine for academic papers and literature, developed by Microsoft Research for the purpose of algorithms research in object-level vertical search,[1] data mining, entity linking, and data visualization.[2] Although largely functional, the service is not intended to be a production web site and may be taken offline in the future when the research goals of the project have been met.[3] The database consists of the bibliographic information (metadata) for academic papers published in journals, conference proceedings, and the citations between them. As of February 2014, it has indexed over 39.9 million publications and 19.9 million authors.


NTIS (National Technical Information Service) is a database operated by the US Department of Commerce to search for technical reports.


Citations from the toxicology and pharmacology literature.

Last modified on: 4/24/2014 11:05 AM