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The Technology Collection is a full-text database supported by a specialized A&I file. Its content covers comprehensive scholarly output and is managed by an expert editorial team overseeing content selection and indexing supported by a controlled vocabulary. The Technology Collection is comprised of three databases:
Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database – This database includes the renowned Aerospace Database and provides full-text titles from around the world including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.
Materials Science & Engineering Database – This resource indexes the world’s most important materials science and engineering literature and combines it with carefully curated full text including scholarly journals, trade periodicals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.
This collection facilitates precision discovery with extensive full-text access to a vast range of theoretical and applied science and engineering literature. Full-text content differentiates ProQuest from A&I providers bringing value and access beyond other citation and abstract resources and higher usage.
Faculty and graduate students, having limited time to review more and more content, place a high emphasis on abstract quality, especially when judging a journal article’s impact and importance. ProQuest offers researchers high quality abstracts within their domain (including foreign publications) to review and assess which articles to actually invest time in reading fully.
The Technology Collection supports a wide range of search strategies for all types of users, from early and general researchers to domain specific search experts.
Available on ProQuest, named as Best Interface in the 2015 Charleston Advisor Reader’s Choice Awards: “It is much more intuitive and easy to use than previous versions. It includes improved document viewing, easier navigation…Kudos to ProQuest.”
Reports, working papers, conference papers and proceedings, trade publications, and theses are useful for uncovering research that is so new that it has not yet passed the peer review process.
The scope of coverage, journals, conference proceedings, dissertations, and more cannot be duplicated in a stand-alone aggregated database.
The coverage and precision needed for advanced literature reviews is combined with a simple, user-friendly interface and access to full text allowing beginners an accessible and rewarding search experience that translates into much higher usage.
All content in the Technology Collection is discoverable in The Summon® Service from ProQuest and other discovery layers. In addition, as with all other ProQuest database resources, scholarly full text content is discoverable in Google Scholar.