Articles are relatively short publications that discuss a subtopic. They may be primary sources reporting original research; or secondary sources, or even tertiary sources reviewing the state of research. Articles are published more quickly than books, and thus represent more current research.
The articles in the databases below are mostly for experts rather than general interest. Trade publications are written by professionals for professionals, but may not be peer-reviewed. Peer-reviewed publications are checked for bias. In databases, you can limit your searching to peer-reviewed articles.
The databases below index, and link to the full text of, articles on advanced manufacturing, engineering, and applied science topics. The recommended journals are accessed in these databases. You will need to select for "peer reviewed" and for "full text."
Use these databases when your topic crosses several subjects, has applications in different fields, or you are beginning a literature search.