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Community of Science

Includes: COS Expertise, detailed, profiles of over 460,000 R&D professionals; COS Funding Opportunities, the largest source of grant information on the Web; COS Abstract Management System.
Community of Science, Inc. (COS) is the leading Internet site for the global R&D community. COS brings together the world's most prominent scientists and researchers at more than 1,300 universities, corporations and government agencies worldwide.

Also includes customized access to a range of professional reference databases including U.S. Patents, MEDLINE, AGRICOLA, EiCompendex, and GeoRef, among others.

Free registration required for access. "OSP confirmed that because it was so expensive, they cancelled UConn’s subscription as of June 30, 2007." Fran Libbey, November 5, 2007
Coverage DatesCurrent
Access RestrictionsUniversity of Connecticut only

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