Biology Databases

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Norah Mazel
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Biology Databases

Scopus Elsevier 1966-
Scopus is an abstracts database covering the following fields: chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, engineering, life and health sciences, social sciences, psychology, economics, and environmental sciences.

PubMed  Mid 1960's-
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A service of the National Library of Medicine, PubMed provides access to over 11 million MEDLINE citations back to the mid-1960's and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources. Finding Full Text in PubMed.

BioOne Complete  years vary
A uniquely valuable aggregation of the full-texts of high-impact bioscience research journals. Most of BioOne Complete's titles are published by small societies and non-commercial publishers in the biological, ecological and environmental sciences.

GreenFile EBSCOhost  years vary
A multi-disciplinary database focusing on aspects of human impact to the environment. Includes scholarly, government and general-interest titles on the environmental connections to agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Great for researching global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

SPORTDiscus with Full Text EBSCOhost 1985-
SPORTDiscus searches peer-reviewed journals and popular publications in the areas of sport, recreation, sports medicine, coaching, physical fitness, history and sociology of sport, and training.

MedlinePlus  years vary
Provides authoritative information gathered from the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), other government agencies and health-related organizations to help answer health questions. Includes pre-formulated MEDLINE searches, access to some full-text medical journal articles, extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and the latest health news. This database is free and available to all via the Web.

BioMed Central   years vary
BioMed Central publishes and searches over a hundred peer-reviewed open access journals in biology and medicine.

Agriculture and Plant Science Databases

Agricola  National Agricultural Library Catalog years vary
Citations to materials relating to all aspects of agriculture.

JSTOR Plant Science JSTOR  years vary
Provides access to images and text of plant type specimens, taxonomic structures, scientific literature, and related materials in plant science.

Related Science Databases

SciFinder  1907-
SciFinder provides access to CAplus, a database of chemical literature and U.S. and foreign chemical-related patents, CASREACT, the CAS Registry, Chemcat, Chemlist, and Medline. It includes citations to journal articles, book chapters, patents, conference proceedings, technical reports, substance database and dissertations covered in Chemical Abstracts as well as articles currently being indexed, book reviews and biographical information.

Annual Reviews  1996-
Annual Reviews provides researchers, professors, and scientific professionals with a definitive academic resource in 29 scientific disciplines.

ScienceDirect Elsevier 1997-
Access to the Elsevier Science journal collection which consists of over 15,000 journals including approximate 735 titles in full-text. Subjects include Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Business & Management Science, Chemistry, Clinical Medicine, Earth Sciences, Economics, Engineering & Technology, Environmental Science, Materials Science, Mathematics & Computer Science, Microbiology & Immunology, Neurosciences, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Physics, and Social Sciences.

SpringerLink   1997-
Access to the complete contents of more than 500 journals and 17,000 e-books, covering a wide array of subjects, including science, technology, medicine, humanities, and economics.

Wiley Interscience Journals  1988-
Access to scholarly journal literature in the fields of Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Education, Engineering, Law, Life and Medical Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology.

Selected General Databases

Academic OneFile Gale/InfoTrac 1980-
Contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources in the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995.

Academic Search Premier EBSCOhost years vary
Provides full text for more than 3,430 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. This database is updated on a daily basis.

Dissertations and Theses Proquest  1639-
Indexes the complete range of academic subjects appearing in dissertations accepted at accredited institutions. Abstracting of dissertations begins with 1980 and abstracting of theses begins with 1988.

Expanded Academic ASAP Gale/InfoTrac 1980-
Use this database to find information on Astronomy, Religion, Law, History, Psychology, Humanities, Current Events, Sociology, Communications and the General Sciences.

OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson) EBSCOhost 1982-
This general database includes articles that cover a wide range of topics in education, general science, humanities, and the social sciences. Formerly known as WilsonWeb, OmniFile Full Text Mega Edition contains the full text of articles from over 2,500 publications and abstracts from nearly 3,600 publications.