Biology and Botany
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General sources that cover Biology and Botany
Core sources for Biology and Botany
Agricola: Agricultural Online Access | | 1979- |
Updated monthly, Agricola has more than 3.3 million citations to journal literature, government reports, serials, monographs, theses, patents, audiovisual sources, and technical reports in agriculture, agricultural economics, rural sociology, animal sciences, chemistry, plant sciences, natural resources, pesticides, and water resources.
Amazing Animals of the World | | |
Contains seven animal categories with 1,200 entries. Also contains photos, locator maps, links to animal sounds, a glossary, games and prescreened Web site links. Includes Lexile reading levels for every article.
ASFA: Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries (CSA) | | 1978- |
Click the link above, then Alphabetical List, either Quick Search or Advanced Search, and finally select this title from the list. The database covers aquaculture, aquatic organisms, aquatic pollution, conservation, environmental quality, fisheries, limnology, marine biotechnology, marine environments, meteorology, oceanography, policy and legislation, and wildlife management. It provides access to 5,000 plus serials, books, reports, conference proceedings, translations, and limited distribution literature.
Biological & Agricultural Index (Wilson Web) | |
To search only this database, click Biological & Agricultural (BA) in the Subject Area menu of Wilson Web's OmniFile Full Text Mega. It covers topics such as agricultural chemicals, agricultural economics, animal husbandry, biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, botany, cytology, ecology, entomology, environmental science, fishery sciences, food science, forestry, genetics, horticulture, immunology, limnology, microbiology, neuroscience, nutrition, physiology, plant pathology, soil science, veterinary medicine, and zoology.
Biological Sciences (CSA) | | 1982- |
Click the link above, then Alphabetical List, either Quick Search or Advanced Search, and finally select this title from the list. The database is updated monthly and offers abstracts and citations for research topics related to biomedicine, biotechnology, ecology, some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science, marine biology, microbiology, molecular biology, mycology, neurosciences, nucleic acids, oncogenes and growth factors, peptides, proteins, protozoology, safety science, toxicology, virology, and zoology.
Biology Digest (CSA) | | 1989- |
Click the link above, then Alphabetical List, either Quick Search or Advanced Search, and finally select this title from the list. The database is updated monthly and provides access to domestic and international life sciences literature including air and water pollution, behavioral science, biochemistry, botany cell biology, climatology, crop science, ecology, education, energy resources, forestry, hydrobiology, immunology, medicine, nutrition, pharmacology, population studies, protozoology, public health, soil science, species preservation, toxicology, transmission of disease, veterinary medicine, virology, and zoology.
Cambridge Scientific Abstracts | |
The following databases are available in this system: AFSA: Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts, Biological Sciences, Biology Digest, Communication Abstracts, Conference Papers Index, Environmental Sciences and Pollution Abstracts, ERIC, Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts, Medline, Oceanic Abstracts, Plant Science, Social Services Abstracts, Sociological Abstracts, and TOXLINE.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text| | |
CINAHL® Plus with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive nursing & allied health research database, providing full text for more than 620 journals indexed in CINAHL. Of those, 305 are not found with full text in any version of Academic Search(tm), Health Source® or Nursing & Allied Health Collection(tm). This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index - with no embargo. The database also provides full text for 218 books/monographs. With full text coverage dating back to 1937, CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.
Conference Papers Index (CSA) | | 1982- |
Click the link above, then Alphabetical List, either Quick Search or Advanced Search, and finally select this title from the list. Updated bimonthly, CPI provides citations to papers and poster sessions presented at major scientific meetings around the world. It includes complete ordering information to obtain preprints, abstracts, proceedings and other publications derived from the conference, together with title and author information needed to track the specific papers.
Encyclopedia of Animals (EBSCO)| | |
Offers in-depth information on a variety of topics relating to animals. The database consists of indexing, abstracts, and full text records describing the nature and habitat of familiar animals. Within some of the full text, image links are available for the Windows client. Images are accessed by double-clicking any image graphic.
Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management (CSA) | |
Click the link above, then Alphabetical List, either Quick Search or Advanced Search, and finally select this title from the list. Updated monthly, this database covers aquatic pollution, bacteriology, ecology, energy resources, environmental biotechnology, environmental engineering, impact statements, hazardous waste, industrial hygiene, microbiology, and risk assessment. Its abstracts and citations come from 1,500 plus scientific journals and other sources such as conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books, and government publications.
FishBase | | 1995- |
This biological database on fish, edited by R. Froese and D. Pauly, was developed by the International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM) in collaboration with the United Nations (FAO). It functions similar to an encyclopedia and includes population dynamics data; Eschmeyer's (1990) Catalog of the Genera of Recent Fishes; lists of threatened fishes for any given country; diet, prey and predator information; as well as functional databases on genetic traits and culture experiments, etc.
General Science Full Text (Wilson Web) | | 1984- |
To search only this database, click General Science (GS) in the Subject Area menu of Wilson Web's OmniFile Full Text Mega. It is less specialized than Applied Science and Technology Full Text and covers astronomy, atmospheric science, biology, botany, chemistry, conservation, earth science, environment, food, genetics, health, mathematics, medicine, microbiology, nutrition, oceanography, physics, physiology, and zoology. Popular science magazines, professional journals, as well as The New York Times Science Section (published weekly on Tuesday) are included.
Ingenta | | 1988- |
Ingenta provides keyword access to the table of contents pages from over 17,000 journals. It lists over 7 million articles that have appeared since 1988 and includes periodicals from all subject areas although it concentrates heavily on the sciences and social sciences.
JSTOR | | date varies |
JSTOR offers full-text online access to back issues of more than 100 scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Issues are entered online after having been published for 2-5 years. The entire printed matter of the journal as published is included, and coverage for most titles begins with their starting numbers. Adobe Acrobat Reader is necessary to view and print from JSTOR.
MAS Ultra - School Edition| | |
Designed specifically for high school libraries, provides full text from more than 550 popular general interest and current events publications covering general reference, health, science, and other areas, with information dating as far back as 1975 for key magazines. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 650 titles. Every full text article is assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). This database also includes more than 3,000 charts, tables and graphs; 5,000 full text Magill Book Reviews; more than 500 health and science-related full text pamphlets; coverage of 339 reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia, the CIA World Fact Book and World Almanac & Book of Facts) and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps & flags.
Medline (CSA) | | 1988- |
Click the link above, then Alphabetical List, either Quick Search or Advanced Search, and finally select this title from the list. This database contains citations with abstracts to biomedical literature including research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, and health care services. It includes references to articles from approximately 3,200 journals published in the US and approximately 70 other countries. It covers chapters and articles from elected monographs from 1976-1981, and author abstracts are available for about 60% of the citations.
MEDLINE| | |
Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree numbers, tree hierarchy and explosion capabilities to search abstracts from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.
MEDLINE| OvidSP| |
MEDLINE is the primary source of global information from international literature on biomedicine, including the following topics as they relate to biomedicine and health care: Biology, plant and animal science, environmental science, biophysics, marine biology, and chemistry.
Medline - PubMed | | 1966- |
This website offers free access to the National Library of Medicine's biomedical and consumer health literature; it also offers links to authoritative websites that feature medical information.
Merck Index | |
The Merck Index contains 10,955 monographs describing significant chemicals, drugs, and biological substances. The entries are not a listing of Merck & Co., Inc. products, but rather cover a wide range of compounds, which have been selected on the basis of present or historic importance and interest.
Nature | |
Nature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions. Nature also provides rapid, authoritative, insightful and arresting news and interpretation of topical and coming trends affecting science, scientists and the wider public.
Oceanic Abstracts (CSA) | | 1981- |
Click the link above, then Alphabetical List, either Quick Search or Advanced Search, and finally select this title from the list. Updated monthly, this database exclusively covers worldwide technical literature pertaining to marine and brackish-water environments as well as fisheries, geology, geophysics, geochemistry, marine pollution, nonliving marine resources, communications, maritime law, desalination, ships, meteorology, plus environmental and technological topics.
Plant Science (CSA) | | 1994- |
Click the link above, then Alphabetical List, either Quick Search or Advanced Search, and finally select this title from the list. Updated monthly, Plant Science contains citations and abstracts of plant science literature including pathology, symbiosis, biochemistry, genetics, biotechnology, techniques and environmental biology. Over 250 primary research journals are scanned by specialized scientific editors to add approximately 23,000 titles to the database each year. Since July 1996, abstracts have been added when available.
ScienceDirect | | date varies |
ScienceDirect offers full-text access to over 1 million articles in broad collections of primary journal literature. The heart of this database is the Elsevier Science collection, which comprises 1,100 journals. It covers chemistry, materials science, engineering & technology, environmental science, economics, business & management science, neurosciences, pharmacology & toxicology, physics, mathematics & computer science, earth sciences, social sciences, biochemistry, microbiology & immunology, biological sciences, and clinical medicine.
Science Resource Center| | |
Researching science topics has never been easier -- with Science Resource Center, thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations are just a few clicks away and the latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites. The database covers curriculum-related science topics and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.
Science's Next Wave | | current |
The Next Wave is published by Science magazine and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Not-for-profit, this weekly online publication covers scientific training, career development, and the science job market.
Scirus | |
Scirus is the most comprehensive science-specific search engine on the Internet. Driven by the latest search engine technology, Scirus searches over 200 million science-specific Web pages, enabling you to quickly: Pinpoint scientific, scholarly, technical and medical data on the Web. Find the latest report, peer-reviewed articles, patents, pre-prints and journals that other search engines miss. Offer unique functionalities designed for scientists and researchers.
Web of Science (ISI Citation Databases) | |1982- |
The Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index, and Social Science Citation Index make up the Web of Science system, which collectively indexes more than 8,000 peer-reviewed journals cover-to-cover. It provides users with complete bibliographic data, searchable author abstracts when available, and cited references from the world's most influential journals.