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  • Biological Science Collection (ProQuest)
    Subjects: Biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology, agriculture and veterinary science.
    Contains: Citations and abstracts to scholarly journals, conference proceedings, reports, and books. This collection includes 30 biological sciences databases
    Coverage: 1980 - Present.
  • Web of Science
    Subjects: Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences
    Contains: Citations and abstracts. Citation mapping
    Coverage: Sciences: 1990 to Present
    Social Sciences 1900 to present
    Arts/Humanities 1975 to present
  • PubMed
    Subjects: Medicine, all branches
    Contains: Abstracts and citations to scholarly journal articles.
    Coverage: 1960's to present
  • General Science (Abstracts &) Full Text
    Subject: Sciences
    Contains: Citations with abstracts to English language journal articles. Some full text articles available from 1995-.
    Coverage dates: 1984-present
  • MEDLINE via FirstSearch
    Subjects: Medicine, nursing, and dentistry, biology, neuroscience, and psychology.
    Contains: Citations and abstracts for journal articles. Non-English language materials included.
    Coverage: 1965 to present.
  • MEDLINE via ProQuest
    Subjects: Medicine, nursing, and dentistry, biology, neuroscience, and psychology.
    Contains: Citations and abstracts for journal articles. Non-English language materials included.
    Coverage: 1965 to present.
  • MEDLINE via ISI Web of Knowledge
    Subjects: Medicine, nursing, and dentistry, biology, neuroscience, and psychology.
    Contains: Citations and abstracts for journal articles. Non-English language materials included.
    Coverage dates: 1950 to present.
  • Aqualine
    Subjects: All aspects of aquatic resources including aquaculture, conservation, environmental quality.
    Contains: Abstracts of journal articles, books, reports and conference proceedings.
    Coverage: 1971 to present.
  • Aquatic Science Collection (ProQuest)
    Subjects: All aspects of aquatic resources including aquaculture, conservation, environmental quality.
    Contains: Abstracts of journal articles, books, reports and conference proceedings.
    Coverage: 1971 to present.
  • Agricultural Science Collection (ProQuest) - includes AGRICOLA
    Subjects: Environment, Agriculture
    Contains: Agricola from the National Library of Agriculture is part of this collection, agriculture journals published in North America.
    Coverage: 1980-present
  • BioOne Abstracts and Indexes
    indexed and fully-searchable collection of abstracts developed by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), the University of Kansas, the Greater Western Library Alliance and Allen Press. It provides a unique aggregation of nearly 100 high-impact bioscience research journals from around 70 publishers.

Websites

  • Encyclopedia of Life
    Created by scientists and nonscientists from museums and resesarch institutions worldwide, EOL provides basic information on all known species.
  • International Plant Names Index
    A database of the names and associated basic bibliographical details of seed plants, ferns, and fern allies.
  • National Center for Biotechnology Information
    A government site, NCBI is a repository for biology and medicine resources. Check out the Coffee Break news section!
  • Plant Information Online
    Offers a collection of databases to plant and gardening with an emphasis on cultivated plants and plant/seed sources.
  • Scitopia.org
    A free online search portal to published scholarly research, patents, and government documents of the affiliated science technology societies.
  • Tree of Life
    A distributed Internet project containing information about phylogeny and biodiversity, very extensive covering many organisms.
  • United States Geology Survey's Biological Resources Discipline
    The Biological Resources Discipline (BRD) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) works with others to provide the scientific understanding and technologies needed to support the sound management and conservation of our Nation's biological resources.

Full Text Science Collections

  • ASM (American Society for Microbiology) Journals Online
    Subject: Microbiology
    Contains: Full text journals published by the American Society for Microbiology.
    Coverage: Full
  • BioOne
    Subjects: Biology, ecology, environmental sciences
    Contains: Full text journals from scientific societies and publishers
    Coverage: varies, generally 2000 to present
  • ScienceDirect
    Subjects: Science, technology, and medicine
    Contains: Full text journal articles from Elsevier and related publishers. Citations to some excluded journal articles (order from Interlibrary Loan)
    Coverage: varies
  • Springer Link
    Subjects: Primarily science with some social sciences and humanities.
    Contains: Full text journal articles and 3,000+ books published by Springer. Some citations do not have full text - order from Interlibrary loan.
    Coverage: varies
  • Wiley Online Library
    Subjects: Chiefly Sciences, some social sciences
    Contains: Full text journals published by Wiley and Blackwell.
    Coverage: varies
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