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Provides access from 1990 to the present to the primary literature of the biological sciences including journal articles, conference papers, and selected reports; corresponds to the print sources, Biological Abstracts and Biological Abstracts/RRM (Reports, Reviews, Meetings). More Info
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS)
This online encyclopedia is the online version of the 20-volume encyclopedia of the same name, including introductory and scholarly articles, general interest essays, and news in the biological and life sciences. It is completely linked and cross-referenced internally and externally. More Info
Provides access to Chemical Abstracts (1907 to present) and MEDLINE (~1958 to present), and includes detailed and comprehensive coverage of biological chemistry, biochemistry, as well as the chemical aspects of ecology and environmental science, physiology, molecular biology and genetics. You must register for an individual user i.d. before using this product. More Info
Web of Science
The ISI-Thompson database, Web of Science provides access to the Arts & Humanities Citation Index, the Social Sciences Citation Index, and the Science Citation Index from 1970 to the present and allows for users to search for papers citing previously published works. More Info
MEDLINE is produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and primarily covers the fields related to medicine and biomedical research, including biochemistry, physiology, anatomy, nutrition, toxicology and environmental health, genetics and structural and molecular biology. MEDLINE uses a controlled vocabulary, Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), for indexing articles and for searching. Coverage is from 1966 to the present. (see also: SciFinder Scholar). More Info
Databases & Other Web ResourcesAGRICOLA
AGRICOLA (Agricultural Online Access) is the U.S. National Agricultural Library's bibliographic database to identify journal articles, government documents, technical reports, books, patents, and audiovisual resources from agricultural sources, including botany, ecology, environmental science, freshwater and marine sciences, and forestry from 1970 to the present. More Info
Annual Reviews, published by a non-profit organization by that same name, are a set of monographic series providing critical reviews of current research in 50 biomedical, life, physical, and social sciences disciplines. More Info
Compendex*Plus (Engineering Index)
Provides references plus abstracts (as well as selected full text) to journal articles and conference papers in all areas of engineering and applied science for the years 1969-present. It also provides a great deal of information on biomechanics, biotechnology and the physical and engineering perspectives of biological research. More Info
DOE Information Bridge
This special Public Web Site provides access to the full-text and bibliographic records of DOE research and development reports in the sciences, including multidisciplinary coverage of environmental and energy sciences. More Info
ENGnetBASE provides full-text access to the contents of several hundred engineering handbooks published by CRC Press, including reference resources for amno and nucleic acids, proteins, and other biological ceimistry, and more general resources for topics such as biochemistry, physiology, genes (beware of genetic algorithms in electrical engineering!), and biotechnology. More Info
The University Libraries features the "Everything" search engine with an efficient and effective way for identifying information across many separate resources from a single search box, now the default finding tool on the UB Libraries Home Page. "Everything" is a useful tool in your library research arsenal. Users have access to a powerful information-finding tool that answers most, if not all, of their needs. However, there are circumstances where digging deeper into a subject and with the Libraries "subject-specific databases" is the appropriate enhanced strategy. More Info
Genetics Home Reference
Genetics Home Reference is the National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes responsible for those conditions.
GEOBASE is a multi-disciplinary database that focuses on social geography, physical geography, ecology, biology, oceanography, and earth science. The database provides current coverage of over 1,800 journals and archive coverage of several thousand additional titles. More Info
International Field Guides Database
Diane Schmidt, the biology librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign maintains a comprehensive database of field guides at the International Field Guides Web Site. The database is an update and continuance of her book, A Guide to Field Guides: Identifying the Natural History of North America (SEL/UGL Reference: QH102 .S36 1999; Libraries Unlimited, 1999) More Info
Journals@Ovid Full Text
This database provides scientific, medical, and other health care-related and technical-related research literature; full-text access is emphasized. More Info
The Journal STORage database provides archival coverage on many scientific and technical journals including those in the life and biological sciences. The thrust of this database is to provide full-text access to the most important academic journals. Look for biology titles in the botany, ecology, and general science collections. More Info
Leads to government research reports and summaries in technology & the physical and life sciences. More Info
Encyclopedias, Directories, HandbooksBurger's Medicinal Chemistry & Drug Discovery
This encyclopedic reference work covers all aspect of drug design and development. More Info
Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry
SEL/UGL Ref QD415 A25 E53 Vol. 1-4 A comprehensive and authoritative work covering more than 500 articles on related to "the chemistry of the the compounds and process [constituting] living organisms."
Genetics and Cell Biology On File
SEL/UGL Ref QH440.2 G455 vol. 1 Genetics, vol. 2 Cell Biology Facts on File produces user-friendly guides serving as overviews of the fundamentals of biology in two volumes. Each are richly illustrated with black and white illustrations with easy-to-read text. glossary of terms, and a compilation of selected Internet sites.
Guide to Information Sources in the Botanical Sciences
SEL/UGL Ref QK45.2 D26 Proveds a detailed survey of literature and information resources for students, professionals, and avocational botanists.
The National Biological Information Infrastructure has compiled a useful list of resources for scientific names and naming conventions, Systematics, and related disciplines; a very good site to identify the scientific (Genus species) names of plants and animals.
Using the Biological Literature: A Practical Guide, 3rd Ed.
Silverman Reference QH303.6 D38
This is the most comprehensive guide to the literature of biology provided in 13 chapters, nine of which are subject-specific from Anatomy and Physiology to Zoology