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UB Career Services Office

Before you begin your information and data journey in the Biological Sciences, give some consideration to career choices you have (or might). The UB Career Services Office is your “One-Stop-Shop” for making the first connections between the classes you take and the career path you envision. iSciWNY partially supported by UB’s Educational Opportunity Center and the New York Center of Excellence for Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, is a career planning resource for high school through graduate students. These are excellent resources to consult for making decisions about courses for matching your career aspirations.

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BIOSIS Previews

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

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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. Full-text online access goes only to 2009, Updates are not available.   More Info

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SciFinder

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

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Web of Science Core Collection

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 1965 to the present and allows for users to search for papers citing previously published works.   More Info

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MEDLINE

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

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Databases & Other Web Resources

AGRICOLA

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

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Annual Reviews

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

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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 1884-present. It also provides a great deal of information on biomechanics, biotechnology and the physical and engineering perspectives of biological research.   More Info

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CRCnetBASE

Full-text access to over a thousand engineering handbooks published by CRC Press in all areas of engineering and applied science.   More Info

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Everything

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

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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.

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GEOBASE

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

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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

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Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)

The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is an online journal of visualized (video-based) biological and life science research procedures and methods. Articles published in JoVE focus on experimental techniques and procedures used in laboratory settings for conducting research. These procedures are captured and displayed as videos with written explanations that include graphics and illustrations, and are enhanced with narrations and explanations in video formats. Coverage is facilitated from Vol. 1 (2006) to the near present, excluding the two most recent years with exceptions: some articles published within the past two years may be available due to requirements to have certain resources in the public domain available. This also means that some articles published within the past two years may not be available due to publisher restrictions.

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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

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JSTOR

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. JSTOR provides excellent historical coverage of biological topics. You may find that some journals do not have coverage for up to six of the most recent years (embargoed). Check the UB Libraries to see if we have a current subscription to that journal. You can also 'browse' the database by specific subject areas, such as: Aquatic Science, Biological Sciences, Botany and Plant Sciences, Developmental and Cell Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Science, and Zoology.   More Info

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NTIS

Leads to government research reports and summaries in technology & the physical and life sciences.   More Info

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SciTech Connect

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

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Encyclopedias, Directories, Handbooks

Burger's Medicinal Chemistry & Drug Discovery

This encyclopedic reference work covers all aspect of drug design and development.   More Info

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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.


NBII Systematics

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.

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Network Integrated Biocollections Alliance (NIBA)

Scientists have launched a new national initiative to build a research and end-user community dedicated to developing a Network Integrated Biocollections Alliance (NIBA). The project is an outgrowth of recent scientific meetings in which scientists have articulated a need to digitally capture biological specimens and associated data held in natural science collections for use in research, education, and for the public interest.

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Open Online Courses in Biology

Undergraduate and graduate students and alumni may wish to explore classes in mathematics not taught at the University at Buffalo. Online courses have been increasing in their numbers, numbers of students taking them, and increasing the abilities to learn a new subject, stay abreast of topics, or supplement an existing degree. This is a list of more than 11 courses in the biological sciences. There are also several other courses in microbiology http://www.onlinecourses.com/microbiology/ (5), and science http://www.onlinecourses.com/science/ (15), including environmental science courses.

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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


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