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BIOSIS Citation Index Star
Indexing, abstracts and cited reference searching for over 5,300 journals, books, conferences and U.S. patents covering the life sciences since 1926.
Also known as: Biological Abstracts
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Web of Science Star
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Provides a search by cited reference, topic, author, and more for articles in almost all important English-language journals. Arts and Humanities covers 1975-present; Social Sciences 1900-present; and Science 1900-present.
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PubMed Star
National Library of Medicine's comprehensive database of citations to medical journal articles, with links to UMass-subscribed full text, 1966-present. Public access version.
Also known as: MEDLINE
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BioOne Star
Bioscience research journals in full text. IncludesBioOne.1, BioOne.2, and open access journals. Coverage varies; earliest is 1994-present.
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Zoological Record Star
Citations to periodical articles and other scholarly literature on zoology, biochemistry, behavior, ecology evolution, and genetics, 1864-present.
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Additional Databases in Biology

Aquatic Science Collection
Journal articles, book chapters, reports, and conference proceedings published in the field of aquatic science, some in full text, 1965-present.
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Biological and Agricultural Index
Articles in about 300 scholarly journals on agriculture, food production, nutrition, forestry, marine biology and plant pathology, 1984-present.
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BioMed Central
Free (open source) access to federally funded peer-reviewed biomedical research in over 100 recent journals.
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Book Citation Indexes
Provides cited references in 40,000+ science, social sciences and humanities books published since 2005.
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Cold Spring Harbor Protocols
Research methods for microbiology, genetics, bioinformatics, proteins, plant biology, neuroscience, lab organisms, and imaging. Current.
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Ellis and Messina Catalogue: Foraminifera
Catalog of fossil micro-organisms.
Also known as: Foraminifera Catalogue
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ELS: Citable Reviews in the Life Sciences
Comprehensive coverage of biology topics in current articles by leading scholars.
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Encyclopedia of Astrobiology
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Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry
Second edition of this comprehensive Elsevier reference work.
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Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology
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Global Plants
Nearly two million high-resolution specimens from herbaria from around the globe.
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National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoirs
Brief biographies of American scientists written by their peers, since 1877.
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NIST/TRC Web Thermo Tables Professional
Thermodynamic properties of organic compounds from National Institute of Standards and Technology.
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NLM Gateway
Combined search of the National Library of Medicine databases, 1950�s-present.
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Full-text scholarly journals in the sciences and the social sciences. Dates of coverage vary: oldest is 1994-present.
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SciTech Connect
Replaces DOE Information Bridge and Energy Citations. Citations, and some full text, of US DOE research and development reports.1943-present. Click here to request microfiche full text.
Also known as: DOE Energy Bridge
Energy Citation
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Springer Extra Materials
Video and data files and other material supplementing some books published by Springer. Search by ISBN.
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