Biological Sciences Databases

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  • Multidisciplinary database of journal articles (including peer reviewed), books, book chapters, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Coverage: 1887-present.

  • Biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology, ecology, and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science. Journal articles, books, conference proceedings, technical reports, and patents. Coverage: 1982-present.

  • Medical topics relating to research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, dentistry, nursing, and health care. Citations to journal articles, from the US National Library of Medicine. See also PubMed. Vendor: Proquest. Coverage: 1940-present.

  • All aspects of science and technology. Citations to journal articles. Unique feature: ability to search citations to a person's work in footnotes and bibliographies. Coverage: 1970-present.

  • Multidisciplinary database of journal articles (including peer reviewed), books, book chapters, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Coverage: 1887-present.

  • All aspects of agriculture and related fields. Citations to journal articles, books, technical reports, proceedings, etc. Coverage; 1970-present.

  • Indexes research on reproduction, growth, life cycles, biochemistry, genetics, infection and immunity in man (and other animals and plants), algae, fungi, protozoa, lichens, microbiology, pathology, environmental research, and toxicology. Coverage: 1982-present.

  • Behavioral and related studies (neurophysiology, behavior ecology, genetics, applied ethology). Journal articles, books, conference papers, patents, standards, etc. Coverage: 1982-present.

  • Biomedical/life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, and economics. Previously published journal articles from Annual Reviews, a nonprofit scientific publisher. Coverage varies by publication up to and including 2016. Annual Review of Economics and Annual Review of Marine Science include current year.

  • Information technology and computing, electronics, biotechnology, medical technology, engineering, and allied subject areas. Journal articles, books, conference proceedings, technical reports, patents, press releases, etc. Coverage: 1982-present.

  • Trade, technical, and scientific literature concerning all aspects of water resources. Journal articles, conference proceedings, scientific reports, books, and theses. Coverage: 1960-present.

  • Medically oriented coverage of bacteriology, immunology, biochemistry, and genetics. Citations to journal articles. Coverage: 1982-present.

  • Biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology, ecology, and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science. Journal articles, books, conference proceedings, technical reports, and patents. Coverage: 1982-present.

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    Biological, ecological and environmental sciences.

    Peer-reviewed journal articles and bulletins. Coverage: 2000-present.

  • Biotechnology and bioengineering, including medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, environmental, and marine biology. Citations to research, applications, regulatory developments, and new patents. Coverage: 1982-present.

  • BNA Online provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA (including Hawaii) and Canada.

  • Premier database for nursing and allied health literature. Includes references to journals, American Nurses' Association and National League for Nursing publications, nursing standards of practice, and critical paths.

  • Life sciences, environmental sciences, and the aquatic sciences; also physics, engineering, chemistry, and materials science. Citations to papers and poster sessions presented at major scientific meetings around the world. Coverage: 1982-present.

  • Digitized reference books (encyclopedias, directories, dictionaries, thesauri, atlases, quotation dictionaries, handbooks, etc.) in many subjects.  Searchable full text across all volumes. Date coverage: Varies by title. Access available to unlimited users.

  • Correspondence, field studies, reports, scientific data, photographs, and maps that document the career of Pope A. Lawrence, an environmental health scientist. An Archives Unbound database. Coverage: 1924-1983.

  • Agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, etc. Journal articles and books. Coverage: Varies by title.

  • Documents that help the government and the general public understand the effects of developments on the environment and to decide whether developments should go ahead. Required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Coverage: 1985-present.

  • Agriculture, biological sciences, economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, public administration, religion, and sociology.
    Scholarly journal articles from Latin America, Portugal, and Spain. Coverage: Varies by title.

  • JSTOR Global Plants offers access to botanical resources from dozens of herbaria, libraries, museums and other research institutions. The database includes plant type specimens from herbaria around the world, scientific research articles and correspondence dating back hundreds of years, and full-text books and reference works on botany.

  • Human impact on the environment, including global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and recycling. Citations to scholarly and general interest journal articles, government documents, and reports. Coverage: 1913-present.

  • Health topics, including the medical sciences, food sciences & nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and general health. Consumer health magazines, health-related pamphlets, and health reference books. Coverage: Varies by title.

  • Biological, medical, physical, and social sciences. Journal articles, reference works, books, and conference proceedings. Coverage: Varies by title.

  • Agricultural, food & beverage, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries. Citations to the journal. Coverage: 1982-present.

  • IPNI is a database of the names and associated basic bibliographical details of seed plants, ferns and lycophytes. Its goal is to eliminate the need for repeated reference to primary sources for basic bibliographic information about plant names. The data are freely available and are gradually being standardized and checked.

  • The Journal of Visualized Experiments, commonly referred to as JoVE, is a journal of peer reviewed material covering the fields of biology, medicine, chemical, and physical research in video format.

    There is a collection of open access material in this database, generally with a firewall which excludes access to the 3 most current years.

    SWEM LIBRARY SUBSCRIBES TO THE GENERAL BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY, ENGINEERING AND NEUROSCIENCE SECTIONS OF JoVE, WHICH PROVIDE CURRENT ACCESS TO MATERIAL IN THIS AREA.

  • Neuroscience, cardiology, nephrology, biomedicine, clinical research, pediatrics, human reproduction, clinical pathology, cancer research, hematology, etc. Journal articles in Spanish from Latin American and Spanish publishers. Coverage: Varies by title.

  • Medical topics relating to research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, dentistry, nursing, and health care. Citations to journal articles, from the US National Library of Medicine. See also PubMed. Vendor: Proquest. Coverage: 1940-present.

  • Biological oceanography, ecology, physical & chemical oceanography, marine geology, geophysics, geochemistry, marine pollution, nonliving marine resources, navigation & communications, maritime law, desalination, ships & shipping, and marine biology. Citations to worldwide technical literature. Coverage: 1981-present.

  • Cross-searchable library containing the full text and abstracts of classic and newly published Oxford books. Swem Library has access to Biology, Business & Management, Classical Studies, Economics and Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Palliative Care, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health & Epidemiology, Religion, Social Work, and Sociology subject modules.

  • Biomechanics-kinesiology, coaching, dance, motor learning, philosophy, physical therapy, sport psychology & sociology, and sports medicine. Citations to journal articles, reports, conference proceedings, trade magazines, patents, and articles from the popular press. Coverage: 1970-present.

  • Plant science, including pathology, symbiosis, biochemistry, genetics, biotechnology, techniques, and environmental biology. Citations to journal articles. Coverage: 1994-present.

  • Collection of databases devoted to disciplines in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. See titles of individual databases for further information. Coverage: Varies by database.

  • INCLUDED DATABASES: Aqualine - Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) - ASFA 1: Biological Sciences and Living Resources - ASFA 2: Ocean Technology, Policy and Non-Living Resources - ASFA 3: Aquatic Pollution and Environmental Quality - ASFA Aquaculture Abstracts - ASFA Marine Biotechnology Abstracts - Oceanic Abstracts - Water Resources Abstracts. Coverage: 1960-current.

  • INCLUDED DATABASES: ASFA 1: Biological Sciences and Living Resources - ASFA Aquaculture Abstracts - ASFA Marine Biotechnology Abstracts - Algology, Mycology and Protozoology Abstracts (Microbiology C) - Animal Behavior Abstracts - Bacteriology Abstracts (Microbiology B) - Biochemistry Abstracts 1 - Biochemistry Abstracts 3 - Calcium & Calcified Tissue Abstracts - Chemoreception Abstracts - Neurosciences Abstracts - Ecology Abstracts - Entomology Abstracts - Endocrinology Abstracts - Genetics Abstracts - Health and Safety Science Abstracts - Human Genome Abstracts - Immunology Abstracts - Industrial and Applied Microbiology Abstracts (Microbiology A) - Biotechnology Research Abstracts - Nucleic Acids Abstracts - Oncogenes and Growth Factors Abstracts - Toxicology Abstracts - AIDS and Cancer Research Abstracts ( included in Virology and AIDS Abstracts) – MEDLINE - Plant Science – Toxline - Conference Papers Index. Coverage: 1946-current.

  • This database is the ultimate science and technology research solution, combining full text journals with detailed indexing of global literature on natural sciences, engineering and technology. Areas covered include materials science, aerospace engineering, civil engineering, biology, aquatic sciences, environmental science, computer science and earth sciences in addition to many more.

  • Medical topics relating to research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, dentistry, nursing, and health care. Free database from the National Institutes of Health. Citations to biomedical literature from the MEDLINE database, journal articles, and online books. See also Medline. Coverage: 1951-present.

  • All aspects of science and technology. Citations to journal articles. Unique feature: ability to search citations to a person's work in footnotes and bibliographies. Coverage: 1970-present.

  • Multidisciplinary sciences, with some humanities and social sciences. Journal articles. Coverage: 1995-present.

  • Chemical and related scientific literature, including chemical structure, substance data, reaction information, and commercial sources. Citations, with some links to full text, to journal articles and patent literature, from the databases produced by the Chemical Abstracts Service. You must register to use this database. Click on the separate database SciFinder Registration.

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  • Biomedicine, life sciences, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, law, humanities, and economics. Journal articles and books. Coverage: Varies by title.

  • Springer eBooks offer high quality Springer print book publications in a digital format. This collection covers Behavioral Science, Biomedical and Life Science, Computer Science, and Earth and Environmental Science.

  • All areas of toxicology, including chemicals & pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, mutagens, and teratogens. Citations to journal articles, books, and technical reports. Coverage: 2000-present.

  • All areas of research. Includes Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index—Science, and Conference Proceedings Citation Index—Social Sciences & Humanities. Unique feature: ability to search citations to a person's work in footnotes and bibliographies. Coverage: 1900-present.