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Biology   Tags: biology, life sciences  

This guide identifies information resources useful to general biology including databases, news, and other reference sources. Helpful links for determining journal abbreviations are also provided.
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Historical Sources

Biological Abstracts/BIOSIS. The First Fifty Years. The Evolution of a Major Science Information Service by William Campbell Steere with assistance from Phyllis V. Parkins and Hazel A. Philson. Biosciences Information Service of Biological Abstracts/Plenum Press, c1976. Library Shelving Facility QH303.4 U6 P487 1976


Recent Biology Book Additions at CSSSI (click on cover)

Major Resources and Tools

  • Biobase Help
    Online help from the Biobase vendor.
  • Biobase Knowledge Library
    Gene regulation and protein related databases.
  • BIOSIS Previews
    (Biological Abstracts) International biology and botany abstracts. Coverage begins in 1926.
  • BIOSIS Previews tutorial
    Online help from BIOSIS Previews vendor.
  • Darwin Online
    Complete publications of Charles Darwin.
  • EcoSal - Escherichia coli and Salmonella: Cellular and Molecular Biology
    Escherichia coli and Salmonella: cellular and molecular biology.
  • F1000Prime
    Journal article recommendations from faculty around the U.S.
  • Fish, Fisheries & Aquatic Biodiversity Worldwide
    Citations in ichthyology, fisheries, aquaculture and marine biology, encompassing the culture, propagation, genetics, behavior, ecology and habitat of aquaculture species.
  • General Science Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
    Citations to popular, major English-language journals and magazines.
  • Google Scholar
    Search results complement BIOSIS Previews results. Use Yale Fulltext links and note "Cited by" numbers. If no Yale Fulltext link appears try a manual search in Orbis; not all Yale library online content is reflected by the Yale Fulltext icon.
  • MEDLINE (Ovid)
    Medical literature citations, 1946-.
  • PubMed
    Biomedical literature citations.
  • PubMed Tutorial
    Online help from database provider.
  • ResearchGate
    Popular, free aggaregating service with 45 million abstracts and 10 million full-text papers. Can be browsed by subject area. Content is 34% biology and 29% medicine. From ReserchGate GmbH in Berlin, Germany.
  • Scopus
    Interdisciplinary database with citing links 1996-.
  • Semantic MEDLINE
    Finds MEDLINE citations in PubMed and uses natural language processing to extract semantic predications from titles and abstracts. The predications are used to create a drawing showing relationships between terms or concepts. A free user account must be created.
  • Web of Science
    Includes Science Citation Index. Cited reference searching, interdisciplinary, core journals covered, internatinal, 1900-.

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