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Science Reporting: Resource Guide

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Selected Article and News Databases (most are UCB-only access)

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Core Life Science/Environmental Science
Article Databases
Years Covered Peer-reviewed Content?

BIOSIS
The most comprehensive article database in the biological sciences; indexes over 6000 peer-reviewed journals.
(Guide: HTML, PDF)

1926-present Most

CAB ABSTRACTS
Agriculture, biotechnology, economics, food and nutrition, and rural sociology. Indexes books, journals and conference proceedings. Excellent coverage of international (non-U.S.) sources.

1910-present Some
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES AND POLLUTION MANAGEMENT
All aspects of environmental issues, including air, land, and water pollution, bacteriology, waste management, water resources and environmental biotechnology.
1981-present Some
PUBMED (freely available!)
The major database for articles published in biomedical journals. Use the link above to see a customized version of PubMed that includes links to the University of California's full text holdings. Consider also MEDLINE Plus, with information for consumers on health topics, including food and nutrition.
(Guide: HTML, PDF)
1949-present Most
WEB OF SCIENCE
Indexes core journals in all scientific fields. Allows cited reference searching, which allows you to identify later articles which cite a given author or article.
1901-present Most
Related Article Databases
Years Covered
Peer-reviewed Content?
ACADEMIC SEARCH COMPLETE
Multidisciplinary source for scholarly journal and magazine articles. Indexes articles from over 10,000 English, French, German, Italian and Portuguese journals. Full text is available for approximately 5300 journals.
1865-present Some
LEXIS-NEXIS
Contains full text and abstracts of news, business, and legal information and provides full-text access to nearly 6,000 individual titles. Users can search foreign and domestic newspapers and wire services; radio and television transcripts; and business, industry, and legislative magazines, journals, and newsletters.
Dates vary No
PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service)
Citations to articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents, pamphlets, book chapters and statistical sources in the fields of social and political policy.
1972-present Minimal
POLICYFILE
Index to public policy in the areas of economics, politics, the environment, and social issues, taken from reports from a wide range of thinks tanks, Non-governmental organizations, international goverrnmental organizations, and other institutions worldwide.
1990-present No

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