Bioscience Databases

AGRICOLA   UCB access only
1970 - present

Covers books and journal articles, with many state agricultural and USDA publications being added from the early 1900s. Subjects include agriculture, agricultural economics, animal science, entomology, horticulture, nutrition, plant diseases, and soil science. Lists all the holdings at the National Agricultural Library, including audiovisual materials.
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1978 - present

An international database on all aspects of marine, freshwater, and brackish environments. Subjects include biology, ecology, fisheries, aquaculture, oceanography, and limnology. Citations come from journals, reports, monographs, dissertations, gray literature, and conference proceedings.
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Full-text preprints for physics, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, computer science, and quantitative biology.

BIOSIS Previews   UCB access only
1926 - present

Indexes over 6,000 journals, books, and conference proceedings on a wide variety of biological and biomedical topics. Includes citations from Biological Abstracts and Biological Abstracts/RRM.

CAB Abstracts   UCB access only
1910 - present

Indexes books, journals, conference proceedings, reports, and other sources from the agricultural literature and from more than 100 countries. Covers topics such as biodiversity, biotechnology, pest control, environmental pollution, animal science, nutrition and food technology, crop production, natural resources, forestry, environmental policy, and rural development. A new archive of literature from 1910 - 1972 has just been added, combining 17 printed abstracts into a single database. (The material previously accessible through TREECD is included in the CAB Abstracts Archive.)
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Faculty of 1000  UCB access only

Highlights and reviews the most pertinent papers published in the biological sciences and medicine, based on the recommendations of an international faculty of well over 10,000 researchers.

Oceanic Abstracts   UCB access only
1981 - present

Indexes worldwide technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment. A leading source of information on topics relating to the oceans, marine biology, physical oceanography, fisheries, aquaculture, non-living resources, meteorology and geology, as well as environmental, technological, and legislative topics.

1840 - current

Indexes over 1,300 journals, conference proceedings, books, reports, and dissertations in psychology and enriched with literature from psychiatry, education, business, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, law, linguistics, and social work.
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SciFinder Scholar/Chemical Abstracts   UCB access only
1907 - present

Indexes over 9,000 journals, patents, conferences, books, technical reports, and dissertations related to chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, and the biomedical sciences.
Use is restricted to current UC faculty, staff, and students.

1935 - present

Coverage of literature on mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Partial coverage from 1935 - 1970 and full coverage from 1971 to date, derived from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Biological Survey, and the National University of Costa Rica. Includes wildlife behavior, wetlands, economics and management.

Zoological Record   UCB access only
1864 - present

Covers about 4,500 international scientific journals plus books, meetings, conferences, reviews, and electronic documents. Comprehensive coverage of literature in all aspects of zoology, including systematics, ecology, behavior, evolution, and conservation. Access is by author, subject, geographic area, and taxa, with a thesaurus of about 10,000 terms arranged in 80 hierarchies. Includes abstracts.
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