Thursday, October 2, 2008

Biological Abstracts Replaces Basic BIOSIS, Providing More Access to Published Research

This fall your access to published research in life science and biomedical fields will be greatly improved through the Library's acquisition of Biological Abstracts to replace the discontinued Basic BIOSIS database. As compared with Basic BIOSIS, which offered selected coverage from less than 400 journals and a backfile of only five years, Biological Abstracts provides citations and abstracts from over 4,000 journals published around the world and covering every life science discipline. Subject areas covered include agriculture, biochemistry, biotechnology, botany, ecology, the environment, microbiology, neurology, pharmacology, public health and toxicology. It's backfile, which extends to 1969, contains more than 10 million records and over 370,000 new citations are added each year. Biological Abstracts is provided on the EBSCOhost search platform, and links to the Cheng Library's full-text electronic journal collection are available through the database.

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