Thursday, October 2, 2008

New GreenFILE Database is a Portal to Literature on the Environment

EBSCO's GreenFILE database, now available through the Cheng Library, offers access to well-researched information in the fields of environmental studies and ecology. It contains citations and abstracts for articles from over 265 academic journals, with additional references to books, essays, industry profiles, magazine and trade publication articles, market research reports, and pamphlets. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. GreenFILE draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database currently contains approximately 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

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.