Science & Engineering Library
Life Sciences: Getting Started
Two Databases specifically for life sciences:
Biosis Citation Index
* World's most comprehensive database for life sciences.
- Zoological Record
* Indexes more than 5,000 serials, as well as books, conferences, and reports.
- Other Databases, but still excellent for life sciences:
- * Over 3,900 journals in the medical sciences; much is pertinent to general life sciences.
- * Version of Medline linked to USC paid resources, if you wish to use this version of MEDLINE.
* World's most comprehensive chemistry database; much is pertinent to life sciences.
- ProQuest Research Library
* Multi-disciplinary, covers dozens of subject areas, including life sciences.
* Indexes thousands of general and scholarly journals; much is full-text.
- * An excellent starting place, particularly if one isn't sure where to begin
- Web of Science
- *Part of the Web of Knowledge gateway.
- *Especially strong in citation tracking.
- Illustrata Natural Sciences
- * A unique database that allows searching of tables and charts within journal articles, primarily from 2000 to date.
For more databases, use the Find Journal Articles tab.