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Biological Sciences Set  Connect to Biological Sciences Set
Also known as: Biological & Medical Sciences, Life Sciences Collection
Access: Internet-delivered database. There are three ways to connect:
   1. from a public computer in the University of Delaware Library
   2. from a University of Delaware campus connection in your dorm, lab, or office
   3. from an off-campus connection (University of Delaware ID required)
Description: Collectively called “Medical & Biological Sciences,” these databases include Biological Sciences (consisting of many subfiles, which can be searched separately), Biology Digest, Conference Papers Index, MEDLINE, Plant Science, and TOXLINE. In addition, there are links to ChemoReception Web. Abstracts are drawn from the world's research literature and include journal articles, conference proceedings, monographs, technical reports, and selected books and patents.

Biological Sciences is an interdisciplinary database which offers abstracts and citations to a wide range of research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology, and some aspects of agriculture and veterinary science. Its subfiles are:

  • Agricultural & Environmental Biotechnology Abstracts (1993-    )
  • Algology, Mycology & Protozoology Abstracts (Microbiology C) (1982-    )
  • Animal Behavior Abstracts (1982-    )
  • ASFA 1: Biological Sciences & Living Resources (1978-    )
  • ASFA Aquaculture Abstracts (1984-    )
  • ASFA Marine Biotechnology Abstracts (1989-    )
  • Bacteriology Abstracts (Microbiology B) (1982-    )
  • BioEngineering Abstracts (1993-    )
  • Calcium & Calcified Tissue Abstracts (1982-    )
  • Chemoreception Abstracts(1982-    )
  • CSA Neurosciences Abstracts (1982-    )
  • Ecology Abstracts (1982-    )
  • Entomology Abstracts (1981-    )
  • Genetics Abstracts (1982-    )
  • Health & Safety Sciences Abstracts (1981-    )
  • Human Genome Abstracts (1982-1995)
  • Immunology Abstracts (1982-    )
  • Industrial & Applied Microbiology Abstracts (Microbiology A) (1982-    )
  • Medical & Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Abstracts
  • Nucleic Acids Abstracts (1982-    )
  • Oncogenes & Growth Factors Abstracts (1989-    )
  • Toxicology Abstracts (1981-    )
  • Virology & AIDS Abstracts (1982-    )

Biology Digest (1989-    ) is a compilation of abstracts and indexes of domestic and international literature in the area of life sciences and is primarily intened for an audience at the high school or undergraduate college level.

Conference Papers Index (1982-    ) provides citations to papers and poster sessions presented at major scientific meetings around the world. Subject emphasis since 1995 has been in the life sciences, environmental sciences, and the aquatic sciences.

MEDLINE (1992-    ), containing over 1.9 million citations and abstracts, provides access to worldwide biomedical literature. Access to the database is available also through PubMed.

Plant Science (1994-    ) is a bibliographic database containing citations and abstracts of scientific literature on plant science, focusing on all plant scientific aspects,especially on pathology, symiosis, biochemistry, genetics, biotechnology, techniques, and environmental biology.

TOXLINE (1994-    ) provides bibliographic citations and abstracts from journal articles, monographs, technical reports, theses, letters, meeting abstracts, papers, and reports relating to all areas of toxicology.

Coverage: varies, according to database and subfile
Updated: monthly
Journals: Serials Source List for Biological Sciences
Links: Depending upon the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts database, there might be links to full-text electronic journal articles from the American Meteorological Society, BioOne, HighWire Press, IngentaConnect, JSTOR, National Sea Grant Library, Nature Publishing Group, Project MUSE, PsycARTICLES, Sage Publications, ScienceDirect, Springer LINK. If full text is available, there will be a clickable “Full-Text” link at the top of a citation. Additional Get It! links are provided by clicking on the “Get It!” button.
Alerts: Click on “Alerts” in the “Search Tools” area to set up a personal profile. You can click on “Alerts” above a result set to save it. A saved “Alert” will be used to automatically search your selected databases for new content every week.
Output Formats: Click on “Save/Print/Email Records.” Available as an option from the Save/Print/Email screen, QuikBib allows you to generate a bibliography from your search results in any of eight popular bibliographic styles. Final output is available as HTML, Text, RTF, and MS Word.
Help: Click on “Help” in the upper right of the screen. For further assistance, Ask a Librarian.
Software Requirements: Best viewed with Netscape 6.0 or newer or Internet Explorer 6.0 or newer.
Related Resources: Databases for Biological Sciences
Users: unlimited concurrent users
Producer: ProQuest

This page is maintained by Erin Daix, Collection Development Department.

Last modified: 05/15/14