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   Volume II, Issue 3
February 2006   

Biological Abstracts and Zoological Record now available from ISI

If you are a regular user of the life sciences databases Biological Abstracts (previously BIOSIS) and Zoological Record, you will notice that their search interface now has a different appearance. The Library has recently changed platforms for these databases to the ISI “Web of Knowledge,” bringing you some added benefits.  

As a refresher, Biological Abstracts provides abstracts to articles published in life sciences research journals worldwide, focusing on vital biological and medical research findings, pharmacological studies and discoveries of new organisms. Zoological Record indexes journals, newsletters, monographs, magazines, books, dissertations and conference proceedings in all major areas of zoology, including behavior, ecology, evolution, genetics, habitat, nutrition, parasitology, reproduction, taxonomy and zoogeography.

On the ISI platform, we now have access to an expanded archive covering Biological Abstracts back to 1969 and Zoological Record from 1978.  Because these databases now share a platform with the Science Citation Index, for many search results you can now link out to cited references and citing articles. It is also simple to export your search results directly into EndNote, a bibliography management tool, for later use. We hope you find the new platform for these resources beneficial and easy to use.

ISI, formerly the Institute for Scientific Information, is now part of the Thomson Scientific company.

Contributed by Teresa Bowden, biology department librarian liaison