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Alphabetical list of databases:
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Databases (TexShare icon indicates a TexShare database) - Relevant Web Sites
   Database Description Full Text Service
Agricola This database contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library. Coverage for AGRICOLA dates back to 1970 and includes more than 2.5 million citations. The citations are comprised of journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture.   TexShare icon EBSCOhost
Biological Abstracts An index with abstracts to periodicals in biology and the life sciences. Coverage begins in 1996 and continues through the present, and includes agriculture, biochemistry, biomedicine, biotechnology, genetics, botany, ecology, microbiology, pharmacology, and zoology.   Thomson Reuters
Biological & Agricultural Index Plus This database indexes articles, reports of meetings, review articles, special supplements, and book reviews, dating from 1983 to the present. Subjects covered include animal husbandry, biochemistry, botany, cytology, ecology, entomology, environmental science, fishery sciences, forestry, food science, genetics, horticulture, microbiology, nutrition, physiology, plant pathology, soil science, veterinary medicine, zoology and much more. Full Text Icon EBSCOhost
JSTOR Life Sciences JSTOR’s largest collection of journals in field and health sciences. Disciplines include aquatic science, botany, developmental & cell biology, ecology, paleontology, and zoology. Full Text Icon JSTOR
ScienceDirect® Provides access to more than 1000 scientific, medical and technical journals published by the world’s leading scientific publishers, many in full text. Full Text Icon Science Direct®
Wiley Online Library® Provides full text access to journals, reference works, books, and databases published by Wiley in the fields of biology, botany, and zoology. Full Text Icon Wiley
Zoological Record Comprehensive index to zoological and animal science literature published from 1996 to the present. Approximately 6500 sources are indexed, including journals, newsletters, conference proceedings, and books. All major divisions of zoology are represented, including taxonomy, physiology, morphology, behavior, ecology, evolution, genetics, communication, habitat, life cycles and development, nutrition, parasitology, and zoogeography.   Thomson Reuters
Academic Search Complete A comprehensive scholarly, multidisciplinary database, featuring thousands of full-text journals. This resource offers coverage of information spanning a broad range of important areas of academic study including: anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women’s studies, zoology, and many other fields. Full Text Icon TexShare icon EBSCOhost
Biology of Reproduction Official journal of the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) containing original research on a broad range of topics in the field of reproductive biology Full Text Icon Society for the Study of Reproduction
Clase y Periodica CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities. PERIODICA covers journals specializing in science and technology. This database offers access to more than 300,000 bibliographic citations from documents published in 2,600 scholarly journals. Contains information from articles, essays, book reviews, monographs, conference proceedings, technical reports, interviews and brief notes published in journals edited in 24 different countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as from publications that focus on Pan-American issues.   FirstSearch
Directory of Open Access Journals Service that provides access to quality controlled Open Access Journals. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use an appropriate quality control system, and it is not be limited to particular languages or subject areas. Full Text Icon TexShare icon TexShare
Dissertations and Theses Contains more than 2 million entries for doctoral dissertations and master’s theses. The database includes citations for materials ranging from the first U.S. dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester. Since 1997, new publications have been available electronically, and many publications can be ordered through the system for a fee. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 North American graduate schools and European universities. Angelo State University faculty, students, and staff have free access to 24 page previews and the full text in PDF format, when available, of all ASU theses published through UMI Dissertation Publishing.   ProQuest
Dissertations and Theses in Texas Hosted institutional repository service, developed by the the Texas Digital Library, which allows Texas institutions of higher learning to preserve and provide wide online access to their scholarly and pedagogic output. Full Text Icon Texas Digital Library
Electronic Collection Online (ECO) A collection of scholarly journals in a variety of subject areas including education, medicine, psychology, science, and technology.  Full text articles are available only for the journals selectively licensed by the Library Full Text Icon FirstSearch
Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry This compilation of more than 500 different entries encompasses all aspects of biochemistry, as well as the extensions of this subject into the related fields of molecular biology, cell biology, genetics and biophysics. Full Text Icon Elsevier
Entrez Entrez is a query and retrieval system developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). You can use Entrez to access several linked databases hosted by the NCBI.
These databases include:
PubMed (biomedical literature)
Nucleotide (a sequence database also called GenBank)
OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man from John Hopkins University)
Genome (complete genome assemblies)
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GeoRef Established by the American Geological Institute (AGI) in 1966, this database contains over 2.2 million references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses. The GeoRef database covers the geology of North America from 1785 to the present and the geology of the rest of the world from 1933 to the present. The database includes references to all publications of the U.S. Geological Survey. Masters’ theses and doctoral dissertations from US and Canadian universities are also covered.   ProQuest
GPO Monthly Catalog Covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.)   FirstSearch
GreenFILE™ Research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology.   EBSCOhost/Free
JSTOR Plant Science Online environment that provides access to foundational content vital to plant science – plant type specimens, taxonomic structures, scientific literature, and related materials, making them widely accessible to the plant science community as well as to researchers in other fields and to the public. Full Text Icon JSTOR/Free
LexisNexis™ Academic Provides access to a wide range of news, business, legal, medical, and reference information. Full Text Icon LexisNexis™
MathSciNet Comprehensive database covering the world’s mathematical literature since 1940. MathSciNet provides Web access to the bibliographic data and reviews of mathematical research literature contained in the Mathematical Reviews Database   American Mathematical Society
ProceedingsFirst Provides tables of contents of papers presented at conferences worldwide. Each record contains a list of the papers presented at each conference   FirstSearch
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) PNAS publishes research reports (describing the results of original research of exceptional importance), commentaries (which call attention to papers of particular note and are written at the invitation of the Editorial Board), perspectives (presenting a viewpoint on an important area of research and are written at the invitation of the Editorial Board), and colloquium papers (reports of scientific colloquia held under Academy auspices)  on a broad array of scientific topics.   National Academy Of Sciences
WorldCat OCLC catalog of books, web resources, and other material worldwide   FirstSearch
   Relevant Web Sites
ActionBioScience ActionBioscience aims to “promote bioscience literacy.” It contains peer-reviewed articles related to seven bioscience challenges such as biodiversity, the environment, genomics, biotechnology, new frontiers in science, evolution, and education. Many scientific articles are available.
Agriculture Network Information Center (AgNIC) Leading collaborative provider of access to quality food, agriculture, and natural resources information and expertise.
BioMed Central A Science, Technology and Medicine publisher that has pioneered the open access publishing model, BioMed Central has a portfolio of 220 journals including general titles, such as BMC Biology and BMC Medicine, alongside specialist journals (e.g. BMC Bioinformatics, Malaria Journal).
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The CDCP provides users with credible, reliable health information on: data and statistics, diseases and conditions, emergencies and disasters, environmental health, healthy living, injury, violence and safety, life stages and populations, travelers’ health, workplace safety, and more.
DOE Information Bridge Provides free, convenient, and quick access to Department of Energy (DOE) research and development reports in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, renewable energy, and other topics
DTIC Online A DoD publicly accessible repository and database of releasable technical reports from 1986 to the present (more than 400,000 citations and abstracts); as well as access to the databases of technical reports of NASA and the Department of Energy (DOE).
E-PRINT Network A vast, integrated network of electronic scientific and technical information created by scientists and research engineers active in their respective fields, intended for use by other scientists, engineers, and students at advanced levels. Also a gateway to over 12,000 Web sites and databases worldwide, containing e-prints in basic and applied sciences, primarily in physics but also including subject areas such as chemistry, biology and life sciences, materials science, nuclear sciences and engineering, energy research, computer and information technologies, and other disciplines of interest to DOE.
Gene Expression Omnibus A public repository that archives and freely distributes highthroughput gene expression data submitted by the scientific community. GEO currently stores approximately a billion individual gene expression measurements, derived from over 100 organisms, addressing a wide range of biological issues. These huge volumes of data may be effectively explored, queried, and visualized using user-friendly Web-based tools.
Gramene Curated, open-source, Web-accessible data resource for comparative genome analysis in the grasses.
INFOMINE - Comprehensive Biological, Agricultural & Medical Internet Resource Collection Large annotated collection of Internet resources related to biology, agriculture and medicine. Resources have been determined to be “‘of use’ as a scholarly information resource in research or educational activities at the university level.” Collection can be searched or browsed by subject, keyword or title. Part of The Library of the University of California, Riverside’s INFOMINE.
International Directory of Primatology Provides information about organizations, field studies, population management, information resources and people currently active in the areas of primate research, education and conservation.
Mammals of Texas This online edition of The Mammals of Texas incorporates the complete text and graphics content of the 1994 revision published by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
National Agricultural Library Primary source for agricultural information in the U.S., the National Agricultural Library (NAL) has a mission to increase the availability and utilization of agricultural information for researchers, educators, policymakers, consumers of agricultural products, and the public. The Library is one of the world’s largest and most accessible agricultural research libraries and plays a vital role in supporting research, education, and applied agriculture.
National Human Genome Research Institute Arm of the U.S. National Institutes of Health dedicated to advancing human health through genetic research.
Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) Provides access to scientific and technical information, including Research & Development results and other funded activities at DOE labs and facilities nationwide and grantees at universities and other institutions.
Plant Genome Data & Information Center From the National Agricultural Library and the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this Web site provides access to a variety of information services and publications covering many aspects of plant genome mapping.
Public Library of Science (PLOS) PLoS is a non-profit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world’s scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource. Peer-reviewed journals available for free on the Internet from PLoS include PLoS Biology, PLoS Medicine, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Genetics, and PLoS Pathogens.
PubMed Central PubMed Central (PMC) is a free archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
Science.gov Searches over 55 databases and over 2100 selected websites from 13 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.
SciTech Connect New portal to free, publicly available DOE research and development (R&D) results. SciTech Connect incorporates the contents of two of the most popular core DOE collections and employs an innovative semantic search tool enabling scientists, researchers and the scientifically- attentive public to retrieve more relevant information.
Tree of Life The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort of biologists from around the world to provide information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their evolutionary history (phylogeny), and characteristics.
Visible Human Project Established in 1989 by the National Library of Medicine to build a digital image library of volumetric data representing complete, normal adult male and female anatomy, The Visible Human Project is designed to serve as a reference for the study of human anatomy, a set of common public domain data for testing medical imaging algorithms, and a test bed and model for the construction of network accessible image libraries.
World Biodiversity Database “A continuously growing taxonomic database and information system that aims at documenting all presently known species (about 1.7 million) and to make this important biological information worldwide accessible… The WBD contains taxonomic information (hierarchies), species names, synonyms, descriptions, illustrations and literature references when available. A direct link to CMBI provides genetic information on protein sequence (from the SWISS-PROT and TrEMBL databases), nucleic sequence (EMBL) and 3D structures (PDB) for each taxon.”