Selected Primary Literature Databases Bio14

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Biological Science Collection (via ProQuest)

  • Interdisciplinary database offering a wide range of research in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology.
  • Literature from conference proceedings, technical reports, monographs and selected books and patents
  • 1971 - present.
  • Strategies for searching this database

BIOSIS Previews (ISI, Web of Knowledge)

  • Covers every topic in the life sciences.
  • Indexes periodicals, serials, conference proceedings, technical notes, and letters.
  • 1926 - present.
  • Strategies for searching this database.

Biological and Agricultural Index Plus

  • Indexes leading journals in agriculture and biology.
  • 1997 - present.
  • Strategies for searching this database

Environment Abstracts (ProQuest)

  • Covers the impact of humankind and technology on the environment. Includes resource management, endangered species, alternative energy sources, and geophysical and climatic change.
  • 1975 - present.
  • Strategies for searching this database

Academic One File

  • Provides bibliographic references, abstracts or full text for peer-reviewed articles from more than 500 scholarly and general-interest publications.
  • 1980 - present.
  • Strategies for searching this database

Science Citation Index Expanded (Web of Science)

  • Covers the literature of science, medicine, agriculture, technology, and the behavioral sciences.
  • 1898 - present.
  • Strategies for searching this database

Scopus (Elsevier)

  • A database of over 15,000 peer-review titles.
  • Coverage from 1960-present.
  • Full-text and cited reference searching available.
  • Strategies for searching this database.

Zoological Record (ISI)

  • Zoological and animal science literature, taxonomy and systematics
  • Links to Web of Science and Biosis Previews
  • 1864 -
  • Strategies for searching this database


Full Text Online Journals

Google Scholar

  • Searches the web for scholarly material
  • Use the "Get this item at Tufts" link to get full text access to Tufts subscribed journal articles.
  • In Google Scholar Preferences in Library Links, type in Tufts and click on Save Preferences to include direct access to Tisch Library's resources.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

  • Search and retrieve full text from 4719 journals
  • Quality controlled and scholarly journals


  • A fully-searchable database containing the back issues of scholarly journals (last date varies by journal) in general science, ecology, botany, environment and other fields.
  • Botany, Ecology, and General Science journals (Choose Advanced Search)

ScienceDirect  (Elsevier)

  • A database of over 1,000 journal titles, covering core journals in the life, physical, technical and social sciences. Full text access is available for thoses titles subscribed to by Tufts.
  • 1996 - present


  • The leading multidisciplinary scientific weekly, features articles from every major scientific discipline.
  • Coverage: 1869 -
  • Print holdings: Tisch Bound Periodicals Q1.N2 1896 - present
  • Current print issues in Biology Reading Room, Barnum Hall


  • This peer-reviewed publication serves as a forum for the discussion of important issues pertaining to the interactions among science, technology, government, and society.
  • Coverage: 1880-current
  • Print holdings: Tisch Bound Periodicals Q1 .S35 1883 - present


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