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Primary Biology Databases & Article Indexes

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PubMed Plus (Penn Only)
Also Known as: PubMed Medline Pub Med
- from PubMed Central
PubMed is the public access version to Medline, the premier database for biomedical literature. PubMedPlus is an enhanced version with links to full-text journals that the Penn Library subscribes to....   [more]
Holdings: 1950 to the present. Updated daily.
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    PubMed Help
    PubMed Tutorial
    
    new Pubmed effective Spring 2020
    PubMed Plus for Handhelds

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Primary Biology Databases & Article Indexes

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AGRICOLA
The topics covered in this USDA database include: agriculture, agronomy, animal science, biology, biotechnology, botany, breeding, chemistry, conservation, crop management, dairy science, ecology, ent...   [more]
Holdings: 1979 to present. Updates monthly.
Supplemental URLs
    AGRICOLA Subject Category Codes

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BIOSIS Previews (1993-2012)
The world's most comprehensive reference database in the life sciences. It covers original research reports and reviews in biological and biomedical areas. Coverage includes traditional areas of biolo...   [more]
Holdings: 1993-

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CAB Abstracts (complete)
Formerly produced by Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux, now Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International, this database comprises international coverage of veterinary medicine, agriculture, fo...   [more]
Holdings: 1910-present.
Supplemental URLs
    CAB Thesaurus

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CogNet
Also Known as: MIT Cognet, CogNet (Library Edition)
A "central repository for the most current and topical electronic resources" in cognitive science and its six core areas: philosophy of mind, computational intelligence, cognitive psychology, linguist...   [more]

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Environment Abstracts
Also Known as: Proquest Environment Abstracts, Environmental Abstracts , lexisnexis environmental, lexis nexis environmental, sustainability science abstracts
Database collection for environmental studies. Environment Abstracts is the principal bibliographic abstracting service for the scholarly, professional, and policy literatures on the environment. Topi...   [more]

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Google Scholar
Access to Google Scholar with Penn-only links to full-text articles. Once authenticated through Penn's proxy, full-text articles to which Penn Libraries subscribe will become available within the Goo...   [more]
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    Access Google Scholar without authenticating as a Penn user
    proxied Google Scholar connection

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Incites Journal Citation Reports (JCR)
Also Known as: ISI JCR
Journal Citation Reports provides journal comparison by accumulating and tabulating citation and article counts. It includes the JCR Science edition,and the JCR Social Sciences edition...   [more]

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MEDLINE (complete file)
The premier database for bibliographic coverage of biomedical literature. MEDLINE encompasses information from Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing Index, as well as ot...   [more]
Supplemental URLs
    Pre-MEDLINE
    MEDLINE (latest years)

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NCBI - National Center for Biotechnology
Established in 1988 as a national resource for molecular biology information, NCBI creates public databases, conducts research in computational biology, develops software tools for a...   [more]
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    NCBI Training and Tutorials Information

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Primatelit Database
Also Known as: Primate Literature
The PrimateLit database provides bibliographic access to the scientific literature on nonhuman primates for the research and educational communities. Coverage of the database spans 1940 to present and...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Proquest Dissertations and Theses Fulltext (formerly Dissertation Abstracts)
Also Known as: Digital Dissertations, Dissertation Abstracts, UMI, DAI, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT), Proquest Dissertations and Theses Fulltext
Indexing (since 1861) and abstracting (since 1980) for doctoral-level dissertations completed at North American universities. Page images or fulltext of all available dissertations - including Penn d...   [more]
Holdings: Indexing 1861-present, abstracts 1980-present, page-image or fulltext PDF for available dissertations dissertations from 1997 to the present.

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PsycINFO
The American Psychological Association's comprehensive indexing and abstracting service for the professional and scholarly literature in psychology and related fields. Coverage is worldwide. Sources a...   [more]
Holdings: 1887 to the present. Updated monthly.
Supplemental URLs
    PsycINFO Classification Categories and Codes (APA Online)
    PsycINFO Journal Coverage List (APA Online)

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ScholarlyCommons: Repository
Also Known as: Scholarly Commons
ScholarlyCommons@Penn is a repository of the research and scholarly output of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, administered by the Penn Library....   [more]
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    Penn Dissertations in ScholarlyCommons@Penn
    FAQ re joining and submitting papers

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Scopus
Indexes most peer reviewed journals in science, technology, and medicine, and many in the social sciences, arts, and humanities. Scopus also includes a number of trade publications and conference pap...   [more]
Holdings: 1823-present, although most records are from 1996 or later.
Supplemental URLs
    Mobile Site
    Scopus Tutorials
    Scopus support center
    Scopus tutorials

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Toxnet
A collection of government databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals and related areas. Includes TOXLINE and [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Web of Science
Also Known as: ISI Citation Indexes, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, SSCI, SCI, AHCI, ISI, WOK, Web of Knowledge
Indexes journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Allows for cited reference searching. Includes Science Citation Index, the Social Science Citation Index[more]
Holdings: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)--1945-present, Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)--1956-present, Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI)--1975-present. Updated weekly.
Supplemental URLs
    Web of Science Tutorials
    Cited Reference Searching Tutorial

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Important Biology Databases & Article Indexes

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Darwin Correspondence Project
800 letters written and received by Darwin. "For the first time online you can now read the full texts of nearly 800 letters Darwin wrote and received during 1871, the year in which his controversial ...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Peerj and Peerj Computer Science Institutional Plan
The Penn Libraries have established an institutional membership with PeerJ, and will pay the cost of a basic membership for each Penn author (identified via their use of an email address in the @upenn...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Peerj Computer Science
Peerj Computer Science is an open access computer science journal. Penn Libraries has an institutional plan for its students and faculty. If you decide to publish with Peerj, the Penn Libraries will f...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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