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Search by author, title, keyword, and genus/species name. Indexes journals, books, conference papers, government documents, and theses and dissertations. Covers a range of wildlife and fisheries topics. 1967-present.
U.S Department of Agriculture. The AWAHDC covers the history and use of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) including information on animal care and use topics, including the AWA and its regulations. The AWA covers animals bred for commercial sale, used in research, transported commercially, or exhibited to the public.
ASFA is updated quarterly and covers the total aquatic environment (freshwater, brackish, and marine). Information is included on living resources as well as technology, policy, and non-living resources. Over 4,500 journals are indexed as well as conference proceedings, books, and government and technical reports. Abstracts are included for most citations. 1971-present.
BIOSIS Previews is the premier database in the biological sciences, subject coverage includes agriculture, biochemistry, bioengineering, botany, ecology, genetics, microbiology, pharmacology, and zoology. Approximately 5,500 serial publications as well as books, proceedings and meeting abstracts, technical reports, review papers, and patents are indexed. There are 58 separate data fields that can be searched including author, title, publication source, organism, concepts, super taxa, publication type, author affiliation, and abstract keyword. Searches can be limited to review articles. 1926-present.
Indexes the broad area of the interactions of organisms with their environment. Includes information on conservation, pollution, management, environmental degradation, and reclamation. Ecology Abstracts can be searched by author, title, subject, and abstract word. Indexes over 900 journals. Updated monthly. 1982-present.
An index many full-text journals related to wildlife and fisheries. Titles include: The Condor (1900-2010), Herpetologica (1936-2010), Journal of Field Ornithology (1980-2010), Journal of Mammalogy (1919-2010), and Wildlife Monographs (1958-2010). Searching is by title, author, keyword in abstracts, and full text.
Springer Nature Experiments is a collection of protocols and methods for life sciences research. It comprises Protocols Exchange (an open access repository); and subscription titles Nature Methods; Nature Protocols; and Springer Protocols, including Methods in Molecular Biology.
U.S. Forest Service. Treesearch is an online system for sharing free, full text publications by Research and Development scientists in the US Forest Service. Included in Treesearch are scholarly works published by the agency as well as those published by others, including papers appearing in journals, conference proceedings, or books. All publications appearing in Treesearch are based on peer reviewed research to make sure they provide the best scientific information possible.
Web of Science includes Science Citation Index from 1900-present. Search by word in the title, keyword, and abstract. Perform cited reference and related records searches. Limit by author affiliation and document type. Over 4,000 journals are indexed.
Zoological Record indexes the worldwide zoological literature, indexing over 4,600 journals. Search by author, subject, journal name, and a variety of descriptors and codes which are explained in the database. 1864-present.
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