Biology and Biomedicine

Elsevier.

A full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters on topics including physical sciences and engineering; life sciences such as agriculture, biology, biochemistry, and neuroscience; health sciences; and social sciences and humanities.

Years of coverage: 1823 - present
Content types: journal articles; books and book chapters
Access: fee based

DHHS. National Library of Medicine.

The intent of the bibliography is to assist in identifying methods and procedures helpful in supporting the development, testing, application, and validation of alternatives to the use of vertebrates in biomedical research and toxicology testing. Contents are a subset of MEDLINE records.

Years of coverage: 1980 - present
Content types: journal articles
Access: free online

Thompson Reuters.

The world's oldest continuing database covering every field of animal biology from biodiversity and the environment to taxonomy and veterinary sciences.

Years of coverage: 1864 - present
Content types: journal articles; books; reports; meetings
Access: fee based

EbscoHost.

This database includes research on fish and other aquaculture species ranging from culture and propagation to genetics, behavior, ecology and habitat.

Years of coverage: 1970 - present
Content types: journal articles; books; monographs; pamphlets; conference proceedings; symposia; government reports; theses; dissertations
Access: fee based

ProQuest.

This database is an International Cooperative Information System which contains an abstracting and indexing service covering the world's literature on the science, technology, management, and conservation of marine, brackish water, and freshwater resources and environments, including their socioeconomic and legal aspects.

Years of coverage: 1971 - present
Content types: journal articles; books; reports; conference proceedings; translations; limited distribution literature
Access: fee based

Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). Centre for Documentation and Evaluation of Alternatives to Animal Experiments (ZEBET).

ZEBET is scientific institution that aims to bring about the replacement of legally prescribed animal experiments with alternative test methods, to reduce the number of test animals to the absolutely necessary level and to alleviate the pain and suffering of animals used in experiments. ZEBET is responsible for documenting alternatives to animal experiment, for assessing them, for recommending their use both nationally and internationally. They are also involved in research of their own to develop alternative methods.

Years of coverage: 2002 - present
Content types: books; journals; monographs; laws; regulations; directions; guidelines; recommendations; pharmacopoeia; dissertations; congress papers; proceedings of meetings; conferences; symposia
Access: free online

Thompson Reuters.

An international, multidisciplinary database that includes information in areas such as agriculture, biological sciences, engineering, medical and life sciences, physical and chemical sciences, anthropology, law, library sciences, and the humanities. Provides access to citation databases including Science Citation Index® (SCI®). Cited reference searching allows you to track prior research, see who is citing your work, and follow new developments.

Years of coverage: 1900 - present
Content types: journal articles; review papers; meeting abstracts; letters; editorials; conference proceedings
Access: fee based

 

The world's largest index to literature on wild mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians covering all aspects of wildlife and wildlife management.

Years of coverage: 1846 to present
Content types: journal articles, magazines, reports
Access: fee based

Elsevier.

Scopus is a large abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources. Coverage includes scientific, technical, medical and social sciences literature with complete coverage of Medline, along with more life sciences and health related citations and web sites.

Years of coverage: 1823 - present
Content types: journal articles; trade publications; books
Access: fee based

A database of ageing and life history in animals, including extensive longevity records. AnAge was primarily developed for comparative biology studies, in particular studies of longevity and ageing, but can also be useful for ecological and conservation studies and as a reference for zoos and field biologists.

Access: free online

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