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Literature Searching

The most comprehensive list of electronic databases is that of the University Library

Some major biological science databases that may interest you include:

    • Biosis : electronic Biological Abstracts. 1985 - (
    • Cambridge Scientific Abstracts : over 50 bibliographic databases covering many scientific disciples, e.g. Bacteriology Abstracts
    • EMBASE : corresponds to Excerpta Medica
    • ISI Web of Science: Science Citation Index and databases
    • Journal Citation Reports: journal evaluation and impact factors. 1997 - (
    • Medline: WebSpirs version of Medline. 1966 -