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Biological Sciences - Subject Guide


Recommended Biological Sciences Resources

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ASFA: Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts

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Indexes resources on fisheries, aquaculture, biological and ecological aspects of marine, freshwater and brackish environments.

BIOSIS Citation Index

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Indexes journals, reviews, conferences, patents and books in the biological and biomedical sciences

CAB Abstracts

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Covers a range of applied life science disciplines including Biology,  biotechnology, molecular science, agriculture, environmental science, food science, marine science, and veterinary science with selected full text articles.

Informit (Australian databases)

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Includes ENDANGER covering threatened species and REEF which includes biology and zoology of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

JSTOR Global Plants

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Brings together collections of more than 270 herbaria from around the world and also includes reference works and primary sources.

Protocol Exchange

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An Open Repository for the deposition and sharing of protocols for scientific research.

SAGE Research Methods

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Allows researchers to explore methods and concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings.


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SciFindern provides web-based access to Chemical Abstracts (CA) covering all aspects of chemistry and other disciplines as they relate to chemistry.


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Indexes resources in biotechnology and molecular science, health and life sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering, earth and environmental sciences, social sciences, psychology, and economics, business and management.

Web of Science Complete

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A prestigious citation index for scientific and scholarly research, which includes a collection of over 18,000 peer-reviewed, high-quality scholarly journals published worldwide (including Open Access journals), as well as conference proceedings and book data, in over 250 disciplines. A Web of Science Core Collection Guide is available.
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