SMU Online Resources

Subject: Biology

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Academic OneFile
Description:  A collection of peer-reviewed, full-text articles in HTML and PDF format with coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and other subjects; intended primarily for academic researchers. It also contains podcasts and transcripts from NPR, CNN, and the CBC, as well as full-text New York Times content to 1995.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Academic search complete
Description:  A scholarly, multidisciplinary database providing indexing and abstracts for over 10,000 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, and others. Also includes full-text access to over 5,000 journals. Offers coverage of many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
AGRICOLA
Description:  A Web site providing access to AGRICOLA, a machine-readable database of bibliographic records created by the National Agricultural Library, specifically the Library's online public access catalog and a journal article citation index.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
AGRICOLA (EBSCO)
Description:  Over 2.5 million citations to journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audio-visual materials, and technical reports. The records describe publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines including plant and animal sciences, forestry, entomology, soil and water resources, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agricultural products, alternative farming practices, and food and nutrition. Auxiliary subjects that support NAL's Information Center activities, such as agricultural trade and marketing, rural information, and animal welfare are also included in the database. Coverage for AGRICOLA dates back to 1970.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
All that JAS
Description:  Registry of Web resources that list or provide access to the full title of journal abbreviations or other types of abbreviated publication titles (e.g., conference proceedings titles). Selected OPACs that offer abbreviated title searching have also been included.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
American Society for Microbiology Journals
Description:  Search and get full-text of the Society's 11 journals cover the spectrum of microbiology, from molecular and cellular biology to biomedical research and technology.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Dissertations & theses
Description:  Includes citations for over 2.7 million dissertations and theses from around the world, ranging from 1861 to those accepted last semester. Dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts; master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. Where available, PQDT provides twenty-four page previews. More than 1.2 million are available for download in PDF format.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Grant proposal guide
Description:  A guide to preparing grant proposals for NSF grants and to administering research awards.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
GreenFILE
Description:  Provides access to research including scholarly, government and general-interest information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. Topics include global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. GreenFILE is multidisciplinary by nature and draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Helminthological abstracts
Description:  The database includes a fully searchable 10-year backfile of over 43,000 abstracts with approximately 4750 new records added each year. It covers taxonomy, biology, pathology, immunology, diagnosis, epidemiology, treatment and control of all helminths (Monogenea, Aspidogastrea, Digenea, Cestoda, Acanthocephala, Nematoda) parasitic in man and domestic and wild animals.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
IUCN red list of threatened species
Description:  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species provides taxonomic, conservation status and distribution information on taxa that have been globally evaluated using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. This system is designed to determine the relative risk of extinction, and the main purpose of the IUCN Red List is to catalogue and highlight those taxa that are facing a higher risk of global extinction (i.e. those listed as Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable).
Access:  Internet (General Access)
NTIS
Description:  The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) serves as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today. For more than 60 years NTIS has assured businesses, universities, and the public timely access to approximately 3 million publications covering over 350 subject areas.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
Patent full-text databases
Description:  The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) Web Patent Full-Text Databases include the full text of all patents granted since 1976, and the patent number, issue date, and current US classification for all patents granted from 1790 through 1975. Patents from January 1976 to the present offer the full searchable text, including all bibliographic data, such as the inventor's name, the patent's title, and the assignee's name; the abstract; the full description of the invention; and the claims.
Access:  Internet (Government Information, General Access)
Science citation index expanded
Description:  Science Citation Index Expanded is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the sciences. It fully indexes 5,900 major journals across 150 scientific disciplines.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
ScienceDirect
Description:  A full-text database offering journal articles and book chapters published by Elsevier, including more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books. There are currently more than 9.5 million articles/chapters, a content base that is growing at a rate of almost 0.5 million additions per year.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
WorldCat
Description:  Provides access to book and archival collections from over nine thousand university, large public and research libraries around the world. Items can often be requested and obtained through the library's interlibrary loan department.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
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