Databases

Databases (indexes and abstracts) provide a way to locate bibliographic citations for journal and newspaper articles. Many of these services track articles in a particular subject area. Once you have found relevant citations to articles using these indexes, you must then search the Library's Catalog to find out whether the Library owns the journals where the articles are printed, and to get call numbers for retrieving the journals. You can also check for electronic coverage of the journal on the Library's E-Journal site.

Full-text databases are databases that provide full text for the journal articles that they index. The availability of full-text articles depends on whether they are open access (free) or on the Library's subscription agreements with each publisher or aggregator.

Key:

idb_access_amnh.gif  Restricted use. Available only from networked Museum computers and off-site via the proxy server. Please see the off-site access instructions for more information. Also, please be aware of the usage restrictions that apply to licensed resources.

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 Unrestricted use. Freely available to anyone.


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 AATA Online (Art and Technology Technical Abstracts)
Index (with abstracts) of articles relevant to the conservation of cultural materials.

 

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 Academic OneFile
Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Includes extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, and medicine.

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 AGRICOLA (NAL Catalog)
Index of articles relevant to agriculture and allied disciplines.

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 Agriculture Collection
Broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields.

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 Anthropology Plus
Index combining Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and Anthropological Index from the Royal Anthropological Institute.

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 Anthrosource
Index with links to full-text for all American Anthropological Association journals.

idb_access_amnh.gif  ARTstor

A digital library of images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences.

idb_access_world.gif  Atlases, Gazetteers, GIS, and Maps

Directory of links to atlas, map, and gazetteer resources compiled by the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History Library staff.

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 BCIN (Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network)
Index of articles relevant to the conservation and restoration of cultural materials.

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 Bibliography and Index of Micropaleontology
Index of articles relevant to the study of microscopic fossils.

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 Biblioteca Digital Cubana de Geociencias [Cuban Digital Library of Geosciences]
Collection of more than 300 PDFs on Cuban geology, paleontology, Jurassic of Cuba, geophysics, geography, mining, speleology and other related subjects.

idb_access_world.gif  Biodiversity Informatics from the AMNH Center for Biodiversity and Conservation

Provides resources for utilizing information technologies in biodiversity research and applications.

idb_access_world.gif  BioInformation Science Consortium (BISC) eReference Directory

A directory of web resources from many areas of the natural and biological sciences collected by library reference staff at BISC member institutions.

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BioMedCentral
Collection of e-journals relevant to biomedical research published free and online by BioMed Central.

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 BioOne
Collection of e-journals published by the American Institute of Biological Sciences member societies (and related organizations).

idb_access_amnh.gif  Birds of North America Online

Comprehensive resource covering the life histories of North American Birds.

idb_access_amnh.gif  Business and Company Resource Center

Database providing detailed company and industry news and information. (Available from  novel_logo.jpg )

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 Cambridge Journals Online
Collection of e-journals published by Cambridge University Press.

  Columbia Gazetteer

A database of names, descriptions, and characteristics of over 165,000 places in the world.

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 Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Collection of free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.

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 EBSCO Electronic Journals Service
Collection of e-journals published by various scholarly publishers.

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 Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
Index (with abstracts) of materials relevant to education research and practice.

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 eHRAF World Cultures
eHRAF World Cultures is an online cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life.

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 Elsevier ScienceDirect
Collection of e-journals published by Elsevier Science, Academic Press, and several other publishers.

  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

Encyclopedia covering a wide range of topics.

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 Environmental Studies and Policy Collection
Robust coverage of the field of environmental issues and policy.

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 General Science Collection
A collection of over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals.

idb_access_world.gif  Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

Contains information about almost 2 million physical and cultural geographic features in the United States.

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 GeoKniga 
Provides full text open access to books on geology, paleontology, geochemistry, mineralogy, as well as related subjects and geological maps.

idb_access_world.gif  GEOnet Names Server

Presents a database of foreign geographic names, approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (US BGN).

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 GeoRef
Index of articles, books, reports, etc. relevant to geology and geophysics.

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 GeoScienceWorld
Collection of geoscience e-journals presented by several leading geoscientific organizations

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 GoogleScholar
Search engine of scholarly literature from a wide variety of sources including academic publishers, professional societies, and university repositories.

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Grant Forward

Directory of federal and private funding opportunities.

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 GreenFILE
Index of scholarly and general interest titles relevant to the relationship between humans and the environment.

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 Health Reference Center -- Academic
Index and full-text resource for health related information.

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 Highwire Press
Collection of citations, abstracts, and full-text articles from academic journals published by scientific societies and other publishing partners. Some free content.

  Index Animalium

Searchable list of generic and specific names applied by authors to animals from 1758 to 1850.

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 Infotrac Newsstand
Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields.

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 IngentaConnect
Collection of journals published by various professional and academic publishers.

idb_access_world.gif  Index to Organism Names(ION)

Contains all the animal, plant, and virus names data found within the Thomson BIOSIS literature databases (Zoological Record, BIOSIS Previews, and Biological Abstracts).

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 JSTOR
Retrospective collection of e-journals presented by JSTOR's scholarly journal archive.

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 Information Science and Library Issues Collection
This collection, comprised of content from more than 100 leading industry journals, provides current and accurate information on information science and library issues.

idb_access_world.gif  International Code of Zoological Nomenclature

Provides rules and guidelines for assigning scientific names to animals.

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 LISTA- Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Index (with abstracts) of articles covering topics in librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, etc.

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 NASA Astrophysics Data System
Index (with abstracts) of articles covering topics in astrophysics.

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 NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
Access to NASA's current and historical technical literature and engineering results.

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 National Newspaper Index
Index of several major American newspapers including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, etc. (Available from  )

idb_access_world.gif  Natural History Guides to the Web/Portals

Directory of links to natural history resources compiled by the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History Library staff.

idb_access_world.gif  Natural History Reference Sources

Directory of links to natural history resources compiled by Adam Schiff at University of Washington Libraries.

idb_access_world.gif  Nomenclator Zoologicus

A searchable database of the names of genera and subgenera in zoology from the tenth edition of Linnaeus (1758).

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 OpenDOAR
Searchable directory of academic open access (free) article repositories.

idb_access_world.gif  Open Access (Free) Resources in Science

A list of links to sites with free ejournals, ebooks, databases, etc.

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 Open Science Directory
Search tool for finding open access (free) journals and for finding subscription journals that are free for developing countries through registration with special programs.

idb_access_amnh.gif  Oxford English Dictionary

Authoritative dictionary of the English language that includes etymological analysis for each word.

idb_access_world.gif  Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection

Directory of links to map and gazetteer resources compiled by the Map Library at the University of Texas.

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 PubMed
Index of articles on biomedical topics.

idb_access_world.gif  Science.gov

Gateway to over 50 million pages of authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. government agencies, including research and development results.

idb_access_world.gif  Science Tracer Bullet (from Library of Congress)

Contains research guides that help in locating information on science and technology subjects.

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 SORA - Searchable Ornithological Research Archive
A retrospective index with full text articles from several major ornithological journals.

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 Springer Link
Collection of e-journals published by Springer-Verlag and Birkauser.

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 Teacher Reference Center- TRC
Index of articles relevant to assessment, continuing education, curriculum development, pedagogical research, instructional media, science and math, etc.

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 TOXLINE
Index (with abstract) of articles pertaining to drugs and other chemicals.

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 Wiley Online Library 
Collection of e-journals published by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

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 WorldWideScience.org
Global science gateway to domestic and international science databases with primarily free content.

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 Zoological Record via ISI's Web of Knowledge
Index of articles, proceedings, theses, etc. relevant to zoology.