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Databases for Marine Sciences

Looking for articles on a topic related to Marine Sciences? Search in the recommended databases listed below.

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  • Web of Science

    Web of Science will undergo scheduled maintenance on December 13, 2014 to release new search functionality. During this time, access may be intermittent.

    This collection of databases offers an integrated, versatile research platform, it delivers easy access to high quality, diversified scholarly information in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as search and analysis tools that enhance this content. Includes Web of Science Core Collection, which consists of multidisciplinary content covers over 12,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Citation Report and H-index with Web of Science

  • Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts - (ASFA)

    Premier database for literature on the science, technology & management of marine, freshwater, & brackish water environments & organisms.  [Details]

  • GeoRef

    The geology of North America is covered from 1669 to the present, and global coverage dates back to 1933. Over 3,500 journals are reviewed for indexing in the GeoRef database as well as books, maps, government reports, conference papers, theses and dissertations.  [Details]

  • Oceanic Abstracts

    Focuses exclusively on worldwide technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment, and has long been recognized as a leading source of information on topics relating to oceans.  [Details]

  • SciFinder

    To acquire the registration link and instructions for registering for the web interface, contact Peter Fritzler (fritzlerp at uncw.edu) and/or Dan Pfohl (pfohld at uncw.edu). This resource is for UNCW students, faculty, and staff only.

    Premiere bibliographic and reference research tool for research in chemistry. SciFinder can be searched by research topic, substance identifier, chemical structure, chemical reaction, and/or author's name.  [Details]

  • Agricola

    Citations to articles in the major agricultural journals worldwide.  [Details]

  • BIOSIS Previews

    BIOSIS Previews is the world's most comprehensive reference database for life science research. It covers original research reports and reviews in traditional biological and biomedical areas. It also covers references to primary journal literature on vital biological research, medical research findings, and discoveries of new organisms.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Biosis: Introduction

  • Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management

    This multidisciplinary database, provides unparalleled and comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 6000 serials including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications.  [Details]

  • PubMED

    Developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), PubMed is the most comprehensive biomedical research database, and a key resource used by scientists. Please see the PubMed Overview Sheet.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   PubMed Online Training

  • SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online)

    SciELO is a multinational effort to provide open access to scientific research journals produced in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain.  [Details]

  • SpringerLink

    SpringerLink offers online access to over 1400 fully peer reviewed journals and hundreds of ebooks in biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, and economics.  [Details]

  • Wiley Online Library

    A multidiscipinary collection of academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, psychology, law and criminology, life sciences, and business.  [Details]

  • WorldCat Dissertations and Theses
    This database contains records for over 5 million items cataloged as dissertations, theses, or published materials based on theses or dissertations, in WorldCat, including titles provided by NetLibrary. The database allows users to quickly and efficiently retrieve records for theses and dissertations.
     [Details]

  • WorldCat [FirstSearch Interface]

    Starting June 30, 2015 this database will no longer be available. Please visit 2015 Database Changes for more information.

    Books and other materials in libraries worldwide.  [Details]

  • Web of Science

    Web of Science will undergo scheduled maintenance on December 13, 2014 to release new search functionality. During this time, access may be intermittent.

    This collection of databases offers an integrated, versatile research platform, it delivers easy access to high quality, diversified scholarly information in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as search and analysis tools that enhance this content. Includes Web of Science Core Collection, which consists of multidisciplinary content covers over 12,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Citation Report and H-index with Web of Science

  • Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts - (ASFA)

    Premier database for literature on the science, technology & management of marine, freshwater, & brackish water environments & organisms.  [Details]

  • GeoRef

    The geology of North America is covered from 1669 to the present, and global coverage dates back to 1933. Over 3,500 journals are reviewed for indexing in the GeoRef database as well as books, maps, government reports, conference papers, theses and dissertations.  [Details]

  • Oceanic Abstracts

    Focuses exclusively on worldwide technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment, and has long been recognized as a leading source of information on topics relating to oceans.  [Details]

  • SciFinder

    To acquire the registration link and instructions for registering for the web interface, contact Peter Fritzler (fritzlerp at uncw.edu) and/or Dan Pfohl (pfohld at uncw.edu). This resource is for UNCW students, faculty, and staff only.

    Premiere bibliographic and reference research tool for research in chemistry. SciFinder can be searched by research topic, substance identifier, chemical structure, chemical reaction, and/or author's name.  [Details]

  • Agricola

    Citations to articles in the major agricultural journals worldwide.  [Details]

  • BIOSIS Previews

    BIOSIS Previews is the world's most comprehensive reference database for life science research. It covers original research reports and reviews in traditional biological and biomedical areas. It also covers references to primary journal literature on vital biological research, medical research findings, and discoveries of new organisms.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Biosis: Introduction

  • Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management

    This multidisciplinary database, provides unparalleled and comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 6000 serials including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications.  [Details]

  • PubMED

    Developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), PubMed is the most comprehensive biomedical research database, and a key resource used by scientists. Please see the PubMed Overview Sheet.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   PubMed Online Training

  • SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online)

    SciELO is a multinational effort to provide open access to scientific research journals produced in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain.  [Details]

  • SpringerLink

    SpringerLink offers online access to over 1400 fully peer reviewed journals and hundreds of ebooks in biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, and economics.  [Details]

  • Wiley Online Library

    A multidiscipinary collection of academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, psychology, law and criminology, life sciences, and business.  [Details]

  • WorldCat Dissertations and Theses
    This database contains records for over 5 million items cataloged as dissertations, theses, or published materials based on theses or dissertations, in WorldCat, including titles provided by NetLibrary. The database allows users to quickly and efficiently retrieve records for theses and dissertations.
     [Details]

  • WorldCat [FirstSearch Interface]

    Starting June 30, 2015 this database will no longer be available. Please visit 2015 Database Changes for more information.

    Books and other materials in libraries worldwide.  [Details]

  • AccessScience

    An authoritative and dynamic online resource that contains incisively written, high-quality reference material that covers all major scientific disciplines.  [Details]

  • Cambridge Journals Online

    Cambridge Journals Online is the online Cambridge University Press’s collection of several journals across the sciences, social sciences and humanities.   [Details]

  • Conference Papers Index

    Citations to papers and poster sessions at major scientific meetings.  [Details]

  • Data Citation Index

    Discover research data, including data studies, data sets from a wide range of international data repositories and connect them with the scientific literature to track data citation. Part of Web of Science.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Web of Science: Citation Sources

  • Directory of Open Access journals - (DOAJ)

    The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. Includes multidisciplinary scientific and scholarly periodicals that publish research or review papers in full text.  [Details]

  • ebrary

    This resource contains scholarly eBook titles supporting student and faculty research, and general nonfiction titles on topics such as school & studying, career development, arts & leisure, and practical life skills. There are no limits on concurrent multi-user access to ebrary titles, and most titles can be downloaded and read via the new ebrary Reader and on the Bluefire Reader app for Android and iOS.  [Details]

  • Electronic Journal Service (EJS)

    Search through EBSCO's database of scholarly e-journals.  [Details]

  • Historical Statistics of the United States

    This five-volume reference work reflects thirty years of new data and scholarship. Topics ranging from migration and health to crime and the Confederate States of America are each placed in historical context by a recognized expert in the field.  [Details]

  • JSTOR

    Archive of selected scholarly journals in ecology, economics, history, mathematics, music, political science, statistics, and other humanities and social sciences.  [Details]

  • PBS Video Collection

    You can now view nearly 250 quality PBS programs covering a wide variety of topics. These videos are viewable from any computer running Flash Player version 9 or higher with a relatively good Internet connection (at least 175 Kbps). Unfortunately, it will not be possible to view the videos over a dial-up Internet line.  [Details]

  • PLoS

    Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a nonprofit publisher that publishes the following titles: PLoS Biology, PLoS Medicine, PLoS Computational Biology, PLoS Genetics, PLoS Pathogens, and PLoS Clinical Trials. PLoS uses an Open Access model to publish, meaning that all journal issues are available free of charge online from the moment of publication. PLoS Biology has an Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) impact factor of 14.7.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Biology Journals

    This database provides access to a wide range of biology topics including some of the most popular information resources for users in academic, government and public research environments. Includes just under 400 titles, with more than 325 available in full text. Also part of ProQuest Central.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Central

    This database serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels. Covering more than 160 subjects areas, ProQuest Central is the largest aggregated database of periodical content. This award-winning online reference resource features a highly-respected, diversified mix of content including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, reports and videos. Comparable to EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Research Library

    A multidisciplinary, general reference database covering covering over 150 academic disciplines. Consists of a diversified mix of over 6,000 titles - over 75% in full text - from 1971 forward, including scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines. Part of ProQuest Central.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Science Journals

    This database features research journals in the applied and general sciences. Covers more than 1600 titles, with more than 1270 available in full text (including charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements). Part of ProQuest Central.  [Details]

  • ReefBase

    Access is free but users must register first.

    The world's premier online information system on coral reefs, and provides information services to coral reef professionals involved in management, research, monitoring, conservation and education. Also included is full-text to first through the tenth International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) Proceedings.  [Details]

  • Science in Context

    Reference content, plus magazines, journals, news sources, experiments, and more, covering earth science, life science, space, technology, mathematics, science history, and biography.  [Details]

  • SciTech Connect

    SciTech Connect is a portal to free, publicly-available DOE-sponsored R&D results including technical reports, bibliographic citations, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia and data information.  [Details]

  • Tide Predictions

    Online tide schedules.  [Details]

  • Tides

    North Carolina through Florida Keys Online tide schedules  [Details]

  • Web of Science - Core Collection

    Access the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and examine proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Web of Science

  • World Development Indicators Online

    World Development Indicators Online, published by the World Bank, is a comprehensive database of development information covering more than 575 indicators, 225 countries, and 18 regional and income groups. The extensive collection includes data on population, income, social, economic, financial, natural resources and environmental indicators from 1960 onwards.  [Details]

  • Zoological Record

    Zoological Record is the world's oldest continuing database of animal biology. It is considered the world's leading taxonomic reference, and with coverage back to 1868, has long acted as the world's unofficial register of animal names. It is part of Web of Science.  [Details]


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