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eResources/Databases for Marine Sciences

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  • Web of Science

    The Web of Science database provides seamless access to current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from approximately 8,700 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world.  [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:   Searching BIOSIS

  • 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]

    Books and other materials in libraries worldwide.  [Details]

  • Web of Science

    The Web of Science database provides seamless access to current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from approximately 8,700 of the most prestigious, high impact research journals in the world.  [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:   Searching BIOSIS

  • 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]

    Books and other materials in libraries worldwide.  [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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]


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