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BIOSIS Citations Index
Life sciences and biomedical research covering pre-clinical and experimental research, methods and instrumentation, animal studies, and more. Access content from journals, meetings, patents, and books. Search precisely with BCI indexing and enhanced MeSH terms. Covers 1926-present. Part of Web of Science.
Medline with Full Text
The U.S. National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database of literature on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health-care system, and pre-clinical sciences.
ProQuest Biological Science Collection
Provides comprehensive coverage of a multitude of related fields, with content from 1982 to current; and granular access to figures and tables within articles. Access literature from serials, as well as conference proceedings, technical reports, monographs and selected books and patents.
This bibliographic database, produced by the National Agricultural Library, consists of literature citations for journal articles, monographs, proceedings, theses, patents, translations, audiovisual materials, computer software, and technical reports pertaining to all aspects of agriculture and related fields.
Database from the Royal Society of Chemistry that indexes current analytical science literature, including more than 100 journals. Covers 1980 to present; updated daily.
[Royal Society of Chemistry]
3D computer-generated models of human anatomy. Users may manipulate the images by rotating, zooming, and peeling away layers, while viewing accompanying text. For best results, use Google Chrome.
Applied Science and Technology Full Text
Abstracts and indexes periodicals covering the fields of engineering, aeronautics, chemistry, computer technology and applications, earth sciences, energy and environment, mathematics, metallurgy and physics. With full text from 1997-present.
Open access to 1,000, 000+ e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics. Mason is a member institution.
BioMed Central is a publisher of over 200 peer-reviewed, open access journals in primarily the biological and medical sciences.
Coverage: Coverage varies
Includes a broad selection of full-text, peer-reviewed journals & bulletins published by American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) member societies & other closely related organizations. Currently, around 45 journals are available.
Provides electronic access to a large collection of bioscience handbooks published by CRC Press. Subject areas include: Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Biostatistics, Immunology, Microbiology, Nanobiotechnology, Biotechnology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Epidemiology.
Coverage: 1926 to Present
Comprehensive reference database for life science research. Covers original research reports and reviews in traditional biological and biomedical areas; as well as references to primary journal literature on vital biological research, medical research findings, and discoveries of new organisms.
Cambridge Journals Online
Coverage: coverage varies
Over 125 specialized journals from renowned research societies and associations in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Coverage varies by journal title, with the earliest starting in 1997.
Conference Proceedings Citation Index
Provides access to the published literature from conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions worldwide; two editions cover the sciences, social sciences and humanities, 1990 to the present. Part of Web of Science.
Current Contents Connect
Coverage: 1998 to Present
Includes complete tables of contents and bibliographic information from leading scholarly journals and books, as well as evaluated Web sites and documents.
Provides full-text access to regularly revised and updated collections of standard, authoritative guides (protocols) to research laboratory methodologies in immunology, microbiology, and neuroscience.
Dictionary of Organic Compounds
A database of organic substances, containing chemical, physical, and biological data together with key literature references and structure diagrams.
Emerging Sources Citation Index
Covers relatively new high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of regional importance in emerging research fields, from 2005 to present. The journals are being evaluated over a period of time for inclusion in the highly selective Web of Science indexes on the arts and humanities, science, and social sciences.
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
Over 3,000 entries including extensive figures, tables and supplementary multimedia. Articles are of three types: introductory articles for non-specialist, secondary articles for the researcher, and special essays on controversial topics.
Provides online access to more than 130 handbooks in the environmental sciences. Subject areas include: earth science, ecology and ecological economics, environmental modeling and analysis, environmental and ecological risk assessment, environmental health and safety, environmental chemistry and toxicology, environmental engineering, geology, GIS, mapping and remote sensing, landscape ecology, resource management and sustainability, water science - technology and engineering.
Coverage: 1940s to present
This collection offers coverage in the areas of ecosystem ecology, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, and urban planning. The database contains full-text for more than 600 journals and 100 books and indexes over 1,500 journals.
General Laboratory Techniques
Streaming video collection provides instruction on laboratory fundamentals through simple, easy to understand video demonstrations.
[JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) Corp.]
Integrated, text-based search and retrieval system used at National Center for Biotechnology Information for the major databases, including PubMed, Nucleotide and Protein Sequences, Protein Structures, Complete Genomes, Taxonomy, and others. Formerly Entrez.
[National Center for Biotechnology Information]
Journal Citation Reports
Coverage: 1999 --
Compiles articles' cited references, to help measure research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and show the relationship between citing and cited journals. Evaluates leading journals worldwide, in the sciences and social sciences. Part of the InCites platform available through Web of Science.
Merck Index Online
Offers information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals; contains monographs, as well as historic records not available in the print edition.
[Royal Society of Chemistry]
Explains disorders, who is likely to get them, their symptoms, how they're diagnosed, how they might be prevented, and how they can be treated; also provides information about prognosis and additional resources. Choose the Professional Version for advanced content or Consumer Version for content easier to understand.
National Library of Energy
Find and access information from sources throughout the U.S. Department of Energy. Coverage includes: science and R&D, including materials previously located in Science Accelerator; energy and technology for industry and homeowners; energy market information and analysis; and nuclear security and environmental management.
[U.S. Department of Energy]
Oxford Scholarship Online
Provides access to academic works published March 2015 onward, in subject areas across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law.
[Oxford University Press]
Pathway Studio MammalPlus - ChemEffect, CellEffect & DiseaseFx
Pathway Studio is an integrated data mining and visualization tool. It allows researchers to rapidly connect relevant biological facts and relationships, visualize these facts in context, and integrate and interpret experimental data. The core content of Pathway Studio includes 1,700 full-text journals, more than 25 million PubMed abstracts, and over 200,000 clinical trials. Note: Users must register for a login account using their Mason email address, and must be on-campus to do so. Once registered, the login allows remote access.
A bibliographic database containing citations and abstracts of scientific literature on plant science.
ProQuest Aquatic Science Collection
The collection contains aquatic science related full-text articles, granular access to figures and tables within articles, and the entire range of bibliographic records from Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA).
ProQuest Natural Science Collection
Provides extensive coverage of the literature in the natural sciences, from agriculture to water resources, 1693 to present. Offers full-text access with comprehensive discovery through extensive abstracts and indexes. Features advanced tools for postgraduate researchers, along with innovative features such as Illustrata™ deep indexing of tables and figures.
ProQuest SciTech Collection
Covers science and technology research, combining full text journals with detailed indexing of global literature on natural sciences, engineering and technology. Areas covered include materials science, aerospace engineering, civil engineering, biology, aquatic sciences, environmental science, computer science and earth sciences. Fully incorporates ProQuest Natural Science Collection and ProQuest Technology Collection.
Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Coverage: coverage varies
Open access publisher aimed at accelerating progress in science and medicine. Includes a suite of journals, a publication channel, and various blogs.
Comprises over 27 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations and abstracts include the fields of biomedicine and health, covering portions of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering. Provides access to additional relevant web sites and links to the other NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) molecular biology resources.
[National Library of Medicine]
Coverage: varies widely from 1800s to present
Free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM); repository for articles deposited by participating publishers as well as author manuscripts.
Russian Science Citation Index
Coverage: 2005 to Present
Contains records of articles from the Scientific Electronic Library eLIBRARY.RU, the largest Russian information portal in the fields of science, technology, medicine and education.
Science Citation Index Expanded
A multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the sciences. Over 8,500 major journals are indexed across 150+ disciplines, from 1900 to the present. Part of Web of Science.
Online access to the journal Science. Includes daily news, First Release (previously Science Express), Science Signaling, and Science Translational Medicine.
[American Association for the Advancement of Science]
Coverage: coverage varies
Provides online access (searching and browsing) to journals and ebooks published by Elsevier and its partners. Most disciplines are covered, including science, medicine, economics and the social sciences.
Unique to George Mason University, this metasearch engine queries up to 21 science-related information resources simultaneously. The top 100 or so hits from each source are collected, duplicates are removed and what remains is ranked by presumed relevancy in the retrieval set.
Search the full run of Chemical Abstracts, including sub-structure searching. Can also search by drawing chemical structures or reactions. Links to full-text where available.
Note: New users are required to register with SciFinder in order to enable basic functionality on the platform. Please register here.
Coverage: 1943 --
Contains research citations on chemistry, physics, materials, environmental science, geology, engineering, mathematics, climatology, oceanography, computer science and related disciplines. Includes bibliographic citations to report literature, conference papers, journal articles, books, multimedia, and data information. Replaces OSTI's Information Bridge and the Energy Citations Database.
Springer eBook Collections
Provides access to more than 45,000 titles in the areas of Behavioral Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Business and Management, Chemistry and Materials Science, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Economics and Finance, Education, Energy, Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Mathematics/Statistics, Medicine, Physics and Astronomy, and Professional and Applied Computing. The collections are searchable down to the chapter level, and are integrated with available Springer online journals.
Coverage: coverage varies
Provides online access to over 480 journals, books, book series (including Lecture Notes in Computer Science and Topics in Current Chemistry), protocols, and reference works published by Springer and its partners. Covers subjects in computer science, engineering, humanities, social sciences, law, business and economics, biomedical and life sciences.
Taylor & Francis Online
Search, browse, and access the full text of more than 2,000 journals published by Taylor & Francis covering the humanities, medicine, the social sciences, science, and technology.
This database, produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, provides bibliographic citations and abstracts from the core journal literature in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants and mutagens and teratogens.
National Library of Medicine's Toxicology Data Network. Includes databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.
Virology and AIDS Abstracts
Coverage: 1982 to present
Provides access to the literature on virology in humans, animals, and plants with topics ranging from replication cycles to oncology to AIDS.
Web of Science: Core Collection
Contains citations and searchable author abstracts, covering scholarly literature in journals, books and conference proceedings. Includes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Book Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index, Current Chemical Reactions, Index Chemicus, and Emerging Sources Citation Index. Additional resources available by selecting from the dropdown list next to the Core Collection heading.
Provides extensive coverage of the world's zoological and animal science literature, covering research from biochemistry to veterinary medicine. Backfiles available to 1864.
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