AGRICOLA serves as the catalog and index to the collections of the National Agricultural Library. The records describe publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human nutrition, and earth and environmental sciences.
Arctic & Antarctic Regions (AAR) is the world's largest collection of international polar databases. Coverage is multidisciplinary. A wide variety of sources are indexed including: scientific periodicals, monographs, proceedings of conferences and symposia, government reports, theses, dissertations, and books.
BIOSIS Citation Index indexes the worldwide literature of research in the biological and biomedical sciences. The database covers the entire field of life sciences including original research reports and reviews in field, laboratory, clinical, experimental, and theoretical work. BIOSIS indexes journals, technical reports, meeting proceedings, United States patents, and books in biology, biomedicine, and related areas.
CAB Abstracts indexes journal articles in the applied life sciences. It covers the fields of agriculture, forestry, animal and veterinary sciences, human health and communicable diseases, human nutrition, food science, animal health and welfare, microbiology and parasitology, leisure and tourism, plant science and crop science, and the management and conservation of natural resources.
The Web of Science service, available via ISI Web of Knowledge, includes three core component databases: the expanded version of Science Citation Index (SciSearch), Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index. The Science Citation Index provides access to current and retrospective bibliographic information, author abstracts, and cited references found in the world's leading scholarly science and technical journals covering over 100 disciplines from 1900 to the present.
xSearch, developed through the Stanford University Libraries' partnership with Deep Web Technologies, provides Stanford researchers and students with a single search option for multiple online resources. Searches may be limited to specific databases, or all available sources may be searched simultaneously. Search results are merged into one relevance ranked list, and are clustered by topic, author, source publication, publisher, and date.
Zoological Record indexes the world's zoological and animal science literature, covering all research from biochemistry to veterinary medicine. The database provides a collection of references from over 4,500 international serial publications, plus books, meetings, reviews and other no- serial literature from over 100 countries. It is the oldest continuing database of animal biology, indexing literature published from 1864 to the present.
AntBase presents taxonomic information, including photographs, on ants, focusing on species found in Germany and in selected regions of Asia. A well-developed list of links to other sites about ants is provided.
AntWeb, maintained by the California Academy of Sciences, provides descriptions and high-quality color images of a large number of ant species. Some general information on the ecology of ants is also included. Currently the focus of AntWeb is on ant species of California and Madagascar and ant genera of the world. The goal is to describe every known species of ant.
Australian Ants Online is maintained by CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation. It includes information on all genera of Australian ants and many of the species known to occur in Australia and on nearby islands. The site covers biology, identification, and world-wide distribution of Australian genera, including keys, illustrations, and maps.
Ten major natural history museum libraries, botanical libraries, and research institutions In the United States and the United Kingdom have joined to form the Biodiversity Heritage Library Project. The participating libraries own over two million volumes of biodiversity literature collected over 200 years to support the work of scientists, researchers, and students in their home institutions and throughout the world.
BiologyBrowser, produced by BIOSIS, is a free web site offering resources for the life sciences information community. The information provided is either produced exclusively for BIOSIS, or collected from reputable outside sources.
Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is a free online resource bringing together information about all life on Earth in text, images, video, sounds, maps, classifications and more. EOL offers 1.9 million species pages, plus opportunities for readers to create Collections, start and join Communities, share their species images.
MaNIS, whose development was supported by the National Science Foundation, is a database of records of mammalian specimens held in museums and other institutions in North America. The database can be searched through one of the system’s data portals, and collections can be searched individually or as a group.
The United States Department of Agriculture has created an online National Invasive Species Information Center (NISIC) to bring together key resources on invasive species in the United States as well as other corners of the world. On the site, visitors can Browse by Subject to find Aquatic Species, Plants, Animals, and Microbes. The site includes legal definitions of these species, and the search feature can be used to find additional resources. The site also offers a useful interactive learning module, a calendar of related conferences, current legislation, and funding resources.
San Francisco is the first city with an Urban Forest Map thanks to a collaboration between Friends of the Urban Forest, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and the City of San Francisco. It is an online database of San Francisco's trees, including location, species, size, and health, with a cool map interface.
The Plant List is a working list of all known plant species, aiming to be comprehensive for vascular plants and bryophytes. It does not include algae or fungi. It contains over 1.2 million scientific plant names, of which approximately 300,000 are accepted species names. It includes no vernacular or common plant names, but it does include accepted Latin names and all synonyms by which each species has been known. It also includes unresolved names for which the contributing data sources did not contain sufficient evidence to decide whether they were accepted names or synonyms.
Supports the development and use of statistical methods for addressing the problems and critical issues that confront scientists, practitioners and policy makers engaged in the life and medical sciences.