Databases for Finding Articles and Abstracts

  • AGRICOLA (Available to everyone)
    This abstracts-only database from the USDA National Agricultural Library contains over 5 million records about agriculture and allied disciplines including aquaculture and fisheries.
  • Aquatic Commons (Available to everyone)
    The Aquatic Commons is a thematic digital repository covering the natural marine, estuarine /brackish and fresh water environments. It includes all aspects of the science, technology, management and conservation of these environments, their organisms and resources, and the economic, sociological and legal aspects.
  • Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) (Available NOAA-wide)
    ASFA is a comprehensive database on the science, technology, and management of marine, brackishwater, and freshwater environments and resources. ASFA's international editorial staff monitors over 5,000 primary journals and a wide variety of other source documents including books, monographic series, conference proceedings, and technical research reports.
  • BioOne (Available NOAA-wide)
    A unique aggregation of high-impact bioscience research journal with full-text access.
  • Catalog of Fishes (Available to everyone)
    Contains over 10,300 genera and subgenera and approximately 53,500 records for species and subspecies. About 50,000 names are available for use at the species/subspecies level.
  • Conference Papers Index (Available NOAA-wide)
    CPI provides access to records of the more than 100,000 scientific and technical papers presented at over 1,000 major regional, national, and international meetings each year. Conference Papers Index provides a centralized source of information on reports of current research and development from papers presented at conferences and meetings; it provides titles of the papers as well as the names and addresses (when available) of the authors of these papers. Also included in this database are announcements of any publications issued from the meetings, in addition to available preprints, reprints, abstract booklets, and proceedings volumes, including dates of availability, costs and ordering information.
  • CORDIS - Community Research and Development Information Service (Available to everyone)
    The European Commission's primary public repository and portal to disseminate information on all EU-funded research projects and their results in the broadest sense. The website and repository include all public information held by the Commission (project factsheets, publishable reports and deliverables), editorial content to support communication and exploitation (news, events, success stories, magazines, multilingual "results in brief" for the broader public) and comprehensive links to external sources such as open access publications and websites
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (Available to everyone)
    Directory of nearly 9,000 open access, peer-reviewed journals from 130 countries.
  • EconLit (Available to NOAA Fisheries only)
    Full-text access to economic literature with coverage back to 1886. PIFSC staff should contact the PIFSC Library for login info.
  • FishBase (Available to everyone)
    Extensive global database of fish species.
  • Hawaii Newspaper Index (Available to everyone)
    Covers the Honolulu Advertiser, Star-Bulletin, and Star-Advertiser from 1989 to present.
  • Journal Citation Reports: Science Edition (Available NOAA-wide)
    Journal Citation Reports allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 5,900 scholarly and technical journals from more than 5,000 publishers in over 60 countries. It includes virtually all areas of science and technology.
  • JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive (Available NOAA-wide)
    Complete full-text archives of core scholarly journals, some dating from the 1600s. Search by topic, keywords, titles, authors and dates. NOAA subscribes to these JSTOR collections of titles: Arts & Sciences I; Arts & Sciences VII; Biological Sciences; Business; Health & General Sciences; Mathematics & Statistics; 19th Century British Pamphlets (through June 30. 2009); Public Health Reports.
  • LarvalBase (Available to everyone)
    Extensive global database of fish eggs, larvae, and fry.
  • NOAA eBook Collection (Available NOAA-wide)
    Features more than 300 online book titles, including 200 Information Technology (IT) books on subjects including HTML, XHTML, XML, Visual Basic.Net, CGI, Dreamweaver, PHP, Apache, MySQL Web Development, and more.
  • OceanDocs (Available to everyone)
    Publications in Marine Science in digital form, including preprints, published articles, technical reports, working papers and more.OceanDocs is supported by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) to collect, preserve and facilitate discovery and access to all research output from members of the ocean research and observation community and specifically their Ocean Data and Information Networks (ODINS).
  • Oceanic Abstracts (Available NOAA-wide)
    Oceanic Abstracts organizes and indexes technical literature published worldwide on marine-related subjects. Over 9,000 citations from approximately 2,000 worldwide sources are added to the database each year. Records cite journals, books, technical reports, conference proceedings, government and trade publications. Major subject areas covered by Oceanic Abstracts are oceanography, marine biology, marine pollution, ships and shipping, geology and geophysics, meteorology, governmental and legal aspects of marine resources.
  • Web of Science (Available NOAA-wide)
    Science Citation Index Expanded is a cited reference search database that provides access to current and retrospective bibliographic information, author abstracts, and cited references found in approximately 6,083 of the world's leading scholarly science and technical journals covering more than 150 disciplines with 19,200 new records added each week.
  • Wiley Interscience (Available NOAA-wide)
    Over 200 current full-text science journals from Wiley Interscience, in addition to 200 non-current titles.
  • World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (Available to everyone)
    The aim of a World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) is to provide an authoritative and comprehensive list of names of marine organisms, including information on synonymy. While highest priority goes to valid names, other names in use are included so that this register can serve as a guide to interpret taxonomic literature.

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