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Subject Specific Article Databases

  • CAB Abstracts [via OvidSP]  
    Covers over 11,000 journals & conference proceedings and selected books in agriculture. Produced by CAB (Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux) International (CABI) with more than 9.0 million records as of 10/27/10.HISTORICAL SCOPE: Archive abstracts added in August 2005 go back to 1910 with 1,860,000 additional records. CAB DATABASE PDFs: As of January 2009, hard-to-find literature may be available as CAB Database PDFs (so noted *below* the UC-eLinks button). Currently, ONLY Internet Explorer (PC platform) or Safari/Google Chrome (Mac platform) loads these PDFs. These CABI Full Text items give users automatic access to over 187,000 (as of March 2013) journal articles, conference papers and reports - 80% of which are not available electronically anywhere else.
  • Agricola [via OvidSP]  
    NOTE: default UCD Search Type set to Advanced Ovid Search. Published by the National Agricultural Library, the Agricola database describes publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines including: animal science; veterinary science; entomology; plant science; forestry; aquaculture and fisheries; farming, farming systems and crops; agricultural economics; extension and education; food and human nutrition; and earth sciences and environmental sciences. The Bibliography of Agriculture is the print index to the agricultural literature going back to 1942 located on the Shields Library, Third Floor, at call number Z 5071 .U63 IMPORTANT: The largest and most comprehensive agricultural literature database is CAB Abstracts.
  • AGRIS, International Information System for the Agricultural Sciences and Technology [via FAO]
    The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations maintains an international information system for the agricultural sciences and technology that produces the AGRIS and CARIS databases. AGRIS indexes world literature collected from AGRIS resource centres in over 100 countries worldwide. AGRIS covers all aspects of agricultural sciences and technology, including grey literature not available through normal publication and distribution channels, such as unpublished scientific and technical reports, theses, conference papers and government publications. AGRIS indexes FAO sales publications and documents, including main documents and project reports. Use the Search Assistant for advanced searching by filed (title, author, etc,) and by date.
  • FS Info: USDA Forest Service Database
    FS Info is the online catalog for the Forest Service Library Network. In addition to books and journal articles in the area of forestry , it contains records and selected full-text links to Forest Service Research publications dating back to 1904. Call numbers which appear in this database are those of the Forest Service librariesThe UC Davis Library collection of forest research publications is extensive. Use the Harvest Catalog to locate Davis call numbers. The Bio/Ag and Map Services reference desk will assist you.

General Article Databases

  • BIOSIS Previews [via Web of Knowledge]  
    NEW interface loaded July 17, 2011 -- result retrievals will be larger due to search design changes.More than 22 million records in all life science areas, including agriculture, biochemistry, biomedicine, biotechnology, ecology, environmental sciences, genetics, microbiology, plant biology, veterinary medicine & pharmacology, and zoology. Indexes over 6000 journals, serials, books and book chapters, conference proceedings and patents.
  • Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management (ESPM) [via ProQuest]  
    New Interface 8/7/12 (from CSA Illumina to ProQuest): Major areas of coverage include aquatic pollution, bacteriology, ecology, energy resources, environmental biotechnology & engineering, environmental impact statements, hazardous waste, industrial hygiene, microbiology, and risk assessment. Separately searchable subfiles include: ASFA 3: Aquatic Pollution and Environmental Quality; Bacteriology Abstracts (Microbiology B); Ecology Abstracts; Environmental Engineering Abstracts; Health and Safety Science Abstracts; Industrial and Applied Microbiology Abstracts (Microbiology A); Pollution Abstracts; Risk Abstracts; Sustainability Science Abstracts; Toxicology Abstracts; and Water Resources Abstracts. EIS: Full Text and Digests of Environmental Impact Statements is combined for cross-searching with ESPM.
  • SciFinder [Registration Required]  
    SciFinder is the most comprehensive bibliographic database for scholarly research in the field of chemistry. It contains over 29 million citations and indexes over 10,000 journals, covering all aspects of chemistry, including chemical aspects of: biology and life sciences, engineering and materials science, food science, geology, medicine, physics, and polymer science. SciFinder also allows searching of chemical substances, chemical reactions, and includes some property data and spectra. It is the online version of Chemical Abstracts. Includes Cited Reference Searching: 1996 - present. Registration instructions are available at this link.
  • Science Citation Index Expanded [via Web of Knowledge]  
    NEW interface loaded July 17, 2011 -- result retrievals will be larger due to search design changes.Multidisciplinary database, with searchable author abstracts, covering the journal literature of the sciences. It indexes more than 6,650 major journals across 150 scientific disciplines. Search for articles that cite a known author or work.
    Multilingual statistical databases provided by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). Topics include food and agricultural production and trade, fisheries, land use and irrigation, fertilizers and more. The comprehensive databases cover many countries over long periods of time. From 1 July 2010 the FAOSTAT subscription service has been replaced by a service for registered users offering the same facilities as the subscription service.To register, contact AskFAO linked from the FAOSTAT page.
  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Technical Library  
    Full text technical documents published by the ASAE, including ASAE Standards, Applied Engineering in Agriculture, Transactions of the ASAE, Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health and Annual Meeting Papers and various conference proceedings
  • Food Science and Technology Abstracts(FSTA) [via OvidSP]  
    PLEASE NOTE: upgraded in May 2012 to 8 simultaneous users access -- please LOGOFF when finished. FSTA (Food Science and Technology Abstracts) is the world's largest database of food science, food technology, and nutrition information. FSTA covers topics relating to every aspect of the food chain including all the major food commodities plus biotechnology, microbiology, food safety, additives, nutrition, packaging and pet foods. Covers over 1800 journals and patents, books, theses, conference proceedings, patents, standards, and legislation. Comprehensive coverage.IMPORTANT: default UCD Search Type is set to Advanced Ovid Search.
  • PAIS International Database [via Proquest]  
    Indexes all types of materials in the area of public affairs and public policy - journal articles, books and book chapters, reports, government documents. Topics include agriculture, banking, demographics, education, environment, finance, government, health, law, legislation, political science, social sciences, and statistics. Note that PAIS was formerly a CSA database and transitioned to a new interface via Proquest in August, 2012.
  • Water Resources Abstracts [via Proquest]  
    Includes abstracts of current and earlier journal articles, monographs, reports, and other publication formats covering the development, management and research of water resources
  • Conference Papers Index [via Proquest]  
    Major areas of coverage include agriculture, biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, forestry, biology, environmental science, soil science, biotechnology, and clinical medicine.

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