Supporting coursework & research in freshwater & saltwater ecological studies
Last Updated: Dec 22, 2011
Finding Aquatic Biology Articles in Databases
Many of your assignments will require you to find, read, and cite articles that really matter to the study of ecology . The databases that follow will help you accomplish just that.
- ASFA: Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts
The most concentrated source of references to both freshwater & saltwater studies including aquatic animals, plants, microbes, and envirobnmental quality.
- Biological Abstracts via Web of Knowledge
Biological Abstracts is the oldest guide to the world's biological literature and is particularly good for the biology and ecology of fish and aquatic invertebrates, as well as the microbes, algae and plant life on which they depend. Once you get to the longer description of this database, click on the link entitled Biological Abstracts (Web of Knowledge) in the black bar at the top of the page.
- Science Citation Index a Part of the Web of Science & Web of Knowledge
This database covers several thousand of the world's most important journals in the major scientific research fields and in science-based professions. Particularly good for tracking down the complete citation to a reference about which you have only fragmented information. Once you get to the extended description of this database, click on Science Citation Index A Part of the Web of Science in the black box at the top of the page to get started.
- Science Direct
This is a searchable collection of articles, published in journals owned by Elsevier, the world's largest science publisher, including several of the very most important in areas of aquatic ecology. Those hits in your search that come up with boxes filled in green are available to you in full text.
BioOne is a searchable collection of full-text journals from important not-for-profit research societies in the life sciences. Many of these journals and their articles deal with aqautic ecology. You can start searching in the upper right hand search box right away without using a login & password.
JSTOR is a searchable collection of full text articles 5 years old or older from some of the best not-for-profit scholarly journals, including hundreds in biological, aquatic, and ecological and evolutionary sciences.