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BIOSIS Citation Index (Biological Abstracts)

Overview of BIOSIS Citation Index.

Why use it?

  • Biological and medical literature (with approximately 30% journal-coverage overlap with Medline and Embase.
  • Good for pre-clinical research in biology and biomedicine, pharmacological studies, reports of new organisms.
  • Indexes more than journal articles: includes books, patents and meeting and conference reports.
  • Has long and full abstracts.
  • Marginally stronger than Medline for psychiatric topics.
  • Coverage back to 1969.

Bear in mind ...

  • Indexing protocols have been changed from time to time - current headings and descriptors may not retrieve older records on the same subject.

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