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Databases are collections of articles published in a selected field. The following databases are the most useful for biomedical research, and include scholarly articles from various journals and conferences in their selected fields. (Look to the left for a definition of scholarly articles.) For class research, an article database search can offer much more useful results than a Web search engine.
Covers basic sciences and human medicine. Also includes genetics databases from the National Library of Medicine. Now offers e-mail and RSS feeds! Choose Abstract display to see UC E-Links icons for linking to full text and ordering interlibrary loans.
BIOSIS Citation Index
The largest database covering the literature of the biological sciences. Covers journals as well as (selectively) books, conferences and patents. 1926 to present.
Web of Science
1900-present. Indexes over 5,300 of the leading science journals across 164 scientific disciplines within engineering, physical, and life sciences, and provides searching of cited references.
Compendex is best for locating articles in physical engineering disciplines, such as biomedical, mechanical and structural engineering.
Indexes articles in computers, electronics, biomedical, control and electrical engineering. Also good for conference proceedings, IEEE standards and e-journal links.