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Journal databases are collections of journals, articles, conference papers, reports, and more, generally arranged by subject. Some will only list abstracts of their collection – ie, they will tell you about the item, but you have to find it somewhere else - and some will hold the item itself. The strength of journal databases is that they are subject specific, they have many options for expanding or refining your search results, and they will link between themselves, so that an abstract found on one database can help you find the full text if it is held elsewhere.
Charles Sturt University subscribes to many Journal Databases on your behalf. These databases have been categorised by subject area to help you find what you're looking for more effectively. There are also some journal databases that Primo Search and Google Scholar cannot search.
ProQuest Biological Science Database is one of many databases available in the ProQuest platform. It includes just under 400 titles, with more than 325 of these available in full-text.
Subjects covered include biological chemistry; biophysics; botany; cytology and histology; environmental studies; microbiology; microscopy; and zoology.
Titles available in this database include:
* Systematic Biology
* Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
* Plant Cell
Coverage is from 1992 - current.
Once you are in the ProQuest interface, you can change to any other ProQuest database, by clicking on the "Searching: ... databases" link at the top left of the search screen. Other science-related databases in ProQuest include ProQuest Science Database and the ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection. The latter actually incorporates a number of databases. All ProQuest databases can be searched individually or in combination.
A collection of 6 citation databases and 2 chemical indexes available from Thomson Reuters. These databases can be searched in any combination or individually. A feature of the citation databases is that you can use them to find citing articles (ie articles that have cited a specific reference).
The databases are: * Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED): 1900-present
* Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI): 1900-present
* Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI): 1975-present
* Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (CPCI-S) --1990-present
* Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH) --1990-present.
* Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) - 2015-present
The indexes are: * Current Chemical Reactions (CCR-EXPANDED) --1985-present (includes Institut National de la Propriete Industrielle structure data back to 1840)
* Index Chemicus (IC) --1993-present.
Once in the Web of Science Core Collection, you can search these databases together or individually. To specify an individual database, or a combination of databases, click on the Editions drop-down in the Documents search panel, and tick or untick the boxes.
You can search for articles by a range of criteria. Most of the articles in this databases don't have the full-text attached, but you can use the Find it button, situated beneath each record, to locate full-text in another online database or in a campus library print holding.
The Web of Science Core Collection is available in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science interface, where you can choose a different Web of Science database - Current Contents Connect, KCI-Korean Journal Database, MEDLINE, Russian Science Citation Index, or the SciELO Citation Index - or search across "All Databases. You can change to a different database by clicking on the drop-down arrow beside Web of Science Core Collection in the main tab-bar of the Web of Science screen.
Please note: Web of Science Core Collection does not work in Internet Explorer 6 or 7, or Internet Explorer 8 or 9 when running in Compatibility View. If you wish to use Web of Science with IE, you should update the version, and, in IE 8 or 9, hit F12 and check that your Browser Mode is NOT set to Compatibility View.
A database of eJournals and eBooks published by John Wiley & Sons. Subjects covered range across all disciplines: Business; Education; Law; Medicine; Science; Social Sciences; the Humanities; and the Arts.
Charles Sturt Library subscribes mainly to eJournals in this database, but in 2011 commenced subscriptions to eBooks, so results of searches might include eBook results.
Charles Sturt has access to most of this collection in full-text. It is not possible to limit a search to full-text-only results, but in the results-list the full-text items are denoted by an unlocked-padlock icon.
Users can search the collection using a simple or advanced search, and can browse by publication or subject area.
The dates of journal coverage dates vary from journal to journal.
A multi-subject abstract and citation database of research literature. Known for its citation-tracking and bibliometric features.
Scopus is an abstract and citation database of research literature which offers coverage of more than 22,000 journals, and more than 150,000 books, from more than 5,000 publishers. There are nearly 70 million records and 1.4 billion cited references. Most records date since 1996 but Scopus has recently added records dated from 1970 - 1995.
Scopus does not in itself include the full-text of articles, but many records in a results list will have a View at publisher link. If that link doesn't work, use the Find it link to search for the full article via Primo Search.
Subject coverage includes:
* Life Sciences (agricultural and biological sciences; biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology; immunology and microbiology; neuroscience; pharmacology, toxicology and pharmaceutics; multidisciplinary).
* Health Sciences (medicine; dentistry; nursing; veterinary; health professions).
* Physical Sciences (chemical engineering; chemistry; computer science; earth and planetary science; energy; engineering; environmental science; materials science; mathematics; physics and astronomy).
* Social Sciences & Humanities (arts and humanities; business, management and accounting; decision sciences; economics, econometrics, and finance; psychology; social sciences).
Scopus has a number of specialised features relating to bibliometrics which are mainly used by higher degree researchers. But one feature that might have wider application is the ability to use the View Cited By function to find articles that cite your selected articles(s). You can also sort your results list by citation count.
Try it now
Go to the ProQuest database, and try typing in the keywords – habitat; genetic; health (you may need to sign in first with your CSU username and password)
Notice the number of results you get? Much less than Primo Search and Google Scholar? Being a Science database, you should find these much more relevant to your topic.
Look at the HTML and PDF links to access the full text of the article.
If you cannot find the full text click on the button to check if the article is available elsewhere.
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