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Agricultural Biotechnology  

A guide to important print and electronic sources in Agricultural Biotechnology. Emphasizes material available in the University of Maryland Libraries' collections, but Internet sources are also included.
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Agriculture Network Information Center, AgNIC


Through AgNIC you can search the world of agriculture or stay up-to-date with the latest agricultural news and events taking place around the world. 

            

Why use Databases?

Databases are subscription resources that bring articles from a variety of journals into one place with a sophisticated search engine.  Many of the databases allow you to read the entire article online. All databases that UM Libraries subscribes to can be accessed through Research Port.

Citation Search

  • Science Citation Index (Web of Science)  
      
    A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the sciences. It indexes more than 5,700 major journals across 164 scientific disciplines in addition to citation searching.
  • Scopus
    Scopus is a multidisciplinary database covering 14,000 science and social science journals in addition to citation searching.

Full Text Databases

While not explicitly devoted to Biotechnology topics, the following related, general, and/or multidisciplinary databases may prove useful in your research.

  • Academic Search Premier  
      
    **UMD login required, or use onsite**
    Provides abstracts and indexing for over 7,000 journals. Full text of articles for over 4,000 scholarly publications, including more than 3,100 peer-reviewed publications.
  • Dissertations & Theses: Full Text from 1997 to the present  
      
    **UMD login required, or use on site**
    An authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities. Full text is available from 1997 to the present.
  • ScienceDirect (Elsevier)  
      
    **UMD login required, or use on site**
    Provides abstracts and indexing for more than 1800 journals. Full text of more than 800 journals is available to USMAI institutions.
  • U.S. Patent Database
    Bibliographic and full-text content of patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Full-text 1976 to present, images since 1790, applications since 2001.

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Specialized Databases (may not be full text)

While not explicitly devoted to Biotechnology topics, the following related, general, and/or multidisciplinary databases may prove useful in your research.

  • Agricola
    Citations to journal articles, book chapters, monographs, conference proceedings, serials, technical reports, and other materials on a range of agricultural topics.
  • Agricultural Statistics
    Statistics on agricultural production, supplies, consumption, facilities, costs, and returns.
  • Agriculture Network Information Center
    AgNIC is a guide to quality agricultural information on the Internet as selected by the National Agricultural Library, Land-Grant Universities, and other institutions.
  • ASFA Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts
    Provides abstracts and indexing for over 5000 serial publications, books, reports, conference proceedings, translations and limited distribution literature
  • BIOSIS Previews
    Provides access to the life sciences literature from more than 5,500 journals, books, conference proceedings, US patents, papers and posters, nomenclature rules, and taxanomic keys.
  • Biotechnology & Bioengineering Abstracts
    This database provides bibliographic coverage of ground-breaking research, applications, regulatory developments and new patents across all areas of biotechnology and bioengineering, including medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, environmental and marine biology
  • Biotechnology Research Abstracts  
      
    Indexes publications covering agricultural products, both plant and animals, new applications across the food industry, and wide-ranging environmental developments. Plant genome studies are examined in detail.
  • CAB Abstracts  
      
    Abstracts and indexing for journals, conference proceedings, books, theses, annual reports, patents & standards in agriculture related fields. From the Center for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI). International in scope.
  • Compendex  
      
    Engineering Village 2 is a Web-based information service that offers a wide range of quality resources for information specialists, professionals, and researchers working in the applied science and engineering fields
  • Conference Papers  
      
    Conference Papers provides citations to papers and poster sessions presented at major scientific meetings around the world. Records include complete ordering information to obtain preprints, abstracts, proceedings and other publications derived from the conference, together with title and author information needed to track the specific papers.
  • Ecology Abstracts
    Scientific journal literature in ecology and environmental sciences
  • Environmental Engineering Abstracts
    technological and engineering aspects of air and water quality, environmental safety, and energy production
  • Genetics Abstracts  
      
    Provides access to scientific journal literature in genetics.
  • GreenFILE
    Collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles
  • GREENR
    International in scope and designed to present a non-US centric and balanced perspective
  • Plant Science Abstracts  
      
    Provides access to citations and abstracts of scientific literature on plant science.
  • Science Citation Index (Web of Science)  
      
    A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the sciences. It indexes more than 5,700 major journals across 164 scientific disciplines. The best database for finding what papers have cited other papers. Cited references can be traced forward in time.
  • Scopus
    Scopus is a multidisciplinary database covering 14,000 science and social science journals. Some articles include full text links directly from the results lists. It also allows citation searching.
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