Databases: By Subject


As noted below, some databases are restricted to specific NOAA Washington D.C. area campuses, while others are freely available to anyone. For NOAA employees outside of the Washington, D.C. area, check with your NOAA library.

You may also view these databases arranged alphabetically.



Agricultural Sciences

AGRICOLA
Abstracts available to anyone.

Bibliographic database of citations to the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library and its cooperators.


PubMed
Available to anyone.

PubMed is a free database comprising over 19 million citations in the biomedical and life sciences, including marine biology, chemistry, ecology, and toxicology. Full text is available to anyone for many of these citations.


ScienceDirect
Available only to NOAA Staff at Silver Spring

Provides access to 8 online full-text journals from Elsevier Science.


Web of Science - Science Citation Index Expanded
Available NOAA-wide.

Indexes over 5,800 leading international scientific journals, provides author, cited reference and keyword searching, and provides links to the original full-text if the library has a subscription. Current subscription covers the years 1970-present. PLEASE NOTE: this log-in link provides access to Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports, and free ISI databases.

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Bibliometrics

ISI Highly Cited
Available to anyone.

Search for or browse the top researchers in the life sciences, medicine, physical sciences, engineering and social science by name, category, country, or institutional affiliation, to access biographical information, publications listings, and links to bibliographic information indexed in ISI Web of Science.


Journal Citation Reports Science Edition
Available NOAA-wide.

Journal Citation Reports allows you to evaluate and compare journals using citation data drawn from over 5,900 scholarly and technical journals from more than 5,000 publishers in over 60 countries. It includes virtually all areas of science and technology.


ResearcherID
Available to anyone.

ResearcherID is Thomson Reuters’ attempt to disambiguate author names within their databases. The site allows individual researchers to create a unique ID for themselves and link that ID number to all of their individual publications. ResearcherID is free to join.


Web of Science - Science Citation Index Expanded
Available NOAA-wide.

Indexes over 5,800 leading international scientific journals, provides author, cited reference and keyword searching, and provides links to the original full-text if the library has a subscription. Current subscription covers the years 1970-present. PLEASE NOTE: this log-in link provides access to Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports, and free ISI databases.

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Biological Sciences

BioOne
Available NOAA-wide.

BioOne brings to the Web an aggregation of the full-texts of high-impact bioscience research journals previously only available in print. The BioOne database currently contains three collections - BioOne.1, BioOne.2 and BioOne Open Access - for a total of 154 publications from 113 small societies and non-commercial publishers.


BiologyBrowser
Available to anyone.

Browse articles, abstracts, websites, and events related to the biological sciences by geographical location, organism name, or subject.


Index to Organism Names
Available to anyone.

A free online database of millions of animal names derived from three databases: Zoological Record, BIOSIS Previews, and Biological Abstracts. Each animal name is linked to at least one journal article, allowing researchers to track the usage of each name in the journal literature.


PubMed
Available to anyone.

PubMed is a free database comprising over 19 million citations in the biomedical and life sciences, including marine biology, chemistry, ecology, and toxicology. Full text is available to anyone for many of these citations.


ScienceDirect
Available only to NOAA Staff at Silver Spring

Provides access to 8 online full-text journals from Elsevier Science.


Web of Science - Science Citation Index Expanded
Available NOAA-wide.

Indexes over 5,800 leading international scientific journals, provides author, cited reference and keyword searching, and provides links to the original full-text if the library has a subscription. Current subscription covers the years 1970-present. PLEASE NOTE: this log-in link provides access to Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports, and free ISI databases.

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Business Information

ABI/Inform
Available NOAA-wide through Nexis.com

ABI/Inform is a major global business research database covering all aspects of business, from company profiles and SWOT analyses to management techniques. To access this database through Nexis, click on the "Sources" tab at the top left of the Nexis search page, then search for "ABI Inform" (quotes not necessary) in the search box and click on "Find Sources". Check the box next to "ABI/INFORM" in the search results, then click on the button labeled "OK - Continue" on the right side of the page. You can now search within ABI/Inform.


Nexis.com
Available NOAA-wide.

Nexis.com provides access to news, business, and legislative information. NOAA staff at Silver Spring campus can access Nexis.com without a user id and password (access is through IP authentication). For NOAA staff outside Silver Spring, contact the reference desk for a user id and password or call the reference desk at 301-713-2600 ext. 157.

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Computer Science

CiteSeerX, Scientific Literature Digital Library
Available to anyone.

CiteSeerX is a digital library and search engine focused primarily on literature on computer and information science. Provides automated citation indexing and citation linking.


NOAA eBook Collection
Available NOAA-wide.

Features more than 300 online book titles, including 200 Information Technology (IT) books on subjects including HTML, XHTML, XML, Visual Basic.Net, CGI, Dreamweaver, PHP, Apache, MySQL Web Development, and more.

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Economics

EconLit Full-Text
Available to NOAA Fisheries staff NOAA-wide and at NOAA Central Library public access PCs.

The American Economic Association's source of citations and abstracts to economic research dating back to 1969 plus full text for more than 400 publications.

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Environmental Sciences and Ecology

GreenFILE
Available to anyone.

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.


PubMed
Available to anyone.

PubMed is a free database comprising over 19 million citations in the biomedical and life sciences, including marine biology, chemistry, ecology, and toxicology. Full text is available to anyone for many of these citations.


ScienceDirect
Available only to NOAA Staff at Silver Spring

Provides access to more than 35 online full-text journals from Elsevier Science.


Web of Science - Science Citation Index Expanded
Available NOAA-wide.

Indexes over 5,800 leading international scientific journals, provides author, cited reference and keyword searching, and provides links to the original full-text if the library has a subscription. Current subscription covers the years 1984-present. PLEASE NOTE: this log-in link provides access to Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports, and free ISI databases.

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Fish and Fisheries

AGRICOLA
Abstracts available to anyone.

Bibliographic database of citations to the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library and its cooperators.


American Fisheries Society (AFS)
Abstracts available to anyone. Full-text available to Silver Spring campus only.

Search abstracts of 6 AFS publications running from 1872-present, including Transactions of the American Fisheries Society (1872-present), North American Journal of Aquaculture (1997-present), North American Journal of Fisheries Management (1997-present), Fisheries (1976-present), Journal of Aquatic Animal Health (1997-present) and Marine and Coastal Fisheries (2009-present).


Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA)
Available NOAA-wide.

International database of aquatic science abstracts covering science, technology and management of marine, brackish, and freshwater environment and organisms from 1971 to present.


ScienceDirect
Available only to NOAA Staff at Silver Spring

Provides access to 8 online full-text journals from Elsevier Science.


Web of Science - Science Citation Index Expanded
Available NOAA-wide.

Indexes over 5,800 leading international scientific journals, provides author, cited reference and keyword searching, and provides links to the original full-text if the library has a subscription. Current subscription covers the years 1970-present. PLEASE NOTE: this log-in link provides access to Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports, and free ISI databases.

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Geosciences

AGU Digital Library
Full-text available only to NOAA staff serviced by the NOAA Central Library and College Park.

Provides access to 13 American Geophysical Union (AGU) journals online from 1896 to 2004, including Journal of Geophysical Research (1949-2003), Terrestrial Magnetism (1896-1898), and much more. Please note that for several AGU journals listed, NOAA Silver Spring also has current access available through our Catalog or E-Journals page.


ScienceDirect
Available only to NOAA Staff at Silver Spring

Provides access to 8 online full-text journals from Elsevier Science.


Web of Science - Science Citation Index Expanded
Available NOAA-wide.

Indexes over 5,800 leading international scientific journals, provides author, cited reference and keyword searching, and provides links to the original full-text if the library has a subscription. Current subscription covers the years 1970-present. PLEASE NOTE: this log-in link provides access to Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports, and free ISI databases.

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Interdisciplinary Sciences

Conference Papers Index
Available NOAA-wide.

Provides citations to papers and poster sessions in life sciences, environmental sciences, and aquatic sciences presented at major scientific meetings around the world from 1982 to present.


ProQuest Science and Technology
Available NOAA-wide, except for MGA available only to NOAA staff in Silver Spring, Camp Springs, Miami, Boulder, and Seattle.

ProQuest interface for searching Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA: 1971-present), BioOne (1998-present), Conference Papers Index (1982-present), Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA: 1974-present), Oceanic Abstracts (1981-present), Toxline (1999-present), and Water Resources Abstracts (1967-present). Search selected or all databases, and use "My Research" link to customize search interface, set up alerts, and more.


Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Available to anyone; some restricted resources.

Provides centralized access to all of Department of Defense's scientific and technical information on DoD's multidisciplinary research, development, engineering, and studies programs.


Directory of Open Access Journals
Available to anyone.

Browse free, full-text quality-controlled scientific and scholarly journals by title or subject. Covers biology, earth and environmental sciences, social sciences, and more. Includes international titles.


Elsevier Science
Abstracts available to anyone.

Search article abstracts and table of contents of Elsevier journals, books and more. See also Science Direct.


E-Print Network
Available to anyone.

Provides access to deep-web searching and browsing by discipline of more than 31,000 web sites and databases worldwide, containing more than 5 million full-text scholarly and professional works in the basic and applied sciences. This gateway is hosted by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scienctific and Technical Information (OSTI).


First Search Databases
Available only to NOAA staff serviced by the NOAA Central Library.

Over 30 online, subject-specific databases, including Books in Print, BusIndustry, BusManagement, ERIC, Geobase, Medline, and WorldCat. A username/password is required to access this database. Information can be obtained at the Reference Desk at (301)-713-2600 ext. 157 or Library.Reference@noaa.gov.


Homeland Security Digital Library
Available to anyone; some restricted access.

A database of over 57,000 non-classified Presidential directives, policy and national strategy documents as well as specialized resources related to Homeland Security.


IngentaConnect
Abstracts available to anyone.

Searches article abstracts from over 25 million academic and professional articles, chapters, and reports, and browses over 31,000 scholarly publications by title or subject area such as Biology/Life Sciences, Earth and and Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences, etc.


JSTOR: the Scholarly Journal Archive
Available NOAA-wide.

Complete full-text archives of core scholarly journals, some dating from the 1600s. Search by topic, keywords, titles, authors and dates. NOAA subscribes to these JSTOR collections of titles: Arts & Sciences I; Arts & Sciences VII; Biological Sciences; Business; Health & General Sciences; Mathematics & Statistics; Public Health Reports. (View titles in specific collections or by disciplines)


National Academies Press (NAP)
Available to anyone.

Search over 2,500 reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health.


National Research Council Canada
Abstracts available to anyone.

Browse abstracts and table of contents of the publications of NRCC Research Press.


NOAA eBook Collection
Available NOAA-wide.

Features more than 300 online book titles, including 200 Information Technology (IT) books on subjects including HTML, XHTML, XML, Visual Basic.Net, CGI, Dreamweaver, PHP, Apache, MySQL Web Development, and more.


PubMed
Available to anyone.

PubMed is a free database comprising over 19 million citations in the biomedical and life sciences, including marine biology, chemistry, ecology, and toxicology. Full text is available to anyone for many of these citations.


Science Accelerator
Available to anyone.

Searches, via a single query hosted by a Department of Energy platform, important scientific and technical information resources on the deep web containing research and development results, an E-Print Network of gray literature, project descriptions, accomplishments, and more.


Science.gov
Available to anyone.

Science.gov searches over 38 databases and 1,950 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results.


ScienceDirect
Available only to NOAA Staff at Silver Spring

Provides access to 8 online full-text journals from Elsevier Science.


Web of Science - Science Citation Index Expanded
Available NOAA-wide.

Indexes over 5,800 leading international scientific journals, provides author, cited reference and keyword searching, and provides links to the original full-text if the library has a subscription. Current subscription covers the years 1970-present. PLEASE NOTE: this log-in link provides access to Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports, and free ISI databases.


Web of Knowledge Additional Resources
Available NOAA-wide.

Includes ISI HighlyCited, BiologyBrowser, Index to Organism Names, Researcher ID, Science Watch, and Scientific WebPlus.


Worldcat
Available to anyone.

Catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. The database contains all the records cataloged by Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) member libraries; offers millions of bibliographic records.

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International Relations

Lexis
Available NOAA-wide.

Lexis.com is a major legal research database that provides a wide range of resources for legal research, including case law, patents, public records, and more. Contact library staff for user id and password at Library.Reference@noaa.gov or call the Reference Desk at 301-713-2600 ext. 157.


National Academies Press (NAP)
Available to anyone.

Search over 2,500 reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences on a wide range of topics.

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Meteorological and Atmospheric Sciences

American Meteorological Society (AMS)
Abstracts available to anyone. Full-text available only to NOAA staff serviced by the NOAA Central Library and Camp Springs.

Search full-text of 11 AMS journals running from 1873 to present, including Monthly Weather Review (1873-present), Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (1970-present), Journal of Climate (1988-present), and more.


Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts
Available only to NOAA staff at Silver Spring, Camp Springs, Miami, and Seattle.

Index of the world's literature on meteorology, climatology, and hydrology from 1974 to present.


ScienceDirect
Available only to NOAA Staff at Silver Spring

Provides access to 8 online full-text journals from Elsevier Science.


Web of Science - Science Citation Index Expanded
Available NOAA-wide.

Indexes over 5,800 leading international scientific journals, provides author, cited reference and keyword searching, and provides links to the original full-text if the library has a subscription. Current subscription covers the years 1970-present. PLEASE NOTE: this log-in link provides access to Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports, and free ISI databases.

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News and Current Events

NewsAbs
Available only to NOAA staff serviced by the NOAA Central Library.

Newspaper Abstracts indexes the major news items published in over 50 newspapers across the country. Available through OCLC FirstSearch. A username/password is required to access this database. Information can be obtained at the Reference Desk at (301)-713-2600 ext. 157 or Library.Reference@noaa.gov.


Nexis.com
Available NOAA-wide.

Nexis.com provides access to news, business, and legislative information. NOAA staff at Silver Spring campus can access Nexis.com without a user id and password (access is through IP authentication). For NOAA staff outside Silver Spring, contact the reference desk for a user id and password or call the reference desk at 301-713-2600 ext. 157.

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Oceanography, Limnology, and Water Resources

Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA)
Available NOAA-wide

International database of aquatic science abstracts covering science, technology and management of marine, brackish, and freshwater environment and organisms from 1971 to present.


Oceanic Abstracts
Available NOAA-wide

Indexes and abstracts worldwide technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment from 1981 to present.


ScienceDirect
Available only to NOAA Staff at Silver Spring

Provides access to 8 online full-text journals from Elsevier Science.


Water Resources Abstracts
Available NOAA-wide.

Provides summaries of the world's technical and scientific literature on water-related topics covering the characteristics, conservation, control, pollution, treatment, use and management of water resources.


Web of Science - Science Citation Index Expanded
Available NOAA-wide.

Indexes over 5,800 leading international scientific journals, provides author, cited reference and keyword searching, and provides links to the original full-text if the library has a subscription. Current subscription covers the years 1984-present. PLEASE NOTE: this log-in link provides access to Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports, and free ISI databases.

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Statistics

USA Trade Online
Available only at public workstations of the NOAA Central Library. Ask a librarian for assistance with login information.

A STAT-USA service for researching U.S. import and export statistics.

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Toxicology

Medline
Available only to NOAA staff serviced by the NOAA Central Library.

A major database covering all areas of the biomedical and life sciences. Available through OCLC FirstSearch. A username/password is required to access this database. Information can be obtained at the Reference Desk at (301)-713-2600 ext. 157 or Library.Reference@noaa.gov. See also PubMed.


PubMed
Available to anyone.

PubMed is a free database comprising over 19 million citations in the biomedical and life sciences, including marine biology, chemistry, ecology, and toxicology. Full text is available to anyone for many of these citations.


Toxline
Available NOAA-wide.

Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Toxline provides bibliographic citations and abstracts from the care journal literature in toxicology from 1999 to the present.


Web of Science - Science Citation Index Expanded
Available NOAA-wide.

Indexes over 5,800 leading international scientific journals, provides author, cited reference and keyword searching, and provides links to the original full-text if the library has a subscription. Current subscription covers the years 1984-present. PLEASE NOTE: this log-in link provides access to Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports, and free ISI databases.

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