Wednesday, January 14, 2009

NEW! CAB Abstracts on Web of Knowledge

New as of January 9, 2009...

Search 1000's of journals in these databases from the familiar Web of Knowledge site:
  • CAB Abstracts
  • Food Science & Technology Abstracts
  • Medline
  • Zoological Record
  • Biological Abstracts
  • Web of Science
CAB Abstracts (1973-present)
  • Agricultural and environmental sciences
  • CAB Thesaurus, CABICODES, CAB Registry Numbers
  • Journals, books, conference proceedings, technical reports & more
  • Backfiles coming soon
Food Science & Technology Abstracts (1969-present)
  • Complete food manufacturing cycle, from initial market research to final packaging
  • Journals, books, conference proceedings, reports, theses, patents, standards & legislation
Medline (1950-present)
  • U.S. National Library of Medicine database
  • Biomedicine & life sciences, bioengineering, public health, clinical care, plant & animal science
  • MesH terms, CAS registry numbers, links to PubMed & NCBI databases
Zoological Record (1864-present)
  • The world’s leading taxonomic reference & oldest continuing database of animal biology
  • Determine the first appearance of an animal name; track classification changes; keep up with new & endangered species
Biological Abstracts (1969-present)
  • Life sciences journal literature, with topics ranging from botany to microbiology to pharmacology
  • BIOSIS indexing, MeSH terms, CAS registry numbers
Web of Science (1965-present)
  • The world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts & humanities
  • Journals and conference proceedings
  • Cited reference searching, Author Finder, Analyze Tool identifies trends & patterns

Science teachers: Entomology training program

USDA/Agricultural Research Service FUTURE SCIENTISTS Project

This nationally recognized professional development opportunity for science teachers (grades 7-12) is offering four, 2-day summer workshops in June 2009. The focus is on insect life cycles, environmental science and ecology.


1. To infuse excitement about cutting edge scientific research into the classroom

2. To increase use of hands-on, inquiry-based science activities

3. To make USDA/ARS labs accessible as an educational resource


  • Parlier, CA: June 18-19, 2009
  • Riverside, CA: June 15-16, 2009
  • Tombstone, AZ: June 9-10, 2009
  • Tucson, AZ: June 11-12, 2009

Participating teachers:

1. Should work in schools within commuting distance of the USDA/ARS lab site

2. Are paid a stipend of $300

3. Are provided free insects during the school year for student research

  1. During the year, select 4 students to return with them to the USDA/ARS lab in May 2010 to present the school’s research findings at a Student Research Presentation Day

Download more information:
Teacher info letter:

Tombstone Application
Tucson Application
Riverside Application

Parlier Application

This is a collaborative project between:
  • USDA/Hispanic Serving Institutions National Program (HSNINP)
  • Center for Mathematics & Science Education (CMSE) within the College of Science at Texas A&M University
  • USDA/ARS labs nationwide