Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Biotechnology Abstract database: New interface

Biotechnology Abstract moves to OvidSP, from WebSPIRS SilverPlatter

"Derwent Biotechnology Abstract is a Biotechnology Literature and Patents Information Service produced by Derwent Information Ltd. The subject coverage includes all aspects of biotechnology, from genetic manipulation to biochemical engineering and fermentation to downstream processing. All industrial uses of microorganisms, enzymes, and cell culture are covered, as well as plant micropropagation."

"Information is extracted from around 1200 major scientific publications, including primary journals and conference proceedings, and from the patents literature."

Journals indexed include:
  • Agroforestry Systems

  • Annals of Botany

  • Biodiversity & Conservation

  • Biologia Plantarum

  • Biological Invasions

  • Biological Reviews

  • Euphytica

  • European Journal of Plant Pathology

  • FEBS Journal

  • Genetic Resources & Crop Evolution

  • Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics

  • Journal of Experimental Botany

  • Journal of Forensic Sciences

  • Journal of Insect Behavior

  • Medical & Veterinary Entomology

  • Nature

  • Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems

  • Oikos

  • Photosynthetica

  • Plant & Cell Physiology

  • Plant & Soil

  • Plant Cell Tissue & Organ Culture

  • Plant Journal

  • Plant Pathology

  • Precision Agriculture

  • Soil Science

  • Tropical Medicine & International Health

NEW e-book! Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Informatics

NEW! Online reference book provided by the UW-Madison Libraries:

Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Informatics

"...covers the basics and the latest in genomics, proteomics, genetic engineering, small RNAs, transcription factories, chromosome territories, stem cells, genetic networks, epigenetics, prions, hereditary diseases, and patents."

"...about 56% more words than the 1,392-page second edition of 2003. The number of illustrations increased to almost 2,000 and their quality has improved by design and four colors. In addition, cross-references among entries are expanded and the statements are supported by references: more than 14,000 journal papers and more than 3,000 books are listed."

"Target audience includes research workers in general genetics, genomics, proteomics, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, evolution, cytogenetics, human genetics, ethics, natural philosophy; professors...; physicians, law professionals; students...; science administrators and journal editors..."

Selected entries: