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Search biomedical literature citations from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. [1950 - present]
Access to citations from MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, other journals in the field of medicine and life sciences, and links to NCBI's integrated molecular biology databases including nucleotide sequences, protein sequences, 3-D protein structure data, population study data sets, and assemblies of complete genomes in an integrated system. Note: The link above goes to a specially configured version of PubMed for UC Berkeley users that will display the Get It button for full text access. To use the free public version, please click here.
Remember those PubMed "Top Tips"? Most are applicable to the databases below, as well as several other databases you may find yourself using.
The list below represents but a sample of the many databases available to find article and other citations.
See the Databases by Subject Guide for more; once there, click "All Subjects" and select your subject (ie, Bioengineering, Chemstry, etc.). Ask a librarian for help if you are having trouble with your topic.
Search for biomedical literature citations. Embase is a key resource for conducting systematic reviews and researching evidence-based medicine. [dates vary]
Indexes journals, including many not in Medline, from over 90 countries, and indexes conference abstracts from many conferences. Broad biomedical scope with strong coverage in drug, pharmaceutical, and toxicological research including economic evaluation.
Citations for journal articles, conference papers, and books on a wide variety of biological and biomedical topics. [1926 - present]
Indexes journals, books, and conference proceedings are indexed on a wide variety of biological and biomedical topics. An electronic version to the print counterparts, Biological Abstracts and Biological Abstracts/RRM.
Journal and magazine articles, conference papers, and standards published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). [1872 - present]
Indexes IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) transactions, journals, magazines and conference proceedings published since 1988 and all current IEEE standards. It also includes IEE publications for the same time period (IEE is the
Find citations for journals, conference proceedings, books, reports, and government publications in the agricultural and environmental sciences. [1960 - present].
AES incorporates the formerly titled "Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management" database - which includes Environmental Impact Statements - plus the databases AGRICOLA (1970-current) and TOXLINE (1999-current).
Indexes journals, books, reports, and more on the topics such as environmental and occupational health, food safety and hygiene, infectious diseases, medical microbiology, nutrition, public health, toxicology, and zoonoses. [1912 - present]
Limited free full text is available for some hard-to-find journal articles, conference proceedings, reports, and research articles from smaller, society and non-English publishers. Note: The header says "CABI: CAB Abstracts and Global Health"
Indexes journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, and book series in the sciences and more.
Contains over 50 million records with more than half the content originating from outside North America. Indexes over 21,000 journals, conference proceedings, trade publications, and book series in the sciences, technology, medicine, arts, and humanities.
Citations on all topics, fast & free. Use Advanced Search by clicking on the ▼ in the search box, then search for title words to reduce your search results.
Be aware that Google Scholar lacks what the databases above have:
» the ability to use iteration in developing search strategies,
» any indexing (ie, a controlled vocabulary),
» bulk downloading or saving of records,
» a complete description of its contents.
Lists journal articles, books, preprints, and technical reports in many subject areas (though more specialized article databases may cover any given field more completely). Can be used with UC-eLinks to access the full text of many articles.
Indexes leading journals in the humanities, sciences and social sciences. Allows cited reference searching. [1900 - present]
Provides links to footnoted citations as well as sources that have subsequently cited an article. Includes the Arts & Humanities Citation Index (from 1975), Science Citation Index (from 1900), and Social Sciences Citation Index (from 1900).
Web of Science top tips for better searching:
Use Filters (eg, publication date, Language, etc)
Use the Search within results box to add another term to your search for more focused results.
Click on the Times Citedlink to the right of a citation to see all the articles that cited that one.
Find property, reaction, synthesis, and bibliographic information for chemicals.
A web-based interface for three chemical information databases, Beilstein, Gmelin and the Patent Chemistry Database (PCD). Structure, reaction and citation searching are possible. Reaxys is a key resource for locating information on how to synthesis organic, inorganic and organometallic compounds. It is also a good source for critically evaluated data on on physical, chemical, spectral, bioactivity, or toxicological properties of chemical compounds.
Contains data curves on alloys used in the aerospace and other industries, with some of the same interactive features as the TPMD and MPMD. Updated annually. The AHAD merged the HPAD and ASMD into a powerful combined database with alloys of importance in all industries requiring high-performance alloy data.
Contains approximately 80,000 data curves on over 220 alloys used in the aerospace and other industries. It has some of the same interactive features as the TPMD and MPMD. It is updated annually with carefully selected new alloys.
Find articles and books online, or find them at a UC Berkeley library by clicking next to the citation in article databases.
Off-campus access is limited to current UCB faculty, staff and students. Choose one of the following methods:
Library Proxy (aka EZproxy)
When you click on a link to an article, database, etc., (from a library web page) you will be prompted to authenticate via CalNet.
If you click on an article (etc.) link found via a search engine or a non-UCB Library webpage, you will need to use a bookmarklet to access the licensed resource.
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Download and install the VPN client to allow access the UC Berkeley licensed resources. Make sure you select Library Access - Full Tunnel VPN when you log on VPN FAQ
Use eduroam to access UC Berkeley online resources at UCB, or while at another participating institution. CalVisitor is a public network and will not allow access to UCB licensed resources (articles, databases, etc.) without further authentication