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Databases for Visitors

This page includes several commercial databases, marked with an asterisk (*), which are not available outside the ARLIS reading room except to ARLIS Founders. For non-Founder visitors to the ARLIS website, ScienceDirect and BioOne permit free access to the citation and abstract level and limited numbers of freely available articles.

 

Database Name

Source

Brief Description

Formats Available

Academic Search Premier*

EBSCO

Full text for many topics. Call 800-440-2919 if prompted for password.

*Index to articles *Some Full-Text

ADF&G Fisheries Publication Database

ADF&G

Alaska Department of Fish and Game historical and current fisheries publication series are accessible in full-text format, including publications of 5 Divisions: Sport Fish, Commercial Fisheries, Habitat, Subsistence, and the former FRED Division. Contact ARLIS if sought publications are not accessible.

*Full text

ADF&G Wildlife Publication Database

ADF&G

Alaska Department of Fish and Game historical and current Division of Wildlife Conservation publications are available in full-text format. Most journal article citations are limited to DOI links to preserve copyright. ARLIS provides journal articles in full to Founders upon request.

*Full text *Citations/abstracts

Agricola*

EBSCO

Agriculture, forestry, and animal science. Call 800-440-2919 if prompted for password.

*Index to articles *Some Full-Text

AGU Digital Library

American Geophysical Union/Wiley

Search page covers all journals published on behalf of AGU, 1896 to present.

*Full Text

Alaska & Polar Periodicals Index

UAF

English language articles about Alaska, northern Canada, northern Scandanavia, the Russian Far East, and Antarctica, 1890-, strong from 1990-. 150,000 citations

*Citations only. If direct link redirected, select from main menu at Goldmine.

Alaska DGGS Publications Library

Alaska DNR DGGS

The Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys has put significant effort into scanning and posting its own publications, as well as serial publications from the U.S. Geological Survey, the former U.S. Bureau of Mines, and the University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory.

*Full text *Citations/abstracts

Alaska Geological Data Index

Alaska DNR DGGS

Index to maps and publications of geological and mineral data.

*Full text. *GIS/Map based search *Textual search

ALNcat

OCLC

Subset of Worldcat that includes just the holdings of Alaskan libraries.

*Citations, some links to full text.

Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA)*

ProQuest

Primary database of information on aquatic, marine topics and fisheries topics.

* Books * Some Full-Text

Arctic & Antarctic Regions*

EBSCO

*Article, monographs, and proceedings on cold regions

*Books *Index to articles *Some Full-Text

Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS)

Arctic Institute of North America

79,000 records for publications and projects about northern Canada. ASTIS covers the three territories, the northern parts of seven provinces and the adjacent marine areas. ASTIS records contain abstracts, detailed subject and geographic indexing terms, and links to 21,000 publications online.

*Citations/abstracts *Some links to full text

ArticleFirst*

OCLC

Articles from the contents pages of journals.

* Index to articles * Citations and abstracts only

BioOne*

BioOne

About 160 ejournals and other publications from more than 120 publishers.

*Full-Text articles.

Chicago Manual of Style*

University of Chicago Press

15th & 16th editions of a standard guide to style for scholarly publications.

*Full-text.

Climatological Data-Alaska

NOAA

Monthly and annual summaries (1915-present).

*Normals, pdfs, data files.

COS Conference Papers Index*

ProQuest

Citations to papers presented at scientific meetings worldwide, with subject emphasis in the environmental sciences.

* Index to Articles * Citations Only

Current Contents - Life Sciences

Wolters Kluwer

Animal & Plant Sciences; Cell & Developmental Biology; Physiology; Genetic

*Journal search *Journal browse

Current Contents Connect - Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences

Clarivate Analytics

Agricultural chemistry, agronomy, animal sciences, aquatic sciences, biology, biotechnology & applied microbiology, entomology/pest control, environemnt/ecology, food science/nutrition, plant sciences, and veterinary medicine/animal health.

*Citations *Links to full text

Digital Pipeline

Alaska Library Network

Array of databases on many topics selected for Alaskan public libraries. Call 800-440-2919 if prompted for password.

*Index to articles *Some Full-Text

Dissertations and Theses Global

ProQuest

Dissertations & theses in many disciplines

*Abstracts *Mainly full text

Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database*

ProQuest

Comprehensive focus on scientific literature concerning all aspects of water resources.

*Index to articles and books *Citations and abstracts *Full text

Electronic Collections Online*

OCLC

Articles published in scholarly journals.

* Books * Index to Articles * Citations Only

Environment Complete*

EBSCO

Contains full text for more than 400 journals, offers deep coverage in all areas of environmental science. 1,590,000 records from 1,500 journals going back to 1920s, including 959 active core titles.

* Index to articles * Some Full-Text

Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management*

ProQuest

Comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences, including abstracts and citations from over 4000 scientific journals.

* Index to Articles

Fish, Fisheries, & Aquatic Biodiversity Worldwide*

EBSCO

Articles, monographs, and proceedings on fish and all related topics.

* Index to articles * Citations and abstracts * Some Full-Text

FWS ServCat

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Service Catalog (ServCat) provides full-text access to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service publications from a multitude of regions, programs, and refuges, chosen for their historic or scientific value. Public access is limited to selected records.

*Full text *Citations/abstracts

Google Scholar

Google

Google's take on scholar search, with some links to freely available text. Content licensed by ARLIS is accessible within ARLIS firewall.

*Citations *Abstracts *Full text *Cited references

GreenFile

EBSCO

Citations on relationships of humans and the environment, including global warming, recycling, and alternate fuels. 295,000 records from more than 600 titles, 1914 to date.

*Index to articles *Links to freely available text

JSTOR Biological Sciences Collection

JSTOR

Non-current, back volumes of more than 150 journals in the biological sciences.

*Full text

Mineral Resources Online Spatial Data Alaska

U.S. Geological Survey

Interactive map showing multiple geospatial scientific data sets relevant to mineral resource assessment, exploration, and related environmental concerns.

*Maps *Data sets

National Sea Grant Program Library

University of Rhode Island

Digital library and official archive for NOAA Sea Grant documents. More than 22,000 full text documents. Updated monthly.

*Citations/Abstracts *PDF full text for many publications

Newspapers- U.S. Major Dailies

ProQuest

*Chicago Tribute *Los Angeles times *New York Times *Wall Street Journal *Washington Post

*Full text *1980-

Northwest Boreal LCC Alaska and Canada Bibliography

USFWS

*Map interface *Peer reviewed articles, state and federal resource reports, and land management plans

*GIS interface *Citation *Some full text

NPS Datastore, IRMA (Integrated Resource Management Applications)

National Park Service

Data portal for GIS and other datasets, maps, National Park Service publications, reports and journal articles related to U.S. national parks and monuments.

*Full text *Citations/abstracts *Map enabled search *Textual search

Oceanic Abstracts*

ProQuest

Focuses on technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment.

* Index to Articles

OnePetro

OnePetro

Technical literature on oil/gas exploration/production from: American Petroleum Institute and other industry/professional associations.

*Citation/abstact export to Endnote/Refworks/Excel *PDFs available for purchase

PapersFirst*

OCLC

Papers presented at conferences worldwide.

* Index to Articles

ProceedingsFirst*

OCLC

Worldwide conference proceedings.

* Books * Some Full-Text

Sanborn Maps of Alaska

Library of Congress

Historical insurance maps of Alaskan cities.

*Digital maps *Descriptive keys

Sanborn Maps of Cities in Alaska*

ProQuest

Historical insurance maps of Alaskan cities.

*Digital maps *Descriptive keys

Science Reference Center*

EBSCO

640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

Full text

ScienceDirect*

Elsevier

More than 1,900 journals in all fields of the natural sciences and social science.

*Full-Text.

Scientific Style and Format: the CSE Manual for Authors, Editors and Publishers [8th edition]*

Council of Science Editors/University of Chicago Press

Standard guide to manuscript style and format for scientific publications,8th edition.

*full text

SLED

Alaska State Library/UA Libraries

Alaska

*Citations *Magazines *Newspapers

Toxline*

Proquest

Access to information in all areas of toxicology, especially environmental pollutants.

* Books * Some Full-Text

TreeSearch

U.S. Forest Service

Onestop site for US Forest Service Research and Development Publications online.

*Full text.

Water Resources Abstracts*

ProQuest

Articles related to water resources, water pollution and other water-related topics, including fisheries.

* Books * Some Full-Text

Web of Science - Cited Reference Search

Clarivate Analytics

Use drop down menu to change from "Basic Search" to "Cited Reference Search"

*Cited reference searching *Citations *Abstracts *Links to full text

Web of Science*

Clarivate Analytics

Science Citation Index Expanded, 2006+; Social Science Citation Index Expanded, 2006+

*Citations *Abstracts *Cited reference searching

Wildlife & Ecology Worldwide*

EBSCO

Articles, monographs, and proceedings on wild mammals, birds, and related topics.Good source for grey literature and agency reports.

* Books * Citations Only

WorldCat *

OCLC

Traditional version of the most comprehensive catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. Yields more precise search results than Worldcat Local.

* Books * Articles * Mostly citations * Some links to full text

Worldcat Local

OCLC

Modern interface to the most comprehensive catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. Freely available.

*Citations to books *Citations to journal articles *Some links to full text

 

Databases for Visitors

This page includes several commercial databases, marked with an asterisk (*), which are not available outside the ARLIS reading room except to ARLIS Founders. For non-Founder visitors to the ARLIS website, ScienceDirect and BioOne permit free access to the citation and abstract level and limited numbers of freely available articles.

 

Database Name

Source

Brief Description

Formats Available

Academic Search Premier*

EBSCO

Full text for many topics. Call 800-440-2919 if prompted for password.

*Index to articles *Some Full-Text

ADF&G Fisheries Publication Database

ADF&G

Alaska Department of Fish and Game historical and current fisheries publication series are accessible in full-text format, including publications of 5 Divisions: Sport Fish, Commercial Fisheries, Habitat, Subsistence, and the former FRED Division. Contact ARLIS if sought publications are not accessible.

*Full text

ADF&G Wildlife Publication Database

ADF&G

Alaska Department of Fish and Game historical and current Division of Wildlife Conservation publications are available in full-text format. Most journal article citations are limited to DOI links to preserve copyright. ARLIS provides journal articles in full to Founders upon request.

*Full text *Citations/abstracts

Agricola*

EBSCO

Agriculture, forestry, and animal science. Call 800-440-2919 if prompted for password.

*Index to articles *Some Full-Text

AGU Digital Library

American Geophysical Union/Wiley

Search page covers all journals published on behalf of AGU, 1896 to present.

*Full Text

Alaska & Polar Periodicals Index

UAF

English language articles about Alaska, northern Canada, northern Scandanavia, the Russian Far East, and Antarctica, 1890-, strong from 1990-. 150,000 citations

*Citations only. If direct link redirected, select from main menu at Goldmine.

Alaska DGGS Publications Library

Alaska DNR DGGS

The Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys has put significant effort into scanning and posting its own publications, as well as serial publications from the U.S. Geological Survey, the former U.S. Bureau of Mines, and the University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory.

*Full text *Citations/abstracts

Alaska Geological Data Index

Alaska DNR DGGS

Index to maps and publications of geological and mineral data.

*Full text. *GIS/Map based search *Textual search

ALNcat

OCLC

Subset of Worldcat that includes just the holdings of Alaskan libraries.

*Citations, some links to full text.

Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA)*

ProQuest

Primary database of information on aquatic, marine topics and fisheries topics.

* Books * Some Full-Text

Arctic & Antarctic Regions*

EBSCO

*Article, monographs, and proceedings on cold regions

*Books *Index to articles *Some Full-Text

Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS)

Arctic Institute of North America

79,000 records for publications and projects about northern Canada. ASTIS covers the three territories, the northern parts of seven provinces and the adjacent marine areas. ASTIS records contain abstracts, detailed subject and geographic indexing terms, and links to 21,000 publications online.

*Citations/abstracts *Some links to full text

ArticleFirst*

OCLC

Articles from the contents pages of journals.

* Index to articles * Citations and abstracts only

BioOne*

BioOne

About 160 ejournals and other publications from more than 120 publishers.

*Full-Text articles.

Chicago Manual of Style*

University of Chicago Press

15th & 16th editions of a standard guide to style for scholarly publications.

*Full-text.

Climatological Data-Alaska

NOAA

Monthly and annual summaries (1915-present).

*Normals, pdfs, data files.

COS Conference Papers Index*

ProQuest

Citations to papers presented at scientific meetings worldwide, with subject emphasis in the environmental sciences.

* Index to Articles * Citations Only

Current Contents - Life Sciences

Wolters Kluwer

Animal & Plant Sciences; Cell & Developmental Biology; Physiology; Genetic

*Journal search *Journal browse

Current Contents Connect - Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences

Clarivate Analytics

Agricultural chemistry, agronomy, animal sciences, aquatic sciences, biology, biotechnology & applied microbiology, entomology/pest control, environemnt/ecology, food science/nutrition, plant sciences, and veterinary medicine/animal health.

*Citations *Links to full text

Digital Pipeline

Alaska Library Network

Array of databases on many topics selected for Alaskan public libraries. Call 800-440-2919 if prompted for password.

*Index to articles *Some Full-Text

Dissertations and Theses Global

ProQuest

Dissertations & theses in many disciplines

*Abstracts *Mainly full text

Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database*

ProQuest

Comprehensive focus on scientific literature concerning all aspects of water resources.

*Index to articles and books *Citations and abstracts *Full text

Electronic Collections Online*

OCLC

Articles published in scholarly journals.

* Books * Index to Articles * Citations Only

Environment Complete*

EBSCO

Contains full text for more than 400 journals, offers deep coverage in all areas of environmental science. 1,590,000 records from 1,500 journals going back to 1920s, including 959 active core titles.

* Index to articles * Some Full-Text

Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management*

ProQuest

Comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences, including abstracts and citations from over 4000 scientific journals.

* Index to Articles

Fish, Fisheries, & Aquatic Biodiversity Worldwide*

EBSCO

Articles, monographs, and proceedings on fish and all related topics.

* Index to articles * Citations and abstracts * Some Full-Text

FWS ServCat

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Service Catalog (ServCat) provides full-text access to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service publications from a multitude of regions, programs, and refuges, chosen for their historic or scientific value. Public access is limited to selected records.

*Full text *Citations/abstracts

Google Scholar

Google

Google's take on scholar search, with some links to freely available text. Content licensed by ARLIS is accessible within ARLIS firewall.

*Citations *Abstracts *Full text *Cited references

GreenFile

EBSCO

Citations on relationships of humans and the environment, including global warming, recycling, and alternate fuels. 295,000 records from more than 600 titles, 1914 to date.

*Index to articles *Links to freely available text

JSTOR Biological Sciences Collection

JSTOR

Non-current, back volumes of more than 150 journals in the biological sciences.

*Full text

Mineral Resources Online Spatial Data Alaska

U.S. Geological Survey

Interactive map showing multiple geospatial scientific data sets relevant to mineral resource assessment, exploration, and related environmental concerns.

*Maps *Data sets

National Sea Grant Program Library

University of Rhode Island

Digital library and official archive for NOAA Sea Grant documents. More than 22,000 full text documents. Updated monthly.

*Citations/Abstracts *PDF full text for many publications

Newspapers- U.S. Major Dailies

ProQuest

*Chicago Tribute *Los Angeles times *New York Times *Wall Street Journal *Washington Post

*Full text *1980-

Northwest Boreal LCC Alaska and Canada Bibliography

USFWS

*Map interface *Peer reviewed articles, state and federal resource reports, and land management plans

*GIS interface *Citation *Some full text

NPS Datastore, IRMA (Integrated Resource Management Applications)

National Park Service

Data portal for GIS and other datasets, maps, National Park Service publications, reports and journal articles related to U.S. national parks and monuments.

*Full text *Citations/abstracts *Map enabled search *Textual search

Oceanic Abstracts*

ProQuest

Focuses on technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment.

* Index to Articles

OnePetro

OnePetro

Technical literature on oil/gas exploration/production from: American Petroleum Institute and other industry/professional associations.

*Citation/abstact export to Endnote/Refworks/Excel *PDFs available for purchase

PapersFirst*

OCLC

Papers presented at conferences worldwide.

* Index to Articles

ProceedingsFirst*

OCLC

Worldwide conference proceedings.

* Books * Some Full-Text

Sanborn Maps of Alaska

Library of Congress

Historical insurance maps of Alaskan cities.

*Digital maps *Descriptive keys

Sanborn Maps of Cities in Alaska*

ProQuest

Historical insurance maps of Alaskan cities.

*Digital maps *Descriptive keys

Science Reference Center*

EBSCO

640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

Full text

ScienceDirect*

Elsevier

More than 1,900 journals in all fields of the natural sciences and social science.

*Full-Text.

Scientific Style and Format: the CSE Manual for Authors, Editors and Publishers [8th edition]*

Council of Science Editors/University of Chicago Press

Standard guide to manuscript style and format for scientific publications,8th edition.

*full text

SLED

Alaska State Library/UA Libraries

Alaska

*Citations *Magazines *Newspapers

Toxline*

Proquest

Access to information in all areas of toxicology, especially environmental pollutants.

* Books * Some Full-Text

TreeSearch

U.S. Forest Service

Onestop site for US Forest Service Research and Development Publications online.

*Full text.

Water Resources Abstracts*

ProQuest

Articles related to water resources, water pollution and other water-related topics, including fisheries.

* Books * Some Full-Text

Web of Science - Cited Reference Search

Clarivate Analytics

Use drop down menu to change from "Basic Search" to "Cited Reference Search"

*Cited reference searching *Citations *Abstracts *Links to full text

Web of Science*

Clarivate Analytics

Science Citation Index Expanded, 2006+; Social Science Citation Index Expanded, 2006+

*Citations *Abstracts *Cited reference searching

Wildlife & Ecology Worldwide*

EBSCO

Articles, monographs, and proceedings on wild mammals, birds, and related topics.Good source for grey literature and agency reports.

* Books * Citations Only

WorldCat *

OCLC

Traditional version of the most comprehensive catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. Yields more precise search results than Worldcat Local.

* Books * Articles * Mostly citations * Some links to full text

Worldcat Local

OCLC

Modern interface to the most comprehensive catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. Freely available.

*Citations to books *Citations to journal articles *Some links to full text

 


ARLIS Contact Information

ARLIS
Library Building, Suite 111

3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508

Reference Desk
(907) 27-ARLIS
(907) 272-7547
reference@arlis.org

Reference Desk Hours Mon - Fri, 10am - 4pm

Open Hours Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm

Free Parking Available