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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.
Academic Search Premier*
Full text for many topics. Call 800-440-2919 if prompted for password.
*Index to articles *Some Full-Text
ADF&G Fisheries Publication Database
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.
ADF&G Wildlife Publication Database
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
Agriculture, forestry, and animal science. Call 800-440-2919 if prompted for password.
AGU Digital Library
American Geophysical Union/Wiley
Search page covers all journals published on behalf of AGU, 1896 to present.
Alaska & Polar Periodicals Index
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.
Alaska Geological Data Index
Index to maps and publications of geological and mineral data.
*Full text. *GIS/Map based search *Textual search
Subset of Worldcat that includes just the holdings of Alaskan libraries.
*Citations, some links to full text.
Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA)*
Primary database of information on aquatic, marine topics and fisheries topics.
* Books * Some Full-Text
Arctic & Antarctic Regions*
*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
Articles from the contents pages of journals.
* Index to articles * Citations and abstracts only
About 160 ejournals and other publications from more than 120 publishers.
Chicago Manual of Style*
University of Chicago Press
15th & 16th editions of a standard guide to style for scholarly publications.
Monthly and annual summaries (1915-present).
*Normals, pdfs, data files.
COS Conference Papers Index*
Citations to papers presented at scientific meetings worldwide, with subject emphasis in the environmental sciences.
* Index to Articles * Citations Only
Current Contents - Life Sciences
Animal & Plant Sciences; Cell & Developmental Biology; Physiology; Genetic
*Journal search *Journal browse
Current Contents Connect - Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences
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
Alaska Library Network
Array of databases on many topics selected for Alaskan public libraries. Call 800-440-2919 if prompted for password.
Dissertations and Theses Global
Dissertations & theses in many disciplines
*Abstracts *Mainly full text
Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database*
Comprehensive focus on scientific literature concerning all aspects of water resources.
*Index to articles and books *Citations and abstracts *Full text
Electronic Collections Online*
Articles published in scholarly journals.
* Books * Index to Articles * Citations Only
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*
Comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences, including abstracts and citations from over 4000 scientific journals.
* Index to Articles
Fish, Fisheries, & Aquatic Biodiversity Worldwide*
Articles, monographs, and proceedings on fish and all related topics.
* Index to articles * Citations and abstracts * Some Full-Text
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.
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
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
Non-current, back volumes of more than 150 journals in the biological sciences.
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
*Chicago Tribute *Los Angeles times *New York Times *Wall Street Journal *Washington Post
*Full text *1980-
Northwest Boreal LCC Alaska and Canada Bibliography
*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
Focuses on technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment.
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
Papers presented at conferences worldwide.
Worldwide conference proceedings.
Sanborn Maps of Alaska
Library of Congress
Historical insurance maps of Alaskan cities.
*Digital maps *Descriptive keys
Sanborn Maps of Cities in Alaska*
Science Reference Center*
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.
More than 1,900 journals in all fields of the natural sciences and social science.
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.
Alaska State Library/UA Libraries
*Citations *Magazines *Newspapers
Access to information in all areas of toxicology, especially environmental pollutants.
U.S. Forest Service
Onestop site for US Forest Service Research and Development Publications online.
Water Resources Abstracts*
Articles related to water resources, water pollution and other water-related topics, including fisheries.
Web of Science - Cited Reference Search
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*
Science Citation Index Expanded, 2006+; Social Science Citation Index Expanded, 2006+
*Citations *Abstracts *Cited reference searching
Wildlife & Ecology Worldwide*
Articles, monographs, and proceedings on wild mammals, birds, and related topics.Good source for grey literature and agency reports.
* Books * Citations Only
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
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
Reference Desk(907) 27-ARLIS
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