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Library Building, Suite 111
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Reference Desk(907) 27-ARLIS
Reference HoursVisitors: by appointment only
Founders: 8-5 M-F
Open Hours Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm
ARLIS extends database access services to all in-person library users, including full search capabilities and PDF downloads (bring thumb drive).This list of databases, arranged alphabetically, is provided for the convenience of ARLIS visitors. Founders, please login and use the list under the Founder Services tab.
Click on a database title below to view its details.
Go to Academic Search Premier*
Description: Full text for many topics. Call 800-440-2919 if prompted for password.
Format: *Index to articles *Some Full-Text
Go to ADF&G Fisheries Publication Database
Description: 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.
Format: *Full text
Go to ADF&G Wildlife Publication Database
Description: 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.
Format: *Full text *Citations
Go to Agricola*
Description: Agriculture, forestry, and animal science. Call 800-440-2919 if prompted for password.
Go to AGU Digital Library
Source: American Geophysical Union, Wiley
Description: Search page covers all journals published on behalf of AGU, 1896 to present.
Format: *Full text.
Go to Alaska & Polar Periodicals Index
Description: English language articles about Alaska, northern Canada, northern Scandanavia, the Russian Far East, and Antarctica, 1890-, strong from 1990-. 150,000 citations
Format: *Citations only. If direct link fails, Select Alas
Go to Alaska DGGS Publications Library
Source: Alaska DGGS
Description: 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.
Format: *Full text *Citations/abstracts
Go to Alaska Geologic Data Index
Description: Index to maps and publications
Go to ALNcat
Description: Subset of Worldcat that includes just the holdings of Alaskan libraries.
Format: *Citations, some links to full text. *WorldCat Loc
Go to Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA)*
Description: Primary database of information on aquatic, marine topics and fisheries topics.
Format: * Books * Some Full-Text
Go to Arctic & Antarctic Regions*
Description: Arctic & Antarctic Regions
Format: *Article, monographs, and proceedings on cold regi
Go to Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS)
Source: Arctic Institute of North America
Description: 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 that are available online.
Format: *Bibliographical references and abstracts *Some li
Go to ArticleFirst*
Description: Articles from the contents pages of journals.
Format: * Index to articles * Citations and abstracts only
Go to BioOne*
Description: About 160 ejournals and other publications from more than 120 publishers.
Format: *Full-Text articles.
Go to Chicago Manual of Style*
Source: University of Chicago
Description: 15th & 16th editions of a standard guide to style for scholarly publications.
Go to Climatological Data-Alaska and other states
Description: Monthly and annual summaries (1915-present).
Format: *Normals, pdfs, data files.
Go to Conference Papers Index*
Description: Citations to papers presented at scientific meetings worldwide, with subject emphasis in the environmental sciences.
Format: * Index to Articles * Citations Only
Go to Current Contents - Life Sciences
Source: Wolters Kluwer
Description: Animal & Plant Sciences; Cell & Developmental Biology; Physiology; Genetics
Format: *Journal browse *Journal search
Go to Current Contents Connect - Agriculture, Biology, & Environmental Sciences
Source: Clarivate Analytics
Description: 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.
Format: *Citations *Links to full text
Go to Digital Pipeline
Source: Alaska Library Network
Description: Array of databases on many topics selected for Alaskan public libraries. Call 800-440-2919 if prompted for password.
Go to Dissertations & Theses Global
Description: Dissertations & theses in many disciplines.
Format: *Abstracts *Mainly full text
Go to Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database*
Description: Comprehensive focus on scientific literature concerning all aspects of water resources.
Format: *Index to articles and books *Citations and abstra
Go to Electronic Collections Online*
Description: Articles published in scholarly journals.
Format: * Books * Index to Articles * Citations Only
Go to Environment Complete*
Description: 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.
Format: * Index to articles * Some Full-Text
Go to Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management*
Description: Comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences, including abstracts and citations from over 4000 scientific journals.
Format: * Index to Articles
Go to Fish, Fisheries, & Aquatic Biodiversity Worldwide*
Description: Articles, monographs, and proceedings on fish and all related topics.
Format: * Index to articles * Citations and abstracts * So
Go to FWS ServCat
Source: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Description: 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.
Format: *Some full text *Citations/abstracts
Go to Google Scholar
Description: Content access authenticated by ARLIS Ezproxy server.
Format: *Citations *Abstracts *Full text
Go to GreenFile
Description: 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.
Format: * Index to articles * Links to freely available te
Go to JSTOR Biological Sciences Collection
Description: Non-current, back volumes of more than 150 journals in the biological sciences.
Go to Mineral Resources On-Line Spatial Data Alaska
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Description: Interactive map showing multiple geospatial scientific data sets relevant to mineral resource assessment, exploration, and related environmental concerns.
Format: *Maps *Data sets
Go to National Sea Grant Program Library
Source: University of Rhode Island
Description: Digital library and official archive for NOAA Sea Grant documents. More than 22,000 full text documents. Updated monthly.
Format: *Citations/Abstracts *PDF full text for 20,000+ pu
Go to Newspapers - U.S. Major Dailies
Format: *Chicago Tribute *Los Angeles times *New York Time
Go to Northwest Boreal LCC Alaska and Canada Bibliography
Description: NB LCC A&C Bibiliography
Format: *Map interface *Peer reviewed articles, state and
Go to NPS Datastore, IRMA (Integrated Resource Management Applications)
Source: National Park Service
Description: Data portal for GIS and other datasets, maps, National Park Service publications, reports and journal articles related to U.S. national parks and monuments.
Format: *GIS and other datasets *Full text *Citations/abst
Go to Oceanic Abstracts*
Description: Focuses on technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment.
Go to OnePetro
Description: Technical literature on oil/gas exploration/production from American Petroleum Institute and other industry and professional groups.
Go to PapersFirst*
Description: Papers presented at conferences worldwide.
Go to ProceedingsFirst*
Description: Worldwide conference proceedings.
Go to Sanborn Maps of Alaska
Source: Library of Congress
Description: Historical insurance maps of Alaskan cities.
Format: *Digital maps *Descriptive keys
Go to Sanborn Maps of Cities in Alaska
Go to Science Reference Center*
Description: Biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
Go to ScienceDirect*
Description: More than 1,900 journals in all fields of the natural sciences and social science.
Go to Scientific Style and Format: the CSE Manual for Authors, Editors and Publishers [8th edition]*
Source: Council of Science Editors,University of Chicago P
Description: Standard guide to manuscript style and format for scientific publications,8th edition.
Go to SLED
Source: Alaska State Library, UA Libraries
Format: *Citations *Magazines *Newspapers
Go to Toxline*
Description: Access to information in all areas of toxicology, especially environmental pollutants.
Go to TreeSearch
Source: U.S. Forest Service
Description: One stop site for research & development publications online.
Go to Water Resources Abstracts*
Description: Articles related to water resources, water pollution and other water-related topics, including fisheries.
Go to Web of Science
Description: Science Citation Index Expanded, 2006+; Social Science Citation Index Expanded, 2006+; Current Contents
Format: *Citations *Abstracts *Cited reference searching
Go to Web of Science - Cited Reference Search
Description: Use drop down menu to change from \"Basic Search\" to \"Cited Reference Search\"
Format: *Cited reference searching *Citations *Abstracts *
Go to Wildlife & Ecology Worldwide*
Description: Articles, monographs, and proceedings on wild mammals, birds, and related topics. Good source for grey literature and agency reports.
Format: * Books * Citations * Some full text
Go to WorldCat*
Description: Traditional interface to the most comprehensive catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. More precise search results than yielded by Worldcat Local.
Format: Citations to * Books * Articles Some links to f
Go to Worldcat Local
Description: Modern, faceted interface to the most comprehensive catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. Freely available.
Format: Citations to * Books * Articles *Some links to
Reference Desk(907) 27-ARLIS
Reference Hours Visitors: by appointment only
Founders: 8-5 M-F