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Sansom & Horton: Internet for Molecular Biologists

Chapter 01

Abstracts databases
Resource Produced by Examples of access Free Access* URLs
PubMed/MEDLINE The National Library of Medicine (NLM) PubMed Yes http://www.pubmed.gov
BioMedNet Yes http://research.bmn.com/medicine
Ovid No http://www.ovid.com
BIDS Yes http://www.bids.ac.uk
ISI citation database (Web of Science) Insitute for Scientific Information (ISI) Web of Science No http://www.isinet.com/isi/journals
Current Contents Connect No http://www.isinet.com/isi/journals
Current Contents (R) Insitute for Scientific Information (ISI) Ovid No http://www.ovid.com
SilverPlatter No http://www.silverplatter.com
BIOSIS Previews (R) (comprising biological abstracts and biological abstracts/RMM (R) BIOSIS BIOSIS No http://www.biosis.org
Ovid No http://www.ovid.com
SilverPlatter> No http://www.silverplatter.com
Pascal Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique BIDS Yes http://www.bids.ac.uk
SilverPlatter No http://www.silverplatter.com
EMBASE Elsevier Science EMBASE.com No http://www.embase.com
Ovid No http://www.ovid.com
SilverPlatter No http://www.silverplatter.com
The Cochrane Reviews (abstracts) The Cochrane Library The Cochrane Library Yes http://www.update-software.com/abstracts/Default2.htm

* In cases where access to the databases is not free, consult your library for subscription information.

Full-Text Journal Articles
Resource Produced by No. of journals* Free access¹ URL
Science Direct Elsevier Science 1100 No http://www.sciencedirect.com
Ideal Academic Press 200 No http://www.idealibrary.com
Link Springer-Verlag 500 No http://www.link.springer.de
Interscience Wiley 300 No http://www.interscience.wiley.com
BioMed central Current Science 60 Yes http://www.biomedcentral.com
Society and small publisher online journals² Highwire Press 240 Some http://highwire.stanford.edu/ and individual journal URLs
PubMed Central³ The National Library of Medicine 25 Yes http://pubmedcentral.gov

*Journal figures given in round numbers. Figure represents the total number of journals in each resource; not all of these may be life science journals.

¹In cases where access to the database is not free, consult your library for subscription information

²HighWire Press enables small publishers to make their journal content available online. It is not the publisher of these journals.

³PubMed Central is an active archive for journal content; it is not a publisher.

Online Books
Resource URL
Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=OMIM
Online books at NCBI http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=Books