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AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) is a bibliographic database of citations to the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library and its cooperators. The database covers materials in all formats, including printed works from the 15th century. The records describe publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human nutrition, and earth and environmental sciences.

Aquatic Commons

The Aquatic Commons is a thematic digital repository covering the natural marine, estuarine /brackish and fresh water environments.  It includes all aspects of the science, technology, management and conservation of these environments, their organisms and resources, and the economic, sociological and legal aspects. It is complementary to OceanDocs, which is supported by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) specifically to collect, preserve and facilitate access to all research output from members of their Ocean Data and Information Networks (ODINS). The records of both repositories are harvested by Avano which aggregates records from marine and aquatic repositories around the World.

Aquatic Science and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA)

The Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstract (ASFA) series is the premier reference in the field of aquatic resources containing over 697,500 records; updated monthly. Major areas of coverage include: aquaculture, aquatic organisms, aquatic pollution, brackish water environments, conservation, environmental quality, fisheries, freshwater environments, limnology, marine biotechnology, marine environments, meteorology, oceanography, policy and legislation, and wildlife management. ASFA is available through a paid subscription to all NOAA personnel. See Citation Managers for instructions on downloading citation filters from ProQuest Science & Technology databases. 

Avano: A Marine and Aquatic Sciences OAI Harvester

Avano offers an access to 200145 electronic resources about the marine and aquatic sciences (aquaculture and fisheries for instance, but also geosciences, biology, ecology).  The resources available in Avano come from the OAI harvesting of of 274 Open Archives and 2 commercial editors.  This project is part of the Open Access international movement, which aims at making science documentation accessible to a broad public through free publishing on the Web.


BioOne provides a unique aggregation of high-impact bioscience research journals, featuring timely content on a wide-array of today's most pressing topics, including global warming, stem cell research, ecological and biodiversity conservation.  Complementing this content is an agile new platform launched in January 2009 that allows for easy navigation to content both within and outside the BioOne aggregation, as well as researcher-designed toolbars with valuable title, article, and reference-linking tools.

BIOSIS Previews

Life sciences and biomedical research covering pre-clinical and experimental research, methods and instrumentation, animal studies, and more.   Access content from journals, meetings, patents, and books; search precisely with BIOSIS indexing, enhanced MeSH terms, and CAS registry numbers with backfiles available to 1926.


CiteSeer.IST indexes computer and information science literature, utilizing Autonomous Citation Indexing (ACI) to compute citation statistics for all articles cited in the database. 

Conference Papers

Conference Papers Index provides citations to papers and poster sessions presented at major scientific meetings around the world. The Index contains over 1,427,600 records, updated bimonthly, with a coverage from 1982 to present. Subject emphasis since 1995 has been in the life sciences, environmental sciences and the aquatic sciences; while older material also covers physics, engineering and materials science. Conference Papers Index is available through a paid subscription to all NOAA personnel. See Citation Managers for instructions on downloading citation filters from ProQuest Science & Technology databases.

Current Contents Connect

Complete tables of contents and bibliographic information from the world's leading scholarly journals and books; also includes relevant, evaluated Web sites and documents.  Access pre-published electronic journal articles and search more than articles with cover-to-cover indexing.  Coverage includes:  Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences (1998-present), Life Sciences (1998-present), and Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences (1998-present).

Directory of Open Access Journals

The Directory of Open Access Journals covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all subjects and languages. There are now 4075 journals in the directory. Currently 1464 journals are searchable at article level. As of today 275509 articles are included in the DOAJ service.

Dissertation Express

If you want to see what dissertations or master's theses are available on a particular subject, then the extended search capabilities of ProQuest Digital Dissertations can provide your online answers. As a visitor, you will be able to freely access the most current two years of citations and abstracts in the Dissertation Abstracts database. Titles published since 1997 are available in pdf digital format and 24 page previews available.


EconLit with Full Text contains all of the indexing available in EconLit, plus full text for more than 480 journals, including the American Economic Association journals with no embargo (American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Literature, and Journal of Economic Perspectives). This database also contains many non-English full-text journals in economics & finance.


GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.


Online access to legal periodical content in the original page-image (PDF) format. Includes Law journals, American Law Institute library, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, Foreign & International Law Resources, Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS), International Law Association Reports, Political Science journals, Treaties, and more. Complete list of resources (.xls format)

ISI Highly Cited

Search for the top researchers in the life sciences, medicine, physical sciences, engineering and social science by name, category, country, or institutional affiliation. 

Journal Citation Reports--Science Edition

The Journal Citation Reports Web is an essential, comprehensive, and unique resource tool for journal evaluation, using citation data drawn from over 8,400 journals from over 3,000 publishers worldwide. It is the only source of citation data on journals, and includes virtually all specialties in the areas of science, technology, and social sciences. JCR can show you the: highest impact journals, most frequently used journals, hottest journals, largest journals. ISI Web of Knowledge (1984-present) and Journal Citation Reports (2000-2006) are available through a paid subscription to all NOAA personnel within the Southeast. See Bibliographic Managers for instructions on downloading citation filters for Web of Science.

JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive

JSTOR's complete full-text archives of core scholarly journals, some dating from the 1800s. Search by topic, keywords, titles, authors and dates.
NOAA subscribes to these JSTOR collections of titles: Arts & Sciences I; Arts & Sciences VII; Biological Sciences; Business; Ecology & Botany; Health & General Sciences; Mathematics & Statistics; 19th Century British Pamphlets; Public Health Reports
(To view titles in specific collections see:; to search by disciplines see: 

Medline via PubMed

PubMed is a World Wide Web (WWW) retrieval service developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). PubMed provides access, free of charge, to MEDLINE, a database of more than 10 million bibliographic citations and abstracts in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care systems, and preclinical sciences. PubMed also contains links to the full-text versions of articles at participating publishers' Web sites. In addition, PubMed provides access and links to the integrated molecular biology databases maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).


Features more than 300 online book titles, including 200 Information Technology (IT) books on subjects including HTML, XHTML, XML, Visual Basic.Net, CGI, Dreamweaver, PHP, Apache, MySQL Web Development, and more.


National Technical Information Service (NTIS) is the central source for government information. Use this site to locate and order government publications and other products issued by NTIS since 1990. Searching capability is limited to titles and topics. From this search page, full summaries (abstracts) only are provided for selected publications: most records do not include abstracts. Citations cover the following subject areas: business, environmental, and health information.


oneFish is a radically new knowledge management system designed to serve those keen to extend the boundaries of fisheries and aquatic research, and to facilitate a more efficient and effective application of research-based knowledge to the many constraints of sustainable development.

Science Accelerator

Searches, via a single query, important scientific and technical information resources of the U.S. Department of Energy containing R&D results, project descriptions, accomplishments, and more.

Science Direct

Designed as a searchable database of over 1800 titles held by Elsevier.  Full-text articles are available through a paid subscription to the journal title only.

Water Resources Abstracts

Water Resources Abstracts provides summaries of the world's technical and scientific literature on water-related topics covering the characteristics, conservation, control, pollution, treatment, use and management of water resources. Abstracts are drawn from journals, books, conference proceedings, and technical reports in the physical and life sciences, as well as from engineering, legal and government publications. This database, which concentrates on water supply and water treatment, complements the Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts database, ASFA, where there is greater coverage of the marine environment and biological material. Coverage includes: Groundwater, Estuaries, Erosion and sedimentation, Water supply and conservation, and Water quality management from 1967 to present. See Citation Managers for instructions on downloading citation filters from ProQuest Science & Technology databases.

Web of Science-Science Citation Index Expanded

Indexes over 5,800 leading international scientific journals, provides author, cited reference and keyword searching, and provides links to the original full-text if the library has a subscription.  Current subscription covers the years 1984-present.  PLEASE NOTE:  this log-in link provides access to both Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports, and free ISI databases.