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BIOSIS Citation Index is a comprehensive source for biology information providing access to more than 18 million citations (print and online; about 500,000 new citations are added annually) in the biological literature. Coverage includes: agriculture, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biomedicine, biotechnology, botany, ecology, genetics, genomics, microbiology, molecular biology, pharmacology, physiology, proteomics, public health, and zoology. 

Leads to citations and abstracts to journal articles, conference papers, books, U.S. Patents, and technical reports.

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BIOSIS Citation Index is available on the Clarivate's Web of Science platform. BIOSIS Citation Index can be searched alone or as part of a federated search across all of the Web of Science databases. BIOSIS Citation Index allows for Cited Reference Searches which displays all citations to an article including those with missing or incorrect information.  ,

Right AND Left Truncation: Right-hand truncation puts an asterisk (*) at the right side of the word stem, e.g. “biochem*” retrieves biochemical, biochemically, biochemistry. Left-hand truncation places the asterisk (*) on the left side of the word stem, e.g. “*degradation” retrieves degradation, phytodegradation, biodegradation, etc. Both left and right truncation can be used simultaneously; i.e., *degrad*.

Dates Covered

1926 to present (SUNY-wide trial ending Nov. 30, 2017), then reverts to our UB subscription covering 2008 to the present, updated weekly.

Print Counterpart

Biological Abstracts(1927-1989)
Lockwood Library Periodical Collection

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