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NTW 136: Sustainability and the Sea

Indexes and Abstracts

Library Catalog
Excellent starting point to find book and periodical resources found in the libraries. Try searching subjects like fisheries and fishes.

Over 2.9 million records covering every major agricultural subject. Compiled by the National Agricultural Library of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Biological Abstracts
A comprehensive reference database covering life sciences journal literature. Covers 2003 to the present.

General Science Full Text
Journals and magazines from the U.S. and Great Britain, covering all major scientific fields. Indexing from 1984 to present, abstracting from 1993 to present. Corresponding print title is General Science Index.

More than 500,000 records covering international literature on geology, geography, and ecology. Covers 1980 to present.

Web of Science (ISI)
The Institute of Scientific Information's premier citation databases in the physical, life, and social sciences. Search for articles that cite a known author or work or by standard search queries. Covers 1980 to the present.

Lexis-Nexis Academic
Connections to full-text newspaper articles from US and international papers, news magazines, business publications, and legal resources. Coverage goes back at least 20 years for most titles.

Full-text access to major U.S. and international newspapers, including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune. Coverage varies, 5 to 20 years.

Full Text Sources

Full access to more than 7100 articles, 115,000 definitions, 2,000 biographies, and research advances in science and technology. Updated daily.

Annual Reviews
Search by "table of contents." Coverage from 1984 - 1995. Search abstracts only. Coverage from 1990 -1993. Search the full-text of current volumes (1996 - present).

Searchable full text aggregation of more than 60 bioscience research journals. The titles are published by scholarly societies and have formerly been available in print. Access to individual journal titles can also be found on the Biology "by Subject" page.

A collection of abstracts and articles from over 100 scholarly journals considered primary representatives of their disciplines. The General Science and Ecology sections are expecially relevant. Choose PRINT from within JStor to print articles at proper margin settings. You may need go to SET PREFERENCES to select desired Printing preferences. Be aware that JStor articles can take a long time to print. See a Reference Librarian, or call 291-4217 if you need assistance.

Indexes and abstracts over 800 English-language periodicals in all subject areas, and provides the full-text of all the articles.

Government Sources

GPO Monthly Catalog
Over 380,000 records on all subjects of interest to the U.S. government. Covers July 1976 to the present.

GPO Access
Links to current laws, bills, regulations, Supreme Court cases, and more US Government information.

Links to federal agency web sites.

Reference sources

Encyclopedia of Aquaculture
Sci Ref SH20.3 .E53 2000

Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, 5 vols.
Sci Ref QH541.15 .B56 E53 2001

Encyclopedia of the Biosphere, 11 vols.
Sci Ref QH343.4 .B5613 2000

Internet Resources


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Marine Fisheries Service

Alaska Fisheries Science Center

Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Southeast Fisheries Science Center

Southwest Fisheries Science Center

United Nations. Food and Agriculture Organization. Fisheries & Aquaculture Dept.

Oklahoma State Univerisity. Library Guide: Aquatic Life

Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Gadus Associates: Information and support in marine commercial fisheries

International Fisheries Associations

Commercial Fisherman: Trade magazine

American Fisheries Society
Regional Fisheries Management Councils
Mid Atlantic
New England
South Atlantic
Gulf of Mexico
North Pacific
Western Pacific
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