BIOSIS Previews

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BIOSIS Previews database is a comprehensive index to life science and biomedical research. Each year BIOSIS adds more than 560,000 references covering many disciplines including: Biology, General; Neurology; Neuroscience; Physiology; Agronomy; Biochemistry & Biophysics; Cell Biology; Genetics; Invertebrate Biology, Zoology; Multidisciplinary Life & Medical Sciences; Earth & Environmental Sciences; Food Science & Technology; Microbiology; Anatomy; Developmental Biology; Plant Sciences; Embryology; Histology; Molecular Biology; Neuroanatomy; Pharmacology, Marine Biology.


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For help using these indexes see: How do I find an article on my topic?

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Dates covered

1990 - present.

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Indexes more than 5,500 sources including more than 5,000 international journals, published meetings, symposia and workshops, patents, book and software reviews.

Type of coverage

Indexing with citations and abstracts.

Print counterpart or
related resources

  • Biological Abstracts
  • Biological Abstracts/RRM, and
  • BioResearch Index

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Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Clarivate Analytics

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