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This subject guide covers all aspects of the Life Sciences, such as: Biology, Botany, Ecology, Genetics, Microbiology, Zoology, etc.
Key life sciences article databases:
Web of Science
Multidisciplinary access to scholarly articles and conference papers. Includes Web of Science Core Collection (including Science Citation Index), Biological Abstracts, Food Science and Technology Abstracts (FSTA), CAB Abstracts (the premier database for agricultural, animal and veterinary sciences) and MEDLINE - Note: accessing PubMed directly provides faster coverage and good linking to fulltext content.
Searches selected article databases (including Web of Science) simultaneously. A good starting point for undergraduates.
Extensive multidisciplinary access to life science journal articles and conference papers.
Note: SciFinder requires mandatory registration before first login. Includes Chemical Abstracts and Medline. Excellent coverage of most aspects of the life sciences, especially biochemistry, biotechnology, environmental chemistry, genetics, molecular and cell biology, pharmaceuticals, plus much more. Allows searching by chemical structures.
The Google search engine that returns scholarly information. Use in preference to Google web search and always access through the Library website to ensure full availability of Massey-subscribed information.
New Zealand Science
A comprehensive index of New Zealand science, provided by the Crown Research Institutes, Conservation Department and the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Database Licence Information
Legal guidelines about how and by whom Library-subscribed article databases may be used.
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences 2006
Peer-reviewed articles across the life sciences. A particularly good source for information on basic concepts in biology.
The Encyclopedia of Life
Aims to create a universal catalogue all known species of life, with profiles of all taxa.
ScienceDirect Reference Works
Select from Library's subscribed ScienceDirect reference titles, including:
Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Informatics
Emphasis is on recent theoretical advances, new concepts, terms and their applications.
The Encyclopedia Of Applied Animal Behaviour And Welfare
An introduction to behaviour and welfare in domestic, exotic, companion, and zoo animals.
Search the Library for other recent encyclopedias
Search Discover to find books, journals, DVDs, & other material.
National Academies Press Biology and Life Sciences Collection
Topics include biodiversity, biotechnology, genetics and also public policy relating to the life sciences.
Find Massey, New Zealand, and international theses.
Oxford Reference - Life Sciences includes:
Search the Library for other recent dictionaries
The Taxonomy Database (National Center for Biotechnology Information)
A curated classification and nomenclature for all of the organisms in the public sequence databases.
Index Nominum Genericorum
A compilation of generic names published for organisms covered by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.
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Last updated on Tuesday 31 October 2017