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Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts

Covers literature on the science, technology, management, and conservation of marine, brackish water, and freshwater resources and environments. Available through ProQuest.

Biosis Citation Index

6000 journal titles, plus books, conference proceedings, and more in the life sciences, 1926-present.

Compendex on Engineering Village

Searches a wide range of disciplines in engineering and applied science, from bioengineering, to materials science, to marine science and technology, 1969-present.

Web of Science

A multidisciplinary database with citation tracking capabilities, 1997-present.

IEEE Xplore Digital Library

Journals, technical publications and books from IEEE.


Comprehensive collection of scholarly geoscience literature, covering all areas of the world, 1693-present.


A multidisciplinary science and technology databases with citation tracking capabilities. 1930s-present.

Zoological Record
Indexes literature on all aspects of animal biology, paleobiology, and zoology, focusing on the natural biology of animals (fossil, recent, whole animal, behavioral, environmental, and cellular studies), 1864-present.
Google Scholar

A search engine to find scholarly literature throughout the world wide web.