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Biosis Previews

Alternate Title:
Biological Abstracts

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BIOSIS Previews combines the content from Biological Abstracts(1969-present) and Biological Abstracts/RRM (Reports, Reviews and Meetings) (1989-present).  Biosis provides global coverage of the life sciences, and biomedical sciences literature in the fields of biology, biochemistry, biophysics, botany, clinical and experimental medicine, instrumentation and methods, microbiology, and zoology.

Biosis contains references to journal articles, as well as books, CD-ROMs, software, literature reviews, reports, meetings, meeting papers, conference proceedings, symposia, and selected patents.


ISI does not plan to make Web of Knowledge or any of their other databases compatible with IE9 until 2012.

If records do not display when the user is viewing the page in WOK, he/she can make that particular page compatible by going up to the address line on the IE browser screen. At the far right side of that screen is a small icon that looks like a broken or torn page. When the user clicks on that icon, the page will start to display in the old format and all of the citations can be viewed. Usually, this change works till the user closes the ISI database.

Alternatively, users can put Internet Explorer 9 in Compatibility View. To turn on the Compatibility Mode go to Tools and then select Compatibility View.

Number of Users:
unlimited simultaneous users
Interlibrary Loan:
Print-only copy permitted
Resource Advocate:
Beckman, Roger
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Federated Search:

IUB Library Subjects:
  • Kinesiology
  • Optometry
  • Connectedness: Networks in a Complex World -- Themester
  • Environmental Science
  • Animal Behavior
  • Geological Sciences
  • Medicine
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Biology
  • Anthropology
  • Good Behavior, Bad Behavior: Molecules to Morality Themester
  • Public Health
  • African Studies

Library of Congress Subjects:

Life sciences--Indexes.
Life sciences--Bibliography.
Life sciences--Abstracts.
Biological Sciences--Periodicals--Indexes.
Biological Sciences--Abstracts.