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BIOSIS Previews abstracts and indexes information in biology, biochemistry, and the life sciences from more than 5,500 sources around the world, including journal articles, meeting and conference reports, books, and patents.

BIOSIS Previews is now part of Web of Knowledge, which also incorporates Zoological Record.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Publisher: Thomson Reuters

Chemical References

Use the resources below for information about chemical names, structures, and properties. These resources can be searched by chemical name, CAS Registry Number, molecular formula or weight, InChIKey, or by structure.

  • ChemBioFinder
    A chemistry and biology index to nearly 2 million compounds. Entries typically include links to additional information from other websites. (Free registration required.)
  • ChemIDplus
    Detailed information on over 400,000 chemicals, including links to relevant journal citations in TOXLINE and PubMed MEDLINE.
  • ChemSpider
    A chemical structure database providing fast access to over 34 million structures, properties, and associated information. (Also see SyntheticPages for chemical reactions.)
  • No restrictions; available to everyone.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: Varies

Environment Complete covers agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine and freshwater science, geography, pollution and waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. Full text for hundreds of journals and over 200 monographs is included.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: EBSCO

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: EBSCO

Online access to Salem Press' The Encyclopedia of Global Warming and The Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: Salem

Today's Science presents the latest scientific discoveries and the fundamental concepts that underlie them. Drawing on major scientific journals, magazines and newspapers in the United States and abroad, Today’s Science covers health, the environment, technology, life science, physical science, earth and space science, and science and society.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: Infobase Learning

This resource contains BIOSIS Previews (2004-present), Zoological Record (2007-present), Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, and MEDLINE. The Citation Indexes are multidisciplinary indexes of thousands of high-impact journals.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: Thomson Reuters

This resource contains over 5,400 full- text periodicals, including 4,500+ peer-reviewed journals covering all subject areas. This database also indexes and abstracts more than 9,300 journals, monographs, reports, and conference proceedings.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Publisher: EBSCO

Choose a link below to download an app for Academic Search Complete.


Academic Video Online is a streaming video collection containing thousands of video titles in a wide range of disciplines, including biology, business, education, healthcare, the humanities, the physical sciences, and the social sciences. The Academic Video Online collection can be browsed or searched by discipline.

AVO was previously named VAST: Academic Video Online.

Formerly known as VAST: Academic Video Online.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: Alexander Street Press

Each year, Annual Reviews reviews the most significant primary research to guide researchers to the principal contributions of their field and help them keep up to date in their area of research. Area of coverage include biomedicine (including pharmacy), biology, chemistry, and the social sciences.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: Annual Reviews

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a multidisciplinary collection of reference ebooks. Areas of coverage include zoology, history, and the social sciences.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning

Created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE is an authoritative index of biomedical and health journals used by health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers engaged in clinical care, public health and health policy development. MEDLINE contains citations from approximately 5,600 journals published worldwide. MEDLINE Complete provides the full text of over 2,500 of these journals.

  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Publisher: U.S. National Library of Medicine

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) provides statistical information to guide actions and policies which improve the health of the American people. As the Nation's principal health statistics agency, NCHS provides accurate, relevant, and timely health data. NCHS is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  • No restrictions; available to everyone.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Vendor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Publisher: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Oxford Reference contains titles from the Oxford Companion series, as well as the following:

  • 130+ subject dictionaries and the Oxford World Encyclopedia
  • English dictionaries, and bilingual dictionaries of French, German, Spanish, and Italian
  • Timelines linking over 2,000 key events in 20th-century history
  • 12,000 images and 500+ color maps
  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: Oxford

Google Patents indexes patents and patent applications from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), European Patent Office (EPO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt (DPMA), Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), and China's State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO).

  • No restrictions; available to everyone.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Vendor: Google

First-time users: Registration with your SWOSU email address is required – click here.

SciFinder provides electronic access to Chemical Abstracts, which includes these resources:

  • CAS Registry File, with over 32 million organic and inorganic substances and over 59 million biosequences. You can also see the latest CAS registry number and sequence count.
  • CAPlus, the most comprehensive database of all chemical literature. CAPlus includes patents and conference proceedings.
  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: 1
  • Vendor: American Chemical Society
  • Publisher: American Chemical Society

TOXNET provides access to information on the pharmacological, biochemical, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals. TOXNET includes TOXLINE and the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) databases.

  • No restrictions; available to everyone.
  • Simultaneous users: unlimited
  • Publisher: U.S. National Library of Medicine

WebCSD offers fast searching of the Cambridge Structural Database. Search facilities include 2D substructure, molecular similarity, text/numeric and reduced cell searching. Text, chemical diagrams, and 3D structural information can all be studied in the results browser using entry summaries and an embedded three-dimensional viewer. Watch this video to learn how to use WebCSD.

 

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  • Access is limited to SWOSU students and employees.
  • Simultaneous users: Unlimited
  • Vendor: Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre
  • Publisher: Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre

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