BIOSIS Citation IndexSM

BIOSIS Citation Index is the world's most comprehensive reference database for life science research. It includes cited references to primary journal literature on vital biological research, medical research findings, and discoveries of new organisms. It also covers original research reports and reviews in traditional biological and biomedical areas.

Database Coverage: 1926 to present

Coverage includes traditional areas of biology such as:

  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Microbiology

And, related fields such as:

  • Biomedical
  • Agriculture
  • Pharmacology
  • Ecology

And, interdisciplinary fields such as:

  • Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biotechnology


About Citation Indexes

A citation index contains the references cited by the authors of the publications covered by the index. You can use these references to do a cited reference search. This type of search enables you to find works that cite a previously published work.


About the All Databases Search

The All Databases search function allows you to search all products in your institution's subscription at the same time. It is available to institutions that subscribe to two or more products.

If your institution subscribes to only one product (for example, Web of Science Core Collection), then you will not have an All Databases option. In this instance, since you have only one product to search, the system takes you directly to that product's Search page.

To access the All Databases search option, go to the drop-down menu to the right of the Search label in the banner region.


Document Types

For a list of document types, go to our listing of document types.


Database Records

Full records include complete bibliographic details and author abstracts.


Timespan Options

Timespan options allow you to specify the time period that you wish to search.