Biological Abstracts®

Biological Abstracts is a comprehensive reference database covering life sciences journal literature. An essential tool for researchers, librarians, faculty, and students, the product covers the following fields and more.

Database Coverage: 1926 to present

  • Botany
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Biochemistry
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Neurology
  • Toxicology

All records include highly informative abstracts with complete bibliographic details, including:

  • Titles
  • Authors
  • Disease Data
  • Gene Name Data
  • Geologic Time Data
  • and much more

Note: Take note that the Biological Abstracts product database is updated semi-monthly (24 times per year).


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.


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.