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Biochemical Pharmacology
06/01/1995
Biochemical Systematics and Ecology
1973-01
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
01/01/1997
31/01/2017
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics
14/02/1995
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Biomembranes
26/01/1995
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Gene Regulatory Mechanisms
2008-01
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Gene Structure and Expression
02/01/1995
2007-12
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - General Subjects
18/01/1995
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Lipids and Lipid Metabolism
03/01/1995
02/11/1998
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids
08/12/1998
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Basis of Disease
25/01/1995
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Cell Research
16/02/1995
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Protein Structure and Molecular Enzymology
05/01/1995
03/06/2002
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Proteins and Proteomics
29/07/2002
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Reviews on Biomembranes
08/05/1995
23/05/2002
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Reviews on Cancer
28/07/1995
Biochimie
1995
Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering
2011
Bioelectrochemistry
2000-02
Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics
1995-02
1999-12
Bioelectromagnetics
31/12/1995
31/01/2017
BioEssays
01/01/1996
31/01/2017
Bioethics
01/01/1997
31/01/2012
BioFactors
01/01/1997
31/01/2017
Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research
2012 -
2015
Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining
01/01/2007
31/01/2017
Biogeochemistry
1997 -
2015
Bioimaging
01/01/1996
31/01/2017
Biologia. Lahore
2008
Biological Conservation
1968-10
Biological Control
1995-03
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
31/12/1855
31/01/2017
Biological Psychiatry
01/01/1995
Biological Psychology
1995-02
Biological Reviews
01/01/1923
31/01/2017
Biological Wastes
1987
1990
Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures
2012-07
Biologicals
1995-03
Biologie in unserer Zeit
01/01/1996
31/01/2017
Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
1998-06
Biology of the Cell
31/12/1996
31/01/2017
Biology of the Cell
1999-01
2004-12
Biomass
1981-09
1990
Biomass and Bioenergy
1995
Biomaterials
1995
Biomedical Chromatography
31/12/1995
31/01/2017
Biomedical Signal Processing and Control
2006-01
Biomedicine & Aging Pathology
2011-01
2014-12
Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy
1995
Biomedicine & Preventive Nutrition
2011-01
2014-12
Biometric Technology Today
01/01/2000
Biometrical Journal
01/01/1996
31/01/2017
Biometrics
01/01/1997
31/01/2017
Biomolecular Engineering
31/12/1999
2007-12
Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
1995-01
Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
05/01/1995
Bioorganic Chemistry
1995-03
Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition
31/12/1995
31/01/2017
Biophysical Chemistry
1995-02
Biopolymers
31/12/1995
31/01/2017
Bioresource Technology
1991
Bioscience Hypotheses
2008
2009
Biosensors and Bioelectronics
1995
BIOSILICO
01/03/2003
05/11/2003
Biospectroscopy
31/12/1995
31/01/2017
Biosystems
1995
Biosystems Engineering
2002-01
Biotechnology Advances
1995
Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry
01/01/1997
31/01/2017
Biotechnology and Bioengineering
31/12/1995
31/01/2017
Biotechnology Progress
01/01/1996
31/01/2017
Biotribology
2015-03
Biotropica
31/12/1996
31/01/2017
Bipolar Disorders
01/01/1997
31/01/2017
Birth
31/12/1996
31/01/2017
Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology
31/12/1995
31/01/2017
Birth Defects Research Part B: Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology
31/12/1995
31/01/2017
Birth Defects Research Part C: Embryo Today: Reviews
31/12/1995
31/01/2017
BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
31/12/1996
31/01/2017
BJU International
01/01/1996
31/01/2017
Blood Cells, Molecules, and Diseases
1995-04
Blood Reviews
1995-03
Body Image
2004-01
Boletin de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras. Colombia
1998
Bone
1995-01
Boreas
31/12/1971
31/01/2017
Botanica Acta
01/01/1997
31/01/2017
Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society
31/12/1855
31/01/2017
Brain and Cognition
1995-02
Brain and Development
1995-01
Brain and Language
1995-01
Brain Pathology
31/12/1996
31/01/2017
Brain Research
09/01/1995
Brain Research Bulletin
1995
Brain Research Protocols
1997-02
2005-12
Brain Research Reviews
1995-01
24/06/2011
Brain Stimulation
2008-01
Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
1995-03
British Homoeopathic Journal
1995-01
2001-10
British Journal of Addiction
31/12/1996
31/01/2017

Taxonomic and Biodiversity Databases

AlgaeBase Literature provides information on algae that includes terrestrial, marine and freshwater organisms. At present, the data for the marine algae, particularly seaweeds, are the most complete.

Encyclopedia of Life (EoL) provides information and pictures of all species known to science with the aim to increase awareness and understanding of living nature through an Encyclopedia of Life that gathers, generates, and shares knowledge in an open, freely accessible and trusted digital resource.

FishBase is a relational database collating fish information for research scientists, fisheries managers, and zoologists offering a wide range of information on all fish species currently known in the world: taxonomy, biology, trophic ecology, life history, and uses, as well as historical data reaching back to 250 years.

Hexacorallians of the World is a compilation of publications concerning taxonomy, nomenclature, and geographic distribution of extant hexacorallians.

Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) is a global open-access data and information clearing-house on marine biodiversity of living species in the ocean.

Marine Life Information Network (MarLIN) provides information on the biology of species and the ecology of habitats found around the coasts and seas of the British Isles.

World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) provides an authoritative and comprehensive list of names of marine organisms, including information on synonymy.

Review publications

Advances in Marine Biology (available electronically via ScienceDirect or in print from 1963 onwards with shelfmark SE.I/Gb.15)
First published in 1963 under the founding editorship of Sir Frederick S. Russell, FRS, the serial publishes in-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics which will appeal to postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries science, ecology, zoology and biological oceanography. Eclectic volumes in the series are supplemented by thematic volumes.

Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review (available in print from 1963 onwards with shelfmark SE.i:Gb.12)
Provides a yearly review covering the basics of marine research, special topics, and emerging areas. It features contributors who are actively engaged in biological, chemical, geological, and physical aspects of marine science.

Literature repositories

Aquatic Commons is a thematic digital repository covering the natural marine, estuarine/brackish and fresh-water environments. The repository contains a growing collection of published and unpublished research, organizational publications, and other scholarly materials contributed by researchers, librarians and their institutions.

Biodiversity Heritage Library provides full text books digitised from ten major natural history museum libraries, botanical libraries, and research institutions in the United States and the United Kingdom offering over two million volumes of biodiversity literature collected over 200 years to support the work of scientists, researchers, and students in their home institutions and throughout the world. It is especially useful for full-text of articles going back as far as 1480 that are out of copyright.

bioRxiv is a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences. It is operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a not-for-profit research and educational institution.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) provides access to full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly articles from around the world.

PlyMSEA is the shared, open access repository for research output from the following three organisations based in Plymouth: The Marine Biological Association (MBA), Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) and the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS).

Woods Hole Scientific Community Open Access Server (WHOAS) is the institutional repository of the Woods Hole scientific community redistributing the intellectual output in digital form.

Bibliographic Databases

First point of call

Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts covers the marine, brackish & freshwater environments indexing grey literature alongside mainstream publications (1960 to the present). Detailed indexing allows advanced search specificity.

Web of Science Citation Databases (WoS) indexes articles from highly respected journals (1900 to the present). Also recommended as a resource for interdisciplinary topics.

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Agricola indexes articles, books and technical reports (including material related to aquaculture) from the US National Library of Agriculture.

Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science is part of the Web of Knowledge database. It indexes the published literature of the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia workshops and conventions in a wide range of disciplines in science and technology.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) provides access to full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly articles from around the world. To search for articles on a topic, click on Find Articles on left side of DOAJ screen.

Journal Citation Reports (JCR) This database allows you to identify the scholarly journals which are the most prominent in a specific area of research. It can serve to familiarize you with many of the journal titles available in marine biology.

OAIster is an online combined bibliographic catalogue of open access material gathered from international digital libraries, institutional repositories, and online journals using the self-service WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway. Full-text access to theses, journal articles, conference proceedings, and many other resources that are freely available from electronic collections around the world.

Pub Med provides access to a database of bibliographic information drawn primarily from MEDLINE and PREMEDLINE. MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, dentistry, nursing, veterinary medicine, the health care system and the preclinical sciences. The MEDLINE file contains bibliographic citations and author abstracts from approximately 3,900 current biomedical journals with about 9 million records dating back to 1966.

ScienceDirect is Elsevier’s journal portal. It provides subscription based full-text scientific and medical research journal articles and e-books back to 1995, and indexes pre-1995 articles back to the first issue of each journal.

Web of Science Citation Databases indexes articles from highly respected journals (1900 to the present). Also recommended as a resource for interdisciplinary topics. Subscription based.

Zetoc Search searching the British Library's Electronic Table of Contents, including over 28,500 journals and more than 52 million article citations and conference papers. Also provides Zetoc Alert, a current awareness service that sends you email alerts matching the search criteria that you have provided whenever new data is loaded into the database.

Specific Bibliographic Databases

Bibliographia Nudibranchia compliled by Gary R McDonald in 2006.

Bibliography of Opisthobranchia compiled by Steven J. Long covering references from 1554-2000.

The Archie Carr Center for Turtle Research (Sea Turtle Online Bibliography 1965- ) indexes more than 11,000 items covering all aspects of sea turtle biology, conservation, and management.

FishBase is a relational database collating fish information for research scientists, fisheries managers, and zoologists offering a wide range of information on all fish species currently known in the world: taxonomy, biology, trophic ecology, life history, and uses, as well as historical data reaching back to 250 years.

FossilWorks provides query, download, and analysis tools that utilize the Paleobiology Database's large relational database assembled by hundreds of paleontologists from around the world.

National Sea Grant Depository (NSGD) serves as an archive of all Sea Grant-funded documents and includes journal articles, conference proceedings, technical reports, brochures, fact sheets, books, maps, newsletters and audio-visual materials.

National Technical Reports Library (NTRL) is one of the world's largest repositories of results from research sponsored by the U.S. Government. Users must register and create an ID to use the basic search box. 

Theses

DART EUROPE E-Thesis Online provides access to open access research theses from 610 Universities in 28 European countries

EThOS is the UK’s national thesis service which aims to maximise the visibility and availability of the UK’s doctoral research theses currently holding 450,000 doctoral theses to download instantly or to order a scanned copy.

Data Resources

British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC) is a national facility, funded and maintained by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), to process, archive and distribute data concerning the marine environment.

The Archive for Marine Species and Habitats Data (DASSH) provides tools and services for the long-term curation, management and publication of marine species and habitats data, within the UK and internationally.

US Department of Energy Data Explorer is a search tool for finding publicly available, scientific data funded by the US Department of Energy, covering science, technology, engineering research and data collections.

Dryad Digital Repository is a curated resource that makes the data underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. Dryad provides a general-purpose home for a wide diversity of datatypes.

The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) consists of more than 160 organisations assembling marine data, products and metadata to make these fragmented resources more available to public and private users free of restrictions on use.

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is an international open data infrastructure allowing anyone, anywhere to access data about all types of life on Earth, shared across national boundaries via the Internet.

GenBank is the US National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) genetic sequence database, an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences.

Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity (KNB) is an international repository intended to facilitate ecological and environmental research to share, discover, access, and interpret complex ecological data.

The Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) is a partnership of UK organisations committed to improving access to marine data. It provides support mechanism for submitting data, metadata and for finding marine data.

National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a North American-scale observation system for examining ecological change over time.

NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) is a national repository and dissemination facility for global oceanographic data which acquires and preserves a historical record of the Earth's changing environment. It includes atmospheric, coastal, oceanic, and geophysical data.

Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) is a global open-access data and information clearing-house on marine biodiversity of living species in the ocean.

The Biological Traits Information Catalogue (BIOTIC) provides scientists working within the field of benthic community ecology with an additional tool for their data analyses. Biological traits information of benthic species contained in the BIOTIC database can be downloaded and linked to benthic survey data. This may allow benthic data to be analysed not only on a taxonomic level but also on a functional level.

When using one of the databases to which the Library (NMBL) subscribes, users are obliged to abide by its terms or conditions of use.

General rules

  • Use of the databases is for academic research, study, private use and teaching only.
  • The databases may not be used for commercial research. Students on work placements may not use the databases subscribed to by NMBL for work of significant benefit to their employer.
  • Copyright regulations must be observed at all times. You may not download whole issues of journals or multiple copies of journal articles from full text databases (e.g. Science Direct), provide print or electronic copies of material to anyone, or republish any content without permission.

Failure to abide by the terms of use of the databases may result in loss of access to electronic resources.

If you have any queries about terms of use please contact the library.

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Using MBA images

Unless used under a copyright exception or licensed under a Creative Commons licence, anyone wishing to use an image owned by the MBA must submit a formal request and agree to the MBA’s terms of use. Users must also clear any copyright in the original material if this is necessary for publication or use.

The MBA will not usually charge for permission to publish images for use in not-for-profit publications. Fees for using MBA images in any format in for-profit publications or broadcasts will be negotiated based on how you want to use them. Please contact us for further information permissions@mba.ac.uk.

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