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					Title                          BIOSYS             PubMed                        Scopus                      Web of Science
Scope & Audience     BIOSIS Previews ®            The scope of MEDLINE          Researchers and students    Researchers and students
                     encompasses the entire       includes such diverse         in the scientific           in the scientific
                     field of life sciences and   topics as microbiology,       disciplines, including      disciplines, including
                     provides comprehensive       delivery of health care,      biomedical sciences,        biomedical sciences,
                     coverage of the world’s      nutrition, pharmacology       chemistry, engineering,     chemistry, engineering,
                     published biological and     and environmental             materials science,          materials science,
                     biomedical research. This    health. The categories        agricultural science, and   agricultural science, and
                     includes traditional areas   covered in MEDLINE            more.                       more.
                     of biology, such as          include everything from
                     botany, zoology and          anatomy, organisms,
                     microbiology, as well as     diseases, psychiatry, and
                     experimental, clinical       psychology to the
                     and veterinary medicine,     physical sciences.
                     biotechnology,
                     environmental studies,
                     and agriculture.
                     Interdisciplinary fields
                     such as biochemistry,
                     biophysics and
                     bioengineering are also
                     included.




Databases Included   BIOSIS; includes content     Medline: an index                                         Science Citation Index
                     from print Biological        containing journal                                        (SCI), Social Sciences
                     Abstracts (1969-present)     citations and abstracts for                               Index (SSI) , Arts &
                     and Biological               biomedical literature                                     Humanities Index (AHI)
                     Abstracts/RRM (Reports,      from around the world.
                     Reviews, Meetings)
Title                            BIOSYS              PubMed                  Scopus                       Web of Science
Types of Literature     Articles; also covers        Articles and selected   Journals, trade              Journals, proceedings
Covered                 national and international   books from the NCBI     publications, book series,   paper, reviews, meeting
                        meetings, reviews,           collection              conference papers, web       abstracts
                        technical letters and                                resources
                        notes, meeting reports
                        (from 1989 to present),
                        software (1992 to
                        present), and books.


Number of               > 18 million (1926-          > 20 million (mostly    > 40 million                 >40 million
bibliographic records   present)                     MEDLINE)
Number of Journals      About 5,000                  About 5,4000            > 16,500 including 1,200 >7,000
Covered                                                                      Open Access (1996-); >
                                                                             7,000 additional abstract
                                                                             only (pre-1995)

Patent Coverage         Yes                          No                      23 million from 5 patent Yes
                                                                             offices (US Patent and
                                                                             Trademark Office,
                                                                             European Patent Office,
                                                                             Japan Patent Office,
                                                                             World Intellectual
                                                                             Property Organization
                                                                             and UK Intellectual
                                                                             Property Office)

Dates Covered           1969-                        1947-                   1996-present (complete 1974-
                                                                             coverage)
                                                                             pre-1995 (abstracts
                                                                             only), going back as early
                                                                             as 1823
Title                              BIOSYS               PubMed                   Scopus                      Web of Science
Types of Searching         Default is all fields; can   Default search is by     Text: topic, title, author, Text: topic, title, author,
                           specify abstract, author,    keyword, which looks for publication, more           publication, more
                           journal words, heading       associated MeSH term,
                           words, title, and many       then Journal, then
                           more fields                  Author; other fields can
                                                        be specified manually in
                                                        Advanced Search.

Links to Electronic Full   Yes                          Yes                        Yes                        Yes
Text
Automatic Alerts?          Yes                          Yes                                                   Yes
Updated                    Weekly                       Tue-Sat
RSS?                       No                           Yes                        Yes
Notes                                                   Part of NCBI Entrez                                   Packaged with Social
                                                        database system.                                      Sciences Index and Arts
                                                                                                              & Humanities Index

More Information           http://ovidsp.tx.ovid.com http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih. http://www.info.sciverse.
                           /sp-                      gov/pubmed/              com/scopus/
                           3.4.1b/ovidweb.cgi?&S=
                           NAJNFPFCABDDMKIE
                           NCBLMGIBLMALAA0
                           0&Database+Field+Guid
                           e=6
Title                           SciFinder            Reaxys                       PubMed                        Scopus                      Web of Science
Scope & Audience        Main area is chemistry,      Main area is chemistry,      The scope of MEDLINE          Researchers and students    Researchers and students
                        but also researchers and     but also researchers and     includes such diverse         in the scientific           in the scientific
                        students in the scientific   students in the scientific   topics as microbiology,       disciplines, including      disciplines, including
                        disciplines, including       disciplines, including       delivery of health care,      biomedical sciences,        biomedical sciences,
                        biomedical sciences,         biomedical sciences,         nutrition, pharmacology       chemistry, engineering,     chemistry, engineering,
                        engineering, materials       engineering, materials       and environmental             materials science,          materials science,
                        science, agricultural        science, agricultural        health. The categories        agricultural science, and   agricultural science, and
                        science, and more.           science, and more.           covered in MEDLINE            more.                       more.
                                                                                  include everything from
                                                                                  anatomy, organisms,
                                                                                  diseases, psychiatry, and
                                                                                  psychology to the
                                                                                  physical sciences.



Databases Included      CAplus                       Combines the content of      Medline: an index                                         Science Citation Index
                        (Literature/patents),        Beilstein (organic),         containing journal                                        (SCI), Social Sciences
                        CAS REGISTRY                 Gmelin (inorganic and        citations and abstracts for                               Index (SSI) , Arts &
                        (Substances),                organometallic) and the      biomedical literature                                     Humanities Index (AHI)
                        CASREACT (Reactions),        Patent Chemistry             from around the world.
                        CHEMCATS (Chemical           Database; Provides
                        Suppliers), CHEMLIST         commercial availablity
                        (Regulated Chemicals),       data
                        MEDLINE

Types of Literature     Journals, patents,        Journals and patents            Articles and selected         Journals, trade            Journals, proceedings
Covered                 conference proceedings,                                   books from the NCBI           publications, book series, paper, reviews, meeting
                        technical reports, books,                                 collection                    conference papers, web abstracts
                        dissertations, reviews,                                                                 resources
                        meeting abstracts.

Number of               CAplus > 32 million,                                      > 20 million (mostly          > 40 million                >40 million
bibliographic records   MEDLINE > 18 million                                      MEDLINE)
Number of substance     > 54 million         > 12 million                         n/a                           n/a                         n/a
records
Title                          SciFinder        Reaxys                    PubMed                         Scopus                    Web of Science
Number of Journals      > 10,000 with 1,500 key Gmelin 62, Beilstein over About 5,4000                   > 16,500 including 1,200 >7,000
Covered                 chemical titles         175                                                      Open Access (1996-); >
                                                                                                         7,000 additional abstract
                                                                                                         only (pre-1995)

Patent Coverage         Canadian Intellectual     Selected organic         No                            23 million from 5 patent Yes
                        Property Office,          chemistry patent                                       offices (US Patent and
                        European Patent Office,   publications (1869 -                                   Trademark Office,
                        French Patent Office,     1980); Selected English-                               European Patent Office,
                        German Patent Office,     language patent                                        Japan Patent Office,
                        Japanese Patent Office,   publications (WO, US,                                  World Intellectual
                        Russian Patent Office,    EP; 1976 -) from the                                   Property Organization
                        United Kingdom, United    primary International                                  and UK Intellectual
                        States, and World         Patent Class IPC                                       Property Office)
                        Intellectual Property
                        Organization

Dates Covered           CAplus 1800s- ,           Selected journals (1771-) 1947-                        1996-present (complete 1974-
                        MEDLINE 1947-             Selected organic patents                               coverage)
                                                  (1869-) Selected English-                              pre-1995 (abstracts
                                                  language patent                                        only), going back as early
                                                  publications (WO, US,                                  as 1823
                                                  EP; 1976 -)

Types of Searching      Text: (topics, words,     Text: (topic, author,      Text: default search is by Text: topic, title, author, Text: topic, title, author,
                        phrases, chemical name,   chemical name, CAS         MeSH term, then            publication, more           publication, more
                        , molecular formula,      Registry, patent number,   Journal, then Author; but
                        author, CAS registry      more); chemical            other fields can be
                        number, patent number,    structure, chemical        specified manually
                        and more); chemical       reaction, chemical
                        structure, chemical       substances & properties
                        reaction

Chemical Structures?    Yes                     Yes                          No                          No                          No
Chemical Reactions?     Yes, > 39 million with  Yes                          No                          No                          No
                        coverage beginning 1840

Links to Electronic Full Yes                      Yes                        Yes                         Yes                         Yes
Text
Title                        SciFinder         Reaxys                    PubMed                   Scopus                      Web of Science
Automatic Alerts?   Yes                        Yes                       Yes                                                  Yes
Updated             Daily                                                Tue-Sat
RSS?                No                         No                        Yes                      Yes
Notes               Three simultaneous         No limit to number of     Part of NCBI Entrez                                  Packaged with Social
                    users; Uconn does not      users; has substructure   database system.                                     Sciences Index and Arts
                    have                       searching                                                                      & Humanities Index
                    substructure/Marekesh
                    searching
More Information    http://www.cas.org/produ   https://www.info.reaxys.c http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih. http://www.info.sciverse.
                    cts/scifindr/index.html    om/                       gov/pubmed/              com/scopus/
Title                   Compendex                  INSPEC
Scope & Audience        Coverage includes          Leading bibliographic
                        nuclear technology,        database providing
                        bioengineering, chemical   access to the world's
                        and process engineering,   scientific literature in
                        light and optical          electrical engineering,
                        technology, agricultural   electronics, physics,
                        engineering and food       control engineering,
                        technology, computers      information technology,
                        and data processing,       communications,
                        mechanical, materials,     computers, computing,
                        petroleum engineering,     and manufacturing and
                        and more.                  production engineering.




Databases Included




Types of Literature     Journals, conference    Journals, conference
Covered                 articles & proceedings, articles & proceedings,
                        book chapters & reviews book chapters & reviews



Number of               > 12 million               > 11 million
bibliographic records
Number of substance     n/a                        n/a
records
Title                   Compendex                  INSPEC
Number of Journals      Over 5,600 journals,       3,000 scientific and
Covered                 trade magazines and        technical journals and
                        conference proceedings     2,000 conference
                        indexed annually           proceedings.

Patent Coverage         Yes                        Yes




Dates Covered           1969-                      1969-




Types of Searching      Text: Subject, title,      Text: Subject, title,
                        abstract, author, source abstract, author, source
                        title, publisher, and more title, publisher, and more




Chemical Structures?    No                         No
Chemical Reactions?     No                         No


Links to Electronic Full Yes                       Yes
Text
Title               Compendex               INSPEC
Automatic Alerts?
Updated
RSS?                Yes                     Yes
Notes




More Information    http://www.ei.org/compe http://www.ei.org/inspec
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