Library Resources for Bioenergy and Biofuels Research

June 28th, 2007

There are many library databases suitable for searching research literature on topics of bioenergy and biofuels. A selection of these databases is listed below with brief descriptions, dates of coverage, and links to the products themselves.

Steenbock Library congratulates faculty, researchers and affiliated staff who will continue to pursue research and innovation with the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center.

Do speak with librarians at Steenbock and Wendt libraries for assistance using these resources.

Research Literature Databases

Applied Science (1983 – updated quarterly)
Indexes articles, product evaluations, and book reviews from more than 390 leading periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere. Includes trade and industrial publications, journals of professional societies, and specialized subject periodicals.

Biotechnology & Bioengineering Abstracts (1982 – updated monthly)
Indexes some 539 journal covering research, applications, regulatory developments and new patents across all areas of biotechnology and bioengineering.

Business Source Elite (1984 – updated daily)
Full-text database of more than 900 business journals plus an indexing and abstracting database of approximately 1600 journals. Scholarly and popular business magazines are included.

CAB Abstracts (1910 – updated quarterly)
Indexes some 11,000 journals, books, technical reports, theses, symposium, patents, conference proceedings, and annual reports each year. Subject matter includes agricultural engineering, forest products, biofuels, dairy science and technology, irrigation and drainage, postharvest technology, animal and plant science production, and soil science and fertilizer technology.

Engineering Research
Aggregate search within the following databases—all of which can be searched individually:

ANTE: Abstracts in New Technology & Engineering (1981-)
Civil Engineering Abstracts (1966-)
Earthquake Engineering Abstracts (1971-)
Environmental Engineering Abstracts (1990-)
Mechanical & Transportation Engineering Abstracts (1966-)

Engineering Village (INSPEC and Compendex) (1884 – updated weekly)
Provides searchable access to multiple engineering databases through one interface. Databases include: Compendex (Engineering Index); INSPEC; ENGnetBASE, with over 160 handbooks; patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office; esp@cenet, the European Patent Organisation database: Scirus, a comprehensive science-specific web search engine; and daily news feeds from LexisNexis on a broad spectrum of engineering topics.

Environmental Science & Pollution Management
Aggregate search within the following databases—all of which can be searched individually:

Agricultural and Environmental Biotechnology Abstracts (1993-)
ASFA3: Aquatic Pollution and Environmental Quality (1990-)
Bacteriology Abstracts (Microbiology B) (1982-)
Ecology Abstracts (1982-)
EIS: Digests of Environmental Impact Statements (1985-)
Environmental Engineering Abstracts (1990-)
Health Safety Science Abstracts (1981-)
Human Population & Natural Resource Management (1995-)
Industrial and Applied Microbiology Abstracts (Microbiology A) (1982-)
Pollution Abstracts (1981-)
Risk Abstracts (1990-)
Toxicology Abstracts (1990-)
Water Resources Abstracts (1967-)

GEOBASE (1980- updated twice monthly)
Abstracts scholarly literature on geography, geology and ecology and provides comprehensive bibliographic references to more than 2,000 primary journals, books, monographs, reports, conference proceedings and theses in the fields of human and physical geography, cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), geomorphology, climatology, hydrology and development studies.

GrayLit Network (1960 – updates vary)
Portal to technical report information generated through federally funded research and development projects. Many of the documents are available in full-text.

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