Biological Abstracts and Zoological Record have now moved from the former SilverPlatter WebSPIRS to the ISI Thomson Scientific/Web of Knowledge platform. (Frequent users of the Web of Knowledge/Web of Science databases will recognize the look and feel). The content of these databases remains unchanged. Biological Abstracts indexes 4000 biology journals each year and covers 1969 to the present. Zoological Record indexes about 5000 zoology journals and covers 1978 to the present.
Two additional changes are coming soon. Come August 19 or so, there will be a new look to all three databases. You will still be able to run the searches you do now, but additional features will be available, too. When the new interface comes online, the library will post more information about these new features. At about that same time, the coverage of Zoological Record will expand back to 1864!
If you have any questions regarding how to search these databases effectively, please contact your Steenbock Liaison Librarian.