No new content 2021 onwards

Databases \ BIOSIS


Covers biology, taxonomy, clinical and experimental medicine, biochemistry, biotechnology, and earth sciences.

BIOSIS Previews is an enhanced version of Biological Abstracts, incorporating non-journal citations for relevant content within reviews, meeting reports, technical letters and notes, books and software, and US patents (searchable from 'Search fields' or 'Multi-field search'). It indexes 6,500+ serials from over 100 countries, and is updated weekly with around 500,000 records added annually.

The Library has licensed access from 1945: this includes BIOSIS Previews from its inception in 1969, with archival coverage of Biological Abstracts (1945-1968).

Serials currently monitored for inclusion in BIOSIS Previews. This list includes currently monitored titles as well as discontinued ones.


Current file 1969 to 2020(including BIOSIS Previews)
Archival coverage (Biological Abstracts) 1945-1968


BIOSIS is owned by Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters). The Library's access is on the Ovid platform.


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