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Citation & Full-Text Databases from Smithsonian Libraries

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"Free Access" databases can be used from any computer. All others are "Paid" databases which can be accessed only from a networked computer at the Smithsonian Instititution.
Databases
AATA Online: Abstracts of International Conservation Literature
Abstracts in Anthropology [Free Access]
AGRICOLA [Free Access]
Algaebase [Free Access]
Aluka
American National Biography
American Periodicals (ProQuest)
Ancestry (Library Edition)
AnimalBase: Early Zoological Literature Online [Free Access]
Biodiversity Heritage Library [Free Access]
Biological Abstracts (Web of Knowledge)
BioOne
Birds of North America Online
CAMEO: Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online [Free Access]
Catalogue of Life (Species 2000 - ITIS) [Free Access]
Chicago Manual of Style Online
CHOICE REVIEWS Online
Digital Commons Network
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
Ellis and Messina Catalogues
Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) [Free Access]
FirstSearch Databases
Fish, Fisheries & Aquatic Biodiversity Worldwide
FishBase [Free Access]
GEOnet Names Server [Free Access]
GeoRef (OvidSP)
GreenFILE
Historical Statistics of the United States
Index of Botanical Publications (Harvard University Herbaria) [Free Access]
IOPI Database of Plant Databases [Free Access]
ITIS: Integrated Taxonomic Information System [Free Access]
JSTOR
JSTOR Global Plants
Kew Bibliographic Databases [Free Access]
Modern Inventors Database [Free Access]
National Library of Medicine's LOCATORplus [Free Access]
Plant Information Online [Free Access]
ProQuest Dissertation Express [Free Access]
Scirus [Free Access]
Smithsonian Institution Contributions and Studies Series [Free Access]
SORA: Searchable Ornithological Research Archive [Free Access]
Textile Technology Index
This Dynamic Planet
Tree of Life Web Project [Free Access]
uBio Project [Free Access]
Ulrichsweb (TRIAL ACCESS through 8/19/2013)
Web of Science
Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide
Zoological Record (Web of Knowledge)


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