Databases for Science Research
The following science databases are just some of the databases available to researchers from the Smithsonian Libraries. For a complete listing of databases, go to the Libraries' A-Z List of e-Journals and Databases.
- These databases require connection to the Smithsonian computer network unless Free is noted. Smithsonian staff can go here for directions about remote access.
- For science subject guides on a wide variety of topics, go to the Natural & Physical Sciences Subject Guides.
- For lists of freely available, yet noteworthy research resources, go to Free Databases & Collections.
- Questions? Contact a branch librarian or email AskaLibrarian@si.edu.
Anthropology Plus: Index of journal articles, and additional resources from core and lesser-known journals from the early 19th century to today.
AnthroSource: Full-text anthropological resources from the breadth and depth of the discipline.
Biodiversity Heritage Library (Free): A digital library containing primarily historical texts in the natural sciences.
Biological Abstracts: Content from journals in fields such as biology, botany, medicine, pharmacology, zoology, agriculture, and veterinary medicine published since 1926.
Birds of North America Online: Comprehensive resource from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the American Ornithologists' Union.
GeoRef: Over 3.4 million references in the geosciences, including journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses.
GreenFILE: Covers connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines and includes topics such as global climate change, green building, and more.
Journal Citation Reports: Provides impact factors and rankings of many journals in the social and life sciences based on citation analysis.
JSTOR Global Plants: Includes plant type specimens, taxonomic structures, scientific literature, and related materials.
Latindex (Free): Regional Cooperative Online Information System for Scholarly Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal. For more details, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latindex.
PubMed (Free): Includes more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
Zoological Record: Considered the world's leading taxonomic reference, with coverage back to 1864.