|Database Title||Full Description||Coverage||Full Text|
|Water Resources Abstracts||Water Resources Abstracts provides summaries of the world's technical and scientific literature on water-related topics covering the characteristics, conservation, control, pollution, treatment, use and management of water resources.
Abstracts are drawn from journals, books, conference proceedings, and techincal reports in the physical and life sciences, as well as from engineering, legal and government publications.
About 1000 journal titles are selectively indexed by Water Resources Abstracts. Until 1994, the database was produced by the United States Geological Survey, when it was generally known as Selected Water Resources Abstracts. Since that time, Water Resources Abstracts has been produced by Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, which broadened the scope by including more material published outside the U.S.A.
|1967 - present||Partial|
|Web of Knowledge||ISI Web of Knowledge provides access to Web of Science, ISI Proceedings, BIOSIS Previews, MEDLINE, Web Citation Index, and Journal Citation Reports.||1900 -||No|
|Web of Science||Web of Science includes Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Social Sciences Citation Index. Collectively, these indexes cover 8,700 scholarly and technical journals completely and 13,300 selectively, in more than 230 disciplines. The Web of Science gateway allows searching the indexes singly or in combination. Features include cited reference searching, access to records related to a particular article, and number of times an article has been cited. Coverage extends back to 1977||1977 - present||Partial|
|Wildlife and Ecology Studies Worldwide||Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide provides global coverage of the literature on wild mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians with about 590,000 bibliographic records, many of which include abstracts. The database is composed of eight databases: (1) Wildlife Review Abstracts (1935 and earlier to present) contains about 590,000 records and covers all aspects of wildlife, including: studies of individual species, habitat types, hunting, economics, wildlife behavior, management techniques, diseases, parasites and more. Sources scanned are journals, monographs, conference proceedings and symposia, websites, government reports, grey literature, books, theses, and dissertations. (2) Swiss Wildlife Information Service (SWIS, 1974 to present) SWIS has about 104,000 records and contains a main database on birds and mammals and special files on protected animals and wildlife interaction with traffic, disturbance and agriculture. (3) Wildlife Database (1960 to present) Produced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Reference Service, this database contains over 21,000+ records, 90% of which are drawn from unpublished research reports, field studies, and surveys from U. S. state agencies. (4) BIODOC (1970 to 1999) From the National University of Costa Rica, BIODOC has 9,000 records and emphasizes Central and South American fauna. (5) Waterfowl and Wetlands Bibliography (Duckdata, 1838-2000). Produced by the U.S. Geological Survey, Duckdata contains over 13,000 citations with a focus on game birds and their habitats. (6) IUCN - The World Conservation Union (1946 to present) Contains over 4,300 citations to IUCN literature related to conservation. (7) Natural & Cultural Heritage of Africa (NATCHA, 1960 to present and earlier) This database of about 14,000 records provides extensive coverage of natural history journals relating to wildlife in Africa, especially Southern Africa. (8) Afro-Tropical Bird Information Retrieval Database (Afro-Tropical BIRD, 20th century to present with some coverage of the 1800s) It covers comprehensively journals, newsletters and reports on Afro-Tropical birds. Duplication of records is avoided with the generation of composite records from the contributing databases.||1935 - present||No|
|World Bank Data||1,000 books, reports and other documents. Browse or search all titles by keywords, title, author or geographic regions.||Yes|
|Worldwide Political Science Abstracts||Up-to-date indexing, abstracts, and full-text Internet links in political science, international relations, law, sociology, economics, and public administration/policy. Has backfiles from 1975 onward of the ceased Political Science Abstracts and the ceased ABC POL SCI. Book & film reviews; dissertation info.; abstracts of journal articles, books, & book chapters. Relevant items in 34 languages. Advanced searching includes author affiliation. Thesaurus available.||Thorough: 1975-present. Some coverage 1960-1974. A few items from even earlier years.||Partial|