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The Natural Science Collection is a full-text database supported by a specialized A&I file. It covers comprehensive scholarly output and is managed by an expert editorial team overseeing content selection and indexing supported by a controlled vocabulary. The collection features these three databases:
Agricultural & Environmental Science Database – This database includes the renowned AGRICOLA, Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management, and Environmental Impact Statement databases and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.
Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database – This database includes the Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts, and Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts databases, and provides full-text titles from around the world including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.
Biological Science Database – This database includes the renowned Biological Sciences, MEDLINE, and TOXLINE databases and provides full-text titles from around the world including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.
This collection facilitates precision discovery with extensive full-text access to a vast range of theoretical and applied science and engineering literature. Full-text content differentiates ProQuest from A&I providers bringing value and access beyond other citation and abstract resources and higher usage.
Faculty and graduate students, having limited time to review more and more content, place a high emphasis on abstract quality, especially when judging a journal article’s impact and importance. ProQuest offers researchers high quality abstracts within their domain (including foreign publications) to review and assess which articles to actually invest time in reading fully.
The Natural Science Collection supports a wide range of search strategies for all types of users, from early and general researchers to domain specific search experts.
Available on ProQuest, named as Best Interface in the 2015 Charleston Advisor Reader’s Choice Awards: “It is much more intuitive and easy to use than previous versions. It includes improved document viewing, easier navigation…Kudos to ProQuest.”
Reports, working papers, conference papers and proceedings, trade publications, and theses are useful for uncovering research that is so new that it has not yet passed the peer review process.
The scope of coverage, journals, conference proceedings, dissertations, and more cannot be duplicated in a stand-alone aggregated database.
The coverage and precision needed for advanced literature reviews is combined with a simple, user-friendly interface and access to full text allowing beginners an accessible and rewarding search experience that translates into much higher usage.
All content in the Natural Science Collection is discoverable in The Summon® Service from ProQuest and other discovery layers. In addition, as with all other ProQuest database resources, scholarly full text content is discoverable in Google Scholar.