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Key Facts

  • Format: Full Text, Deep Indexing, and Abstract and Index
  • Media: Electronic/Online
  • Coverage Dates: 1962 - Present
  • Sources Covered: More than 2,000 full-text journals; more than 11.8 million indexed tables and figures; more than 50 million abstract & index records


Provides extensive coverage of the literature in agriculture, aquatic science, atmospherics, biology, geology, earth science, and environmental science.

Offers full-text access with comprehensive discovery through extensive abstracts and indexes structured using controlled vocabulary managed by expert editorial teams. Features advanced tools for postgraduate researchers, along with innovative features such as Illustrata™ deep indexing of tables and figures.

By simplifying the interface, including full text, and combining very niche databases into broader subject groups so they can be searched collectively, the database has been made accessible and unintimidating to less experienced researchers who value the confidence of searching within a specialized academic database tailored to their area of study.

Full-text sources include scholarly journals, trade journals, magazines, reports, books, conference proceedings and news materials of relevance in the field. Click here to view the list of journals included within the ProQuest Natural Science Collection.

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Full-Text Access + Comprehensive Discovery

Precision discovery with extensive full-text access to a vast range of theoretical and applied science literature from peer reviewed to trade press.

Reliable Literature Reviews

Literature reviews are more reliable when you utilize the power of ProQuest’s extensive editorial and technological expertise in cataloguing the literature within specific disciplines.

Appeals to Undergrad Users, Too

Undergraduates will have no problem with ProQuest’s award-winning interface. Users can restrict results to full text and/or peer-reviewed papers.

Discover Gray Literature

Working papers, conference papers and proceedings, and theses reveal more current information than that in peer-reviewed papers. Environmental impact statements, reports, and trade journals add a practical dimension.

Image Search: Illustrata™

Illustrata™ Natural Sciences deep indexing of tables and figures in journal articles makes these objects searchable. Researchers frequently go straight to graphical data within papers to more swiftly establish the relevance of the research in the paper to their work.

Return on Investment

High usage + precision: coverage and precision needed for advanced literature reviews combined with a simple, basic interface and access to full text allowing beginners an accessible and rewarding search experience – meaning much higher usage.

Support & Training

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