Biological Abstracts


With Biological Abstracts®, you can easily discover the critical journal coverage of the life sciences, with topics ranging from botany to microbiology to pharmacology. Includes BIOSIS® indexing and MeSH terms. Explore relevant disciplines from botany to microbiology to pharmacology. Use specialized indexing to discover more accurate, context-sensitive results.



Backfile Data to 1926: Track over 80 years of vital data and find the supporting — or refuting — data you need. More backfiles give you the power to conduct deeper, more.comprehensive searches and track trends through time.

Comprehensive and Relevant Coverage: Every item included in Biological Abstracts has met the high standards of an objective evaluation process that eliminates excess and delivers data that is accurate, meaningful and timely.

Integrated access to other Web of Science data and tools: Accessing Biological Abstracts on Web of Science means you can simultaneously search all other Web of Science resources your institution subscribes to, and take advantage of powerful tools such as cited reference searching. One.common vocabulary within this platform enables your search terms to be matched to all relevant terms that may be categorized differently in other databases, delivering more.complete and relevant results.

Insightful Analysis Options: Find hidden trends and patterns, gain insight into emerging fields of research, and identify leading researchers, institutions and journals with the Analyze Tool.


Biological Abstracts is just one of the full collection of life sciences content and tools available in Web of Science that will help you explore the literature, analyze trends, measure impact, and get the full research picture.

Life Sciences
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Biosis Citation Index®
Comprehensive, international life sciences content with cited references.

Biological Abstracts®
Includes journal coverage of the life sciences, with topics ranging from botany to microbiology to pharmacology.

BIOSIS Previews®
An expansive index to life sciences and biomedical research from journals, meetings, books, and patents.