Literature databases today provide many useful and powerful
search functions that can save time and provide more thorough and targeted
results. In addition to the self-guided help links listed here, the
NOAA Miami Regional Library staff provides workshops and individual assistance.
Contact the Library for more information.
Literature Database support
and training pages
- BioOne is a collection of 160 internet-based electronic biology and science research journals. All BioOne articles are full-text, complete with illustrations and links from the original print source. BioOne is a collaboration between scientific organizations, including scholarly societies, museums, universities, organizations, and the private sector
- Informational brochures, handouts and presentations providing librarians and patrons information on how to effectively use Bio One
- CiteULike is a free service to help you to store, organize and share the scholarly papers you are reading. When you see a paper on the web that interests you, you can click one button and have it added to your personal library. CiteULike automatically extracts the citation details, so there's no need to type them in yourself. It all works from within your web browser so there's no need to install any software. Because your library is stored on the server, you can access it from any computer with an Internet connection.
- Information on how to use CiteULike
Mendley-a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research
and Geophysical Abstracts (MGA)
- Covers meteorology, climatology & hydrology from 1974 to present.
guide - An 18-page PDF that details general and advanced searching
techniques, emailing records, using QuickBib and output format editor
and using the controlled vocabulary for more thorough and efficient
- Aggregates and tabulates citation and article counts as indicators of how frequently current researchers are using individual journals.
- Training - Describes all the live, recorded and downloadable training opportunities available
- Quick Reference Card
- Including accessibility, PDF help, FAQ's, searching
JSTOR, MyJSTOR and citation management.
Web of Science (Science Citation Index) 1984 -
- Covers more than 5,700 major journals across 164 scientific disciplines.
- Quick Reference
Card - Six-page PDF that describes how to do a cited reference search;
use Refine to mine a set of up to 100,000 results to find the top 100
Subject Categories, Source Titles, Document Types, Authors, Publication
Years, Conference Titles, Countries, Institutions, and Languages; create
a personal profile and/or alerts; and export to EndNote or EndNote Web.
- Training - Describes all the live and recorded training opportunities available
- Cited Author, H-Index Training - Provides training on how to seach for cited authors and using the H-Index for WOS
- Workbook - and other downloadable/printable materials.
- Tutorial - A quick, online tutorial covering the basic search features Web of
- Newsletters - providing updates on scientific and Thomson product news.
NOAA has a site-wide license for the bibliographic management applications
Endnote and Reference Manager. These tools help you keep track of and
create citations to the sources you use. EndNote Web is a web-base citation
manager that can be accessed from any NOAA-authenticated computer.
Most literature databases have easy-to-use citation exporting functions
which can save researchers time and effort. The databases vary but all
provide help pages to assist with this function. Start by looking for
an export link on a search results page.
EndNote Web is a web-based citation management tool available to NOAA
EndNote is a client-based citation management application available
to NOAA employees.