Elsevier Biobase

Elsevier BIOBASE is a bibliographic database covering all topics pertaining to biological research throughout the world. It was established in the 1950s in print format as Current Awareness in Biological Sciences. Temporal coverage is from 1994 to the present. The database has over 4.1 million records as of December 2008. More than 300,000 records are added annually and 84% contain an abstract. It is updated weekly.

Elsevier Biobase
ProvidersDataStar, DIALOG, DIMDI, STN
Record depthindexing, abstracting, bibliographic citations, and separate species dictionary
Format coveragetitles, authors, abstracts, bibliographic details and authors' addresses
Temporal coverage1994–present
Geospatial coverageWorldwide coverage
No. of recordsOver 4 million
Update frequencyWeekly
Print edition


Coverage of the biological sciences is derived from 1,900 journals. Subjects are indexed by titles, authors, abstracts, bibliographic details and authors' addresses. This database covers the following disciplines:[1][2][3][4]

Access pointsEdit

Access points on the internet are DataStar, DIALOG, DIMDI, and STN.

Former titlesEdit

This database continues: [5]

International Abstracts of Biological Sciences (ISSN 0020-5818)

It also continues in part:[5]

Current Advances in Neuroscience (ISSN 0741-1677)
Current Advances in Cell & Developmental Biology (ISSN 0741-1626)


  1. ^ Sugato, Basu; and Ian Davidson; Kiri Lou Wagstaff (2009). Constrained Clustering: Advances in Algorithms, Theory, and Applications. Chapman & Hall/CRC Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Series. CRC Press (Taylor & Francis, Inc.). pp. 235, 236. ISBN 978-1-58488-996-0.
  2. ^ "Elsevier BIOBASE / Current Awareness in Biological Sciences". Elsevier. Archived from the original on 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2011-06-13.
  3. ^ Contains some updated information: "Elsevier BIOBASE / Current Awareness in Biological Sciences". Dialog Bluesheet. December 22, 2008. Retrieved 2011-06-13.
  4. ^ Guide to reference and information sources in the zoological sciences. p. 15. Libraries Unlimited. November 2003
  5. ^ a b Library catalog record. Must use "Current awareness in biological sciences" as a search term.

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