Information about the catalogues

This page brings together information about the catalogues and databases that are integrated into the comprehensive searching of the Virtual Library of Biology (vifabio).

Contents:

Library catalogues:
» UB Frankfurt Fachkatalog Biologie
» UB Frankfurt Retrokatalog
» BGBM & Biologie FU Berlin
» IPK Gatersleben
» Entomological Library (SDEI)
» Marine fisheries SUB Hamburg
» ThULB Jena Subject Catalogue Biology
» Natural History Museum (NHM) Vienna
» MPI for Ornithology
» Biodiversity Heritage Library
» AnimalBase
Bibliographic databases:
» Catalogue of articles (OLC)
» BioLIS
» PubMed
Nationallizenzen:
» Biological Abstracts
» Zoological Record
Internet resources & Free Online Full-texts:
» BASE Section Biology
» Internet Guide
» BioWebSearch
German regional bibliographies:
» Hessische Bibliographie
» Mecklenburg-Vorpommersche Bibliographie

UB Frankfurt Fachkatalog Biologie

The University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg, one of the largest scientific libraries in Germany looks after the special subject collections Biology, Botany, Zoology, and therefore acquires the literature relevant to research worldwide. In addition it obtains exchanges from the Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft (SGN; Senckenberg Natural History Research Society). Exclusively biologically relevant titles are contained In the continuously expanded subject excerpts of the online catalogue (OPAC), which is included in the search function of vifabio. Besides books and other materials (e.g. maps, CDs, microforms, sound and film documents) since 1986, journals and E-journals (online journals) have been cited, without regard to their publication years. Furthermore, a small number of individual journal articles are listed. The library participates as a lending institution in the inter-library loan scheme and offers document delivery through subito.

(On technical grounds the link “UB Frankfurt Fachkatalog Biologie" alongside  info.gif, leads to the OPAC of the University Library which encompasses all subjects.)

More about the University Library at:
http://www.ub.uni-frankfurt.de/ueber.html

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UB Frankfurt Retrokatalog

The Senckenberg Library, one of the two forerunner libraries of the Frankfurt University Library, was founded in 1763. The emphasis of the collection is on biological titles but there are also titles listed from the areas of medicine, natural history, and mathematics. The retro catalogue offered in vifabio – the scanned card catalogue – contains two sub-catalogues:

The library participates as a lending institution in the inter-library loan scheme and offers document delivery through subito.

More about the Senckenberg Library at:
http://www.ub.uni-frankfurt.de/ueber/seb_geschichte.html

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BGBM & Biologie FU Berlin

Since April 2000, the Library of the Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem of the Free University Berlin has united in this building:

  1. the library of the central facility of the Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum (ZE BGBM) [Institution code: B24 or 188/24]
  2. the departmental library of the department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy [Institution code: 188/827] of the Free University Berlin.

The Library of the BGBM was founded in 1815 with the task of collecting, as extensively as possible, the botanical literature published worldwide, and making it available for use. To this belongs: general botany, systematic botany, phytogeography, (including vegetation science and plant ecology), applied botany, (useful plants, ornamental plants, ethnobotany, etc.), nature and species protection, nomenclature, and the history of botany. Besides monographs and journals, seed catalogues, microfiche publications from herbaria, plant illustrations, and vegetation maps amongst other things, are collected.

The Biology Department Library combines the literature of the Biology Institute and it subject groups. To these belong: botany, genetics, applied genetics, microbiology, cell biology, zoology, applied zoology, human biology, neurobiology and biochemistry of animals.

The journal holdings are completely indexed in the online catalogue, on the other hand monographs acquired before 1910 (Biology Department Library), or 1995 (BGBM Library) respectively are, largely, not yet represented in online catalogue.

The library participates as a lending institution in the inter-library loan scheme and offers document delivery; for the special conditions see:
http://www.bgbm.org/bgbm/library/loan-en.htm

Further information can be obtained at:
http://www.bgbm.org/bgbm/library/default-en.htm

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IPK Gatersleben

The library of the Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Gaterleben, is a special library of the Leibniz Society, which currently has available holdings of 75578 volumes. The focal areas of botany, plant genetics, cytology, cell and tissue culture, agricultural crop farming, biotechnology and environmental protection as well as the special subject collections molecular cell biology of plants, molecular plant genetics, plant-genetic resources, plant taxonomy, and cultivated plant research, characterise the profile of the library. A special highlight is the collection of floras from all over the world. The library participates as a lending institution in the inter-library loan scheme and offers document delivery.

Further information can be obtained from the homepage of the library:
http://www.ipk-gatersleben.de/Internet/Infrastruktur/Bibliothek

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Entomological Library (SDEI)

The German Entomological Institute (DEI) was founded in 1886 as a “national entomological museum”; it developed quickly into an internationally-recognised research body for systematic and applied entomology. Since 2009, the Institute is a part of the Senckenberg Research Institute and Nature Museums (SFN) and is known as the Senckenberg Germany Entomological Institute Müncheberg (SDEI).

Inseperably bound with the research at the Institute is the excellent Entomological Library. This library (B15) is the basis of an entomology information centre of international renown. The collection consists of about 29,000 monographs, 48,000 volumes from over 2,400 journals and serials, 800 current journal subscriptions and 118,000 reprints (as of November 2009)

The online catalogue, now integrated into vifabio, consists of monographs and serials from 2005; addition of older titles is in preparation.

Excerpts from books, articles from journals and other anthologies can be ordered from the Entomological Library for document delivery as either hard copies or scans.

Further information can be found at:
http://www.senckenberg.de/root/index.php?page_id=14022

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Marine fisheries SUB Hamburg

The State and University Library Hamburg (SUB Hamburg) acquires, for its special collection “Coastal and Deep-Sea Fishing”, scientific publications concerning catching and production, as well as the biology of fish and other useful deep-sea and coastal organisms. The holdings comprise books, journals, microforms and electronic media.

The subject section of the online catalogue of SUB Hamburg is incorporated into the search function of vifabio; it is always current, i.e. the new acquisitions are continually updated. This subject catalogue contains literature references to the topics: sea fishing, whaling, the catching and production of other sea creatures and plants, fishing biology, marine aquaculture, fish breeding and fishery economics.

The library participates as a lending institution in the inter-library loan scheme and offers the document delivery through subito.

More about SUB Hamburg at:
http://www.sub.uni-hamburg.de

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ThULB Jena Subject Catalogue Biology

The University and State Library Jena (ThULB) is one of the few German state and university libraries with a very long tradition. It arose from the 'Bibliotheca Electoralis' belonging to the Saxon elector Friedrich III.

The library's collections include the estates of several famous biologists who lectured and worked in Jena, like the zoologist and evolutionary biologist Ernst Haeckel, the anatomist and evolutionary biologist Dietrich Starck, the botanist Carl Haussknecht, the bryologist Riclef Grolle and others.

Especially the ThULB’s section library Herbarium Haussknecht offers an extraordinarily comprehensive selection of botanical literature, focusing on systematic botany and plant geography.

The ThULB is an active participant in the inter-library loan.

More about the University Library of Jena can be found at:
http://www.thulb.uni-jena.de

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Natural History Museum (NHM) Vienna

The Libraries at the Natural History Museum in Vienna arose from Habsburg collections from the 18th century and currently contain approximately 200,000 titles, thereof 50,000 titles published before 1900.

Aligned with the working priorities of the academic departments, the collection covers the disciplines anthropology, botany, mineralogy, petrology, geology, palaeontology, prehistory, speleology and zoology.

The library will provide copies from journals and monographs via its delivery service.

More about the Library at the Natural History Museum (NHM), Vienna can be found at:
http://www.nhm-wien.ac.at/en/museum/libraries

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MPI for Ornithology

The library of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology was founded in 1958 as library of the Max Planck Institute for Behavioural Physiology. Focuses on this former collection were books and journals about behavioural physiology (Konrad Lorenz and Erich von Holst), orientation and cybernetics in animals (Gustav Kramer and Horst Mittelstaedt), biological rhythms and clocks, as well as bird migration (Jürgen Aschoff and Eberhard Gwinner). Later on, literature about olfaction (Dietrich Schneider and Karl-Ernst Kaißling), sociobiology (Wolfgang Wickler) and the neuronal basis of behaviour (Franz Huber) also became part of the library.

The library of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology is based on these subjects. Currently, the collection includes topics like behavioural neurobiology, behavioural ecology and evolutionary genetics with focus on birds.

The library of the human ethology (Irenäus Eibl-Eibelsfeldt) is also part of the library of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology.

Until 2010, the collection of the Ornithological Station Radolfzell (formerly Ornithological Station in Rossiten, Eastern Prussia. First Ornithological Station in the World, founded in 1901 by Johannes Thienemann, now part of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology) will be integrated in the library in Seewiesen. Main focus on this collection is bird ringing, bird migration and the biology of birds.

More about the Max-Planck-Institute (MPI) for Ornithology, Seewiesen can be found at:
http://orn.mpg.de/index_en.html

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Biodiversity Heritage Library

Ten large libraries in the USA and Great Britain collaborate on the Biodiversity Heritage Library project (BHL). Libraries of natural history museums, and botanical and zoological research institutes participate. The project partners have developed a plan to completely digitise the biodiversity literature available in their collections; this plan has been consistently implemented for several years. More than thirty million digitised pages of fundamental taxonomical literature are already available in BHL (as of June 2010). This literature is freely available worldwide on the web; it can be read online and downloaded in PDF format. Special search tools enable the tracing of literature references related to organism names.

The title data of BHL shown in vifabio corresponds to the position in June 2010. For the time being, updating takes place only at long intervals since, up till now, BHL has not offered a dynamic interface.

Further information can be found at:
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org

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AnimalBase

The German Research Foundation-funded (DFG) project to digitise relevant early literature in animal taxonomy, Animal Base – Early Zoological Literature Online, was initiated by the Zoological Institute (Zoologischen Institut) and the Göttingen Digitisation Centre (GDZ) at the State and University Library of Göttingen (Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen). In the first stage of the project, around 400 works – almost all zoological literature relevant to taxonomy until 1770 – were digitised. Through to 2011, the second stage of the project will digitise around 1000 works, covering up until 1820. Within the scope of the project, taxonomical information on animal species in these works will be recorded in a database and linked with their original descriptions. Digitised works that arose from sources other than the cooperation between AnimalBase and the GDZ (such as BHL) will thereby also be linked.

In vifabio, the currently documented collection of digitised works from the cooperation between AnimalBase and the GDZ will be searched through a dynamic interface with the Common Library Network (GBV). (Some relevant zoological digitised works from other projects can be found in vifabio under other search engines).

You can find the AnimalBase website - and further possibilities to find digitised works from other projects - at:
http://www.animalbase.org

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Catalogue of articles (OLC)

In this database are documented more than 2.8 million articles (as of: June 2009) from more than 1500 biological journals from the period beginning in 1993. The data of the Swets Information Services agency that are licensed for use in the virtual library are based on the tables of contents of the journal volumes and represent the biological section from altogether 20 000 current journals from all scientific areas. The majority of the articles are linked with the Regensburg electronic library and the delivery service subito (subject to charges) to enable rapid access to full texts.

Journal list in the catalogue of articles (OLC) (330 KB)

By using myCCBio, you will regularly receive tables of contents for newly published journal issues as e-mails, for free. You can choose as many as you like from the journal titles included in our Catalogue of articles.

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BioLIS

The database BioLIS (Biological Literature-Information Senckenberg) indexes biological journal literature from the period 1970 to 1996. It is bilingual (German/English) and includes journals and series from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. With regard to subject and geographical orientation it forms an extension of the Biological Abstracts database. The bibliographic information about the articles indexed is expanded through comprehensive, content descriptive keywords and organism names so that special searches, especially in regard to literature concerning particular organisms, are possible. BioLIS was developed at the Senckenberg Research Institute, Frankfurt am Main and is now made available online, without charge, by the University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg (please observe the conditions of use).

The sorting of the hits from BioLIS within the Virtual Catalogue is primarily by relevance (descending), and then by year (descending) and author (ascending) respectively.

Further information can be found at:
http://biolis.ub.uni-frankfurt.de/about.html

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PubMed

The database MEDLINE forms the nucleus of PubMed; for PubMed more than 4600 biomedical journals are indexed. In addition, PubMed offers access to new, not yet completely processed MEDLINE citations (no keywords, no abstracts). Other biomedical journal literature, not contained in MEDLINE, is additionally indexed.

Further information can be found at:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query/static/overview.html

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Biological Abstracts

Biological Abstracts is, worldwide, the largest and most comprehensive database for the biosciences. More than 6000 scientific periodicals are covered. The content emphasises: Botany, Zoology, Microbiology/Parasitology, Medicine (animal and human, cancer research), Genetics and Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Environmental research, Agriculture and Forestry as well as Dietetics. For most of the recorded material abstracts are available.

For technical reasons, the provider offers two data sets: "Biological Abstracts Archive" (1926 to 1968), and "Biological Abstracts" (1969 to 2004). They can be searched in parallel. (The data of Biological Abstracts are also contained in the database BIOSIS Previews.)

The German Research Foundation has acquired a national licence for access to Biological Abstracts. Access through parallel searching in vifabio’s virtual catalogue is only possible with computers located in academic institutions in Germany (identification with IP address). Users of computers located outside these institutions will see a stop sign verbot.gif. (Information about access possibilities for private users resident in Germany can be found here.)

Further information can be found at the database owner's website:
http://thomsonreuters.com/products_services/science/...

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Zoological Record

Zoological Record (ZR) is the world's oldest continuing database of animal biology. More than a century of experience has made ZR a respected resource for: (a) information from every field in animal biology, (b) projects in academic, government, and commercial organizations, (c) reliable and in-depth information searches. Because ZR's coverage extends back to 1864, it has long acted as the world's unofficial register of animal names. But this is only one aspect, as its scope of coverage represents every area of animal biology, from biodiversity and the environment to taxonomy and veterinary sciences. [Information of the supplier]

For technical reasons, the provider offers two data sets: "Zoological Record Archive" (1864-1977), and "Zoological Record" (1978-2006). They can be searched in parallel.

The German Research Foundation has acquired a national licence for access to Zoological Record. Access through parallel searching in vifabio’s virtual catalogue is only possible with computers located in academic institutions in Germany (identification with IP address). Users of computers located outside these institutions will see a stop sign verbot.gif. (Information about access possibilities for private users resident in Germany can be found here.)

Further information can be found at the database owner's website:
http://thomsonreuters.com/products_services/science/...

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BASE Section Biology

The Bielefeld Academic Search Engine (BASE) is one of the world’s largest search engines for open access academic publications. This multidisciplinary service currently contains records for almost 30 million open access full-text publications, which are held in more than 1800 academic document repositories around the world (as of July 2011).

A special subject-specific excerpt has been filtered out of BASE for vifabio, which covers the biology full-text publications from the following relevant repositories: PubMed Central (PMC), the Linnean Collections of the Linnean Society of London, the Tropicos database of the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Proceedings of the Taxonomic Database Working Group (TDWG) as well as the Opus document servers of German universities (including vifabioDOC). Further repositories are constantly being added. The subject-specific excerpt in vifabio currently covers more than 2 million open access full-text publications (as of July 2011).

Further information can be found at:
http://base.ub.uni-bielefeld.de/en/

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Internet Guide

In the vifabio Internet Guide there are quality-controlled links to topic websites, internet portals, databases, and to the websites of institutions. Thereby various sub-areas of biology e.g. physiology, genetics, or ecology are handled just like information about individual organism groups.

Further information can be found at:

vifabio collection profile

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BioWebSearch

BioWebsearch is the web search engine for biology. In contrast to generic search engines, results from BioWebSearch do not contain ads or off-topic content.

While vifabio's Internet Guide contains only metadata (descriptive data about web sites) and links, BioWebSearch goes one step further. All home pages indexed in the Internet Guide, as well as many additional sites, are crawled and indexed using the Nutch/Solr software. This allows for full-text searching of website content. This service reveals even more biological sciences content on the World Wide Web than the Internet Guide.

Directly access BioWebSearch:
» BioWebSearch

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Hessische Bibliographie

The Hessian Bibliography is a literature documentation of books, articles, maps, and audiovisual and electronic publications related to the federal state of Hesse. The report period starts with 1997. The bibliography was compiled with the collaboration of the five Hessian depository libraries in Kassel, Fulda, Frankfurt, Wiesbaden und Darmstadt as well as the University libraries of Marburg and Giessen. The subject section integrated into the Virtual Library of Biology comprises almost 10,000 titles relevant to biology.

Further information can be found at:
http://www.hebis.de/de/1ueber_uns/hessbib/hess_bib_index.php

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Mecklenburg-Vorpommersche Bibliographie

The Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Bibliography chronicles regional literature published since 1945 about the area encompassed by the modern-day state Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Books, brochures, maps, audiovisual and electronic media as well as articles from journals, newspapers and collective works are included. Since its launch in 1995, there is also a daily analysis of newspapers in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

The biological subject extract, which is integrated into vifabio, contains just under 10000 publications on the topics of biology, land improvement, environmental protection and conservation.

You can find more information about the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Bibliography on the State Library of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s Web site:
http://www.lbmv.de

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