Thomson Scientific, part of The Thomson Corporation and a provider of information solutions to the worldwide research and business communities, has added more than 40 years of archived life sciences research to its BIOSIS Previews database on the Dialog and DataStar platforms, and more than 100 years of data to its Zoological Record database on Dialog. The new BIOSIS Archive has added approximately 1.8 million records of BIOSIS life sciences data. It covers the period 1926 to 1968, including journals, conference reports, patents, and books. BIOSIS Previews, produced by Thomson Scientific, is a reference database for life science research. Its coverage includes botany, zoology, microbiology, biomedical, agriculture, pharmacology, and ecology data.
The archive data for BIOSIS is available as part of the BIOSIS Previews database (File 5 on Dialog and BIZZ on DataStar), or as a standalone file (File 552 on Dialog), covering from the years 1926 to 1968. A second new file (File 525 on Dialog, BIXX on DataStar) covers only recent data--1969 to the present. Zoological Record produced by Thomson Scientific, has been designed to give researchers more than a century of information about all aspects of animal biology, paleobiology and zoology, and includes living organisms, fossil species. With coverage dating back to 1864, the database should provide the original description of many animal species, as well as subsequent nomenclature changes. The 1.5 million records of archive data are available in Zoological Record Online (File 185) on Dialog.