Thomson ISI announces the release of BIOSIS Previews 3.0

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Article publication date: 1 August 2004



(2004), "Thomson ISI announces the release of BIOSIS Previews 3.0", The Electronic Library, Vol. 22 No. 4.



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Thomson ISI announces the release of BIOSIS Previews 3.0

Thomson ISI announces the release of BIOSIS Previews 3.0

Thomson ISI has announced the release of BIOSIS Previews version 3.0. Adding more relevant content and improving consistency, the most significant enhancements to the latest product upgrade include the inclusion of more than nine million CAS Registry Numbers to the 1969-1992 data segment, and the addition of more than 6,300 sequence data accession numbers.

In addition, every record within the database has been augmented with BIOSIS Major Concepts to improve search results; more complete taxonomic data; remapped Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) disease terms and Biosystematic Codes; and streamlined patent indexing to improve retrieval. Other improvements designed to make navigating the extensive subject indexing more intuitive include:

  • search aids for organism classifiers, major concepts, and concept codes;

  • individual search fields for each subject index; and

  • an updated design that includes tables in the full records.

Available via ISI Web of Knowledge, BIOSIS Previews also includes powerful searching and linking capabilities. BIOSIS Previews enables users to link directly to the full text of articles, cited references, times cited, and related records within Web of Science – the Web-based resource that enables users to search current and retrospective multidisciplinary information from approximately 8,700 of the world’s most prestigious scholarly journals. Users can also link directly to proceedings and current contents connect.

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