Access to the Basic BIOSIS database on the OCLC FirstSearch service will end on December 31, 2007. This change is due to Thomson Scientific’s plans to discontinue the Basic BIOSIS database.
OCLC will contact subscribers directly with details about reimbursement for unused portions of their existing subscriptions to the database. Libraries that support research in the sciences may wish to use other databases that index much of the same content as Basic BIOSIS. Related databases in the field of science include:
• Biological and Agricultural Index (indexes approximately 40% of the same content as Basic BIOSIS)
• Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management (indexes approximately 57% of the same content as Basic BIOSIS)
Together, the Biological and Agricultural Index and Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management databases cover approximately 97% of the 395 journals indexed in Basic BIOSIS.
Contact MINITEX if you have questions.