Fig. 2 Percentage of Document Types covered in BA and BA/RRM
I f i n d i n
a n d
B A / R R M ?
document must relate to life science research to be included in BA or BA/RRM.
· Traditional Biology:
Botany, Ecology, Zoology, etc.
· Interdisciplinary Areas:
Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Pharmacology, etc.
· Related Areas:
Instrumentation, Methodologies, etc.
What DOCUMENT TYPES are covered in BA and BA/RRM?
The following chart illustrates the wide variety of document types indexed for inclusion in
BA and BA/RRM and provides a basis for coverage comparison between the two products.
W h a t a r e a s o f r e s e a r c h c a n
Primary journal articles
Reviews that appear in primary
journals(surveys or reviews of
literature with little or no original
research if reported in journals)
Short Communications(of a
Notes(of a technical nature)
Reports(primary journal articles
reporting technical data)
Reviews(surveys or reviews of literature
with little or no original research reported,
including abstracts when available)
Meeting Reports(informative summaries of
meetings, published in primary journals, which
provide new information or recommendations)
Software(summary of biology-related software)
U.S. Patents (1986-1989 and 1995 forward)
Fig. 1 Document Types covered in BA and BA/RRM
emphasizes new research
in traditional biology,
and related areas.
W h a t a r e a s o f r e s e a r c h c a n I f i n d i n
B A a n d B A / R R M ?
Research Articles 62%
U.S. Patents 3%
Books, CD-ROM, and Other Reviews 2%
Reviews and Reports 4%