BIOSIS has created the BIOSIS Searc h
, an essential tool for use in develop-
in g se arch str ate gi es for the B I O S I S
P re v i e w s
database. It will help make your
searches comprehensive, relevant and cost-
The BIOSIS Search Guide is divided into
sections providing a variety of aids for
search strategy development, including:
A description of the
scope and co ntent of the B I O S I S
P re v i e w s
database including descriptions
of data elements and editorial practices.
A list of over 16,500 con-
t rolled and noncontrolled vocabulary
t e rms with re f e rences to Concept Codes
and Biosystematic Codes.
C o n t rolled Keyword s
A list of the
BIOSIS Pre v i e w s
c o n t rolled keyword s ,
including drug affiliations, drug actions,
chemical affiliations, molecular sequence
data and bibliographic descriptors, along
with definitions and history notes.
Concept Codes and Scope Notes
merically arranged listing of the 571
Concept Codes available for indexing
b road subject areas with descriptions of
the coverage and application for each
Concept Code, including examples.
A numeric dire c-
t o ry with taxonomic listing of the more
than 700 Biosystematic Codes used to in-
S e a rching Fundamentals
A section ex-
plaining search strategy development
through the use of complete search exam-
ples and tips.
S e a rch System Inform a t i o n
providing information on commands and
data elements for the search systems cur-
rently offering BIOSIS Previews.
G l o s s a r y
A listing of definitions for
many of the terms encountered in online
I n d e x
An alphabetical arrangement of the
subjects and terms used in the B I O S I S
S e a rch Guide.
T H E B I O S I S
S E A R C H G U I D E