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Subject Area Highlight: The Sciences

Recent Acquisitions in the Sciences

A variety of new science resources will be available to users at Boston College in the coming months.

Gmelin Crossfire Database

Gmelin is the major international resource for inorganic and organometallic chemistry, providing access to data published in core journals since 1772. Searchable by data, structure and other criteria, Gmelin is analogous to the Beilstein Crossfire Database for organic chemistry. 


LWW Nursing Archive

The LWW Journal Legacy Archive gives access to the backfiles of current LWW  (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins) nursing journals in the “Journals@OVID” package that have, over the years, chronicled important breakthroughs in research and techniques, including original research, reviews, notes, letters, and case studies.


The Lyell Collection

The Lyell Collection brings together the journals and special publications of The Geological Society of London into an electronic version.  It includes the entire run of Journal of the Geological Society, Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, Special Publications, and the Engineering Geology Special Publications and Memoirs, going back as far as 1845. 


ScienceDirect Journal Backfile Packages

Purchase of these backfiles will augment our current access to ScienceDirect titles which dates from 1995 to the present.  The following links provide the full list of titles included in each backfile product.


ScienceDirect Inorganic Chemistry Journals Backfile (1955 – 1994)
ScienceDirect Neuroscience Journals Backfiles (1949 – 1994)
ScienceDirect High Energy Physics/Nuclear Physics Journals Backfile  (1955 – 1994)
ScienceDirect Psychology Journals Backfile  (1936 – 1994)
Science Direct Nursing & Health Professionals Journals Backfile (1963 – 1994)


For more information, please contact the subject bibliographers:

Wanda Anderson, Nursing

Enid Karr, Biology and Geology

Barbara Mento
, Computer Science, Economics, Mathematics and Data

Kate Silfen, Psychology

Sally Wyman, Chemistry, Physics and General Science

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