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Looking for a scientific journal article? Several of the databases listed here include full text access to peer-reviewed journal articles. Visit our journals pages to see our journal subscriptions presented alphabetically or organized by subject.

We have posted tips and tools to help you craft your search and get more relevant results. For assistance accessing or using any of these databases, please contact the BLM Library at

Please note that most of our databases and journals are subscription resources available only to BLM employees and contractors on the BLM network ("BLM users").

Contains the contents of the National Agricultural Library and is the most comprehensive database of bibliographical information on agricultural research available. The records describe publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human nutrition, and earth and environmental sciences. It indexes over 1,400 agricultural journals along with books, book chapters, monographs, theses, patents, translations, computer software, audio visual materials, and technical papers related to all aspects of agriculture.

Web-based access to the full-text of a uniquely valuable set of high-impact bioscience research journals. All of these journals are published by scholarly societies and other independent science publishers, and many are not available through other online services. BioOne offers seamless cross-journal searching and inter-journal linking from references. Register for a free account to receive email alerts and/or RSS feeds for the journals of your choice. Access to subscription content is for BLM users only.

Birds of North America Online
Detailed scientific information for each of 716 species of birds nesting in the USA and Canada. This database is fully searchable by topic and keyword and includes image and video galleries showing behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs and nestlings, and more. Each online species account also contains recordings of that bird's songs and calls, selected from the extensive collection in Cornell's Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds. Access to subscription content is for BLM users only.

Climatological Data Publications
Locate climate reports, by state, from the National Climatic Data Center and NOAA Satellite and Information Service. Monthly editions contain station daily maximum and minimum temperatures and precipitation. Some stations provide daily snowfall, snow depth, evaporation, and soil temperature data. Each issue also contains monthly summaries for heating and cooling degree days (65 degrees Fbase). The July issue also contains monthly heating degree days and snow data for the preceding July through June. The annual issue contains monthly and annual averages of temperature, precipitation, temperature extremes, freeze data, soil temperatures, evaporation, and a recap of monthly cooling degree days.

Earth Science Collection
The collection contains earth science-related full-text articles, granular access to figures and tables within articles, and the entire range of bibliographic records from GeoRef. GeoRef provides access to the geoscience literature of the world and, with coverage from 1693 to present, is the most comprehensive database available in the geosciences. Access to subscription content is for BLM users only.

Pull results from multiple databases with one search! Subscription content includes the Environment Complete, Academic Search Premier, MasterFILE Premier, Legal Collection, GreenFILE, and Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts research databases. Databases contain peer-reviewed journal articles, encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers, and other primary sources. Tables of content are available for all journals as well as extensive full text article searching. Subscription access also includes the Sustainability Watch package, which assembles popular sources on a variety of "green" topics. Access to subscription content is for BLM users only.

Encyclopedia of Life
The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) provides natural history and pictures of "all species known to science."  EOL began in 2007 with the bold idea to provide “a webpage for every species." EOL brings together trusted information from resources across the world such as museums, learned societies, expert scientists, and others into one massive database and a single, easy-to-use online portal.

This database, established by the American Geological Institute (AGI) in 1966, provides access to the geoscience literature of the world. GeoRef is the most comprehensive AGI database in the geosciences and continues to grow by more than 100,000 references a year. The database contains over 3 million references to geoscience journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports, and theses. Access to subscription content is for BLM users only.

Google Scholar
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts, and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

HeinOnline has several major legal and government document library collections of special interest to BLM users, including the Law Journal Library, the Federal Register, Treaties and Agreements, and U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals. The American Indian Law Collection contains a Dept. of the Interior Collection, which includes the annual "Decisions of the Department of the Interior" volumes. Collections are image-based and fully-searchable, meaning that they provide exact page images and enable the researcher to view all pages as they originally appeared in hardcopy, including all charts, graphs, and photographs. Also, the libraries in HeinOnline provide comprehensive coverage from the inception of each publication, something no other online publisher currently offers. Access to subscription content is for BLM/DOI users only.

JSTOR provides full text content of more than 1,300 academic journals, as well as thousands of primary sources. The BLM has access to JSTOR's Life Sciences Collection, Health and General Science Collection, Early Journal Content Collection, and Arts & Sciences I, II, and VII Collections. For a list of titles in each collection, click here and select the appropriate collection. Register for a free account to receive email alerts and/or RSS feeds for the journals of your choice. Access to subscription content is for BLM users only.
A gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.

Science Direct
Search or browse for citations or full text access to more than 10 million peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and book chapters. Register for a free account to receive email alerts and/or RSS feeds for the journals of your choice. Access to subscription content is for BLM users only.

Treesearch is an online system for locating and delivering U.S. Forest Service Research and Development publications. Publications in the collection include research monographs published by the agency as well as papers written by USFS scientists but published by other organizations in their journals, conference proceedings, or books. Research results behind these publications have been peer-reviewed to ensure the best quality science.

The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references. This information primarily promotes land conservation in the United States and its territories, but academic, educational, and general use is encouraged.

USGS Publications Warehouse
The Pubs Warehouse provides access to over 130,000 publications written by U.S. Geological Survey scientists over the century-plus history of the bureau. Contents include stand-alone reports, scientific journal articles, and proceedings as well as numbered series.

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