1. Changes in BIOSIS Access
Two important developments in September have affected access to BIOSIS, the index to the literature of the life sciences, for Stanford users.
First, because of new pricing of BIOSIS products, it was necessary to discontinue our access to Ovid BIOSIS early in September. Other databases are still available through Ovid, but Ovid BIOSIS has been removed from our list of
databases available at Stanford.
Second, BIOSIS at LANL (http://biosis.lanl.gov/stanford/) has introduced a new and improved interface. The new interface resolves the most critical problems we had with the old version of BIOSIS. Results can be sorted, marking records is easy, phrase searching is available, and you can easily limit to a range of years. The new software LANL is using will allow us to link to full text of articles and to indicate Stanford holdings for journals. These features will be available soon. We will continue to work with LANL on other improvements.
Note that two features will be lost. The Folio version of BIOSIS will disappear on Monday, September 27. The Folio version is used frequently for off-campus access. However, with a SUNet ID, the Web version is available from
As of September 27, it will no longer be possible to search BIOSIS through EndNote. It will still be possible to download references to EndNote using filters that have been developed by LANL.
If you have questions or comments, send a message to Michael Newman (mnewman@stanford) or use the Comment button in BIOSIS..