BIOSIS Previews

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Find the data you need to prepare research projects, grant proposals and follow trends in the life sciences. BIOSIS Previews combines journal content from Biological Abstracts® with supplemental, non-journal coverage from Biological Abstracts/RRM® (Reports, Reviews, Meetings). Specialized indexing helps you discover more accurate, context-sensitive results.


  • Comprehensive and Relevant Coverage: Every item included in BIOSIS Previews has met the high standards of an objective evaluation process that eliminates clutter and excess and delivers data that is accurate, meaningful and timely.
  • Integrated access to other Web of Science™ data and tools: Accessing BIOSIS Previews on the Web of Science means you can simultaneously search all other Web of Science resources your institution subscribes to.
  • Insightful Analysis Options: Find hidden trends and patterns, gain insight into emerging fields of research, and identify leading researchers, institutions, and journals with the Analyze Tool.
  • Backfile Data to 1926: Track over 80 years of vital data and find the supporting — or refuting — data you need. More backfiles give you the power to conduct deeper, more comprehensive searches and track trends through time.


  • Uncover relevant results in more fields of life sciences research than any other source in the world.
  • Explore coverage complementary to other Web of Science™ databases — including over 1,500 biomedical meetings and patents and book contents not available in Web of Science™ Core Collection or MEDLINE.
  • Find high-impact articles from peer-reviewed, influential journals.
  • Discover emerging trends that help you pursue successful research and grant acquisition.
  • Identify potential collaborators with significant citation records.
  • Integrate searching, writing, and bibliography creation into one streamlined process.