Library Acquires Elsevier Biofuel Database

This article expired 12-Sep-2012 -- it may contain outdated or superceded information
12-Sep-2012 Newsletter article

Elsevier Biofuel (EB) is a comprehensive online platform that covers scientific, industrial, and commercial biofuel information sources. Through the Elsevier Biofuel database, users have access to relevant full-text content from 1,000 journals, 2,000 eBooks, and 15 years of patent backfiles.

Notable relevant journals to which full text access is provided include

  • Fuel
  • Biomass and Bioenergy
  • Applied Catalysis A: General
  • Chemical Engineering Journal
  • Fuel Processing Technology
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy Policy
  • Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
  • Trends in Biotechnology

A list of all the journals indexed in the EB database is available [].

The EB eBook collection includes such representative titles as

  • Algal Ecology
  • Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology
  • Biomass for Renewable Energy, Fuels, and Chemicals
  • Cellulose and Cellulose Derivatives
  • Future Energy
  • Green Chemistry and Engineering
  • Integrated Renewable Energy for Rural Communities
  • Understanding and Solving Environmental Problems in the 21st Century
  • The Yeasts

A list of all the eBooks indexed in the EB database is available [].

The Elsevier Biofuel database provides access to the full text of patents from four major patent offices: the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the World Patent Office (WPO), the Japan Patent Office (JPO), and the European Patent Office (EPO).

Researchers can readily navigate the EB database content by using the Elsevier Biofuel Tree Thesaurus (EBTT), choosing from one-million controlled terms and phrases that are organized and grouped into eight structured categories:

  • Feedstock
  • Upstream
  • Downstream
  • Substance
  • Equipment
  • Method
  • Properties
  • Companies

Elsevier Biofuel search window

Elsevier Biofuel database interface

The organisms included in EBTT are provided by the Catalogue of Life, an authoritative and comprehensive catalogue of all known species of organisms on Earth, while the metabolites are from the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) database.

A promotional video is available []

Access to the Elsevier Biofuel database is available from the Article Indexes & Databases link on the library's home page.

A presentation on the Elsevier Biofuel database has been scheduled for Oct. 9, 2012 (1:10 - 2:30p.m.) See article on fall workshops.

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