Oryza glaberrima, long-grain rice.

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General Science Databases
ISI Web of Knowledge
International coverage of literature in sciences and social sciences. Also allows you to search for cited references.
Full-text coverage of all Elsevier journals at least as far back as 1997. Includes articles in botany, biology, paleoecology, archaeology, and anthropology.
Full-text access to articles from journals in archaeology, botany, ecology, and many related fields. Current articles (from the past three years) are not available through JSTOR.
Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete contains full-text access to journals in biology, archaeology, and other related fields.
Dissertations and Abstracts
Access to doctoral and master's theses full text in all subject areas, including archaeology, biology, and paleoethnobotany.
Subject-Specific Databases
Agricola (Free Online)
Bibliographic database of citations to the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library and its cooperators.
50 peer-reviewed bioscience journals. Abstracts are free, full-text subscription-only.


(Expanded Academic ASAP 1993 to 6 months ago )

(JSTOR from 1990-2006)
Review of world archaeology, published quarterly. Electronic supplements (some reviews, letter to the editor, etc.) are available free on the website.
American Antiquity
(Academic OneFile from 1993- )
Published by Society for American Antiquity.
Ethnobotany Research and Applications
Open access
Environmental Archaeology
(Ingenta 2006- Abstracts only )
The journal of the Association for Environmental Archaeology (AEA). Published biannually. (Full text online access available to AEA members at AEA website.)
Journal of Archaeological Research
(Academic Search Complete 1998-12 months ago )
Peer-reviewed, does frequent reviews of published archaeological research.
Journal of Archaeological Science
ScienceDirect full-text from 1974 )
Publishes advances original research, reviews, and notes on the application of scientific techniques and methodologies to all areas of archaeology. Monthly.
Journal of Ethnobiology
The journal of the Society of Ethnobiology, available to members free online with valid login.
Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in History and Archaeology
Jounal of World Prehistory
(Academic Search Complete 1989-12 months ago)
International coverage of peer-reviewed articles that synthesize the prehistory of an area or an epoch within geographic area, or describe technical advances.
Latin American Antiquity
(JSTOR from 1990-2006)
(Academic OneFile from 2002-)
Published by Society for American Antiquity.
(JSTOR 1994-2006 )
International journal publishing peer-reviewed papers on all aspects of palynology (study of pollen, spores, and other microscopic 'palynomorphs'). Published quarterly by AASP - The Palynological Society.
PLoS One
An open-access journal of peer-reviewed scientific and medical research; includes some research relating to paleoethnobotany.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)
(JSTOR Heath & General Sciences Collection 1915-2 years ago)
Publishes some literature relating to paleoethnobotany.
Quaternary International
(Science Direct full text from 1989)
Articles on all physical and natural sciences that are used to shed light on the Quarternary (Pleistocene and Holistocene).
Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology
Access to publications in paleobiology by researchers and scientists associated with the Smithsonian.
Vegetation History and Archaeobotany
(Academic OneFile 2005- Abstracts only)
The journal of the International Work Group for Palaeoethnobotany. Publishes publishes research papers, review articles on history and development of vegetation, paleoecology, and related fields.