Bibliographic Information Service

PASTIC undertakes online / offline Literature search from international databases for researchers on specific topics on demand free of cost and provides abstracts within no time. Users can get bibliographic references and abstracts only by sending an e-mail on the following e-mail address by giving topic of the research and keywords.

E-Mail: pastic_bib@hotmail.com, sbo@pastic.gov.pk

CHARGES FOR HARD COPY: Rs. 5 per page.

PASTIC has acquired following Online International Databases for 2012-2013 which provide latest literature available internationally.

  1. Wilson Applied Science & Technology Full Text

    Wilson Applied Science & Technology Full Text contains literature from 609 periodicals, including trade and industrial publications, journals issued by professional and technical societies, and specialized subject periodicals, as well as special issues such as buyer's guides, directories, and conference proceedings. The database provides indexing from October of 1983 and Abstracting of Periodicals from March of 1993.

    Broad Subjects: Physical Sciences & Engineering

  2. IPA: International Pharmaceutical Abstracts

    Wilson Applied Science & Technology Full Text contains literature from 609 periodicals, including trade and industrial publications, journals issued by professional and technical societies, and specialized subject periodicals, as well as special issues such as buyer's guides, directories, and conference proceedings. The database provides indexing from October of 1983 and Abstracting of Periodicals from March of 1993.

    Broad Subjects:Pharmacology

  3. CSA: TOXLINE

    This database covers all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, mutagens and teratogens. Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, it provides bibliographic citations and abstracts from the core journal literature in toxicology. This version of TOXLINE does not contain information from Chemical Abstracts Service, BIOSIS, or International Pharmaceutical Abstracts. Coverage is from 1999 to the present and updates are monthly.

    Broad Subjects: Air Pollution; Biological and Adverse Effects of Drugs; Carcinogenesis via Chemicals; Chemically-Induced Diseases; Environmental Chemicals and Pollutants; Food Additives; Geno toxicity; Hazardous Materials; Health and Safety; Human and Animal Toxicity; Industrial and Household Chemicals; Mutagenicity; Pesticides and Herbicides; Radioactive Materials; and Risk Information

  4. Wilson Biological & Agricultural Index Plus

    This database offers researchers online access to the core literature of biology and agriculture Biological & Agricultural Index Plus provides comprehensive indexing of over 291 key international English-language periodicals in the biological and agricultural sciences. The database contains references to book reviews, chapters in annual reviews of research, journal supplements, and articles. Subject coverage includes economics, engineering, animal husbandry, biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, botany, cytology, ecology, entomology, fishery science, forestry, horticulture, marine biology, microbiology, nutrition, physiology, soil science, veterinary medicine, and zoology. It also provides links to full text abstracts from 48 journals as far back as 1994.

    Specific Subjects: Biology, General; Agronomy; Multidisciplinary Life & Medical Sciences

  5. Wilson Social Sciences Full Text

    Coverage: Full Text and abstracts from 1995; indexing from 1983

    Social Sciences Full Text covers the latest concepts, trends, opinions, theories, and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences. High quality indexing of over 625 periodicals as far back as 1983, nearly 400 of which are peer-reviewed. Social Sciences Full Text is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles of at least one column in length from English-language periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere plus the full text of selected periodicals. Coverage includes a wide range of interdisciplinary fields covered in a broad array of social sciences journals. Abstracting coverage begins with periodicals published in January 1994. Abstracts range from 50 to 300 words and describe the content and scope of the source articles. Full text coverage from some 215 journals begins in January 1995.

  6. Food Science and Technology Abstracts

    FSTA covers topics relating to every aspect of the food chain including all the major food commodities plus biotechnology, microbiology, food safety, additives, nutrition, packaging and pet foods. FSTA boasts an unrivalled coverage of journals from many fields of relevance to food science, food technology and nutrition. The database includes material from over 4600 serial publications published in up to 40 languages. Wherever possible FSTA abstracts include additional information of food-relevance from the original article. Each record includes full bibliographic data. FSTA is fully indexed with 10,246 keyword terms taken from the FSTA Thesaurus.

Patent coverage sources include the European Patent Office; World Patent from 104 countries; and country patents from the US, UK, the EU, and Japan. PASTIC also has following International Databases on CD-ROM from previous years from which off-line search is carried out.

  1. MEDLINE: (1950-2006/05) This database is the premier source for Biomedical Literature including Clinical Practice, Administration, Policy Issues and Health Care Services
  2. POLTOX: (1966-2004/03) It provides global information on all aspects of Environmental Pollution, Hazardous Materials, Toxicology and related Environmental Issues.
  3. LIFE SCIENCES: (1982-2004-03) This database is for life sciences professionals who seek interdisciplinary coverage in Biological Sciences.
  4. PROQUEST: (1982-1998) It from world’s prestigious Journals on Physics and related fields.
  5. APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY : (1983-2008) It contains abstracts on Applied Sciences and Technological fields.
  6. SOCIAL SCIENCES FULL TEXT: (1963-2007/1) It contains abstracts of World’s serial literature in Sociology and related disciplines.
  7. SCIENCE CITATION INDEX: (2002-2004) This database reports articles cited by researchers in their published material.
  8. DERWENT BIO-TECHNOLOGY: (1982-2008)
  9. COMPENDEX SITE ENHANCE: (1995-2004/03)
  10. ULRICH'S: (2004)
  11. INSPEC: (2000 to 2002) This database reports world’s scientific and technical papers in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computing and information technology.