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Guide to research in biology.
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Online Databases

Use these article databases to find articles from scholarly journals to use in your research.

  • Academic Search Premier (Ebsco) General database for nearly 4,600 publications, including nearly 3,500 (scholarly) peer-reviewed journals.
  • Agricola Database of citations to the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library. Covers materials in all formats, including printed works from the 15th century.
  • BIOSIS: Biological Abstracts Comprehensive periodical index for Life Sciences. Abstracts only.
  • Elsevier Journals (Science Direct) - Over 620 full-text research journals from Elsevier. The years for which full-text is available will vary for each journal.
  • JSTOR Large database of scholarly materials on multiple topics. Does not include the latest 2-5 years, but very extensive.
  • OmniFile (Ebsco) General databse for business, education, science, humanities, social sciences, general
  • ProQuest Direct (UMI) General database for 4,000+ periodicals, many full-text. This link searches multiple databases, including Research Library, ABI/Inform, Dissertations & Theses, & ProQuest Newspapers.
  • PubMed (NIH) - Citations and abstracts for millions of articles from thousands of journals. It includes links to full-text articles at several thousand journal web sites as well as to most of the articles in PubMed Central.
  • PubMed Central PubMed Central (PMC) is an electronic archive of full-text journal articles, offering free access to its contents. PMC contains over half a million articles, most of which have a corresponding entry in PubMed.
  • SIRS Full-text articles on arts, humanities, government & general research.
  • Web of Science (ISI) A selective index to literature in Science, Social Science and Art & Humanities. It also shows the number of times articles have been cited by other researchers.
  • Wiley InterScience Journals Access: Current titles only; no backfiles. Content from >2,500 journals, books, reference works, databases, lab manuals & The Cochrane Library of medicine
  • Zoological Record (ISI) Covers all aspects of modern animal research from 1978 to the present.

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