Biology Research Guide

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Try these databases first to find journal articles in this discipline.
  • PubMed (1966 to present)
    Premiere biomedical index, includes MEDLINE and links to molecular biology databases.
  • Web of Science (1984 to present)
    Search thousands of journals across the sciences and social sciences and track cited references to locate more recent articles.
  • BioOne
    Collection of full text research journals focused on the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.
  • AGRICOLA (1970 to present)
    Index of journal articles and reports from the National Agriculture Library.
Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.
  • Reference Universe
    Searchable index of the library's entire reference collection, both print and electronic.
Find streaming audio and video in these collections.
  • Kanopy Streaming Video
    Kanopy offers a broad selection of thousands of streaming films, documentaries, and theatrical releases covering a wide variety of subject areas, with additional new releases launched monthly. If close-captioning is not included, it can be requested. Interactive transcripts are included. Note that US feature films are not typically part of the Kanopy offerings.
Start with these recommended freely available resources in this discipline.

Indexing and organizing biological names

Encyclopedia of Life
Project to organize information on nearly 1.8 million known species of plants and animals

Translate journal abbreviation using JAbbr or All that JAS

    Bioinformation (Parry, Bronwyn, author.) Frost Library; QH324.2 .P38 2018

    Quarks to culture : how we came to be (Volk, Tyler, author.) Frost Library; QH325 .V588 2017

    Resurrecting extinct species : ethics and authenticity (Campbell, Douglas Ian, author.) Frost Library; QH332 .C363 2017

    The equations of life : how physics shapes evolution (Cockell, Charles, author.) Frost Library; QH360.5 .C63 2018

    Extended heredity : a new understanding of inheritance and evolution (Bonduriansky, Russell, author.) Frost Library; QH431 .B6324 2018

    Population genetics and belonging : a cultural analysis of genetic ancestry (Oikkonen, Venla, author.) Frost Library; QH455 .O35 2018

    Model behavior : animal experiments, complexity, and the genetics of psychiatric disorders (Nelson, Nicole C., author.) Frost Library; QH457 .N45 2018

    The art and science of Ernst Haeckel Frost Library; QH46.5 .A78 2017 xx

    Biophysics for beginners : a journey through the cell nucleus (Schiessel, Helmut.) Frost Library; QH505 .S25 2014

    Nature's machines : an introduction to organismal biomechanics (Alexander, David E., 1955-, author.) Frost Library; QH513 .A44 2017

    Darwin comes to town : how the urban jungle drives evolution (Schilthuizen, Menno, author.) Frost Library; QH541.5.C6 S35 2018

    About trees (Holten, Katie, artist.) Frost Library; QK477 .H65 2015

    Biographies of members of the American Ornithologists' Union Archives and Special Collections; QL26 .A54 1998

    The truth about animals (Cooke, Lucy, 1970-, author.) Frost Library; QL50 .C66 2018

    A manual of palæarctic birds (Dresser, H. E. (Henry Eeles), 1838-1915.) Archives and Special Collections; QL679 .D7 1902

    Ornithological bibliography (Coues, Elliott, 1842-1899.) Archives and Special Collections; QL681 .C858 1878

    Contributions to the ornithology of the Philippines (Tweeddale, Arthur Hay, Marquis of, 1824-1878.) Archives and Special Collections; QL694.P5 T94 1824

    Lundi (Van Coller, Ian, photographer, artist.) Archives and Special Collections; QL696.C42 V36 2016 x

    The wild within : histories of a landmark British zoo (Flack, Andrew, 1980-, author.) Frost Library; QL76.5.G7 F53 2018

    Developmental biology (Gilbert, Scott F., 1949-, author.) Frost Library; QL955 .G48 2016

    Good quality : the routinization of sperm banking in China (Wahlberg, Ayo, author.) Frost Library; QP255 .W28 2018

    Foundations of behavioral neuroscience (Carlson, Neil R., 1942-) Frost Library; QP360 .C35 2014

    The Cambridge handbook of the neuroscience of creativity Frost Library; QP360.5 .C3535 2018

    The teenage brain : a neuroscientist's survival guide to raising adolescents and young adults (Jensen, Frances E., author.) Frost Library; QP363.5 .J46 2015

    Ecology of the brain : the phenomenology and biology of the embodied mind (Fuchs, Thomas, 1958-, author.) Frost Library; QP376 .F7413 2018

    The consciousness instinct : unraveling the mystery of how the brain makes the mind (Gazzaniga, Michael S., author.) Frost Library; QP376 .G386 2018

    Think tank : forty neuroscientists explore the biological roots of human experience Frost Library; QP376 .T45 2018

    Sensing, feeling, and action : the experiential anatomy of body-mind centering® (Cohen, Bonnie Bainbridge, author.) Frost Library; QP454 .C64 2012

    Superbugs : an arms race against bacteria (Hall, William (Author of Superbugs) author.) Frost Library; QR177 .H35 2018

    Microbia : a journey into the unseen world around you (Bone, Eugenia, author.) Frost Library; QR41.2 .B64125 2018

    Prion biology : a subject collection from Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in biology Frost Library; QR502 .P7452 2017

    Prion diseases Frost Library; QR502 .P7454 2017

    Médecine et le régime de santé : des erreurs populaires et propos vulgaires (Joubert, Laurent, 1529-1583.) Frost Library; R131 .J68 1997

    Mountains beyond mountains (Kidder, Tracy, author.) Frost Library; R154.F36 K53 2009

    Health psychology : understanding the mind-body connection (Sanderson, Catherine Ashley, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; R726.7 .S26 2019

    Quackery : a brief history of the worst ways to cure everything (Kang, Lydia, author.) Frost Library; R730 .K36 2017

    The organ shortage crisis in America : incentives, civic duty, and closing the gap (Flescher, Andrew Michael, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; RD129.5 .F58 2018

    Insider trading (Pfeffer, Naomi, 1946-, author.) Frost Library; RD129.5 .P453 2017

    The everyday Ayurveda cookbook : a seasonal guide to eating and living well (O'Donnell, Kate (Ayurvedic practitioner) author.) Frost Library; RM236 .O34 2015

    How to change your mind (Pollan, Michael, author.) Frost Library; RM324.8 .P65 2018