Biology Research Guide

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  • Databases
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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.
Find streaming audio and video in these collections.
  • Journal of Visualized Experiments: Biology Collection (JOVE) (2006 to present)
    JoVE Biology presents videos demonstrating laboratory methods in the fields of cellular biology, developmental biology, microbiology, immunology, plant biology, medicine, and neuroscience.
  • Journal of Visualized Experiments: Neuroscience Collection (JOVE) (2006 to present)
    JoVE Neuroscience presents videos demonstrating techniques from a wide variety of fields, focusing on those intended to lend insight into the structure, function, physiology and pathophysiology of the central and peripheral nervous systems.
  • 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

    Lab girl (Jahren, Hope.) Frost Library; QH31.J344 A3 2016

    A handbook of biological investigation Science Library; QH324 .A52 2007

    Biology and ideology from Descartes to Dawkins Frost Library; QH331 .B477 2010

    The earth system (Kump, Lee R.) Science Library; QH331 .K798 2010

    The book that changed America : how Darwin's theory of evolution ignited a nation (Fuller, Randall, 1963-, author.) Frost Library; QH365.O8 F85 2017

    GMO sapiens : the life-changing science of designer babies (Knoepfler, Paul, 1967-, author.) Frost Library; QH442 .K66 2016

    An introduction to tree-ring dating (Stokes, Marvin A.) Science Library; QK477.2.A6 S88 1996

    The enigma of the owl : an illustrated natural history (Unwin, Mike, author.) Frost Library; QL696.S8 U585 2016 x

    Other minds : the octopus, the sea, and the deep origins of consciousness (Godfrey-Smith, Peter, author.) Frost Library; QM451 .G58 2016

    Animal physiology (Hill, Richard W.) Science Library; QP33 .H54 2012 x

    Neuroscience : exploring the brain (Bear, Mark F., author.) Science Library; QP355.2 .B42 2016

    A day in the life of the brain : the neuroscience of consciousness from dawn till dusk (Greenfield, Susan, author.) Frost Library; QP360.5 .G74 2016

    The undoing project : a friendship that changed our minds (Lewis, Michael (Michael M.) author.) Frost Library; QP360.5 .L49 2017

    Stress and your body (Sapolsky, Robert M.) Frost Library; QP82.2.S8 S264

    Prescott's Microbiology Science Library; QR41.2 .P74 2017

    A history of medicine in 50 objects (Paul, Gill, 1960-, author.) Frost Library; R133 .P28 2016

    Homo patiens : approaches to the patient in the ancient world Frost Library; R135 .H66 2016

    A cabinet of ancient medical curiosities (McKeown, J. C.) Frost Library; R138 .M394 2017

    Against all odds : celebrating black women in medicine (Emery, Crystal R., author.) Frost Library; R154 .E486 2015 x

    Intervention and reflection : basic issues in medical ethics Frost Library; R724 .I57 2017

    A microscopic submarine in my blood (Martel, Sylvain, 1959-, author.) Frost Library; R857.N34 M37 2016

    Brought to bed : childbearing in America, 1750 to 1950 (Leavitt, Judith Walzer, author.) Frost Library; RG518.U5 L4 2016

    Teeth : the story of beauty, inequality, and the struggle for oral health in America (Otto, Mary, author.) Frost Library; RK58.5 .O88 2016

    The case against sugar (Taubes, Gary, author.) Frost Library; RM237.85 .T38 2016