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.
  • 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.

uBio
Indexing and organizing biological names

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

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    British natural history books, 1495-1900 : a handlist (Freeman, R. B. (Richard Broke)) Archives and Special Collections; QH137 .F73 1980

    Catalogue of works on natural history (Bernard Quaritch (Firm).) Archives and Special Collections; QH15 .Q37 1902

    The correspondence of Charles Darwin (Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882.) Frost Library; QH31.D2 A33 1985

    Using R at the bench : step-by-step data analytics for biologists (Bremer, M. (Martina)) Science Library; QH324.2 .B74 2015

    Evolutionary analysis (Freeman, Scott, 1955-) Science Library; QH366.2 .F73 2007

    Bibliotheca historico-naturalis. (Engelmann, Wilhelm, 1808-1878.) Archives and Special Collections; QH45 .E54 1846

    Walks of a naturalist with his children. (Houghton, W. (William), 1828-1895.) Archives and Special Collections; QH48 .H6 1880

    Molecular biology : principles and practice (Cox, Michael M., author.) Science Library; QH506 .C695 2015

    Come out of doors : a guide for nature lovers (Dimsdale, C. D.) Archives and Special Collections; QH51 .D55 1951

    The eye of the crocodile (Plumwood, Val, author.) Science Library; QH540.5 .P58 2012

    Restoring layered landscapes : history, ecology, and culture Frost Library; QH541.15.R45 R558 2016

    House of lost worlds : dinosaurs, dynasties, & the story of life on earth (Conniff, Richard, author.) Frost Library; QH70.U62 N44 2016

    The cabaret of plants : forty thousand years of plant life and the human imagination (Mabey, Richard, 1941-, author.) Frost Library; QK15 .M32 2016

    Ornithologists of the United States Army medical corps : thirty-six biographies (Hume, Edgar Erskine, 1889-1952.) Archives and Special Collections; QL26 .H8 1942

    Handbuch der Zoologie (Hayek, Gustav von, 1836-) Archives and Special Collections; QL45 .H39 1877

    Animals in black and white (Daglish, Eric Fitch, 1892-1966.) Archives and Special Collections; QL49 .D3 1928

    The life of the bee (Maeterlinck, Maurice, 1862-1949.) Science Library; QL568.A6 M3 2006

    Atlas of early zebrafish brain development : a tool for molecular neurogenetics (Mueller, Thomas, author.) Science Library; QL638.C94 M84 2016

    Ornithologia americana, a fine collection of books relating to the birds of America formed by Dr. Wi (Anderson Galleries, Inc.) Archives and Special Collections; QL673 .B73 1923

    The Frederic Gallatin, Jr., collection of books on ornithology (Anderson Galleries, Inc.) Archives and Special Collections; QL673 .G34 1921

    The natural history of birds. (Mudie, Robert, 1777-1842.) Archives and Special Collections; QL673 .M78 1834

    Familiar wild birds (Swaysland, W. (Walter), author.) Archives and Special Collections; QL673 .S93 1883

    Birds, men and books : a literary history of ornithology (Tate, Peter, 1926-) Archives and Special Collections; QL673 .T37 1986

    A century of bird books (Tate, Peter, 1926-) Archives and Special Collections; QL673 .T38 1979

    A year with the birds (Ball, Alice Eliza, 1867-1948.) Archives and Special Collections; QL674 .B3 1916

    Les oiseaux (Cuvier, Georges, baron, 1769-1832.) Archives and Special Collections; QL674 .C89 1868

    Charles Harper's Birds & words. (Harper, Charley, 1922-2007.) Archives and Special Collections; QL674 .H28 1974

    Histoire naturelle des oiseaux exotiques (Lemaire, C. L.) Archives and Special Collections; QL674 .L45 1836

    Traité d'ornithologie, ou, Tableau méthodique des ordres, sous-ordres, familles, tribus, genres, s (Lesson, R. P. (René Primevère), 1794-1849.) Archives and Special Collections; QL674 .L47 1831

    American ornithology, or, The natural history of the birds of the United States (Wilson, Alexander, 1766-1813.) Archives and Special Collections; QL674 .W73 1878

    Birds of the world for young people (Knight, Charles Robert, 1874-1953.) Archives and Special Collections; QL676 .K7 1909

    L'histoire naturelle, éclaircie dans une de ses parties principales, l'ornithologie, qui traite des (Ray, John, 1627-1705.) Archives and Special Collections; QL676 .R23 1767

    Camera studies of wild birds in their homes (Reed, Chester A. (Chester Albert), 1876-1912.) Archives and Special Collections; QL676 .R24 1911

    Der gesamte Vogelschutz : seine Begründung und Ausführung (Berlepsch, Hans Hermann, Freiherr von, 1843-1926.) Archives and Special Collections; QL676.5 .B44 1899

    Catalogue of a collection of American birds (Sclater, Philip Lutley, 1829-1913.) Archives and Special Collections; QL677.2 .S52 1862

    A world of watchers (Kastner, Joseph.) Archives and Special Collections; QL677.5 .K37 1986

    A field guide to the seabirds of Southern Africa and the world (Tuck, G. S. (Gerald S.)) Archives and Special Collections; QL678.52 .T84 1979

    A guide to the birds of New England and eastern New York (Hoffmann, Ralph, 1870-1932.) Archives and Special Collections; QL683.N67 H64 1904

    Birds of Big Bend National Park and vicinity (Wauer, Roland H.) Archives and Special Collections; QL684.T4 W38 1973

    Birds of the Bahama islands ; containing many birds new to the islands, and a number of undescribed (Cory, Charles B. (Charles Barney), 1857-1921.) Archives and Special Collections; QL688.B2 C7 1880

    Oiseaux des Petites Antilles = Birds of the West Indies (Bénito-Espinal, É.) Archives and Special Collections; QL688.F7 B46 1990

    The birds of South America (Ridgely, Robert S., 1946-) Archives and Special Collections; QL689.A1 R53 1989

    Argentine ornithology : a descriptive catalogue of the birds of the Argentine Republic (Sclater, Philip Lutley, 1829-1913.) Archives and Special Collections; QL689.A6 S43 1888

    Birds in Brazil : a natural history (Sick, Helmut, 1910-1991.) Archives and Special Collections; QL689.B8 S5313 1993 x

    A guide to the birds of Venezuela (Meyer de Schauensee, Rodolphe, 1901-1984.) Archives and Special Collections; QL689.V4 D47 1978

    Die Raubvögel Mitteleuropas. (Hennicke, Carl R. (Carl Richard), 1865-) Archives and Special Collections; QL690.A1 H46 1904

    Die Raubvögel der heimat (Kleinschmidt, Otto, 1870-1954.) Archives and Special Collections; QL690.G3 K65 1934

    The smaller British birds : with descriptions of their nests, eggs, habits (Adams, H. G. (Henry Gardiner), 1811 or 1812-1881.) Archives and Special Collections; QL690.G7 A3 1894

    The birds of Oxfordshire (Aplin, Oliver Vernon.) Archives and Special Collections; QL690.G7 A45 1889

    The birds of Lancashire (Mitchell, F. S. (Frederick Shaw)) Archives and Special Collections; QL690.G7 M57 1885

    The feathered tribes of the British islands (Mudie, Robert, 1777-1842.) Archives and Special Collections; QL690.G7 M83 1835

    A chapter on birds : rare British visitors (Sharpe, Richard Bowdler, 1847-1909.) Archives and Special Collections; QL690.G7 S49 1895

    Maggudesk ̊nau taṃpán vālchboaḥ nau sgâl satvslāp nai Prades Kambujā (Tân Seṭṭhā.) Archives and Special Collections; QL691.C16 T36 2003

    A guide to the birds of Wallacea : Sulawesi, the Moluccas, and Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia (Coates, Brian J.) Archives and Special Collections; QL691.I5 C63 1997

    A field guide to the birds of Korea (Lee, Woo-Shin.) Archives and Special Collections; QL691.K6 L44 2000

    Birds of Nepal : with reference to Kashmir and Sikkim (Fleming, Robert L. (Robert Leland), 1905-) Archives and Special Collections; QL691.N46 F45 1976

    The birds of Seychelles and the outlying islands (Penny, Malcolm.) Archives and Special Collections; QL691.S48 P46 1974

    Systematische uebersicht der vögel Nord-Ost-Afrika's (Rüppell, Eduard, 1794-1884.) Archives and Special Collections; QL692.A424 R86 1845

    The birds of East Africa (Van Someren, Victor Gurner Logan.) Archives and Special Collections; QL692.E27 V27 1973 x

    A handbook to the birds of Egypt (Shelley, G. E. (George Ernest), 1840-1910.) Archives and Special Collections; QL692.E3 S44 1872

    Contributions to the knowledge of the East African ornithology (Granvik, Hugo, 1889-) Archives and Special Collections; QL692.E5 G73 1923

    A guide to the birds of Southern Rhodesia and a record of their nesting habits (Priest, Cecil D. (Cecil Damer)) Archives and Special Collections; QL692.R5 R64 1929

    The birds of South Africa (Roberts, Austin, 1883-1948.) Archives and Special Collections; QL692.S6 R6 1940

    Birds of the Indian Ocean Islands (Sinclair, Ian, 1948-) Archives and Special Collections; QL694.7.A1 S56 1998

    The Indian ducks and their allies (Baker, E. C. Stuart (Edward Charles Stuart), 1864-1944.) Archives and Special Collections; QL696.A5 B3 1908

    The natural history of humming-birds (Jardine, William, 1800-1874.) Archives and Special Collections; QL696.A558 J37 1840

    Naturgeschichte der Tauben : nach Prideaux-Selby ... (Treitschke, Georg Friedrich, 1776-1842.) Archives and Special Collections; QL696.C63 T74 1839

    The game-birds & water-fowl of South Africa (Horsbrugh, Boyd Robert, 1871-1916.) Archives and Special Collections; QL696.G2 H67 1912

    Parrakeets: a handbook to the imported species (Seth-Smith, David, 1875-1963.) Archives and Special Collections; QL696.P7 S4 1903

    Aristotle on female animals : a study of the generation of animals (Connell, Sophia M., author.) Frost Library; QP259 .C66 2016

    Governing behavior : how nerve cell dictatorships and democracies control everything we do (Berkowitz, Ari, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; QP363.3 .B47 2016

    The Oxford handbook of cultural neuroscience Science Library; QP376 .O933 2016

    We have the technology (Platoni, Kara, author.) Frost Library; QP441 .P53 2015

    The theft of the spirit : a journey to spiritual healing with Native Americans (Hammerschlag, Carl A.) Archives and Special Collections; R726.5 .H33 1993

    The gene : an intimate history (Mukherjee, Siddhartha, author.) Frost Library; RB155 .M85 2016

    Team chemistry : the history of drugs and alcohol in major league baseball (Corzine, Nathan Michael, author.) Frost Library; RC1230 .C67 2016

    Stability, sport and performance movement (Elphinston, Joanne, author.) Frost Library; RC1235 .E44 2013

    Crucial interventions (Barnett, Richard, 1980-, author.) Frost Library; RD31 .B364 2015

    The end of sex and the future of human reproduction (Greely, Henry T., author.) Frost Library; RG628.3.P74 G74 2016

    Birthing justice : black women, pregnancy, and childbirth Frost Library; RG960 .B57 2016

    Nature's path : a history of naturopathic healing in America (Cayleff, Susan E., 1954-, author.) Frost Library; RZ440 .C39 2016