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

    Colombia magia salvaje Frost Library; QH121 .C645 2015

    Specimen science : ethics and policy implications Frost Library; QH231 .S64 2017

    Darwin's backyard : how small experiments led to a big theory (Costa, James T., 1963-, author.) Frost Library; QH31.D2 C668 2017

    The big picture : on the origins of life, meaning, and the universe itself (Carroll, Sean M., 1966-, author.) Frost Library; QH325 .C36 2017

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

    Human genome editing : science, ethics, and governance Frost Library; QH431 .H8367 2017

    Linnaeus, natural history and the circulation of knowledge Frost Library; QH44 .L566 2018

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

    Being ecological (Morton, Timothy, 1968-, author.) Frost Library; QH541.13 .M67 2018

    Messages from islands : a global biodiversity tour (Hanski, Ilkka, author.) Frost Library; QH541.15.B56 H364 2016

    Urban biodiversity : from research to practice Frost Library; QH541.5.C6 U73 2018

    Tidalectics : imagining an oceanic worldview through art and science Frost Library; QH541.5.S3 T53 2018

    Trees of New England : a natural history (Fergus, Charles.) Frost Library; QK121 .F47 2005

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

    Spineless : the science of jellyfish and the art of growing a backbone (Berwald, Juli, author.) Frost Library; QL377.S4 B47 2017

    The first domestication : how wolves and humans coevolved (Pierotti, Raymond John, author.) Frost Library; QL737.C22 P54 2017

    Wild boar (Yamamoto, Dorothy, author.) Frost Library; QL737.U58 Y36 2017

    Furry logic : the physics of animal life (Durrani, Matin, author.) Frost Library; QL751 .D87 2016

    The study of behavior : organization, methods, and principles (Hogan, Jerry A., author.) Frost Library; QL751 .H664 2017

    A taste for the beautiful : the evolution of attraction (Ryan, Michael J. (Michael Joseph), 1953-, author.) Frost Library; QL761 .R93 2018

    ACSM's introduction to exercise science (Potteiger, Jeffrey Aaron, 1958-) Frost Library; QP301 .P637 2014

    The spaces between us : a story of neuroscience, evolution, and human nature (Graziano, Michael S. A., 1967-, author.) Frost Library; QP360.5 .G73 2018

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

    Creativity : the human brain in the age of innovation (Goldberg, Elkhonon, author.) Frost Library; QP376 .G65 2018

    Our senses : an immersive experience (DeSalle, Rob, author.) Frost Library; QP431 .D373 2018

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

    Flavour : from food to perception Frost Library; QP456 .F53 2017

    The Oxford compendium of visual illusions Frost Library; QP495 .O94 2017

    The health effects of cannabis and cannabinoids (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Committee on the Health Effects of) Frost Library; QP801.C27 N38 2017

    The evolution of senescence in the tree of life Frost Library; QP85 .E96 2017

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

    Hygiene (Galen, author.) Frost Library; R126 .G54 2018

    Les oevvres d'Ambroise Paré, conseiller et premier chirvrgien dv roy (Paré, Ambroise, 1510?-1590.) Archives and Special Collections; R128.6 .P35 1628 x

    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

    Visualizing disease : the art and history of pathological illustrations (Bertoloni Meli, Domenico, author.) Frost Library; R836 .B47 2017

    Bioinspired devices : emulating nature's assembly and repair process (Goldfield, Eugene Curtis, author.) Frost Library; R856 .G66 2018

    The gene machine (Rochman, Bonnie, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; RB155 .R675 2017

    The zero trimester : pre-pregnancy care and the politics of reproductive risk (Waggoner, Miranda R., author.) Frost Library; RG133 .W338 2017

    Reproducing race : an ethnography of pregnancy as a site of racialization (Bridges, Khiara M.) Frost Library; RG501.U6 B75 2011

    Her body, our laws : on the front lines of the abortion war, from El Salvador to Oklahoma (Oberman, Michelle, author.) Frost Library; RG734 .O34 2018

    Bringin' in da spirit [videorecording] Frost Library; RG950 .B75

    White gold : stories of breast milk sharing (Falls, Susan.) Frost Library; RJ216 .F3527 2017

    Medicating children : ADHD and pediatric mental health (Mayes, Rick, 1969-) Frost Library; RJ506.H9 M4234 2009