Biology Research Guide

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  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Media
  • Web
  • New Titles
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.
  • 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

    The genome factor (Conley, Dalton, 1969-, author.) Frost Library; QH438.7 .C656 2017

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

    The plant paradox : the hidden dangers in "healthy" foods that cause disease and weight gain (Gundry, Steven R., author.) Frost Library; QK898.L42 G86 2017

    John James Audubon : the nature of the American woodsman (Nobles, Gregory H., author.) Frost Library; QL31.A9 N63 2017

    Vulture : the private life of an unloved bird (Fallon, Katie, author.) Frost Library; QL696.C53 F35 2017

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

    The rhinoceros and the megatherium : an essay in natural history (Pimentel, Juan, author.) Frost Library; QL737.U63 P5313 2017

    Animals and humans : sensibility and representation, 1650-1820 Frost Library; QL85 .A533 2017

    Displaying death and animating life : human-animal relations in art, science, and everyday life (Desmond, Jane, author.) Frost Library; QL85 .D485 2016

    Experiments in democracy : human embryo research and the politics of bioethics (Hurlbut, J. Benjamin, author.) Frost Library; QM608 .H87 2017

    Glucocorticoid signaling : from molecules to mice to man Science Library; QP572.G54 G5815 2015

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

    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

    John Romano and George Engel : their lives and work (Cohen, Jules, 1931-) Frost Library; R153 .C66 2010

    The Bloomsbury companion to contemporary philosophy of medicine Frost Library; R723 .B6316 2017

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

    Eros and illness (Morris, David B., author.) Frost Library; R726.5 .M666 2017

    The traveler's guide to space : for one-way settlers and round-trip tourists (Comins, Neil F., 1951-, author.) Frost Library; RC1150 .C66 2017

    Portraits of violence : war and the aesthetics of disfigurement (Biernoff, Suzannah, author.) Frost Library; RD118.3 .B54 2017

    Midwives and mothers : the medicalization of childbirth on a Guatemalan plantation (Cosminsky, Sheila, author.) Frost Library; RG963.G9 C67 2016

    Girl in glass (Fei, Deanna, author.) Frost Library; RJ253.5 .F45 2015

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