Biology Research Guide

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  • Databases
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  • Media
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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

    Collecting evolution : the Galápagos expedition that vindicated Darwin (James, Matthew J., author.) Frost Library; QH11 .J36 2017

    Targeting cancer (Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Quantitative Biology (81st : 2016 : Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.)) Science Library; QH301 .C6 v.81

    Darwin and the making of sexual selection (Richards, Evelleen, author.) Frost Library; QH31.D2 R45 2017

    Charles Darwin : Victorian mythmaker (Wilson, A. N., 1950-, author.) Science Library; QH31.D2 W55 2017

    Cryopolitics : frozen life in a melting world Frost Library; QH324.9.C7 C768 2017

    Biological individuality : integrating scientific, philosophical, and historical perspectives Frost Library; QH331 .B495 2017

    Improbable destinies : fate, chance, and the future of evolution (Losos, Jonathan B., author.) Science Library; QH366.2 .L664 2017

    Making sense of genes (Kampourakis, Kostas, author.) Frost Library; QH447 .K36 2017

    Biomedical odysseys : fetal cell experiments from cyberspace to China (Song, Priscilla, author.) Science Library; QH588.S83 S665 2017

    Methods of dendrochronology : applications in the environmental science Science Library; QK477.2.A6 M48 1990

    Engineering the environment : phytotrons and the quest for climate control in the Cold War (Munns, David P. D., 1972-, author.) Frost Library; QK715.5 .M86 2017

    Ecology of marine bivalves : an ecosystem approach (Dame, Richard F.) Science Library; QL430.6 .D33 2012

    Le livre du second age, ou, Instructions amusantes sur l'histoire naturelle des animaux (Pujoulx, J. B. (Jean Baptiste), 1762-1821.) Archives and Special Collections; QL49 .P785 1801

    Cornell Lab of Ornithology's handbook of bird biology. Science Library; QL673 .H263 2016

    Raptors : the curious nature of diurnal birds of prey (Bildstein, Keith L., author.) Frost Library; QL677.78 .B556 2017

    North Atlantic right whales : from hunted leviathan to conservation icon (Laist, David W. (David Wallace), 1949-, author.) Frost Library; QL737.C423 L35 2017

    Carnivore minds : who these fearsome animals really are (Bradshaw, G. A. (Gay A.), 1959-, author.) Science Library; QL758 .B73 2017

    The evolution of beauty (Prum, Richard O., author.) Frost Library; QL761 .P744 2017

    The next social contract : animals, the Anthropocene, and biopolitics (Gabardi, Wayne, 1955-, author.) Frost Library; QL85 .G27 2017

    Seeds of life (Dolnick, Edward, 1952-, author.) Frost Library; QP251 .D59 2017

    Electrophysiology : a practical approach Science Library; QP341 .E344 1993

    From molecules to networks : an introduction to cellular and molecular neuroscience Science Library; QP356.2 .F76 2014

    Neuroteach : brain science and the future of education (Whitman, Glenn, 1969-, author.) Science Library; QP360.5 .W47 2016

    The neuroscience of intelligence (Haier, Richard J.) Science Library; QP411 .H35 2017

    Snooze : the lost art of sleep (McGirr, Michael, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; QP425 .M3946 2017

    Kin : how we came to know our microbe relatives (Ingraham, John L., author.) Frost Library; QR13 .I547 2017

    Hunting the nightmare bacteria Frost Library; QR177 .H86

    Viruses : agents of evolutionary invention (Cordingley, Michael G., 1958-) Frost Library; QR370 .C67 2017

    A history of the mind and mental health in classical Greek medical thought (Thumiger, Chiara, author.) Frost Library; R138 .T48 2017

    Life's work : from the trenches, a moral argument for choice (Parker, Willie (Willie J.) author.) Frost Library; R154.P258 A3 2017

    Caring for the living soul : emotions, medicine and penance in the late medieval Mediterranean (Cohen-Hanegbi, Naama, author.) Frost Library; R575.M43 C64 2017

    The philosophical foundations of classical Chinese medicine : philosophy, methodology, science (Lee, Keekok, 1938-, author.) Frost Library; R601 .L44 2017

    Gender and the language of illness (Charteris-Black, Jonathan, 1955-) Frost Library; RB212 .C53 2010

    The biopolitics of beauty : cosmetic citizenship and affective capital in Brazil (Jarrín, Alvaro, 1980-, author.) Frost Library; RD119 .J37 2017

    Hiroshima surgeon (Harada, Tōmin) Frost Library; RD27.35.H37 A3413 1983

    Manual of singing voice rehabilitation : a practical approach to vocal health and wellness (Scearce, Leda, author.) Frost Library; RF540 .S28 2016

    Coming to life : philosophies of pregnancy, childbirth, and mothering Frost Library; RG551 .C66 2013

    Mediating morality : the politics of teen pregnancy in the post-welfare era (Daniel, Clare, 1981-, author.) Frost Library; RG556.5 .D37 2017

    The dance of nurture : negotiating infant feeding (Van Esterik, Penny, author.) Frost Library; RJ216 .V37 2017

    A new understanding of ADHD in children and adults : executive function impairments (Brown, Thomas E., 1942-) Frost Library; RJ506.H9 B7652 2013

    The boy who loved too much : a true story of pathological friendliness (Latson, Jennifer, author.) Frost Library; RJ506.W44 L37 2017

    L'electricité médicale dans la France des Lumières (Zanetti, François, author.) Frost Library; RM872 .Z36 2017

    Nursing and midwifery in Britain since 1700 Frost Library; RT11 .N87 2012

    Birth of homeopathy out of the spirit of romanticism (Kuzniar, Alice A., author.) Frost Library; RX51 .K89 2017