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.

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

    21st century genetics : genes at work (Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Quantitative Biology (80th : 2015 : Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.)) Frost Library; QH301 .C6 v.80

    Hidden nature : the startling insights of Viktor Schauberger (Bartholomew, Alick.) Frost Library; QH31.S35 B27 2003

    Cosmosapiens : human evolution from the origin of the universe (Hands, John, 1945-) Frost Library; QH325 .H347 2016

    The physics of life : the evolution of everything (Bejan, Adrian, 1948-, author.) Frost Library; QH360.5 .B45 2016

    Natural histories Frost Library; QH45 .N38 2012 x

    Complexity : the evolution of Earth's biodiversity and the future of humanity (Burger, William C.) Science Library; QH541.15.B56 B88 2016

    Unseen city (Johnson, Nathanael, author.) Frost Library; QH541.5.C6 J64 2016

    Museums and the natural environment (Davis, Peter, 1947 November 15-) Frost Library; QH70.A1 D38 1996

    Natural histories. Opulent oceans (Stiassny, Melanie L. J., author, compiler.) Frost Library; QL122 .S75 2014

    Difficulties overcome : scenes in the life of Alexander Wilson, the ornithologist (Brightwell, C. L. (Cecilia Lucy), 1811-1875.) Archives and Special Collections; QL31.W7 B75 1861

    Zoology of New Holland (Shaw, George, 1751-1813.) Archives and Special Collections; QL338 .S43 1998 x

    Structure & evolution of invertebrate nervous systems Science Library; QL364 .S76 2016

    Animal kingdom : stereoscopic images of natural history (Naughten, Jim, 1969-, photographer.) Frost Library; QL46 .N38 2016 x

    Schmetterlinge : ein Portrait (Grill, Andrea, 1975- author.) Frost Library; QL544 .G75 2016

    The most perfect thing : inside (and outside) a bird's egg (Birkhead, Tim, author.) Science Library; QL675 .B57 2016

    Spare the birds! : George Bird Grinnell and the first Audubon Society (Merchant, Carolyn, author.) Frost Library; QL676.55 .M47 2016

    Bird-life : a guide to the study of our common birds (Chapman, Frank M. (Frank Michler), 1864-1945.) Archives and Special Collections; QL681 .C44 1897

    Western birds (Myers, Harriet Williams.) Archives and Special Collections; QL683 .M9 1922

    Connecticut birds (Zeranski, Joseph.) Archives and Special Collections; QL684.C8 Z47 1990

    The birds of the West Indies (Cory, Charles B. (Charles Barney), 1857-1921, author.) Archives and Special Collections; QL688.A1 C7 1889

    The birds of northern Melanesia : speciation, ecology & biogeography (Mayr, Ernst, 1904-2005.) Archives and Special Collections; QL691.B52 M38 2001

    The search for the rarest bird in the world (Head, Vernon R. L., 1967-, author.) Frost Library; QL692.E8 H43 2015

    The literature of Australian birds : a history and a bibliography of Australian ornithology (Whittell, H. M. (Hubert Massey), 1883-1954.) Archives and Special Collections; QL693 .W44 1954

    The avifauna of Laysan and the neighbouring islands (Rothschild, Lionel Walter Rothschild, Baron, 1868-1937.) Archives and Special Collections; QL694.H3 R6 1893 xx

    Memoir on the Dodo (Didus Ineptus, Linn.) (Owen, Richard, 1804-1892.) Archives and Special Collections; QL696.C67 O94 1866 x

    A monograph of the Turdidæ, or, Family of thrushes (Seebohm, Henry, 1832-1895.) Archives and Special Collections; QL696.P288 S42 1902 xx

    Beyond words : what animals think and feel (Safina, Carl, 1955-, author.) Frost Library; QL785 .S14 2016

    The nature of German imperialism (Gissibl, Bernhard, 1976-, author.) Frost Library; QL84.6.T3 G57 2016

    In the company of animals Archives and Special Collections; QL85 .I53 1995

    Restless creatures : the story of life in ten movements (Wilkinson, Matt, 1975-, author.) Frost Library; QP301 .W673 2016

    Biological psychology : an introduction to behavioral, cognitive, and clinical neuroscience (Breedlove, S. Marc.) Science Library; QP360 .B727 2013 x

    Being a beast : adventures across the species divide (Foster, Charles, 1962-, author.) Frost Library; QP431 .F67 2016

    Vitamania : our obsessive quest for nutritional perfection (Price, Catherine, 1978-) Frost Library; QP771 .P76 2015

    Wombs with a view (Longo, Lawrence D., author.) Frost Library; R836 .L66 2016