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

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

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

    Sacred bovines : the ironies of misplaced assumptions in biology (Allchin, Douglas, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; QH324 .A45 2017

    Life on ice : a history of new uses for cold blood (Radin, Joanna, author.) Frost Library; QH324.9.C7 R33 2017

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

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

    The biology of wonder : aliveness, feeling, and the metamorphosis of science (Weber, Andreas, 1967-) Science Library; QH331 .W3913 2016

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

    A field guide to iLANDing : scores for researching urban ecologies (iLAND (Organization), issuing body.) Frost Library; QH541.5.C6 I43 2017

    The Bauers (Lack, H. Walter, author.) Frost Library; QK98.18 .L33 2015 x

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

    Raptors : portraits of birds of prey (Scott, Traer, photographer, author.) Frost Library; QL677.78 .S36 2017

    Malleable anatomies : models, makers, and material culture in eighteenth-century Italy (Dacome, Lucia, author.) Frost Library; QM33.3.I83 D33 2017

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

    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

    Pocket guide to interpersonal neurobiology : an integrative handbook of the mind (Siegel, Daniel J., 1957-) Science Library; QP360 .S4853 2012

    Metaphor : embodied cognition and discourse Science Library; QP360.5 .M477 2017

    Smell detectives : an olfactory history of nineteenth-century urban America (Kiechle, Melanie A., author.) Frost Library; QP458 .K54 2017

    Médecine et le régime de santé : des erreurs populaires et propos vulgaires (Joubert, Laurent, 1529-1583.) Frost Library; R131 .J68 1997

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

    Traces of the future : an archaeology of medical science in Africa Frost Library; R651 .T73 2016

    Embodiment, morality, and medicine Frost Library; R724 .E515 1995

    Medical bondage : race, gender, and the origins of American gynecology (Cooper Owens, Deirdre Benia, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; RG67.U6 C66 2017

    Calling the shots : why parents reject vaccines (Reich, Jennifer A., author.) Frost Library; RJ240 .R45 2016

    The smile stealers : the fine + foul art of dentistry (Barnett, Richard, 1980-, author.) Frost Library; RK29 .B36 2017

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