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

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    Orion on the dunes : a biography of Henry Beston (Payne, Daniel G., 1958-, author.) Frost Library; QH31.B48 P39 2016

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

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

    Data analysis for the life sciences with R (Irizarry, Rafael A., author.) Frost Library; QH323.5 .I75 2017

    Reinventing biology : respect for life and the creation of knowledge Science Library; QH331 .R425 1995

    Heredity explored : between public domain and experimental science, 1850-1930 Frost Library; QH428 .H47 2016

    Dolly mixtures : the remaking of genealogy (Franklin, Sarah, 1960-) Science Library; QH442.6 .F73 2007

    The theory of ecological communities (Vellend, Mark, 1973-, author.) Science Library; QH541 .V425 2016

    A world to live in : an ecologist's vision for a plundered planet (Woodwell, G. M.) Frost Library; QH541.15.R45 W65 2016

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

    The hidden life of trees : what they feel, how they communicate : discoveries from a secret world (Wohlleben, Peter, 1964-, author.) Frost Library; QK475 .W6413 2016

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

    The dragon behind the glass : a true story of power, obsession, and the world's most coveted fish (Voigt, Emily, author.) Frost Library; QL638.O88 V65 2016

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

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

    Coyote America : a natural and supernatural history (Flores, Dan L. (Dan Louie), 1948-, author.) Frost Library; QL737.C22 F63 2016

    Lions in the balance : man-eaters, manes, and men with guns (Packer, Craig, author.) Frost Library; QL737.C23 P32 2015

    Elephant Don : the politics of a pachyderm posse (O'Connell, Caitlin, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; QL737.P98 O256 2016

    The evolution of culture in animals (Bonner, John Tyler.) Frost Library; QL775 .B58 x

    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

    Staying with the trouble : making kin in the Chthulucene (Haraway, Donna Jeanne, author.) Frost Library; QL85 .H369 2016

    When species meet (Haraway, Donna Jeanne.) Science Library; QL85 .H37 2008

    Reconceiving infertility : biblical perspectives on procreation and childlessness (Moss, Candida R.) Frost Library; QP251 .M677 2015

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

    Behavioral neuroscience (Breedlove, S. Marc, author.) Science Library; QP360 .B727 2017

    The brain electric : the dramatic high-tech race to merge minds and machines (Gay, Malcolm, 1972-, author.) Frost Library; QP360.7 .G39 2015

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

    This won't hurt a bit (and other white lies) : my education in medicine and motherhood (Au, Michelle.) Frost Library; R134 .A9 2011

    A popular essay on the disorder familiarly termed a cold (White, E. L.) Archives and Special Collections; RF361 .W55 1807

    Increase (Purpura, Lia, 1964-) Frost Library; RG526 .P87 2000

    Maternal brain plasticity : preclinical and human research and implications for intervention Frost Library; RG558 .M38 2016

    ADHD nation : children, doctors, big pharma, and the making of an American epidemic (Schwarz, Alan, 1968-) Frost Library; RJ506.H9 S39 2016

    Glow kids : how screen addiction is hijacking our kids--and how to break the trance (Kardaras, Nicholas, 1964-, author.) Frost Library; RJ506.I58 K37 2016

    Drug dealer, MD : how doctors were duped, patients got hooked, and why it's so hard to stop (Lembke, Anna, 1967-, author.) Frost Library; RM319 .L46 2016