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BIOSIS Citation Index This link opens in a new window
Life sciences & biomedical citations
PubMed This link opens in a new window
The primary database for research in medicine and other biosciences. From the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health.
ScienceDirect This link opens in a new window
Excellent place to start a literature review. Get peer-reviewed journals, articles, book chapters on a wide variety of scientific topics, including the life sciences and health topics, as well as engineering content related to biology, including chemical engineering.
Web of Science This link opens in a new window
Comprehensive index of the major journal literature in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
Nature Journals Online This link opens in a new window
Academic journals published by Nature. Covers biological sciences, earth sciences, physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering, and computing sciences.
Also includes news and commentary from Nature, a leading scientific jobs-board (Naturejobs), and a grant-finder tool.
GreenFILE This link opens in a new window
Human's impact on the environment
AGRICOLA (EBSCO) This link opens in a new window
Subjects include plant and animal sciences, forestry, entomology, soil and water resources, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, alternative farming, and food and nutrition.
Biology for Nonbiologists
Call Number: QH307.2 .S65 2007
Get an overview of the principles and concepts of modern biology. You'll gain an understanding of various biological principles and learn key biology concepts and practices.
Gale in Context: Science This link opens in a new window
Science In Context provides contextual information on significant science topics. This database shows how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues. This is a good resource for gaining a foundational understanding of a variety of scientific concepts.
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