Databases for Biology


Academic Search Complete  (EBSCOhost)
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Provides full text for more than 5,000 scholarly publications covering all academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. Click here for a journal title list. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>

PubMed Central  (Government)
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PubMed Central is a subset of PubMed which is limited to those articles where the full-text is directly available via PubMed. PubMed Central is a digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal articles, developed and managed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information at the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

PubMed  (Government)
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Includes more than 24 million citations for biomedical journal articles from MEDLINE and life science journals. Look for the Salve Full-text button on article-level results pages to check for full-text from Salve's e-journal subscriptions.

Science Direct Health and Life Sciences College Edition   (Elsevier)
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Health & Life Sciences from Science Direct contains over 25% of the world's science, technology and medicine full text and bibliographic information. Science Direct's extensive and unique full-text collection covers authoritative titles from the core scientific literature, including high-impact factor titles such as THE LANCET, Cell and Tetrahedron.  It contains more than 1,100 full-text, scholarly journals,  coverage begins with 1995. User guide for Elsevier

General Science Full Text  (EBSCOhost)
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General Science Full Text covers scientific information from the fields of astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, earth science, environment, genetics, health, mathematics, microbiology, nutrition, oceanography, physics, physiology, and zoology. It includes full text from over 80 periodicals and abstracting/indexing of another 280 titles. Coverage is from the present to 1984. User guide for EBSCO<I>host</I>

BioOne.1 and BioOne.2 
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BioOne provides integrated access to a thoroughly linked information resource of interrelated journals focused on biology, ecological and environmental sciences. BioOne is a valuable aggregation of the full-texts of high-impact bioscience research journals. User guide for

SciFinder  (CAS)
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SciFinder provides quick and easy access to a wide diversity of research from many scientific disciplines including: references from over 9,500 currently published journals and patent information from more than 50 active patent issuing authorities; important discoveries that span the scientific century back to 1900; the latest scientific breakthroughs almost as soon as they are published with references added daily and some patent information as recent as two days ago; complete coverage of chemistry and the life sciences including biochemistry, biology, pharmacology, medicine, and related disciplines It is the world's largest collection of organic and inorganic substance information.

DART-Europe E-theses Portal  (Dart Europe)
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Search over 360,000 dissertations from over 500 European universities. Many dissertations are available via links to the full text from the degree-granting institution.

Dissertations & Theses A&I  (Proquest)
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This database is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1861 to the present day.  Indexing and abstract subject coverage in the areas of business, health & medicine, history, literature & language, science & technology, social sciences,  arts & humanities, and more.

Films On Demand Master Academic Collection   (Films Media Group)
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Films On Demand is a state-of-the-art streaming video platform that provides the ability to view digital video in real time. You can use Films On Demand to search for specific video segments, organize videos into folders, and create personal playlists for others to view. The collection includes over 5,600 full length programs including 4,000 titles in the Humanities & Social Sciences, 1,600 in Science & Mathematics, 1,100 in Health & Medicine, and 700 in Business & Economics. User guide for Films Media Group

Kanopy  (Kanopy)
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Kanopy has more than 26,000 films in its collection - including leading producers such as New Day Films, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, PBS, BBC, First Run Features, The Video Project, Media Education Foundation, Documentary Education Resources, The Great Courses,  - on every topic imaginable. 

Sage Journals Online  (Sage Publishing)
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SAGE Publications publishes over 460 journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine. SAGE Journals Online is the delivery platform that provides online access to the full text of individual SAGE journals. Full text of journal articles is from 1999 – Present for most journals. User guide for Sage Publishing

Encyclopædia Britannica online
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Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting thorough research—all from one site. Britannica’s contributors include an extensive network of renowned scholars (including former U.S. presidents and Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners), advisers, content specialists, and writers—whose job it is to ensure that Britannica is current, accurate, unbiased, comprehensive, relevant, international in scope, and engaging to college-level learners, researchers, and faculty.


Profiles in Science  (Government)
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This site provides archival collections of prominent twentieth-century biomedical scientists The collections contain published and unpublished materials, including books, journal volumes, pamphlets, diaries, letters, manuscripts, photographs, audio tapes, and other audiovisual materials.

Credo Reference
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Offering access to over 1 million individual entries, Credo Reference contains all types of reference books : dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, and books of quotations, and subject-specific titles covering everything from the arts to accountancy and law to literature. User guide for

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The online encyclopedia of science and technology from McGraw-Hillis is the first place to go on the Internet to start your research into biology, chemistry and other science & technology subjects. User guide for


Birds of North America
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The Birds of North America Online is the electronic counterpart of Birds of North America (BNA), which was completed in 2002 as a joint project among the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, American Ornithologists' Union, and Academy of Natural Sciences. The printed version comprises 18 volumes and covers the 716 bird species nesting in the United States and Canada. Online, the file will be updated periodically with "contributions from researchers, citizen scientists, and designated reviewers and editors." BNA Online is also building image and video galleries to illustrate the behaviors and habitat of these species. It is planned that each online species account will include recordings of bird song and calls, selected from Cornell's Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds.

National Center for Biotechnology Information  (Government)
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NCBI provides public databases, conducts research incomputational biology, develops software tools for analyzing genome data, and disseminates biomedical information - all for the better understanding of molecular processes affecting human health and disease.