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Getting Started

  • Access Science
    General science resource with articles, updates, and biographies great for background research. Search for your topic or browse the list.
  • Biological Abstracts
    Essential database for life sciences and biomedical research information, drawn from over 4,000 international scholarly journals.

Finding Books & Media

  • Virtual Reference Library
    Includes the "Gale Encyclopedia of Science", "Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia", and books on each biome. Search everything at once from the box.
  • EBSCOHost ebooks    
    Over 20,000 full-text eBooks. Search with your topic or browse the Sciences category.
  • VAST : Academic Video Online  
    Provides thousands of complete video titles in a multiple disciplines. For biology titles, search by topic or browse the Health and Science Topics.
  • INTELECOM Online Video Resources
    A database of short academic video clips, including animations. Relevant collections include Anatomy, Biological Sciences, Botany, Zoology, and more!

Finding Articles

  • Biological Abstracts
    Essential database for life sciences and biomedical research information, drawn from over 4,000 international scholarly journals.
  • Agricola
    From the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library, AGRICOLA covers journal articles, books, theses, patents, and audiovisual materials related to agriculture back to 1970.
  • Environment Complete
    Offers in-depth coverage of research in ecology, energy, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental law, urban planning, and more.
    Provides authoritative information from over 4,800 journals related to medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and more.
  • ScienceDirect
    Database of 1800+ journals, including many in the Life Sciences & Health Sciences. Search for your topic or browse journals by title. Use Request It for journals that we don’t subscribe to.

Finding Botanical Information

  • Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation
    Specializes in the history of botany and provides access to: BPH Online for botanical literature, the Categorical Glossary for the Flora of North America, and the Index to Binomials Cited in Linnaeus' "Species Plantarum."
  • Native Plant Database
    Search for 7,239 native North American plants by name, state, habit, duration, and more. Maintained by the Wildflower Center and the University of Texas at Austin.
  • PLANTS Database
    USDA site that provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

Finding Online Information

  • Biology Browser
    Brings together data sets, images, web content, and current science news. Includes a Nomenclatural Glossary of Zoology and a Student Guide to the Animal Kingdom.
  • National Center for Biotechnology Information
    Provides links to a variety of resources with extensive biomedical and genomic information, including literature databases, primary data, genome directories, and more.
    Search the gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. government agencies, including research and development results.
    Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.
  • Health Source : Consumer Edition
    Provides access to popular consumer health magazines (like Men’s Health) and news sources on a variety of health topics.

Citing Information

  • CSE Quick Citation Guide
    Provides examples of citations in CSE Style (Council of Science Editors, formally called the CBE Council of Biology Editors) from Penn State University.