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Biology 100: Finding Articles

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Mike Goates
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About Journal Article Databases

The best way to find journal articles is to search one of the many scholarly databases. Below are listed some of the more relevant databases in the biological sciences.

Recommended Article Databases

  • Web of Science Tutorial
    Web of Science compiles articles from over 9,300 scholarly journals in all science disciplines. Users can easily find article references and other publications citing a particular work.
  • ‚ÄčScopus Tutorial
    Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world’s research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
  • MEDLINE (PubMed) Tutorial
    MEDLINE is produced by the National Library of Medicine and indexes over 4700 medical journals and publication, including veterinary medicine. PubMed is the public version of MEDLINE. It is updated daily and has a good search algorithm.
  • Gale in Context: Environmental Studies Tutorial
    Gale in Context: Environmental Studies offers authoritative content on the development of emerging green technologies and discusses issues on the environment, sustainability and more.
  • Zoological Record Tutorial

Additional Article Databases

  • Academic Search Ultimate (EBSCO) Tutorial
  • Agricola (EBSCO) Tutorial
    AGRICOLA is an agricultural sciences database that contains records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. Over 2,000 journals and publication series are indexed from 1979 to the present.
  • Agricultural & Environmental Science (ProQuest) Tutorial
    A collection of several bibliographic databases for environmental sciences. Includes Conference Papers Index, TOXLINE, EIS: Digests of Environmental Impact Statements, Ecology Abstracts, and Water Resources. Updated monthly.
  • GreenFILE (EBSCO) Tutorial
  • MEDLINE (EBSCO) Tutorial
    MEDLINE is produced by the National Library of Medicine and indexes over 4700 medical journals and publication, including veterinary medicine. The EBSCO version of MEDLINE can be simultaneously searched with other EBSCO databases and is updated monthly.

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