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BioOne Abstracts and Indexes Database (CSA)

BioOne provides searchable, full text access to a selection of over 80 peer-reviewed journals focused on the biological, ecological and environmental sciences. The BioOne Abstracts and Indexes Databases (BAID) was developed by Cambridge Scientific Abstracts and is accessed via their database site. The key advantage to searching BioOne using the BAID database is the ability to use CSA's thesaurus searching with descriptors, identifiers, and other controlled vocabulary qualifiers and filters. Articles can then be accessed in full text.

BasicBIOSIS (FirstSearch)

Provides indexing to articles in 370 journals that cover virtually every life science discipline. Covers the most recent five years.

MEDLINE via FirstSearch or
MEDLINE via PubMed U.S. Government Source

Index of over 3,500 journals worldwide in all areas of medicine. Includes links to full text articles for some journals. Covers 1965 to present.

AGRICOLA (FirstSearch)

Covers every major agricultural subject, including agricultural engineering and marketing, animal breeding, entomology, environmental pollution, farm management, foods and feeds, pesticides, rural sociology, veterinary medicine, and water resources. Covers 1970 to present.


Short articles, definitions, and many illustrations on all science & technology topics, plus information on new trends and developments and biographies of scientists. Online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology with definitions from The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms.

BePress Research Now

A collection of scholarly electronic journals in a variety of subject areas, including genetics and molecular biology, biostatistics, and health and medicine.

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)

Provides full text for more than 5,300 scholarly publications, including full text for 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1865.

Research Library (ProQuest)

Provides access to full-text journals across a wide range of subject areas, including business, education, literature, political science, and psychology.

Print Resources

LC call number ranges: QH [General biology & natural history], QK [Botany], QL [Zoology], QM [Human anatomy], QP [Physiology], QR [Microbiology]

Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology

REF QR 81 .A5 1994
An aid to identifying unknown bacteria.

Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology

REF QR 81 .B46 2001
Bacterial classification and nomenclature.

Encyclopedia of Genetics

REF QH 427 .E54 2001

Encyclopedia of Microbiology

REF QR 9 .E53 2000

Gray's Manual of Botany

REF QK 117 .G75 1970
Classic text on plant classification and nomenclature.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, 2nd ed.

REF QL 7 .G7813 2003 [17 v.]
Classification and description of animals, with many photographs and illustrations.

Bioscience Literature

Electronic Journals in Biology

Alphabetical lists of online biology journals:

Individual titles:

HighWire (Stanford University)

Searchable index of life science journals. Over 600,000 free full text articles.

General Websites

Big Picture Book of Viruses (The Garry Lab)

Biology Links (Harvard University)

Links by broad topic area and resource type.

Biosciences (WWW Virtual Library)

Links organized by broad topic area.

E-Resources in Biology (U. Penn Library)

Links to various biology-related electronic resources. Click the "Search" button to display a list of resources by type.

Genetics, Cloning and Bioethics Websites

AgNIC Gateway (U of Maryland)

Information about agricultural biotechnology, including genetically altered foods. Browse by subject or search the database by keyword.

Bioethics Resources on the Web (National Institutes of Health) U.S. Government Source

Resources on bioethics, human and animal research, and the implications of biotechnology. (Department of Energy) U.S. Government Source

Links to several genome project sites (including the Human Genome Project) and to other related information.

NCBI: National Center for Biotechnology Information  U.S. Government Source

Databases, GeneBank, information, and research.

Tree of Life, Evolution and Biodiversity Websites


Information on conservation and biodiversity. Includes an encyclopedia of U. S. and Canadian plants, animals, and ecosystems.

Science and Creationism (National Academy of Sciences)

Online book explaining the basics of evolution.

The Tree of Life (University of Arizona)

Illustrations, explanations, and research.


Last updated 06-19-08