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Recommended Biology Databases
Database contains over 100 Open Access journals in the life sciences and medicine. Also searchable via PubMed.
BioOne Complete is BioOne's database of 207 high quality, subscribed and open-access titles focused in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences published by the American Institute of Biological Sciences.
Academic OneFile (Gale) This link opens in a new window
The premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles for academic libraries from the world's leading journals, this comprehensive resource covers the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and many other subjects. With millions of articles in both PDF and HTML full-text format and simultaneous, unlimited usage, researchers are able to find accurate, timely information quickly. Gale's InterLink technology intelligently connects contextually-relevant results from your library's eBook collection on GVRL within articles in a user's search results. The Topic Finder tool adds power and depth to searches, allowing students to mine their search results and develop their research focus in ways never before available. See title lists below for up-to-date publication information.
Academic Search Complete This link opens in a new window
Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 9,810 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
Alexander Street Academic Video Online: Premium This link opens in a new window
A multidisciplinary collection of videos that cover art & design, diversity, health sciences, history, literature, language, music, performing arts, psychology, counseling, science, engineering, and social sciences.
Britannica Academic Edition This link opens in a new window
The rich combination of the insightful 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 resource. Note you do have to register with your Spalding e-mail address for full access.
Career and Technical Education - ProQuest This link opens in a new window
Part of Learning Express Library
Digital Commons Network This link opens in a new window
The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.
eBook Collection This link opens in a new window
EBSCO eBooks are online versions of print books that your library has either purchased with a perpetual license or via an annual subscription.
Encyclopedia Britannica This link opens in a new window
Encyclopedia Britannica Online includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, Britannica Student Encyclopedia and the Britannica Book of the Year.
Environmental Studies (Gale In Context) This link opens in a new window
An electronic resource offering authoritative reference content in the area of the environment, energy and natural resources, Environmental Studies (Gale In Context), is an important part of a new generation of products from Gale. A reflection of Gale's "power to the user" philosophy, this product was designed with the end-user in mind.
From global warming, to food safety, to access to health care, to the impact of economic development on international relations, today's important environmental issues are shaping the future and reach far beyond the United States. Additionally, as green collar jobs are poised for growth, municipalities strive to be environmentally friendly, and corporations develop green working environments, this resource becomes invaluable.
Environmental Studies and Policy (Gale OneFile) This link opens in a new window
The Environmental Studies & Policy Collection is a digital resource that answers inquiries about environmental concerns with coverage of more than 5.4 million articles from more than 300 journals and book reference content from Delmar, including Soil, Science, and Management; Introduction to Agronomy; Food, Crops, & Environment; Fundamental Soil Science; and more.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia This link opens in a new window
The Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, providing users with abstracts for all of these topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display.
Gale Virtual Reference Library This link opens in a new window
Gale Virtual Reference Library provides access to more than 100 reference titles, which cover a broad range of subjects, including the following: Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, History, Law, Library Science, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, Social Science, and Technology.
GreenFILE This link opens in a new window
GreenFILE provides a collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles and covers content about the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments as well as what can be done at each level to minimize these effects.
MasterFILE Premier This link opens in a new window
MasterFILE Premier provides full text for over 1,800 general interest, business, consumer health, general science, and multicultural periodicals. In addition, this database offers indexing and abstracts for over 2,500 periodicals.
MEDLINE This link opens in a new window
MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine® (NLM) premier bibliographic database that contains more than 22 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine, life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering needed by health professionals and others engaged in basic research and clinical care, public health, health policy development, or related educational activities. A distinctive feature of MEDLINE is that the records are indexed with NLM Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®).
PQDT Open Access This link opens in a new window
The authors of these dissertations and theses have opted to publish as open access. Open Access Publishing is a new service offered by ProQuest's UMI Dissertation Publishing.
PubMed This link opens in a new window
PubMed comprises more than 25 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
Science (Gale In Context) This link opens in a new window
Science In Context is an engaging online resource providing contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. By integrating authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content with headlines and videos, Science In Context draws students into the subject matter, showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity.
Vocations and Careers (Gale OneFile) This link opens in a new window
Vocations and Careers (Gale OneFile) provides access to journals and magazines that aid users in researching a vocation, finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career. The database offers hundreds of current and applicable periodicals, from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.
Wiley Online Library This link opens in a new window
Hosting one of the world's most extensive multidisciplinary collections of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities, Wiley Online Library delivers seamless integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1,500 journals, 9,000 books, and hundreds of multi-volume reference works, laboratory protocols and databases. Featuring a clean and easy-to-use interface, this online service provides intuitive navigation, enhanced discoverability, expanded functionalities and a range of personalization and alerting options.
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