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Online Encyclopedias

  • American Men & Women of Science (GVRL)
    Profiles living persons in the physical and biological fields, as well as public health scientists, engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists.
  • Bioethics (GVRL)
    Offers hundreds of revisions and new or revised entries on topics such as key cases in bioethics, the human biome, genetically modified foods, emergency preparedness and response, social justice, sustainability, among many others.
  • Biology (GVRL)
    Explains biological concepts and explores related fields as well as the history of biological science with illustrations, sidebars, bibliographies, timelines, charts, and a glossary.

Key Databases

  • ProQuest Research Library: Science & Technology
    This resource covers publications on the latest science and technology information for researchers of all levels.
  • Science Direct
    "World's leading full-text scientific database." Includes articles/chapters from 2,500+ peer-reviewed journals and 10,000+ books. Coverage from 19th century to present.

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Other Resources

  • Academic Search Complete
    Over 6,400 active full-text journals, more than 5,700 being peer-reviewed titles, providing access to critical information unique to this database. Covering STEM research, including biology, and other topics.
  • AccessMedicine
    AccessMedicine is a comprehensive online medical resource that provides a complete spectrum of knowledge from the best minds in medicine.
  • Clase and Periodica
    Periodica indexes journals published in Latin America that specialize in science and technology, including biology, exact sciences, geosciences and physics. Citations are from documents published in Spanish, Portuguese, French and English. Full text not included, but may be available through other sources.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global: Science & Technology
    Over 750,000 downloadable full text dissertations and theses, covering a wide range of graduate research topics, including biology.


LibGuides are resources that are built by scholarly professionals with content specifically related to a given subject.

Citing Sources


Books related to biology have call numbers in the 570's.


  • Biology Online
    Provides tutorials, articles, essay, reports, and an online forum on biology topics.
  • Bio Links (Biozone)
    Over 500 links on biology, biotech, microbiology, earth sciences, etc.