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Find Journal Articles
Search the Library's databases using the search box above.
Search Techniques and Strategies
Web of Science Core Collection
Access scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Includes citation mapping and citation reports.
Access scientific, technical and health research that span over 24 major scientific disciplines.
Content: Scholarly journals, books, data sets
Access peer-reviewed journals focused in the biological, ecological and environmental sciences. A full-text database of interdisciplinary content across biological sciences. BioOne Complete publishes on behalf of more than 150 societies, associations, museums, research institutions, and university presses from around the world.
BIOSIS Citation Index
Access citations and abstracts for primary journal literature in the life sciences.
Content: Scholarly journals, reports, books, meetings, US patents
Wiley Online Library
Access scientific, technical, medical and scholarly content covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.
Content: Scholarly journals, books, reference works, laboratory protocols
Access taxonomic reference material and research related to animal biology and biodiversity issues.
Indexes medical information on biomedicine and health, covering portions of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering, and much more. Developed and maintained by the United States National Library of Medicine. Includes access to the MeSH database.
Content: Scholarly journals, systematic reviews, clinical studies
Birds of the World
Birds of the World is a powerful research database that brings together deep, scholarly content from four celebrated works of ornithology with millions of bird observations from eBird and multimedia from the Macaulay Library into a single platform where biologists and birders can explore comprehensive life history information on birds. Species accounts include sounds, images, videos, distributional maps and model output.
TAIR (The Arabidopsis Information Resource)
Access genetic and molecular biology data for the model higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana, including complete genome sequence along with gene structure, product information, and expression. Updated weekly.
Finding Journal Articles
The most current research in biology is often found in journal articles. The U of L Library subscribes to many databases that allow you to search for journal articles on your research topic. Some of the most important databases in biology are listed below. Read the description of each database to determine which ones are most likely to include articles on your topic.
Databases usually provide article citation information and abstracts—summaries of what each article is about. Often, the full text of the article is available within the database or through a
link. If the full text of an article isn't available through the U of L Library, you may request it via an interlibrary loan.
For more information on finding articles through the U of L Library, visit our
Find Journal Articles guide. For tips on how to search databases, watch the video on the left or use the search tip links to learn more about searching databases.