The databases on this page provide references to many scholarly journal articles and papers in the biological sciences.
Start off with keyword searches expressing your topic, review those items that look relevant, and then exploit the details within those entries to help lead you to other articles. Pay attention to the subject headings (descriptors) to see how the database describes your topic and use them to find related articles. You may have to use AND or " " to connect two concepts and narrow your searches, and some of the general databases like ProQuest Direct and Academic Search Premier will allow you to limit your results to scholarly journals only.
Web of Science is our newest science database. It is extremely powerful, offering citation searching both forward and back from your selected article. It does not include much full text, but does off the "Find It" button. PLEASE contact me if you want help exploring the power of Web of Science
PubMed comprises more than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
Annual Reviews discuss the current developments in many biomedical/life sciences and physical sciences. Olin has access to at least the most recent issues of reviews of topics like: genetics, microbiology, biophysics, analytical chemistry, neuroscience, immunology, fluid mechanics, and astrophysics.
JSTOR offers full-text access to back issues (going back to the first issues) of journals in the fields of Biological Sciences, Botany & Plant Sciences, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Zoology, Developmental & Cell Biology, Aquatic Sciences, and History of Science & Technology. Articles from the last 3 to 5 years ARE NOT INCLUDED