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Biology: Find Articles in Research Databases

Subject Research Guide

Science Journal Databases

Below are listed the big Science Databases where you might go first. Tip: Try the Popular Databases (multidisciplinary) such as Ebsco or ProQuest or Sage Online. Go to

Core Databases

OPEN ACCESS Science Resources

Open Access Science Resources

Post written by Matthew Von Hendy.

Federated Searches

  • Science Gov – Searches over 50 U.S. Government science-related databases and websites
  • WorldWideScience.Org --  Federated search developed by the Department of Energy that covers national and international government science resources

Science Journals

Subject Specific Resources

  • Agricola– Agriculture and agriculture-related database from the USDA
  • arXiv– arXiv provides open access to nearly 800,000 e-prints in the area of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics.
  • CiteSeer — Digital library and search engine focused on computer and information science.
  • Defense Technical Information Center — A searchable repository for all publicly accessible DOD science and technical research.
  • National Rehabilitation Information Center -- The NARIC Web site, is a gateway to disability- and rehabilitation-oriented information organized in a variety of formats designed to make it easy for users to find and use.
  • Popline — Database covering family planning and reproductive health with excellent international coverage.
  • PubChem -- The 3 databases in PubChem provide information on the biological activities of small molecules.
  • PubMed – 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and on-line books.  Free full text is linked to when available.
  • Toxnet — From the United States National Library of Medicine databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and toxic releases.
  • TRID — Transportation-related research covering 940,000 records of transportation research worldwide.
  • UBio — Universal Biological Indexer and Organizer uses names and taxonomic intelligence about organisms.

More Journal Articles (Peer-reviewed Open Access)

BMC Biophysics is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in experimental and theoretical aspects of biological processes from the microscopic to macroscopic level, including thermodynamics, structural stability and dynamics, molecular biophysics, signalling, novel biophysical methods and computational biophysics.

The Scientist is the magazine for life science professionals, written by prominent scientists and professional journalists, it is a print and digital publication dedicated to covering a wide range of topics central to the study of cell and molecular biology, genetics, and other life-science fields.