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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 http://www.iona.edu/library/research/databases/

Core Databases

OPEN ACCESS Science Resources

Open Access Science Resources

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Post written by Matthew Von Hendy, Chair of the Public Policy section of DSOC and an independent information professional at Green Heron Information Services.

Is it possible for a researcher or lay person without much money to get access to high quality peer-reviewed scientific research and information?  Increasingly, the answer is yes! In celebration of Open Access Week I have created a list of my favorite open access science resources.   Many of these resources provide full-text or links to full-text if available but a few are only bibliographic in nature.Open access resources are also prone to frequent changes.  One notable recent loss is the Scitopia federated search engine.    Please feel free to add suggestions or make comments on sources you’ve used.
 
Federated Searches Major Science Publisher Open Access Initiatives Science Journals Subject Specific Resources
  • Agricolawww.agricola.nal.usda.gov Agriculture and agriculture-related database from the USDA
  • arXivwww.arxiv.org arXiv provides open access to nearly 800,000 e-prints in the area of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics.
  • CiteSeerwww.citeseer.ist.psu.edu Digital library and search engine focused on computer and information science.
  • Defense Technical Information Center — www.dtic.mil/dtic A searchable repository for all publicly accessible DOD science and technical research.
  • National Rehabilitation Information Center -- http://search.naric.com/public/default.cfm 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.
  • Poplinewww.popline.org Database covering family planning and reproductive health with excellent international coverage.
  • PubChem -www.pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov The 3 databases in PubChem provide information on the biological activities of small molecules.
  • PubMed www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and on-line books.  Free full text is linked to when available.
  • Toxnetwww.toxnet.nlm.nih.gov From the United States National Library of Medicine databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health and toxic releases.
  • TRIDwww.trid.trb.org Transportation-related research covering 940,000 records of transportation research worldwide.
  • UBiowww.ubio.org/index.php?pagename=home Universal Biological Indexer and Organizer uses names and taxonomic intelligence about organisms.
       This post was written by: Brandy.King.

     from http://socialscience.sla.org/2012/10/open-access-science-resources/

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.