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Biology Research: Find Articles

Research Guide for Biology at PLNU

Ryan Library Biology Databases

 Ryan Library Databases are subscriptions provided to the PLNU community for online access to journal and magazine articles and/or citations.

You will be asked to log in with your PLNU network information to access any of these databases.

The best starting points for students of biology are:

    • MEDLINE with Full Text - full-text access to over 1,450 scholarly journals in medicine, nursing, and other health care-related fields. This database includes content of interest to students in nursing, pre-med, biology, chemistry, education, and more.

    • General Science Full Text -  full text from more than 100 periodicals dating as far back as 1995, in addition to indexing for nearly 300 periodicals dating back to 1984; includes Journal of the History of Biology, Integrative and Comparative Biology, Human Biology, American Zoologist, and Bioscience


    • GreenFILE - includes all aspects of human impact to the environment. GreenFILE's collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Note: limited full text content (about 12,000 records)


  • Academic Search Premier - from EBSCO. This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles; tip: to broaden coverage of environmental issues, go to "Choose Databases" and add GreenFILE to your search

  • OmniFile Full Text Mega - ...another multi-disciplinary database, slightly smaller than Academic Search Premier (full text for 2,500 publications); tip: can be searched simultaneously with Academic Search Premier and other EBSCO database via the "Choose Databases" option


Other good resources for biology are:

  • ScienceDirect - selected full-text scholarly journal articles from the Elsevier publisher

  • Wiley Online - full-text scholarly journal articles in biology and other disciplines
  • Nature - access to selected full-text from 1990 to one year ago through ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Database

Several journals from the American Chemical Society are relevant to biology, including:

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