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Natural Sciences: Biology: Academic Resources

Introduction to Academic Resources

The sources found here are scholarly publications on and related to the topic of Biology. The following resources will allow you to locate sources have been written and published by researchers in the field. 

Databases - Check out the databases here if you need to research topics in Biology. 

Journals -  The selection of journals provided here are a collection of some impactful journals in the field of biology

  • For how to use academic sources see Researching a Topic for tips on filtering and searching for information. 

Databases

Databases are a more subject focused collection of academically published materials. Here are some of the databases that cover the topics of Biology. 

Broad Subject Databases

Start with these databases if you are just looking for research in biology. These will give you research that also covers a broad range of disciplines

Citation Metrics are a measure of how many times a resource has been used or 'cited' in other works, and where they have been cited. If you are looking for impactful research or highly ranked Journals use these services to compare and locate highly cited articles surrounding your topic. 

Abstract and citation databases are services that present the citation connections of published articles in a field and compare their citation indexes with other published works. 

You can use the following databases to look for well cited research, literature or authors. 

Databases are a more subject focused collection of academically published materials. Here are some of the databases that cover the topics of Biology. 

Journals

Journals and Journal Articles

Journals, similar to magazines, have a consistent cover title, and are published at regular intervals. Individual articles may be written by different authors, and generally cover different topics. Journal articles generally contain specific and more up-to- date information than is found in books.

Here are a selection of journals publishing articles in ecological and biological evolution. 

Journals and Journal Articles

Journals, similar to magazines, have a consistent cover title, and are published at regular intervals. Individual articles may be written by different authors, and generally cover different topics. Journal articles generally contain specific and more up-to- date information than is found in books.

Here are a selection of journals publishing articles in genetics.

Journals and Journal Articles

Journals, similar to magazines, have a consistent cover title, and are published at regular intervals. Individual articles may be written by different authors, and generally cover different topics. Journal articles generally contain specific and more up-to- date information than is found in books.

Here are a selection of journals publishing articles in plant science.

Journals and Journal Articles

Journals, similar to magazines, have a consistent cover title, and are published at regular intervals. Individual articles may be written by different authors, and generally cover different topics. Journal articles generally contain specific and more up-to- date information than is found in books.

Here are a selection of journals publishing articles in animal science.