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Databases & Journals

Databases listed below will help you locate journal articles on your topic. How to Find a Specific Journal Article
Is It a Scholarly Journal or Isn't It?

Full Text Journals
ILLiad: Interlibrary Loan

Academic Search Complete
Provides full text for nearly 7,100 scholarly publications of which 6,000 are peer reviewed. Covers the social sciences, humanities, general science, multi-cultural studies, education, more, 1990 on. Funding provided by Maine State Library and University of Maine System.
Online version Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.  Funding provided by Maine State Library and University of Maine System. AccessScience Online Tutorial.
Biological Sciences Collection
Indexing and abstracts for 6000 sources in biomedicine, biotechnology, zoology and ecology, 1982 on.  How To Do a Quick Search (Online Tutorial).
Full text biological, ecological and environmental sciences journals from scholarly societies and non-commercial publishers.
BIOSIS Citation Index
Research reports and reviews in biological and biomedical areas covering 2004 to present. Includes biology, botany, zoology and microbiology, as well as biomedical, agriculture, pharmacology and ecology. Medicine, biochemistry, biophysics, bioengineering and biotechnology are included.
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
Contains over 3000 original articles on topics in biology, biochemistry, ecology, evolution, medical & plant sciences and more.
Environment Abstracts
Environment Abstracts (formerly Environment Abstracts published by LexisNexis) encompasses all aspects of the impact of people and technology on the environment and the effectiveness of remedial policies and technologies.
Global Issues in Context
Global Issues in Context offers global perspectives on issues of international importance and current world events and topics in the news related to these issues.
GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)offers authoritative content on the development of emerging green technologies and discusses issues on the environment, sustainability and more.
Journal Citation Reports
Offers a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world's leading journals, with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data.
JSTOR provides online access to back issues of core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, & sciences. The current 2-5 years are not included, but complete back runs are provided whenever possible.
Medline - PubMed
MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database that covers biomedical literature, allied health, and biological and physical sciences. More than 22 million records from 5,600+ journals are indexed; English abstracts are included for about 83% of the records. PubMed Tutorials.
Medline - PubMed Central
PubMed Central (PMC) is a free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), developed and managed by NIH's National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the National Library of Medicine (NLM). With PubMed Central, NLM aims to preserve and maintain access to the electronic literature. All the articles in PMC are free, though sometimes on a delayed basis.
Plant Science
Plant Science contains citations and abstracts of scientific literature on plant science, focusing on all plant scientific aspects, especially on pathology, symbiosis, biochemistry, genetics, biotechnology, techniques and environmental biology. Over 250 primary research journals are covered. How to Do a Quick Search (Online Tutorial).
ProQuest Central
ProQuest Central is a multidisciplinary database with over 11,000 titles, with over 8,000 titles in full-text. It serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels in all markets. Over 160 subjects areas are covered extensively in this product including business and economics, health and medical, news and world affairs, technology, social sciences and more. 
Online access to over 1200 leading science journals from Elsevier Science and other cooperating sources.
Scopus is a multidisciplinary navigational tool that contains records going back to the mid 1960s, offering newly-linked citations across the widest body of scientific abstracts available in one place.
Zoological Record
Zoological Record is a comprehensive index to zoological literature covering from 1864 to present. Records cover every aspect of zoology, including biochemistry, behavior, ecology evolution, genetics, and so forth. Over 5,000 international serials plus approximately 1,500 non-serial publications are currently monitored, including professional journals, magazines, newsletters, monographs, books, reviews, and conference proceedings.

Mobile Website
MSL & UMS Funded


UNE Libraries online catalog

The following is a listing of selected subject headings relating to Biology. Each is a live link directly into the UNE Libraries catalog.

natural history
Salt Marshes

If you need a book that is not available through the UNE Libraries catalog, you can request it through MaineCat or ILLiad: Interlibrary Loan.


Web Site Evaluation criteria.

Agriculture - U.S. Economic Statistics
Biosis Internet Resource Guide for Zoology
Cells alive!
Climate Choices from the Union of Concerned Scientists
Costa Rica Ecology
Costa Rica Rainforest Information from the Cloudbridge Project
DTIC:  Defense Technical Information Center
Environmental links from Michael Pollan
German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures
Goddard Institute for Space Studies
GBIF:  Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ICZN:  International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature
ITIS: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
J.P. Euzéby: List of bacterial names with standing in nomenclature
Malaria Atlas Project
Kimball's Biology Pages
Monteverde Ecology
National Academies
National Agricultual Statistics Service
National Audubon Society Population & Habitat Program
National Resources Conservation Service
NCBI:  National Center for Biotechnology Information Entrez Genome
Plant Systemics Collection
Science Accelerator
Systemic Botany and Mycology
Tree of Life Web Project
Tropical Forestry Initiative
UBIO:  Universal Biological Indexer and Organizer
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Weed Science Society of America
World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Agriculture
World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Science
Yahoo Science > Biology

Writing the Paper

Writing the Paper & Style Manuals

For assistance with Biology research, please contact Barbara Swartzlander at the Biddeford Campus library,, 207-602-2315 or Ask a Librarian.