Search these databases for research studies, reviews, and technical reports, published in journals and other scholarly/scientific publications.

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Multidisciplinary Databases

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Academic Search Complete is a great entry point for lower-level undergraduate students.


JSTOR Scholarly provides a trove of research articles from scholarly journals in the arts and sciences, humanities, business, and other disciplines. Multidisciplinary content.


Subject-specific Databases

Science and Technology

The Science & Technology Collection contains over 830 leading full text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community. Topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, and materials science. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 1,740 publications.


GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,000,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 15,000 records.

Environment Complete

Environment Complete contains more than 2.4 million records from more than 2,200 domestic and international titles going back to 1888 (including over 1,350 active core titles) as well as more than 190 monographs. The database also contains full text for more than 920 journals.

BioOne Complete

BioOne Complete is a database of more than 200 subscribed and open-access titles in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.


Offers high-quality ebooks in many subject areas including bioengineering; fields, waves, and electromagnetics; computer science; engineering; electrical technology; communications and information technology; aerospace; industry applications; and more.


This database contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library. Coverage for AGRICOLA dates back to 1970 and includes more than 4.8 million citations. The citations are comprised of journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture. Even though agriculture is an applied science, the content in this database may yet be of interest to those studying biology.


Web-based Databases

Public Library of Science (PLOS)

PLOS (Public Library of Science) is a a nonprofit open-access publisher seeking to transform scholarly communication in the sciences.

BioMed Central

Over 290 quality open access peer-reviewed journals in Biology, Clinical Medicine and Health.

National Agricultural Library Federal scientific research platform.

PubMed Central Biodmedical and health sciences government database.

Medline Plus MedlinePlus is a free online health information resource for patients and their families and friends.

National Center for Biotechnology Information


bioRxiv  The pre-print server for biology.

BMC Microbiology  BMC Microbiology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all microorganisms - bacteria, archaea, algae and fungi, viruses, unicellular parasites and helminths.

OnLine Journal of Biological Sciences