BIOL 5174 - Intro to Grad Studies - Biological Sciences: Recommended Databases

Resources, techniques, and tools for finding and keeping track of research literature for Biological Sciences thesis, dissertation, and other research projects.

Looking for full text?

Remember to look for the Get VText icon:

If that doesn't work, don't hesitate to contact your librarian for help accessing the full text of an article.

Peer review

Looking for sources where submissions were peer reviewed before publication?

Check a journal title in Ulrichs Web to see if its 'referred' (peer-reviewed).

Check on a journal website to find out about publication and editorial practices such as whether or not they include peer-review in the process.

Investigating a Research Database - Questions to Ask

PubMed Tip

Recommended Databases

At University Libraries, we have nearly 1,000 different scholarly databases that you can use.  For your research in Biological Sciences, I recommend the following databases.  Still not sure about which database(s) are best for your research?  Try the Biological Sciences subject guide, or browse other subject guides.

Below find suggestions for:

  • Research literature databases
  • Statistics and Dataset sources


Research Literature Databases

Statistics and Datasets

Locate statistics and datasets related to biological topics in these resources. Contact Ginny if you'd like assistance using these resources, or for additional suggestions.

Biological Sciences Librarian

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