Search within pre-defined biological science related resources:
Here you’ll find curated databases, books, journals, and web resources about various topics within biological sciences.
Some of the topics covered in this section include: anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biology, biomedical advances, biotechnology, health and medicine, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, pharmacology, plant sciences, and zoology.
How It’s Organized
Wait… what’s a “database”?
Here “database” is used to designate a grouping of journals and other resources into one main resource you can search. For example, you could go to MEDLINE, enter one search query and get results from all the individual resources that make up the MEDLINE database. These tend to be text-based informational resources; for data repositories and statistics, you’ll probably want to start at the Data & Statistics page and then loop back around to these research resources pages for more contextual and background information.
Great, but remind me – what are in journals?
Sure! So, journals are the publications that have those individual articles you’re looking for. Think of it as one of those nested dolls: Databases → Journals → Articles. If you already have a journal title in mind, you can skip over the database entirely and go directly to the specific title, or even issue, you’re needing. Just remember, make sure you’re looking for those peer-reviewed journals; that’s where the credible stuff is, you know, the stuff you can cite on your papers to prove you did the right kind of information gathering and synthesizing.
Yep. That about covers it. The other things are fairly self-explanatory and I’m sure you’ve already caught on super quick. In “Recommended Books” you’ll find books and “Web Resources” has the stuff we’ve scoured the web for in order to give you a fighting chance in finding good information, organizations and associations, and starting points for the wormholes.
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