Databases by subject: Biology

Major Indexes


Find citations and abstracts for articles on all aspects of agriculture from 15th century to the present.

Agricultural & Environmental Science Database

Find articles, reports, proceedings, and government publications from Agricola, Toxline, ESPM (Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management) and Environmental Impact Statements (EIS).

BioMed Central

Find articles in medicine, genetics, genomics, oncology, biotechnology, and health care.


Find articles in bioscience research, such as global warming, stem cell research, and ecological and biodiversity conservation.

BIOSIS Previews (1969-2013)

Find research in the life sciences, including agriculture, biotechnology, botany, molecular biology, and pharmacology.

BIOSIS Previews Archive (1926-1968)

Find biological and biomedical journal articles, technical notes, and letters from 1926 to 1968.


Find regions of similarity between biological sequences, such as nucleotides and proteins.


Find molecular and biochemical information on enzymes, such as reaction, specificity, kinetic data, structure, isolation, and preparation.

CAB Abstracts

Find citations and abstracts for journal articles, conference proceedings, and books in the fields of agriculture, forestry, human health and nutrition, animal health, and natural resources from 1910 to the present.

Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science

Find scientific literature from significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions worldwide.

Data Citation Index (1900-present)

Find research data sets and data studies in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.


Find biomedical articles from 1947 to the present covering topics such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and clinical medicine. Includes over 2,700 journals not indexed in MEDLINE/Pubmed.

Entrez (NCBI cross-database search)

Find databases on literature, genetics, proteins, and chemicals.


The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a peer reviewed scientific video journal.

UA access includes:
Video Journal - all sections
Science Education - ONLY Basic Biology (3 sections: General Laboratory Techniques, Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology, and Biology I)

MEDLINE (via Ovid)

Find bibliographic citations with abstracts to journal articles in the life sciences with a focus on biomedicine. MEDLINE is the primary component of PubMed.

MMDB (Molecular Modeling Database)

Find experimentally-determined, 3D biomolecular structures and other related information.

NCBI Resources List (A-Z)

Find molecular biology databases and more.

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM)

Find human genes, genetic conditions, and Mendelian disorders.


Find papers presented at conferences worldwide via OCLC's FirstSearch.


Find worldwide conference proceedings via OCLC's FirstSearch.

PubMed (UA/HSL)

Find bibliographic citations with abstracts to journal articles in the life sciences with a focus on biomedicine. PubMed includes MEDLINE and citations to NCBI Bookshelf items.

PubMed Central

Find free full text articles from biomedical and life sciences journals.

Science Citation Index

Find articles and citations across all science disciplines.


Find articles and book chapters from physical sciences, engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences, and humanities.


Find peer-reviewed scientific journals, books, and conference proceedings across all disciplines.

Tree of Life Web Project

Find phylogenetic connections between organisms and search for images, movies, and sounds.


Find standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

Web of Science (all databases)

Find articles, patents, data sets, and more in the sciences, arts, and humanities.

Web of Science (Core collection only)

Find articles, books, and conference proceedings in the sciences, arts, and humanities.

Zoological Record (1864-present)

Find articles on all aspects of animal biology and biodiversity issues.