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What are the best databases for doing research on biology?

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Which databases are best for doing research on biology may depend on the specific topic or subject area you are studying. The following databases are some of our best resources for finding this information and would be a good place to start your research:

Academic Search Complete

Indexes over 8,200 journals in a broad range of academic disciplines. Full-text content is provided for over 4,600 of those journals, including over 3,600 peer-reviewed publications.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Indexes over 620 journals in several medical disciplines, including the full-text of 580 of those publications.

BioMed Central  

BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher which has pioneered the open access publishing model. BioMed Central views open access to research as essential in order to ensure the rapid and efficient communication of research findings. A portfoliio of 220 journals, all research articles in BioMed Central's journals receive rapid and thorough peer review.

NCBI - National Center for Biotechnology Information

"Research in the NCBI Computational Biology Branch (CBB) focuses on theoretical, analytical, and applied computational approaches to a broad range of fundamental problems in molecular biology and medicine."

Pubmed Central 

PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

JSTOR

JSTOR offers high-quality, interdisciplinary content , including over eight hundred leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. We now offer 6 archival collections, along with current subscriptions to individual titles accessed through the JSTOR Scholarship Program’s platform for seamless access to the full run of the title.

For more databases and resources on biology visit our LibGuides or Ask A Librarian for more help.

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