Article Indexes

Academic Search Premier
ArticleFirst (OCLC FirstSearch) (UC students and personnel only)
ArticleFirst (WorldCat Local)
MEDLINE Complete
National Geographic Magazine Archive
Science & Technology Collection
Textpresso for Fly -- Fulltext search engine for fly literature (D. melanogaster)

Article Indexes (Biology Education)


Video Journals

Journal of Visualized Experiments: Science Education Database

Journal Abbreviation Sources 

 All That JAS: Find the full journal title when you have only the journal abbreviation. 

Topic Pages

Gale Topic Page: Biology


Information Literacy

Information Literacy in Biology

Citation Managers

*Citavi - Free reference manager and knowledge organization
EasyBib: Free Bibliography and Citation Maker
EndNote (requires purchase, large expense)
*Mendeley - Free citation management system
NoodleTools (requires inexpensive annual subscription)
RefWorks (requires annual subscription, medium expense)
BibMe: Free Bibliography and Citation Maker

*Union College Library favorites


Science Information Tutorial by Cathy Palmer, Head of Education and Outreach, UC Irvine Libraries



Writing in the Sciences

Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences/ Victoria E. McMillan
Scientific Style and Format: the CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers/ Council of Science Editors
Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students -- Editor, Michael Alley, Penn State


Mobile Apps & Websites



Useful Web Sites

BEN Portal
BioEd Online: Biology Teacher Resources
Cell Image Library (American Society for Cell Biology)
eNature: FieldGuides
Endangered Species Program from the US Fish and Wildlife Service
FlyBase -- Drosophila Genes and Genomes
Index to American Botanical Literature from The New York Botanical Garden
Information Bridge -- Technical reports and documents from the US Department of Energy
Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
IUCN Redlist of Threatened Species
National Center for Biotechnology Information
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Swingle Plant Digital Archive
Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms

Popular Science Resources Online

Nature (journal site and podcasts)
Science (journal site and podcasts)
Popular Science (journal site)
Biology News Net
Discover (journal site)
National Science Foundation -- Biology News
New York Times Science (newspaper site and podcasts)
Science Daily
Science Friday (NPR podcasts)
Scientific American Blog Network



New Books

How Not To Be Eaten: the Insects Fight Back/Gilbert Waldbauer
Vertebrate Biology /Donald W. Linzey
The Ocean of Life: The Fate of Man and the Sea /Callum Roberts

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eBooks from EBSCOhost

Sedges: Carex/ Robert H.Mohlenbrock & Paul Nelson
Evolution, Creationism, and Intelligent Design A. Phy-Olsen  
Genomics and Bioethics: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Technologies, and Advancements/ Soraj Hongladarom


Climate Change: Lines of Evidence from the National Research Council