Biology and Biomedicine

University of Oregon.

An online resource for zebrafish researchers that provides genetic, genomic and developmental information; maintains data sets of zebrafish research information; facilitates the use of zebrafish as models for human biology; and links the zebrafish information to corresponding data in other databases. Search for scholarly publications in the Publications section.

Content types: journal articles, book chapters, books, reviews, abstracts, movies, etc.
Access: free online


The world's largest index to literature on wild mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians covering all aspects of wildlife and wildlife management.

Years of coverage: 1846 to present
Content types: journal articles, magazines, reports
Access: fee based


This database includes research on fish and other aquaculture species ranging from culture and propagation to genetics, behavior, ecology and habitat.

Years of coverage: 1970 - present
Content types: journal articles; books; monographs; pamphlets; conference proceedings; symposia; government reports; theses; dissertations
Access: fee based


Scopus is a large abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources. Coverage includes scientific, technical, medical and social sciences literature with complete coverage of Medline, along with more life sciences and health related citations and web sites.

Years of coverage: 1823 - present
Content types: journal articles; trade publications; books
Access: fee based

Thompson Reuters.

The world's oldest continuing database covering every field of animal biology from biodiversity and the environment to taxonomy and veterinary sciences.

Years of coverage: 1864 - present
Content types: journal articles; books; reports; meetings
Access: fee based

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Database with millions of references, primarily from MEDLINE, to citations on biomedicine and health, including portions of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering.

Years of coverage: 1948 - present
Content types: journal articles; some online books
Access: free online and by vendor


This is a comprehensive international database on pharmacological and biomedical literature, similar to Medline. It contains drug-related and clinical literature, with a particular focus on comprehensive indexing of adverse drug reactions; emphasis on Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) indexing including systematic reviews, and coverage and indexing of journals and articles relevant to the development and use of medical devices.

Years of coverage: 1947 - present
Content types: journal articles; conference proceedings; symposia; meetings; books
Access: fee based

Thompson Reuters.

An international, multidisciplinary database that includes information in areas such as agriculture, biological sciences, engineering, medical and life sciences, physical and chemical sciences, anthropology, law, library sciences, and the humanities. Provides access to citation databases including Science Citation Index® (SCI®). Cited reference searching allows you to track prior research, see who is citing your work, and follow new developments.

Years of coverage: 1900 - present
Content types: journal articles; review papers; meeting abstracts; letters; editorials; conference proceedings
Access: fee based

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Institut de l'information Scientifique et Technique.

An interdisciplinary database created in France, covering subjects such as applied biology, psychology, pharmacology, medicine, toxicology, biotechnology, homeopathy, botany, agriculture, physics, chemistry, information science, mechanical engineering, metallurgy, earth sciences, oceanography and astronomy. Emphasis on European literature; breakdown of languages English 63%, French 12%, Russian 10%, German 8%, and other languages 7%.

Years of coverage: 1973- present
Content types: journal articles; reports; books and monographs; conferences; symposia; meetings; theses and dissertations; patents; proceedings
Access: fee based


This database is an International Cooperative Information System which contains an abstracting and indexing service covering the world's literature on the science, technology, management, and conservation of marine, brackish water, and freshwater resources and environments, including their socioeconomic and legal aspects.

Years of coverage: 1971 - present
Content types: journal articles; books; reports; conference proceedings; translations; limited distribution literature
Access: fee based