Biology and Biomedicine

American Psychological Association (APA).

This resource is database of literature in the behavioral sciences and health. It is especially useful to those interested in neuroscience and cognition, including environmental enrichment.

Years of coverage: 1597–present, with comprehensive coverage from the 1880s
Content types: journal articles; books and book chapters; dissertations
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


A full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters on topics including physical sciences and engineering; life sciences such as agriculture, biology, biochemistry, and neuroscience; health sciences; and social sciences and humanities.

Years of coverage: 1823 - present
Content types: journal articles; books and book chapters
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

Clarivate Analytics.

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

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

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 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