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Biology: Get Started

Databases for Research

Databases provide access to journal articles and sometimes videos and additional content. 

New to scholarly science journals?  Read Purdue University's How To Read a Scientific Paper, a short tutorial to help you get the most out of your research.

Databases for Background Information

Sometimes you need a magazine article or an encyclopedia entry to get your research started.  These databases will help!

Librarian's Pick

Need information about an animal?  The quickest place to check is usually Grzimek's -- either Grzimek's Encyclopedia of Mammals or Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia.

Finding enzyme experiment articles