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Journal Articles

Annual Reviews in Science Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Contains annual reviews in biochemistry, ecology & systematics, entomology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, physiology, and plant physiology & plant molecular biology.

BioOne Online Journals Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
A collection of bioscience research journals.

GreenFile Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
An index with some full-text articles focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment.

Academic Search Complete Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Index and full text of magazines, newspapers, reports, conference proceedings, and scholarly journals in a wide variety of disciplines.

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
DOAJ is a database of more than 4,000 open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Highwire Press Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Highwire Press is an archive of scholarly articles in the sciences produced by Stanford University Libraries.

JSTOR Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
An electronic repository of full-text journals in a variety of disciplines, Jstor includes the full text of journals starting from the origin of their publication, but often does not have the most recent 2-5 years.

PhilSci Archive Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Welcome to PhilSci-Archive, an electronic archive for preprints in the philosophy of science. PhilSci-Archive invites submissions in all areas of philosophy of science, including general philosophy of science, philosophy of particular sciences (physics, biology, chemistry, psychology, etc.), feminist philosophy of science, socially relevant philosophy of science, history and philosophy of science and history of the philosophy of science.

PubMed Unrestricted Resource
PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 18 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to 1948. PubMed includes links to some free full text articles and other related resources.

Publications in the Field

Find a Publication Unrestricted Resource
Search for a journal, magazine, or other periodical by its exact title, the beginning words of the title, or words within the title. You can also browse by Category for journals in your field of interest.

Reference Materials

Encyclopedia of Environment and Society Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Brings together multiplying issues, concepts, theories, examples, problems, and policies, with the goal of clearly explicating an emerging way of thinking about people and nature.

Using the Biological Literature: A Practical Guide On campus use only
Provides an in-depth review of current print and electronic tools for research in numerous disciplines of biology, including dictionaries and encyclopedias, method guides, handbooks, on-line directories, and periodicals. An associated Web page maintains the URLs and annotations of all major Internet resources discussed.
Call Number: QH303.6 D38 2002

Animal Information

Animal Diversity Web Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Animal Diversity Web (ADW) is an online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology at the University of Michigan.

FishBase Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
A database on fish species including diet, habitat, images, and more.

NatureServe Explorer Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
NatureServe Explorer is an authoritative source for information on more than 70,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada. Explorer includes particularly in-depth coverage for rare and endangered species.

North American Mammals (Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History) Unrestricted Resource
This educational Web site was designed to serve as a resource for students, teachers, and the general public interested in the biology and identification of mammals in North America. Includes detailed descriptions, images, and distribution ranges for more than 400 mammals native to the North American continent. The primary resources for the site have been based in the continental United States, but as the opportunity occurs, the site will be expanded to complete the species found in Canada and Mexico.

Tree of Life Web Project Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
The Tree of Life Web Project is a collection of information about biodiversity compiled collaboratively by hundreds of expert and amateur contributors. Its goal is to contain a page with pictures, text, and other information for every species and for each group of organisms, living or extinct. Connections between Tree of Life web pages follow phylogenetic branching patterns between groups of organisms, so visitors can browse the hierarchy of life and learn about phylogeny and evolution as well as the characteristics of individual groups.

Plant Information

Global Plants Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Resource contains images
Global Plants is a community-contributed database where worldwide herbaria can share their plant type specimens, experts can determine and update naming structures, students can discover and learn about plants in context, and a record of plant life can be preserved for future generations.

NatureServe Explorer Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
NatureServe Explorer is an authoritative source for information on more than 70,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada. Explorer includes particularly in-depth coverage for rare and endangered species.

Plant Information Online (University of Minnesota Libraries) Unrestricted Resource
Use Plant Information Online to discover sources in 1007 North American nurseries for 95147 plants, find 321078 citations to 172698 plants in science and garden literature, link to selected websites for images and regional information about 18100 plants, and access information on 2743 North American seed and nursery firms. Plant Information Online is a free service of the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Plants Database Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
The USDA PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories. It includes names, plant symbols, checklists, distributional data, species abstracts, characteristics, images, crop information, automated tools, onward Web links, and references.

Treesearch Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
"Treesearch is an online system for locating and delivering publications by Research and Development scientists in the US Forest Service. Publications in the collection include research monographs published by the agency as well as papers written by our scientists but published by other organizations in their journals, conference proceedings, or books. Research results behind these publications have been peer reviewed to ensure the best quality science."

Dissertations

Open Access Theses & Dissertations Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
OATD.org aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. To the extent possible, the index is limited to records of graduate-level theses that are freely available online.

(If you're looking for a dissertation and don't find it here, ask the library and we can try to request a copy for you.)

ProQuest Open Access Dissertations and Theses (PQDT Open) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge. You can locate dissertations and theses relevant to your discipline, and view the complete text in PDF format.

(If you're looking for a dissertation and don't find it here, ask the library and we can try to request a copy for you.)

Websites

ARKive Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images Resource contains video
ARKive's mission is to promote a greater understanding of global biodiversity, and the conservation of the world's most threatened species, using the power of wildlife imagery. ARKive is leading the 'virtual' conservation effort - gathering together films, photographs and audio recordings of the world's species, prioritising those most at risk of extinction, and building them into comprehensive multimedia digital profiles. Using these films, photographs and audio recordings, ARKive is creating a unique record of the world's increasingly threatened biodiversity.

BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) Unrestricted Resource
BASE is one of the world's most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources. BASE facilitates effective and targeted searches and retrieves high quality, academically relevant results.

Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images
Researchers collect species occurrence data, records of an organism at a particular time in a particular place, as a primary or ancillary function of many biological field investigations. In an effort to pull together all of the various data collected, the Core Science Analytics and Synthesis (CSAS) program of the US Geological Survey (USGS) has created the Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON), an integrated and permanent resource for biological occurrence data from the United States.

BiologyBrowser Unrestricted Resource
A specialized search engine that indexes high quality biological information that is available online for free.

Fossil Calibration Database Unrestricted Resource
"The mission of the Fossil Calibration Database is to provide vetted fossil calibration points that can be used for divergence dating by molecular systematists. These calibrations follow the five best practices outlined by Parham et al. (2012)."

Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images
The Atlas is a product of collaboration by numerous scientists, organisations and projects active in freshwater biodiversity research and conservation. Maps are continually being added to the collection. Map topics include freshwater biodiversity, freshwater resources and ecosystems, freshwater pressures, and freshwater conservation and management.

Google Scholar Unrestricted Resource
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

Microsoft Academic Search Unrestricted Resource
Microsoft Academic Search covers millions of academic publications and displays the key relationships between and among subjects, content, and authors, highlighting the critical links that help define scientific research. Fields of study covered include biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental sciences, geosciences, material science, mathematics, and physics.

Science.gov Unrestricted Resource
Science.gov searches over 55 databases and over 2100 selected websites from 13 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results. Science.gov is governed by the interagency Science.gov Alliance.