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A guide to research resources for biology

Key Databases for Biology

Best Bets For Non-Science Majors

These are general academic databases that include some biology but may contain less technical information than the key databases. The first of the following three databases may be the most useful one for non-science majors writing on a science topic. 

Other Databases of Interest

These databases also cover topics in biology.

Dissertations & Theses

A Word About Google Scholar

Google Scholar doesn't provide a list of the journals it includes, so one is never clear as to what is being searched. But the ranking function is great and may get you what you need. The articles that have been cited most often in the bibliographies of other articles come up first. This can be helpful in identifying key articles on a topic, but note the year of publication. Older articles have had more time to garner citatiions. 

Be sure to set your Scholar Preferences/Library Links for Georgetown. Watch a short video for more information.

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