Landman Library

Subject Guide: Biology

Subject Specific Databases

PubMed  Rightly, this is the go-to resource for many medical professionals. A very large, very comprehensive database that is an excellent starting and finishing point for conducting health science literature research. It searches the MEDLINE database and other life science journals.

Web of Science: Science Citation Index  The premier database for literature searches in many fields.

Academic Search Ultimate  A large, academically multidisciplinary article database that is a very good place to start a scholarly literature search.


General/Related Databases

ScienceDirect  Scholarly articles from scientific, technical, and medical journals. A product of the major academic publisher Elsevier.

Journals@Ovid  Scholarly articles from scientific, technical, and medical journals.

EBM Reviews  Evidence-based medicine (EBM) reviews of articles on many health science topics. This resource searches multiple sources simultaneously:

AccessMedicine  Medical and other textbooks, including The Big Picture: Gross Anatomy, Harper's Illustrated Biochemistry, and Histology and Cell Biology.

WorldCat  A huge database of books and other materials found in libraries across the U.S. and worldwide that you can borrow using Interlibrary Loan.


Search Engines

Google  Yes, this go-to search engine is a great way to get background on a search topic and gauge how much information there is on it.

Google Scholar  The next level go-to search engine that's as familiar looking as Google and provides a useful sense of how many professional and scholarly sources there are on a topic.