Journal Articles: Biology

The most current research on any academic topic is usually found in journal articles.

Step 1
Use  Research (OneSearch) to search across a large number of the Library's databases at once. 
Tips:
 Limit the results to journal articles - select "Academic Journals" listed under "Source Types".
 Limit the results to "Biology" - select "Limit To... Show More", then for "Disciplines" select "Biology".

Databases pertinent to biology include:

Academic Search Complete
Provides fulltext for more than 8,500 journals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals and indexing and abstracts for over 12,500 journals from a variety of disciplines, including general science.

Agricola (1970- )
Produced by the National Agricultural Library of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this free database indexes journal articles, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports concerning agriculture and related fields. 

BioOne
Provides fulltext coverage for over 160 bioscience research journals through its three collections. BioOne.1 contains 87 titles, BioOne.2 contains 67 titles and the Open Access Collection contains 10 titles.

CAB Abstracts (1973- )
CAB Abstracts provides coverage for the applied life sciences, agriculture, and veterinary science.

PubMed (1950’s- )
Includes MEDLINE, PreMEDLINE, and OLDMEDLINE. Also includes links to the integrated molecular biology databases in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Entrez retrieval system.

ScienceDirect
Provides fulltext to peer-reviewed journals from Elsevier Science, including a large number of journals in the life sciences. Search all the journals by keyword or browse the journals by title or by subject category.

SciFinder
Produced by Chemical Abstracts Service, SciFinder is the major index of the chemical literature. It is searchable by chemical structure, chemical name, CAS Registry Number, molecular formula, chemical reaction, research topic, author name, company name, and CA abstract number or patent number.

SORA
The Searchable Ornithological Research Archive (SORA) is an open access e-journal archive of nine major ornithological journals including titles, such as, The AUK (1884-1999), The CondorStudies in Avian Biology (1978-1999), and The Wilson Bulletin (1899-1999).

Fisheries and Ocean Canada Library (formerly known as WAVES)
 

Step 2
Locate the specific articles.

To find the article, you need to determine if the Library has the journal containing the article.

Most of our databases contain a GetIt@UPEI link for each of the search results.

Use this link to:

  • determine if the article is available online or in a print journal
  • request the article through Interlibrary Loan if the article is not available online

If you do not have the link, follow the same procedure, as above, by using the links from the Library web page

Print journals are shelved alphabetically by title on the Upper Level. Those in microfilm or microfiche format are located in Special Collections on the Main Level.

Please contact the Library’s Service Desk, 566-0583, for assistance.

Compiled by: Dawn Hooper, B.Sc., M.L.S.
Former Data & Research Services Librarian
Date Revised: June 2017