Biology Research Guide

Articles and databases

Find articles on biology

Highly recommended:

Biological Abstracts life science and biomedical research literature


Agricultural & Environmental Science Database (includes AGRICOLA)

broad coverage of agricultural topics

Earth, Atmospheric & Aquatic Science Database (includes Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts)

comprehensive coverage of marine and aquatic sciences, both biological and physical

JSTOR Retrospective Journal Collection

extensive backfiles of selected research journals


medicine, physiology and human biology

National Sea Grant Depository Database

indexes Sea Grant publications and provides selective full-text in PDF format

Science Direct (Elsevier)

peer-reviewed journals in life and physical sciences

SpringerLink Journals

peer-reviewed journals in physical and life sciences

Wiley Interscience

peer-reviewed journals in life and physical sciences

Others to consider:

Academic OneFile

interdisciplinary coverage of journals

Academic Search Premier (Ebsco)

interdisciplinary coverage of journals and magazines

Annual Reviews Backfile

authoritative scientific review articles synthesizing prior research

Agricultural & Environmental Science Database (previously Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management)

comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences

Google Scholar

broadly interdisciplinary coverage of scholarly publications

Browse selected journals

Selected biological sciences journals available through the CSUMB Library

OneSearch - Articles

Books and background reading

Books in the CSUMB Library

OneSearch lists books and videos in the CSUMB Library's collection.

Check here for a quick list of books on:

biology and natural history

botany and plant science

vertebrate zoology

invertebrate zoology

ecology and biodiversity

fish and fisheries

anatomy and physiology


Want to create your own links to books in our catalog? Here's how

Books in other libraries

First try...

CSU OneSearch to search library catalogs of the 23 California State University campuses.

Then try...

MOBAC Monterey Bay Regional Library Catalogs to search library catalogs in the Monterey Bay region

Melvyl to search library catalogs of the University of California

WorldCat to search library catalogs from around the world.

CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request Form to borrow books found using the catalogs above.

Selected electronic encyclopedias

Animal sciences

Beacham's guide to the endangered species of North America


Encyclopedia of marine mammals


Grzimek's animal life encyclopedia

Plant sciences

World of microbiology and immunology


Websites on biology and related fields

Encyclopedia of Life

Biodiversity Heritage Library

Science.Gov portal to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies

See also

See also the CSUMB Library's guides to Environmental Studies, Health & Wellness and Marine Science

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