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Database List

Select the best database for your research topic.

List of Databases for Biology Topics

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EBSCO's Databases

A good place to start your research, as this collection of databases cover (almost) all topics. Very powerful search interface, but works just fine with simple searches.  Need help searching EBSCO's Databases?

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Biological Science Collection

After EBSCO, this is the second best place to find articles for Biology research.  Need help searching Biological Science Collection?
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BioOne Complete

If you strike out in EBSCO or the Biological Science Collection, try this database.  The articles found here probably aren't listed anywhere else.  Need help searching BioOne Complete?

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PLoS (Public Library of Science)

All articles in this database are freely available online.  No login required!  Need help searching PLoS?

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Wiley Online Library

This is also a broad database that covers many subjects like EBSCO. Need help searching Wiley Online Library?

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Search for articles from Nature magazine, a highly-respected, peer-reviewed journal.  Need help searching Nature?

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Science Magazine

Search for articles from Science magazine, another highly-respected, peer-reviewed journal.  Need help searching Science Magazine?

Biology Playbooks

The library creates "playbooks" for research.  In sports, teams have playbooks that help them win the game. At PVCC, the library has playbooks that help you "win" at research.  Check them out:

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