BIOL 100: Survey of Biology

This guide is for students in Kanchan Bodas' sections of Biology 100. Use this guide for your biology research projects.

Databases with science and health content

I recommend the databases below for scholarship on health and science topics

  • Note: To find scholarly articles, be sure to check the box at scholarly/ peer-reviewed articles.
  • Note: Many journals place a hold on their most recent publications. Available articles may be a year or so delayed. 
  • Note: Check the box for Full Text to find full text articles only

Sample: Gale Health and Wellness

Alzheimer's AND gender: Gale Health and Wellness

Limit to: Academic Journals (in this database, that means scholarly or peer reviewed journal)

Gale Health and Wellness 2: limit to Academic journals

Example: Academic Search Complete Advanced Results

Using the Advanced Search feature in a database allows you to use more than one keyword or phrase (search terms) in order to get more relevant search results.

Here's a screenshot from Academic Search Complete:

Example: DOAJ Advanced Results

Why Scholarship?

Step into the Scholarly Conversation with Current Research & Analysis

Find Scholarly Articles to learn about:

  • Current research
  • Data or statistics
  • Theoretical analysis
  • and more

Use InterLibrary Loan

No library has it all! 

Use InterLibrary Loan (or ILL) to borrow scholarly articles from other libraries. To see what else is out there in your field, don't check the box: Full Text. 

Articles usually arrive quickly and in your email, so you could see articles you request within a couple of days.

Use your article's citation to fill out the Student Interlibrary Loan form.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page if you have other questions about InterLibrary Loan.