Finding Articles: Primary Databases
Primary article databases for Biology
- Academic Search Complete from Ebsco is a general database covering all fields. ASC is a good place to start for most projects and is especially good for interdisciplinary topics, like bioethics or genetically modified organisms.
- Web of Science covers more journals in the sciences, including biology, mostly in English, and is a good database for most biological research.
- Biological Sciences (CSA) is still more comprehensive for the literature of the life sciences and includes many sub-databases covering sub-fields in biology.
- Biosis Previews is now Biosis Citation Index on the Web of Knowledge platform and is still the most comprehensive database covering all fields of biology in all languages. Search all years at once, and cited reference searches now available back to 2006.
Biosis moves to Web of Knowledge Platform!
Biosis Previews has moved to the Web of Knowledge platform and is now the Biosis Citation Index. Search all years at once (no more "current" and "archives") or search it simultaneously with Web of Science and Zoological Record using the All Databases tab. Citation searching is now available for articles published from 2006 to present.