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Use these databases to find articles in the field of Biological Sciences. For more information or assistance, please contact Hazel Plante, Liaison Librarian for Biological Sciences (hazel_plante@sfu.ca / 778.782.4173)

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  1. Indexes core journal articles, conference proceedings, and other resources in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, can be used for citation analysis of research.
  2. All aspects of animal research.
  3. MEDLINE® (Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online) is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's® (NLM) premier bibliographic database that contains approximately 13 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine.
  4. Biology, technology, policy and pollution information on all aquatic environments.
  5. Catalogue of the Libraries of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Other Resources

  1. Covers agriculture and allied disciplines.
  2. AGRIS:Agricultural sciences and technology
    CARIS: Current Agricultural Research Information System
  3. Arctic and other cold regions.
  4. Covers core literature in biology and agriculture.
  5. Full text, peer reviewed research articles covering all areas of biology and medicine.
  6. Access to nearly 900 full text biomedical journals.
  7. Fulltext articles, from the BioOne organization, covering biological, ecological and environmental sciences. ~2000 to current.
  8. A collection of e-books from the CRC press covering the biological sciences.
    2017-11-07. Effective November 11, 2017 all CRC Press e-books have migrated to the new Taylor & Francis eBooks website, a single destination for libraries to access and discover eBooks from across all Taylor & Francis imprints.

    Users may go to the list of broad subject categories at the bottom of the landing page to browse titles by subject and use the filters to select "Show content I have access to".

  9. Birds of North America Online is a continually updated, comprehensive reference for life history information on over 700 different bird species
  10. Material safety databases maintained by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.
  11. The Cochrane Collaboration's register of controlled trials.
  12. Interactive online methods database of cell and molecular biology protocols.
  13. Biomedical and Life Sciences full-text e-books from Morgan & Claypool.
  14. E-books in the Environmental Sciences from CRC Press.
    2017-11-07. Effective November 11, 2017 all CRC Press e-books have migrated to the new Taylor & Francis eBooks website, a single destination for libraries to access and discover eBooks from across all Taylor & Francis imprints.

    Users may go to the list of broad subject categories at the bottom of the landing page to browse titles by subject and use the filters to select "Show content I have access to".

  15. Indexes over 1,900 environmental journals, with fulltext access to about 750. Also available is fulltext access to over 200 monographs.
  16. Personalized recommendations of the best research articles in biology and medicine by the worlds largest group of leading scientists and clinicians.
    Sign in for a personalized homepage, or click 'Article Recommendations' to bypass the sign in.
  17. Video collection that demonstrates general laboratory techniques.
  18. Covers a range of general science journals, magazines, and some newspapers.
  19. Human and physical geography.
  20. Search specifically for scholarly literature.
    Should you encounter an error message, you can also obtain full text links to SFU Library resources, by going to Google Scholar and clicking on More - Settings - Library links. Then type and select Simon Fraser University - Where can I Get This? and Save.
    OR use the Off Campus and Wireless Access Bookmarklet to gain access to the full text on publisher sites.
  21. Animated audio visual presentations by world leading experts in Biomedical Sciences.
  22. Impact factor and other ranking information about scholarly journals.
  23. A video journal for biological research.

    All journal sections of JoVE are available via PubMed Central after 24 months.

  24. Covers literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment.
  25. Interactive 3D Animated Human Anatomy Modules for Clinical Practice, Research, and Teaching. 75 simulataneous users shared with eHLbc participating libraries.
  26. Bibliographic access to the scientific literature on nonhuman primates for the research and educational communities.
  27. This database is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day.
  28. PubAg is a portal to USDA-authored and other highly relevant agricultural research.
  29. A section of the physics preprint ArXiv devoted to quantitative biology.
  30. Access to English-language E-books in published by Springer.
  31. Central access point for Canadian theses (Masters and PhD), including free full text of theses since 1998.
  32. A cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas
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