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Biology Databases

ProQuest Biology Journals
Full-text biology-related journal articles

PubMed Central
Free digital archive of full-text biomedical and life sciences journal literature from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). Full-text articles for some journals are not available until one year after publication.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic
Full-text medical journal articles

Health Source - Consumer Edition
Consumer health magazines & health information

Alt HealthWatch
Articles on complementary and alternative medicine

Gale Science in Context
A general science database.

ASM Microbiology Journals
The American Society for Microbiology provides a free database of articles from its 10 journals, including full text from January 1998 to the present and abstracts only from January 1992 to December 1997. Instructions on how to use the ASM journals database

Science Magazine
One of the world's leading scientific journals, published weekly. Issues from 1997 to present.

JAMA Online
Journal of the American Medical Association

PubMed--Medline abstracts
Abstracts (summaries) of medical journal articles.

Entrez, The Life Sciences Search Engine
Cross-database searching for life sciences, including PubMed and PubMed Central

Encyclopedia of Life (EOL)
Free online resource bringing together information about all life on Earth including text, images, video, sounds, maps, classifications and more.

Endangered Species
Search for information on Threatened and Endangered Species from the Ecological Services Program of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, 17th edition (1999)
Commonly referred to as "The Merck Manual", this is "the textbook of medicine most widely used by health care professionals in the U.S. and worldwide".

Merck Manual of Medical Information--Home Edition (2000)
Based on The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, the Home Edition "transforms the language of the professionals' version into commonly used English while retaining the vital information about diseases, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment."

Merck Veterinary Manual
This online version of the 8th edition (1998) of the Merck Veterinary Manual claims to be the "most comprehensive electronic reference for animal care information" and "includes over 12,000 indexed topics and over 1200 illustrations."


General Databases:

EbscoHost Databases
Our most extensive set of databases which include articles from academic journals, popular magazines, newspapers & other published sources in all subject areas. Also includes eBooks.

Gale PowerSearch databases
A set of general magazine, journal, news & reference databases that covers all subject areas.

Google Scholar
Google’s academic search engine accesses a wide range of academic articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, and universities. Articles that are accessible in full-text include a link to the right side of the article title. The majority of sources are usually abstracts (summaries) of articles, which do not provide the full-text of the article (or a significant charge is required for the full article). In many cases, you may be able to retrieve the full-text of these articles by using the Skyline College Library Article Delivery Service.