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Biology Research at Northeastern University Libraries  

Last Updated: Mar 20, 2013 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts

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Frequently Used Journals

We have full text online access to New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA.

We also provide direct online access to the journals Science and Nature (Current NU Only)

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New Resources!
Announcing online access to an additional three to four decades of scholarly research and knowledge.  The online backfiles are now available for the following Elsevier journals in the ScienceDirect database:

Developmental Biology   1959 - 1994

Experimental Cell Research   1950 - 1994

Journal of Molecular Biology  1966 - 1994

BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher which has pioneered the open access publishing model. All original research articles published by BioMed Central are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication. BioMed Central views open access to research as essential in order to ensure the rapid and efficient communication of research findings.

Faculty of 1000

Identifies and evaluates the most important articles in biology and medical research publications. The selection process comprises a peer-nominated global 'Faculty' of the world's leading scientists and clinicians who rate the best of the articles they read and explain their importance. On average, 1500 new evaluations are published each month; this corresponds to approximately the top 2% of all published articles in the biological and medical

JOVE:  Journal of Visualized Experiments: JOVE is a peer-reviewed video journal devoted to the publication of biological research in a video format. JoVE publishes step-by-step demonstrations of biological experiments, which enables researchers andstudents to quickly learn new methods and experiments.  JOVE is indexed in PubMed and Medline.  Two new specialized content sections will be added soon: Neuroscience and Immunology& Infectious Diseases.

nanoscience and nanotechnology references and full text documents from CRC Press.

Nanopolis uses multimedia to explain topics in nano-biotechnology, biology, chemistry physics.

Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology 
available online from 1933 to the present  


New Biology Books @ Snell Library

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Scale, Heterogeneity, & the Structure & Diversity of Ecological Communities - Mark E. Ritchie
Call Number: Snell Stacks QH541.15 E24 R58 2010
ISBN: 069109070X

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Biological Data Mining - Jake Y. Chen
Call Number: Snell Stacks QH324.2 B578 2010
ISBN: 1420086847

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Marine Ecosystems & Global Change - Manuel Barange
Call Number: Snell Stacks QH541.5 S3 M37 2010
ISBN: 0199558027

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  • National Biological Information Infrastructure
    From the U.S. Geologic Survey. Links to data & bioinformatics sites, thesaurus for biological terms, information on plants, animals and other organisms, habitats, ecological topics, geographic perspectives.

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