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Biology: Find Articles

A guide to library resources and research in biology and the life sciences.

Get started with Scholar OneSearch

Scholar OneSearch can be a great place to start your research.  Search results include books (both print and electronic), articles, videos, data sets, and more.  

Key Resources: Databases for Biology

Please note:  Use of databases from off-campus requires logging in with your myNortheastern account user name and password.

Still not having any luck? Make an appointment with your librarian! I am available for either in person or web consults. 

Recent Biology Acquisitions

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Featured Resource: JoVE, The Journal of Visualized Experiments

JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) is a science video resource that includes a variety of resources for use in the classroom and in the lab. It has two components:

  1. Science Education Video CollectionTeaching-focused videos including concept animations, ‘scientist in action’ videos to see concepts applied, and lab manual videos that cover preparation procedures for common labs
  2. Video JournalA peer-reviewed video methods journal, consisting of video demonstrations and detailed text protocols of new and standard methods in physical and life sciences. Students and researchers can see the details of experiments and concepts, in addition to text-based descriptions.

Finding journal articles

Journal search 

Includes all journals, print & electronic available at NU

All databases

Complete A-Z list of databases

Off-campus access to resources

What is a preprint?

A preprint is an article that is published prior to peer review, allowing scientists to see and discuss works immediately. As these articles are published before peer review, they may not be finalized by authors and some errors may appear. Advantages include the dissemination of scientific information in a timely manner, as the length of the peer review and publication process can be time consuming, and gives the authors the opportunity to receive feedback on their manuscript prior to journal submission. As a reader of preprints, it is important to remember that these articles have not yet been peer reviewed or accepted by a journal. Preprints are typically stored in preprint databases such as arXiv or bioRxiv.  

If we don't have access to an article you need...

Try using Northeastern's Interlibrary Loan system to request books or articles not available at NU. Articles can be delivered electronically.