Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Biology: Find Articles

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

Key Resources: Databases for Biology

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

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.

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 As a reader of preprints, it is important to remember that these articles have not yet been peer reviewed or accepted by a journal.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.  

You can learn more about preprints, including answers to some commonly asked questions, at ASAPBio. ASAPBio is a scientist-driven non-profit promoting transparency and innovation in life science communication.

Finding journal articles

A-Z E-Journal Search 

Search over 13,000 e-journals available through Northeastern

Databases A-Z

Search a complete list of databases available through Northeastern. Use the dropdown menus at the top of the page to limit to particular subjects or types of content. 

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.  

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

Try using Northeastern's Interlibrary Loan system to freely request books or articles not available at NU. 

Recent Biology Acquisitions

Loading ...