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Biological Sciences   Tags: biology, ecology, medicine  

Use this guide for general research related to classes in the Biological Sciences department.
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Featured Books from the Library

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Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences
Call Number: Reference QH304 .M36 2012
ISBN: 0312440839
Publication Date: 2012
Classroom text for writing papers in Biology

Other Online Resources

Databases/Journal Articles

  • BioOne  
    BioOne searches journal articles from the leading international biological scientific associations. This database is mobile-friendly; select the "View Mobile Site" link at the top of the page.
  • ScienceDirect
    Large database of journals in the sciences. This database is mobile friendly; download the ScienceDirect app.
  • GreenFILE  
    This is a great general database to start research for environmental resources. This database is mobile-friendly. Download the EBSCO app.
  • Medline Complete
    Use this database to search the medical literature. Searching recommendation: Use MeSH Headings to determine the best keywords to use in this database. This database is mobile friendly; download the EBSCO app.
  • PubMed  
    Use this database to search the medical literature. Search Recommendations: Use the MeSH database to determine the best keywords to use in this database. Look for the Messiah College icon in the right-hand corner to quickly determine if we have this article in our collection. This database is mobile-friendly, look for the PubMed Mobile link on the homepage.
  • TOXNET  
    Toxicology database. Use to research topics on environmental impact and hazardous materials.
  • JSTOR Plant Science
  • BIOSIS (STNEasy)  
    The most comprehensive database for the Biological Sciences. Only certain courses have access to this pay-as-you-go database. Contact the Librarian for questions.
  • Searchable Ornithological Research Archives (SORA)
    Use this database to search for literature on birds.

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If you have a journal article citation, but don't know if we have that specific journal, or don't know where the journal is online or in print, search the Periodicals List.

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