Subjects: Biology
Tags: biology, botany, life science, microbiology, physiology, zoology

What are databases and why you need them?



ScinFinder claims to be the best chemistry information research tool. It offers instant access to the most comprehensive collection of chemical substance and reaction information, and to more references than any other scientific search service. It is the preferred tool of the world’s top-rated universities, as well as leading pharmaceutical, chemical and biotechnology enterprises.
Medical research, clinical practice, policy issues. Coverage: 1997-Current.
JoVe Science Education
JoVe Science Education is a revolutionary video library dedicated to teaching scientific fundamentals through simple easy-to-understand video demonstrations.
Academic Search Complete is the world's most comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 6,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,100 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 10,100 journals and more than 10,600 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Full text PDF coverage, in some cases, goes back to 1887.


Online version of McGraw-Hill Science Encyclopedia.


National Agriculture Library catalog search and articles citation index. Prepared by the National Agricultural Library indexes publications related to agriculture, animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human nutrition, and earth and environmental sciences. Coverage: 16th century to now (focus on 1970-current).


arXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics. It provides open access to over 637,000 e-prints in these fields. arXiv is owned and operated by Cornell University, a private not-for-profit educational institution. arXiv is funded by Cornell University Library and by supporting user institutions.


Includes biological science full text, batany & plant sciences full text, ecologoy & evolutionary biology full text, history of science & technology full text and zoology full text articles.



EBSCO's interface designed for the everyday consumer of health care information. CHC provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles by topic, popular source (usually a book), alphabetically, or by using the quick or advanced search options for the resources listed.


The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. In short a one stop shop for users to Open Access Journals.


Science. gov provides access to science websites, databases, journals, and science information from government agencies for the consumer, the student, and the researcher in most scientific fields. Indexed by major topic like Agriculture and Food, the site also has special collections and featured websites to explore.