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Biology Research Guide

Introduction to library resources and other information sources for biology students.

Scholarly Databases

While you can go to the individual journals to find information about your topic, it's much more efficient to search an article database for your topic.

The ISU Library subscribes to many different databases that are useful to students and faculty. Deciding which database to use depends on what you are trying to accomplish.  For basic information you can start with a General database. If you need more in-depth information try using one of the subject databases.  These resources contain information about journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, meeting reports, and more.

General Databases


Here is a way to explore some of the available journals in Biology.


Your Librarian

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Heather Lewin
150 Parks Library
(515) 294.1004