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Information resources for Cellular & Molecular Biology, Genetics, or Microbiology research and study.
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Start Here / Best Databases

  • Web of Science Combined - Search Web of Science; Biosis; Medline; and Zoological Record combined.
  • Google Scholar - Scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources.
  • PubMed - Health and medical literature, plus dentistry, molecular biology, nursing, parasitology, and veterinary medicine.

Other Relevant Databases

For an overview of the Cycle of Scientific Communication click here: Scientific Communication.

For an outline of a Comprehensive Science Literature Review click here: Science Literature Review.

For tips on improving database search results click here: Improving Database Search Results.


Suggested databases:

  • Bibliography of Genetic Variation in Natural Populations - Literature of conservation genetics and genetic variation in natural populations.
  • Biosis Citation Index - Includes Biological Abstracts and provides comprehensive indexing of life sciences and biomedical research literature for journal articles, books, conference proceedings and patents.
  • GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases & Epidemiology Online network is an interactive and comprehensive tool used for diagnosis and reference in the fields of tropical and infectious diseases, epidemiology, microbiology and antimicrobial chemotherapy.
  • IndexCat - Index Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General's Office, 1880-1961.
  • Pubget - Search engine for life-science pdfs.
  • SciFinder - Comprehensive index to chemistry information and literature.


    Search specialized magazines and journals when looking for articles on your research topic. Some of the browsing examples to look at are: Annual Review of Biochemistry; Annual Review of Cell & Developmental Biology; Annual Review of Microbiology; Cell; Cell Host & Microbe; Clinical Microbiology Reviews; Genome Biology; Molecular Cell; Journal of Biological Chemistry; Journal of Virology; Nature; Nature Medicine; Nature Structural & Molecular Biology; Nature Reviews Microbiology; Physiology; PLoS Biology; Science.


    To Browse Titles or Journals by Subject, click here: Mansfield Library Journals.

    Browse or Search Ejournal Packages (NOTE: Some allow keyword searching of article fulltext):

    For an explanation of Popular vs. Scholarly (magazines versus research journals) click here: Popular vs. Scholarly.

    For an explanation of Peer Review click here: Peer Review in 5 Minutes.

    For an overview of placing article alerts click here: Article Alerts.

    To evaluate, compare, and rank journals using citation data click on: Journal Citation Reports or on Eigenfactor.


      Book Catalogs

      Book catalog resources:

      For search hints, take a look at: UM Catalog Help.

      For a detailed view of Dewey Decimal call numbers click on: Dewey Decimal Classification Summaries.


        Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Handbooks


        Web Sites - Search Engines

        For hints on how to use search engines effectively, take a look at the following: Finding and Evaluating Web Sites.


        Some suggested search engines are:


        Citation Guides

        Here are some resources to help you manage your bibliographies:

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