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Biology: Get Started

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Lauren Everett-Hayes
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Are databases asking you for a password? Are you off-campus?

The Library now uses OpenAthens as a proxy server!

Be sure to use a library provided link to the database you wish to use. You should be prompted for your Juniata username and password. After entering those you will be authenticated as a Juniata user for the remainder of your browser session.

For more details see the Off Campus Access guide


How to use this guide

Welcome to the Biology Research Guide! 

The purpose of a Research Guide is to help get you started on your research projects. On this page, you will find our librarian's recommendations for best resources for your subject. This includes relevant resources, such as specific Databases, citation format guidance, search tips, and contact information of the subject librarian.

Require further assistance? Reach out to your subject librarian! We are always happy to help. 

Unsure of which Databases to use for Biology?

Here is where we recommend starting:

AGRICOLA (.gov)  

A database produced by the National Agricultural Library (NAL), consists of two subsets of records. The first contains citations for journal articles that include abstracts. The second consists of bibliographic records describing monographs, serials, audiovisual materials and online content from around the world. AGRICOLA includes but is not limited to resources available in the library. The database contains 5,200,000+ records and includes printed works from as far back as the 15th century.

BioOne Complete  

BioOne Complete is a database of more than 200 subscribed and open-access titles in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.

Oxford Scholarship Online 

Alternate Name(s) Oxford University Press

16000+ scholarly books in 20 subjects with an estimated 1000 additional titles per year

Just Getting Started?

Be sure to search our library catalog! (The search bar to our catalog is located at the top of each page of our website!) Our physical collection consists of 70,000 physical books and we have 700,000 eBooks available! This does not include other resources such as articles, journals, videos, and more! 

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