Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Getting Started: Background Resources
Credo Reference helps you start your research in biology with dictionaries of specialized terminology, overviews of contemporary and historical research, and biographies of prominent biologists.
How Do I?
How Do I...?
How do I see what's available at the library?
How do I reserve a study room?
How do I get items that aren't available at Mikkelsen Library?
How do I check my library account and renew my items?
How do I get help with my research?
How do I access library resources from off-campus?
How do I find an item that is on reserve for my class?
How do I print in the library?
How do I access the technology available at the library?
How do I contact the library?
Beginning Your Research
Academic Search Premier This link opens in a new window
A multi-disciplinary database with full text in many topics including the social sciences, humanities, general science, education and most areas of academic study.
Gale Virtual Reference Library This link opens in a new window
Core collection of online reference books in the following subject areas-health, history, government & law, science, education and business.
GreenFILE This link opens in a new window
Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. T
ProQuest This link opens in a new window
Search a comprehensive file of periodicals for a broad range of subject areas including arts, business, children, education, general interest, health, humanities, international, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women's interests.
Science Reference Center This link opens in a new window
Contains full text for science encyclopedias, reference books, & periodicals in the areas of biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
Films on Demand: Biology This link opens in a new window Films on Demand: Earth Science This link opens in a new window JoVE This link opens in a new window
Video demonstrations of experiments with a detailed text protocol. Areas include
Biology, Neuroscience, Medicine, Genetics, Cancer Research, Immunology and Infection, Chemistry, Behavior, Environment, Developmental Biology, Biochemistry, and Science Education.
BioOne This link opens in a new window
Full text access to journals and other scholarly materials focusing on the fields of organismal and integrative biology, ecology, and environmental science.
JSTOR Sustainability This link opens in a new window
Journals, e-books and research reports on environmental stresses and their impact on society. Research spans the Biological Sciences, Business & Economics, Ecology, Environmental Sciences, Law, Public Health, Urban Studies, and many other disciplines.
ScienceDirect This link opens in a new window
Full text access to select journals in science, technology and medicine.
SciFinder-n This link opens in a new window
SciFindern (SFn) is a new and improved version of SciFinder that has an updated interface and search algorithm and provides the same great access to data and research users have historically enjoyed. SFn is mobile-friendly, offers more filter options, and includes an “All Search” function similar to Google.
Wiley Online - General Life Sciences This link opens in a new window
Provides access to articles on life sciences across the many journals published by Wiley from 1996-present.
Citing Your Sources - AMA
Citing Your Sources - MLA
Citing Your Sources - APA
Zotero Quick Box
Zotero helps you collect, manage, & cite sources.
For additional tutorials, visit our Zotero Guide.