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Biological Sciences: Databases & Journals

Resource Guide to UB Resources in the Biological Sciences
Last Updated: May 25, 2023 2:09 PM

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  1. Databases & Journals
  2. Review Journals
  3. Links to Nature & Science
  4. Other Biological Sciences Resources @ UB


The most frequently used biological sciences databases are listed below. Use databases to find journals, peer-reviewed articles, substances, syntheses, properties, conference proceedings, patents, technical reports and other publications. 

To learn more about scientific literature: A Very Brief Introduction to the Scientific Literature and Types of Scientific Literature

If you are unsure of where to start, contact your librarian (Amanda McCormick).  A good rule of thumb is to start at the top of the list. 

NOTE: SciFinder-n requires registration. To register, please visit: 


Certain databases are available by publisher name.  These are listed below. 

Annual Review Journals

Annual Review Journals provide articles that summarize current research and are a great introduction to a new topic.

Biological science topics: Annual Review of Biochemistry; Annual Review of Biomedical Data Science; Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering; Annual Review of Biophysics; Annual Review of Cancer Biology; Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology; Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics; Annual Review of Environment and Resources; Annual Review of Genetics; Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics; Annual Review of Immunology; Annual Review of Microbiology; Annual Review of Neuroscience; Annual Review of Plant Biology; Annual Review of Virology

Biological Sciences Resources @ UB

Science News and Research

Sciences Librarian

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Amanda McCormick
Sr. Asst. Librarian, Science & Engineering Team

Liaison to CAS Biology, Chemistry, Physics & Psychology

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Schedule an appointment with me:; also email/call
(716) 645-0612