Conduct an Online Literature Search

Use these online search engines to find citations.  To get the full-text of articles you are interested in, email your citations to the librarian.

Biodiversity Heritage Library
A consortium of 12 natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize and make accessible the literature of biodiversity held in their collections.  You can search by journal or book title, author, or subject.  This is a great resource for historic digitized journals and publications.

BioOne
BioOne contains journals focused on the biological, ecological and environmental sciences. You can search and view abstracts for free.

Google Scholar
Searches peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles. Includes materials from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Use the Advanced Search option to limit to a particular subject area.

ERIC
ERIC contains more than 1.2 million citations to education-related journal articles and other materials. Links to full-text is provided where available. ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.

GreenFILE
Search for citations in green topics including global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for approximately 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

NatureServe Explorer
An authoritative source for information on more than 70,000 plants, animals, and ecosystems of the United States and Canada. Explorer includes particularly in-depth coverage for rare and endangered species. Includes list of references for many species.

PubMed
PubMed includes over 17 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back tot he 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources. PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Scirus
Searches over 300 million science-specific Web pages. You can limit your search to journal articles or websites, and there is an Advanced Search option.

WorldCat.org
Search for books and journal articles in libraries around the world. Some records provide links to pdfs.

Can't find what you're looking for? The librarian can help!  Contact the library to have a literature search conducted on your topic.

 

 

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