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Biology: Websites

Welcome to the research guide for Biology. The resources below are a great place to start your research.

External Website Resources

Advanced Internet Searching

Google is indeed your friend, but try these specialized tools for different, and probably more scholarly, results. - searches 200 million pages of "authoritative U.S. government science information"
JURN - searches millions of free, open access scholarly articles, chapters, and theses

Google Advanced Scholar Search - Search for scholarly articles.
Google Advanced Book Search - Search for books on your topic.

Adapted from PLNU Ryan Library

Free Biology Articles on the Web

"PLOS Biology is an open-access, peer-reviewed general biology journal published by PLOS, a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a public resource. New articles are published online weekly; issues are published monthly."  

   PLOS Biology stands for Public Library of Science, Biology

Adapted from PLNU Ryan Library

Evaluating Websites

Remember, anyone can publish anything online!  Make sure you take a critical look at any websites you are considering using for your research! 

Watch the video below and check out our Information Evaluation guide for more details.