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Microbiology: Articles

OneSearch Articles



Use OneSearch to search across all library resources.  Narrow your results to articles by using the options in the "Refine my Results" bar on the left.

In the "Format" section, select "Articles" (this option will give you magazine, newspaper, and peer-reviewed journal articles) or "Newspaper Articles" (this option will give you only newspaper articles).  For more information on the difference between these types of articles, see our Scholarly vs. Popular Sources guide.

Search Specific Databases

Try searching Databases A-Z (hightlighted) for specific databases. 

Recommended Science-Focused Databases

ProQuest Biology Journals
Contains more than 300 full-text titles covering various aspects of biology.

Developed and maintained by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE is the most comprehensive and authoritative database for information on medicine, nursing, and health. 

Provides access to nearly 5000 scholarly, government, and general-interest sources covering all aspects of the human impact on the environment.

HealthSource: Nursing/Academic Edition
Contains nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

Recommended Multi-disciplinary Databases

Academic Search Premier
This multi-disciplinary database provides access to more than 8500 full-text periodicals.‚Äč

ProQuest Research Library
This multi-disciplinary database provides access to more than 5000 journal titles from 1971 to present day.

Database Search Tips

  • When searching for names or multi-word phrases, use quotes around the terms. This tells the database you want to find articles with those two words together as a phrase.
    • For example: "genetic engineering"
  • Use "AND" to search for two or more concepts together.
    • For example: "genetic engineering" AND agriculture
  • Use "OR" to search for alternate or related terms.
    • For example: "climate change" OR "global warming"

Peer-Reviewed vs. Popular

For your assignments, you may be asked to use "scholarly" or "peer-reviewed" articles.  These are articles written and reviewed by experts in their discipline. Most databases will have ways to filter or limit searches to these types of articles.

Other types of articles you may find in our databases include newspaper articles, magazine articles, and sometimes conference papers and dissertations.

For more information on article types, see our Scholarly vs. Popular Sources guide.

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